Christmas Party 2020

2020 has got off to a good start with the annual Christmas Party which was held this year at the “Old Barn Inn” Langstone. It was good to see the members again after the Christmas & New Year break especially Bob and Carol.

RSGB SSB 2019 Field Day Results

Well, after another great event the results are in for the RSGB SSB Field Day. We came 5th in our section, from 29 stations, and just 200 points behind 4th place. An amazing achievement considering we were operating from a new untested location. A field next to the River Monnow just outside the small village of … Read more

GB0EUL – ILLW

We will be operating GB0EUL from the East Usk Lighthouse on Saturday 17th August for the International Lighthouse and Lightship weekend. We are aiming to be on air from around 9am local onward, using 40m through to 10m, conditions permitting. Fingers crossed the wind doesn’t blow everything away ! Note: Unfortunately we will be unable … Read more

GB0CAC – PACOTA 2019

Pubs and Clubs On The Air Operate some radio with a bar at arm’s reach. That sounds like a fantastic idea ! Newport Amateur Radio Society teamed up with Chepstow and District Amateur Radio Society to operate special call GB0CAC on Sunday 12th for PACOTA at the Chepstow Athletic Club. We were greeted with glorious … Read more

RSGB SSB National Field Day 2018

GW8GT/P SSB RSGB Field Day Contest Newport Amateur Radio Society 1st/2nd September 2018 1300-1300 UTC Low Power Unassisted Portable We are again operating from the field next to the West Usk Lighthouse access road, Newport. We are planning to set up the masts sometime in the afternoon of Friday 31st. We will then arrive early … Read more

East Usk Lighthouse 2018

GB4EUL – East Usk Lighthouse, Newport LH number : UK0159 WAB : ST38 Locator : IO81mm WWFF : GWFF-0066 – Newport Wetlands NNR 3rd Full Weekend in August since 1998 00.01UTC 18 August to 2400UTC 19 August 2018 (48 hours) The month of August sees the international activity for lighthouses and lightships. Countries all over … Read more

Fish & Chips Evening

Normally we have our Fish & Chips evening during the summer break, but we missed it this year with other activities getting in the way. So, we decided to visit Page’s in Cwmbran, somewhat late in the season but enjoyed by all. The food was great and Page’s managed to sit us all downstairs. Bob … Read more

GB4OST – Railways On The Air 2017

Operated from the Old Station Tintern as GB4OST for Railways On The Air on Saturday 23rd of September 2017. Locator : IO81PQ WAB : SO50 NGR Grid : SO536006 Lat: N51:42:09 Long: W2:40:18​   Railways on the air (ROTA) weekend usually takes place every year on the weekend closest to the 27th September. This date celebrates the anniversary of … Read more

RSGB SSB Field Day Contest

Seemingly there has been a contest hiatus at the club for many years, so I threw the idea out there 3-4 months ago of perhaps trying to enter the RSGB SSB Field Day Contest. Now we all know that contesting is not for everyone, but not everyone has to operate. It seemed like a great … Read more

International Lighthouse / Lightship Weekend 2017

GB4EUL – East Usk Lighthouse, Newport LH number : UK0159 WAB : ST38 Locator : IO81mm 3rd Full Weekend in August since 1998 00.01UTC 19 August to 2400UTC 20 August 2017 (48 hours) August seems to have become the international weekend for lighthouses. Countries all over the world have become involved in one form or … Read more