Well done to Rob, who passed his Foundation exam on the 25th May. Rob studied with the Essex ham distance learning course, and completed his practical assessments with us. Well done Rob from all of us !!!
Another foundation success to report. Russell passed with flying colours ! Congratulations Russell. We are all looking forward to working you on the bands.
Well, 2017 has seen the club partake in a couple of contests. The RSGB SSB field day and the RSGB Autumn series. We were placed 7th out of 26 overall in our group for the SSB field day, an amazing accomplishment all things considered. We were placed 10th out of 52 overall for the Autumn … Read more
Another foundation success to report. John passed with flying colours ! Congratulations John. Only a member for three weeks and already a foundation holder.
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
Well done to one of our new members, Rob, who passed his foundation exam this evening. Now the wait for the paperwork and callsign to drop through the door. Well done from all of us. 73
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
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
Contesting, for some is like a drug and there can never be enough, for others it can be annoying when the bands fill up with 59 73. A top contester like our late Steve (GW4BLE) knew where to be at any given time enabling him to work those important multipliers. I looked at his CQ … Read more
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