QO100 Geostationary Satellite – NARS 1st contact

MW1EHW giving presentation on QO100

The Newport Amateur Radio Society received a presentation and live demo of how to access QO100 geostationary satellite by Mike (MW1EHW). The station equipment was setup at the GW4EZW Club QTH on the evening of Thursday 14th September. Mike’s setup was a 1.05m mesh dish on a portable speaker stand with a Bulleyes LNB, Ice … Read more

SOTA Chasing with our very own Robert GW0RQC

Another fabulously entertaining evening last week at NARS where our very own Robert – GW0RQC – gave us the second of our two part presentation on SOTA – that of SOTA Chasing. Robert has kindly set us the presentation he prepared for the evening which can be accessed and downloaded by simply clicking on the … Read more

Kevin – M0KXN talks about SOTA Activating

In the first of two consecutive weeks of NARS talks on SOTA – on Thursday 29th June, NARS welcomed Kevin Nicholls, M0KXN to tell us all about SOTA Activating – and an informative and well prepared presentation it was, too! Kevin did a wonderful job covering all aspects of SOTA: what it is all about, … Read more

GW4EZW in the 2M Practical Wireless QSP Contest

Well, several club members travelled to a wonderful location in the southern Brecon Beacons aptly titled The British to participate as GW4EZW/p in the 2M Practical Wireless QSP contest. Conditions were not great for 2M propagation but we did make 28 or so QSO’s during the course of the day. Gareth (MW1DCF) provided pretty much … Read more

Dispelling the Myths of RTTY

Wonderful presentation at club yesterday evening by Steve, GW4OGO which was all about a mode used perhaps less frequently than CW or SSB, which is that of RTTY. Steve explained how to go about setting up your radio (NARS’ IC-7300 for our demo), together with the software required to link to it to be able … Read more

Building a Filter for amateur radio – Fred Cirera (W6BSD)

On Tuesday 16th May, Newport Amateur Radio Society welcomed Fred Cirera, W6BSD all the way by Zoom from sunny California, who delivered an excellent presentation on ‘Building filters for amateur radio’. We ‘met’ Fred during the lockdowns of the recent Covid19 pandemic, when he somehow stumbled across our then regular Thursday evening zoom sessions running … Read more

Newport MPs Visit Our Club QTH

To celebrate the (un)official opening of our new QTH, during the evening of May 4th members of Newport Amateur Radio Society welcomed Jessica Morden (MP, Newport East) and Ruth Jones (MP, Newport West) to our club. We have been at our new premises at the community hall of the Tabernacle Chapel, Rhiwderin for two months … Read more

On-Air at the new QTH

We successfully installed our antennas at our new QTH (see here) on Sat 18th Feb. Gareth (MW1DCF) and his brother Baz, turned up with all the ladders and antenna installation gear anyone would need. Baz made short work of installing the T&K’s on the gable end of one of the buildings, and erected the 4m … Read more

New Location

The Newport Amateur Radio Society (NARS) has a new location at the Tabernacle Congregational Chapel in Rhiwderin. The radio club will open every Thursday evening 19:00 – 21:00 at the chapel. How to find us? Our location is : Tabernacle Congregational Chapel4 Harlech DrRhiwderinNr. BassalegNewportNP10 8RH These What3Words point directly to the front door – … Read more

History Update

The history about the club has been updated recently. Have a read HERE. We have found out some details about Capt. C.H.Bailey and also a link to a very interesting Podcast covering the Stelvio building. 73