Foundation success

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

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

CLUB Contesting

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

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

Foundation exam pass

Our very own Declan, who is only just 9 years of age, passed his foundation licence exam and now has his own callsign.  Please give him a call if you hear him on the air, his new call sign is MW6SZL. Congratulations to Declan, who is one of a select few that has passed at … Read more

ISS Slow Scan TV transmissions

For those interested : Slow Scan TV from ISS 13th + 14th Feb’17 0925 through to 1800utc transmission on 145.800 Get your 2m rigs setup with MMSSTV for the day, and see what you receive. PD-180 sstv format by all accounts. Good luck !

A visit and a donation

We had a visit from a fellow amateur, Bryn N4VM, from over the pond in Columbia, Tennessee. He was visiting his sister who lives close to Newport and to sort out his late father’s radio equipment. We all had a nice chat that evening (13th Jan) about all aspects of radio and even venturing into, as … Read more