FunCUBE

Have you seen who’s on the first line of the text messages sent by FUNcube?

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Christmas Meal

I have booked xmas lunch at “The Adelaide” for Friday 20th December (Sorry about the change of date).

Please have a look at the attached menu at the base and let Brian know the meals required by you and your partner, also I need a deposit of £10 per person attending for when I order the food.

Christmas Menu (pdf)

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G100RSGB at Whitton ARG

G100RSGB-Group

The Whitton Amateur Radio Group has taken part in a a world-wide celebration of the Radio Society of Great Britain the body that represents Britain’s radio amateurs throughout the UK and the world.

Club Chairman, Garo Molozian said “Club members mounted a public display and demonstration on the 21 June using amateur radio to talk around the world using a special callsign with visitors to the Whitton Community Centre talking to radio amateurs around the world. We’re very pleased to be actively supported by our national Society the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) and where able to show the public what amateur radio is all about.

The award winning radio group has been based at the Whitton Community Centre in Percy Road for 25 years and the Community Centre has always supported the radio group resulting in the radio club to be acknowledged around the world.

“Amateur radio has undergone a resurgence in the past ten years through a new licence system making it much more attractive to a wide range of people. Amateur radio appeals to people who have an interest in how things work. Amateur radio is the original social network.”

Alan Rides from The Community Centre said “the public found the day extremely interesting and hopes that those who visited for the first time and having seen what other activities are available would like to become a member of the Community Centre.

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M2W wins 1st Place England CW CQ WPX 2012

Wow first place ..

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472kHz band

The club extended its ‘DX record’ for the new 472kHz band at the regular Friday evening meeting on 15th February 2013.

The club station G0MIN, Operated by CW enthusiast and club chairman Garo, worked OK2BVG in locator JN88KS over a distance of 1262km exchanging 559 reports both ways. Lukos had an impressive signal for 25 Watts output, helped considerably by a 41m high vertical antenna.

The club uses its long wire antenna and 150Watts to generate 5W eirp which is the maximum power allowed by the UK licence. Garo also worked GI3PDN, G0CDQ, and DJ5BV.

See G0MIN 472khz station photograph in earlier post ..

Paul took a short bit of video on the night:-

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472 kHz at Club night

Here are the details of the Garo’s CW QSOs on the new 472kHz band from

the club Friday night.

DF0WD Wolf Dielefeld Germany 617km
DJ8WX Uwe near Hamburg apx 740km
PE5T Kees in Holland
EI6DN John Dublin apx 440km
G3YXM Dave Birmingham
G3XIZ Chris Biggleswade
EI0CF Finbar Malin Head Ireland. 635km

Other countries heard but ‘got away’ HB9 OK

Background.

472kHz to 479kHz MF band allocated by notice of variation from 1/1/13

Club long wire apx 65m long. Tuned by base loading coil of 184uH.
Antenna current 2 Amp, measured on thermocouple ammeter.

Thanks
David

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MARCONI CW CONTEST – NOVEMBER 2012

For the very first time the club ventured in to the world above ‘HF’ by entering in to the Marconi CW Contest on VHF and the club members are extremely pleased with the achieved result.

Garo G0PZA commented at the club de-brief that it was an ‘excellent effort’ nevertheless special thanks must be acknowledged for all the hard work undertaken by Kevin G1KAW in setting up the station and for lending us all his VHF equipment, including Antennas, Radio and Amplifiers. Tony G4KLF for his usual amazing support to all our contests and to David G0MRF for lending us his FT736 Radio as our second radio.

The following is taken from the RSGB ..

RSGB Contest Results 144MHz CW Marconi

Twenty-three logs were received this year, which was slightly down on last year’s twenty-five. All logs have been forwarded to the Italian society, ARI, who adjudicate the pan-European Marconi Memorial Contest. Conditions were generally described as `poor’ and `flat’, with some reports of static rain. Best DX was DK6AS worked by G3MEH at 866km. Twenty-two UK squares were active, and as usual there was lots of activity in central Europe with 42 non-UK squares active.

The 24 hour Open section was won by Whitton Amateur Radio Group M2W operating from JO00 square. Tiverton (SW) Radio Club was runner-up, operating from much further West in IO80.

Regular entrant John Lemay G4ZTR entered the Single Operator Fixed section this year, and won the section by a comfortable margin. John continues his record of finishing in the top two of his chosen section every year on record for this contest. Last year’s winner Jeremy Butt G0JJG was runner-up. The certificate for leading station running 25W or less into a single antenna in this section goes to Mike Ryder G0CDA. Like last year there were just two entrants in the 6 hour Open section. The section was narrowly won by M0BPQ, operated by Steve Bunting M0BPQ and Mike Ruttenberg G7TWC. Northampton Radio Club G8N, operated by John Cockrill G4CZB, took second place. Former 24 hour SF winner Dave Edwards G7RAU returned to the contest this year, and won the 6 hour Single Operator Fixed section. Dave beat last year’s winner G3MEH (operated again by Jeremy Browne G3XZG) into second place. The certificate for leading station running 25W or less into a single antenna for this section goes to Mike Sharp G4XPE.

Bob Edgar G0KYS

VHF Results PDF

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472kHz to 479kHz MF band allocated by notice of variation from 1 January 2013.

Friday 5 January 2013 with equipment constructed by David G0MRF it gave the club the first opportunity to make use of the new 472kHz band from the club room using our club call sign G0MIN.

472kHz to 479kHz MF band allocated by notice of variation from 1 January 2013.

472kHz to 479kHz MF band allocated by notice of variation from 1 January 2013.

Here are the details of the CW QSOs undertaken by Garo’s G0PZA

DF0WD Wolf Bielefeld Germany 617km

DJ8WX Uwe near Hamburg approximately 740km

PE5T Kees in Holland
EI6DN John Dublin approximately 440km
G3YXM Dave Birmingham
G3XIZ Chris Biggleswade
EI0CF Finbar Malin Head Ireland 635km

• Other countries heard but unfortunately ‘got away’ HB9 OK.

Club long wire approximately x 65m long. Tuned by base loading coil of 184uH.
Antenna current 2 Amp, measured on thermocouple ammeter.

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The Adelaide Teddington

 

 

 

 

 

Those who could not attend where sorely missed however, we was 20 in number and a great evening was had by all.

Far back row

Michael  G3WOE, Phillip M0EAS,  Graham M6GAN, Michael GM0MDC, Toby 2E0TBO

Middle row

Tony G4KLF,  Lee G0RHB,  Jonathan SWL,  Colin 2E0NOC, Alastair, Jerry   Jonathan G8GD, Garo G4PZA, Ian G0OFN

Front row left to right

Wendy, Carole, Jacqueline, Hannah , Julie and Brian G1BJC

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M2W – 26 October – 2012 CQWW DX SSB

On the 26th October a team from the club with members from the Cray Valley Radio Society, met at Wood’s Corner in East Sussex (JO00EW) for the 2012 CQWW DX SSB contest.

The operators where;-
Toby Tiesdell Smith 2E0TBO, Nobby Styles G0VJG, Kevin Rampton G1KAW, Ralph Browne M0MYC, Colin Arbon 2E0BOC and Dave Lawley

M2W was used in the category of ‘Single Transmitter Multi Operator.

The radio equipment used was;-

Kenwood TS-2000
UK Amps Challenger III amplifier
and the antennas were a two element quad for 10m, 15m and 20m, and ¼ wave verticals for 40m and 80m.

Toby 2E0TBO reported that the conditions were excellent on the bands for the entire contest, with a total of 3967 QSOs made, with 1410 logged on 10m alone. Some great run rates were seen, the best being 173 in an hour on 15m. The weather was wet and windy, all of the antennas took some punishment from the wind, the 20 meter driven element on the quad and the 40m vertical had to be repaired on the second morning, but did not affect the team greatly.

The raw scores before corrections has M2W as;-

World: #96 of 357
Continent: #54 of 194
Country: #1 of 8
96th in the world, 54th in Europe and 1st in England, ahead with a clear million points.

http://www.cqww.com/claimedcall.htm

Garo G0PZA Club chairman  “What a fantastic score for the club call”

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