Tuesday, October 11, 2016

6m AFS Contest


This Sunday 16 Oct between 1000 and 1400L (0900-1300Z) is the 50MHz Affiliated Societies contest.  Every member of the club who takes part and submits a log will contribute to the overall club score.

The rules can be found here


The contest exchange comprises a signal report, serial number, locator and for UK stations the first two letters of your postcode.

I'd recommend the MINOS logging software as it's optimised for contest exchanges and produces the entry ready for upload to the RSGB contest website.

MINOS can be downloaded here http://minos.sourceforge.net/

and to enter the contest upload your entry (edi file) here http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/vhfenter.pl

If anybody fancies having a go and has any questions drop me a line at mike@g0kad.com

Oh and don't worry about getting anything wrong with the entry as I'm also adjudicating!

Hope to work you in the contest

Friday, September 30, 2016

Intersting Talk

Hello All,
We had a very interesting and amusing talk by Walter G3JKV on Antenna's and why we need them.
this weds at Hut 18, Those who couldn't make missed a very good presentation.
73 Keith

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Succesful Micro Wave Round Table Event

Hello All,
Just to say thanks to all those who gave their time to make this a very good event at Hut 18.
I think all visitors had a good time.
Thanks Again
Keith G3VKW Chairman

Monday, September 12, 2016

Crawley Microwave Round Table Program 2016

Crawley Microwave Round Table Program

Sunday 18th September 2016 

Again this year following we will be holding a heat for the UK Microwave Group,
annual Project contest for the G3VVB trophy. Please do bring along your constructed
equipment or project and enter. Entries do not necessarily need to have been
finished during the last year.Please note that the contest will also accept software
entries as well as hardware. The winner of this round will go on to be considered,
together with entries from all the other round tables over a year both before
and after this event.  

The morning will feature the usual ‘bring and buy’ sale, so if you have something to
sell then please bring it along. The Crawley club also intend to sell the majority of
the late Derek G3GRO’s microwave equipment at this event, although no details
of the contents are currently available. 

Mike G3LYP will be happy to bring any chip components from the UKuW Group
chipbank to you at the meeting. If you have a forthcoming project then why not
contact Mike beforehand to place your orders,which are free for UKuW group

The program this year as ever offers the microwaver something different –
come along and have a good chat, support the construction contest heat and
hear the talks. 

Below is the finalised timetable: 

10:00    Venue opens 

12:00    UKuW Group Project contest round judging commences 

12:30    Lunch (hot dogs and burger rolls etc and tea/coffee available) 

13:30    Opening remarks by Chris G0FDZ and the results

of the Project contest heat 

13:45     new Microwave Managers role – Barry G4SJH

14:15     A bodgers guide to building 24 GHz beacons - John G4BAO 

15:00     A ‘slab’ type mixer for 122 GHz – Chris G0FDZ  

15:30      Break (tea and coffee available) 

15:45     10GHz portable beacons – Andy G4JNT  

16:30    End of meeting 

The venue is the Crawley Amateur Radio Club’s hut

and directions can be found at:

Please contact Chris G0FDZ for more info on chris@g0fdz.com

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

IOTA Contest at CARC

This weekend is the RSGB Islands on the Air (IOTA) contest.  It runs from 1200UTC on Saturday for 24 hours on all the normal HF bands.

As a first for CARC I'm proposing we try a 12 hour multi operator SSB entry from the club.
We'll be using the short contest call G3M which is allowed in this contest.

All club members are welcome to come along and have a go or just find out what it's all about.

I'm expecting at most about 500 QSOs in the 12 hours so the rate won't be frantic and should be within the abilities of everyone who fancies having a crack.

Hope to see you there.

Mike, G0KAD

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Club Talk Weds the 22nd June 2016

Hello All,
Just a Reminder that tomorrow Weds 22nd June is a Talk by Bob Burns G3OOUon
"Off Air frequency Standards "
The Talk starts Promptly at 20:00 Local at Hut 18.

G3GRO Funeral

The Crawley Amateur Radio Club gave a respectful  " Good Bye " to our Late Club President  Derek's G3GRO at Crawley Crematorium on Thursday the 16th June.
Many of his friends from various Amateur Radio Clubs and Interest Groups attended.
He will be sadly missed.