The date for the 2021 AGM has been set for Wednesday 20th October. It will take place at 19:30, at Hudswell Village Hall.
As part of the meeting, we expect to discuss membership and meeting fees, as the cost of renting the hall is expected to increase from November.
CRDARS returned to Hudswell Village Hall on 1st September for a discussion of wire aerials and feeders, led by Mac, M0RIE. Mac led us through a variety of interesting subjects, including how radio waves behave in near and far field, how aerials are affected by other wires within the near field, and how changing the type or connection location of the feeder can affect the behaviour and/or impedence of the antenna.
Mac provided some useful resources that may be of interest to anyone who would like to learn more:
We will be restarting club meetings on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month again beginning on 1st September at 7.30
The first discussion will be on Wire Aerials & Feeders if there any are points you like bring up at this meeting or any future meetings please do not hesitate to contacting us via the Web site or via our Facebook Page.
The outdoor meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday 16th June has had to be cancelled.
We’ll update the news and meetings pages once we’re able to arrange further meetings. More information to follow.
Following government guidance we will soon be opening up our meetings again and look forward to seeing you all.
For more information, please call Dave on 07745 290 943
This a meeting held on evening in April Mac M0RIE had a 40 M. portable station and G8YPN had 80M portable station operating FT991 and inverted V antenna there was 6 members of the club present
As a result of the new government rules, preventing in-person gatherings of more than 6 people, no in-person meetings will be held until further notice.
On Wednesday 16th September, we will have a club net on the GB3IR repeater. instead of a club meeting at 7.30pm. Feel free to join in if you can.
Congratulations to Paul, G8PYX, for winning the club quiz on 2nd September. We’d also like to extend our thanks to Dave, G8YPN, for his role as quiz master, and also to all of the club members who came along.
On 7th October, Chris, G4FZN, will be giving a talk and demo on “The Sounds different things and different modes make.” So, the next time tuning around HF or VHF and you hear a mysterious signal, you’ll know exactly what you’ve found. We’ll also be challenging you to pick out call signs from a pile up, both with voice and morse, so come prepared!
On 21st of October, we’ll be holding the society’s Annual General Meeting. We hope to see as many members as possible, and we’d appreciate any suggestions for activities that can take place in a safe, socially distanced manner at future club meetings.
From 2nd September, we will once again be holding club meetings at Hudswell Village Hall. For now, meetings will be held in the larger room, with social distancing measures in place. We do not have use of the kitchen facilities, so we cannot make the usual cups of tea or coffee. So, it is suggested you bring your own refreshment and your own mug or glass along if you want a drink.
The first meeting on 2nd September will be a quiz, run by Dave, G8YPN. Be sure to bring along a pen and paper if you’d like to participate.
On Wednesday 5th March, a socially distanced club meeting was held on the moors above Hudswell.
Members were treated to a tour of Chris and Pauline’s mobile contest trailer, with an explanation of the design choices they’d made to optimise the mobile shack for VHF contest operation. Chris also led an impromptu discussion on some esoteric techniques for holding long distance VHF contacts, such as meteor scatter, or using aircraft overflying the mid-point of the signal path as a temporary signal reflector.
Dave has been in discussions regarding the re-opening of Hudswell Village Hall, and is hopeful that we may be able to return to holding regular meetings at the hall in the coming months, subject to some restrictions. Further information will be posted here on the website once we know more.