Ofcom requires that you keep your licence up to date. The licence conditions say that you need to do this ever 5 years. When was the last time you logged in to the Ofcom website?
Why not check today? https://ofcom.force.com/licensingcomlogin
October is the time of year for Jamboree on the Air (JOTA). Amateur Radio helps the scouts get their communication badges in an organised joint event.
David Stansfield (G0EVV) has been approached to coordinate this year. If you are able to help out from 08:00 until 16:00 on Saturday 20th October 2018 then we would love to hear from you.
As previously we will provide the activities necessary to achieve the communication badge. This is an opportunity to operate a Special Event Station where the Scouts send a greetings message, or to assist the Scouts to learn something about Amateur Radio. This is an opportunity to go on the air and get experience. We run 3 stations on HF and VHF and tall about the phonetic alphabet and propagation with a little Morse thrown in.
Venue: The House on the Hill, Hillhead Road, West Denton, Newcastle NE5 (just off A69) parking on site.
Let the secretary know if you would like to join in so we can get the numbers right.
On the air today from the Bowes Railway Museum.
One carriage has our HF station and the other is running on VHF and using local repeaters like GB3HA.
We will be at Bowes Railway Museum on Saturday 16th June 2018 to participate in the Museums on the Air.
You can find out more by following this link; http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/
The Bowes Railway, built by George Stephenson in 1826, is the world’s only operational preserved standard gauge cable railway system, built to transport coal from pits in Durham to boats on the River Tyne.
Address: Springwell Rd, Gateshead NE9 7QJ
You can learn more about the railway here; http://bowesrailway.uk/
Club Members are reminded that we don’t meet on Bank Holidays. We do have a new talk on 14th May. Check out the diary page for all our events.
David warming up the crowd for tonight’s club talk.
I have been asked to stop by the club this coming Monday to talk about the website.
There is already a planned talk that night so I will take just 15 minutes from 19:15 to discuss the recent website changes.
Amateur radio has its own day – 18th April 2018.
Before the web, the Internet and cellular communications there was wireless. Amateur radio allowed everyone in to worldwide communication. Today wireless is still important with wireless home routers, wireless data transfer and cell phones.
Amateur radio day celebrates the pioneers of radio.
Last year we did International Marconi Day from Blyth Battery.
The World War II bunker allowed the club to transmit most of the day from the Northumberland Coastline.
After we found the remote location at the end of a car park we set up an aerial.
Inside some construction was in order.
Working with members of the Tyneside Amateur Radio Club we ran a small station for most of the day on VHF and HF frequencies.