Field Day Activity 4th September 2021

The Angel of the North Amateur Radio Club (ANARC) is conducting a field day activity on Saturday 4th September 2021. The club will be establishing an outdoor HF station at the Newcastle West Denton facility, operating as MX0GGP, and will be on-air from 13:00 BST.

Details:

Date:    Saturday 4 September 2021

Address: Newcastle Scouts Facility, The House on the Hill, West Denton, Hillhead Road, Newcastle, NE5 1NH

 TimeActivity
109:00 – 12:00Station set-up
212:00 – 13:00On air test calls and radio check. General CQ
313:00 – 20:00*Station Operation
420:00 – 21:00Station pack-up and refurb

All members and licenced amateur operators are welcome, and it is an opportunity for those newly licenced or with limited HF access to have a go using club station on the HF bands.

Our QRZ page.

Ofcom EMF Ruling

In the last month the radio regulator Ofcom has published its final decision on an EMF consultation.

The General Notice of variation to radio communication licenses is here. Its a PDF document that can be opened and read in a browser or via PDF reader.

Ofcom say; “This new licence condition would require licensees to comply with international guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) for the protection of the general public.”

What’s New (May 2021)

As we are potentially ending the lockdown, Indian variant permitting, lots is still going on in the amateur radio world here in Gateshead.

GB3TW in its new cover to keep the dust and water off in the steeple. Thanks to Dan for getting it back on the air and Warren for helping.

GB3HA now working again. Remote shutdown fitted by Graeme. Farmer very happy with rent in shape of 3 bottles if Chardonnay.

The RSGB Examinations and Syllabus Review Group (ESRG) has just updated the two Full licence mock exam papers.  In addition, there are now worked answer pdfs for these papers so you can see the correct answer for each question and the reasoning behind it.  These mock papers are provided by the ESRG as a training aid and aren’t the exact questions included in a Full licence exam.  Foundation and Intermediate mock exam papers will have worked answers added in due course.  You can find all the mock exam papers on the Society’s website:

www.rsgb.org/mock-exams