Just a reminder that the Club rally has been cancelled for this year. We have spoken to Amanda at Canny Components requesting her to express our apology to the traders. However, this year we again plan to run “Jamboree on the Air” (JOTA) from the House on the Hill for Tyneside Scouts with special call GB3TS on the 15th October 2022. Please drop David Stansfield (G0EVV) an E mail if you would like to be a part of the action. I need to make a commitment very soon so that the Scouts can get organised.
Continuing the Special Event theme, our repeater keepers are also running what are called “Special Special Events” (SSE) on parts of the Roman Wall. If you are interested in operating a special station please drop me an E Mail and I will forward it on the Austin M0MNE and Roy M0TKF. Better still, they can be contacted directly via their e mail addresses on QRZ.
QRZ.COM is a public database of amateur radio contacts.
The Angel of the North Amateur Radio Club restarted face-to-face meetings with a field day activity on Saturday 4 September. It was a wet morning at the Newcastle Scouts ‘The House on the Hill’ facility, but members braved the rain to put up a range of antennas to test on the HF bands. Paul M0PGX was able to demonstrate some satellite work using his home-made Yagi, while Roy M0TKF and the club’s youth team set up multiband vertical and inverted-V dipole antennas in the large field area.
Once the field station was set up and operating as MX0GGP, the very active bands due to RSGB FD and All Asia DX contests made for some exciting SSB operation on 80m – 10m. The opportunity to finally have a hands-on group activity allowed newly licensed operators to use the club IC-7300 equipment, with two members Piotr M7ISM And Carl 2E0VNG making their first HF contacts since obtaining their license, which was a highlight of the day.
The ANARC runs weekly meetings at the Newcastle club room, nets on the club Tynelink VHF/UHF repeaters, license training, and supports special events and local field activities including JOTA partnership with Newcastle Scouts. All are welcome to join club activities. Visit www.anarc.net for more info on meetings, net frequencies, and times.
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.
Date: Saturday 4 September 2021
Address: Newcastle Scouts Facility, The House on the Hill, West Denton, Hillhead Road, Newcastle, NE5 1NH
09:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:00
On air test calls and radio check. General CQ
13:00 – 20:00*
20:00 – 21:00
Station 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.