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.”
2020 is over, 2021 is here. Anarc is still running virtually. Contact the secretary for news about our regular Zoom meetings. The latest RSGB news feed is here;
The International Space Station now has a voice repeater on board. Probably the world’s most expensive amateur radio repeater.
The input (transmit) frequency is 145.990mhz and the output (receive) frequency is 437.800mhz. A CTCSS tone of 67hz is required to wake it up.
To successfully contact the ISS repeater you will need to know where it is. For that you will need this URL;
The Government has announced that there will be a new auction for the 700mhz frequency band. The band was previously used for services like Freeview.
5G services occupy a number of frequencies and different devices will support different ranges.
The Radio Society of Great Britain has announced more online exam slots. Our radio club is currently doing online teaching for both the Foundation and Intermediate Licences.
If you need details of our online courses please
contact the secretary via this link.
We now have virtual club nights using video conferencing. The secretary has sent out information in an email bulletin. If you want to join in please contact the secretary for an invite.
The secretary’s contact details are on this page.
Meanwhile, our Foundation Licence classes have gone virtual. If you want to join a class please let the secretary know.
The weekly ANARC net is also still running. Join us on Tuesday’s for that.
UK Government advice is that public meetings of more than two people, not in the same household, should not take place. Therefore the club is not meeting right now.
Stay at home.
. Government Advice Website
Radio amateurs are in a good position to retain regular contact. The repeater website at
http://tynelink.net has all the information on the 4 local repeaters running on 2m and 70cm.
The club will be running it’s regular net on GB3HA at 20:00 hours on Monday nights.
Receive 145.750 Transmit 145.150 CTCSS 118.8 Analogue + Digital
The Angel of the North Amateur Radio club will no longer meet on Mondays. The club will be closed due to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. This closure has no time period due to the nature of the crisis.
As amateur radio is all about communication we will be shifting our ‘Net meetings on the air to 8pm on Mondays via the GB3HA repeater on 145.750mhz. Repeater details can be found
Social media will continue to used as well as email to communicate to members.
On Monday 23rd March there will be an amateur radio exam at the club at 7.30pm. Only candidates and invigilators will be present. This is a one off event . No club members will be admitted.
The RSGB have a full range of information on amateur radio exams.
You can check it out here;
The club is out and about this morning at Gateshead Central Library.
The Raspberry Pi Jam is an electronics event for the community and young people. We are there transmitting and talking about amateur radio.