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Volume 19

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Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club

February 2011

Elements In this issue Logistics P.2 Future Direction, Radio Test Night P.4 Test Your Knowledge P.5 Club Tables P.6 Website Update P.7 GMDX Convention, 6m News P.9 Events Column P.10

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain and holds the call signs MM0CPS and GM2T which are used for our special event and contest entries. The Club was formed by Bob Glasgow GM4UYZ in 1984, to help the local amateurs get to know each other. Far from being just a local club we have members regularly attending from the Borders, Dumfries, Strathclyde, Fife and Newcastle. The Club meets on the first Friday of every month (Second Friday of January) in the lounge of the Thorntree Inn on the old Cockenzie High Street from 7pm till late.

Editorial We are now into the month of February already, where did January disappear too, and already we are beginning to see the nights getting longer and the dreary dark nights of winter starting to fade away, thank goodness says I!!!!

ested in any of the courses will you ask them to get in contact with me direct and I will get all their required details. I am sure you will go along with me and wish each of the candidates all the best with their respective exams.

First of all I must thank all of you who turned up for the January Club Night. I do have a dream in that I would love to see all those who have promised to come along, those who have gone by the wayside come back to club night and join in. I feel we have so much to offer. Anyway I will keep dreaming.

The events program for the year starts this month with another of John MM0JXI’s Radio Check Nights on the 18th February. The radio check night has certainly been well attended in the past years and has been very useful to the extent it has found faulty radios so whey not bring along what you have and give it a MOT. THIS REALLY IS A WORTHWHILE EVENT so I hope you will all take advantage of it. On all our events I hope that you will all make an effort to attend as many as you can throughout the year. For full up to date events please read the Events Column or even go onto the web-site and you will find them all in the calendar area.

What has happened since last month? January was its normal quiet month and to be honest I use it as definite rest period before everything kicks off again for the year. I took part in the RSGB 80M AFS CW contest and managed a few QSO’s. It was nice to get back on the air from home and it is something I must do more of this year. One of my 2011 aims!!!!! On the teaching front my Intermediate pupils sit their exam tomorrow so on behalf of us all I would like to wish them all the best with their exam. I am starting another Advanced Course on the 19th February with the exam in April and after that one more Foundation Course and that will be my last up until September as I definitely need a sabbatical. If you know of anyone who is inter-

I think that is about it for this month, I am sure there was something else but I cannot think what it is, sign of old age or whatever. Anyway enjoy the newsletter.

Bob GM4UYZ


The Club The Club is run in a very informal way, just a group of like minded people doing something they enjoy! This does not mean that we don’t do anything, we enter (and win!) contests, train newcomers, hold talks and video nights and run a popular annual Junk Sale. Our newsletter has won the Practical Wireless ‘Spotlight’ competition on several occasions. The Club supports the British Heart Foundation in memory of a member who died from heart disease by donating the profits from some of the events we hold, we have raised over £14,795 since 1994.

Logistics... Have you ever visited a Demonstration Station, Special Event Station or even a Contest? If you have, have you ever given it any thought to what is involved to put this on, basically have you thought about the logistics? I must admit it must be fantastic to turn up to a club event, no matter what, be able to sit down and operate and not even give it a thought on how it was all put together, basically the bottom line, enjoy yourself and then walk away. There are many out there who just do that in essence they want to enjoy themselves but don’t want to contribute to putting it all together. I know that statement appears severe and there are many who cannot do anything due to factors of being disabled, not fit enough through illness, people work, etc. This small article is not intended to get a “dig” at anybody but just to make you think about what does go on behind the scenes to make the event happen. Let us look at what is involved in running the special event station at the Museum of Flight by going through the various points. To ensure that these events can be run then it is imperative that there is insurance available, the club is fortunate that through its RSGB Affiliation we have Public Liability Insurance plus we have a separate policy to cover equipment the club has obtained through the last few years. Yes this is what your £2 that you all donate on Club Night goes towards. Yes someone has to collect the money, someone has to ensure that the RSGB Fees and Insurance Fees are all paid and on time, again this all happens in the background.

Special Event Callsign – Does the event require a special event callsign if so, then this needs to be applied for not later than 28 days before the event. If it is a new Special Event Callsign then need to ensure that the respective QSL manager for the callsign is sent Stamp Addressed Envelopes for any incoming QSL cards for the event.

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Contacting the Museum – When we first decided to go to the Museum of Flight the first priority was actually contacting the museum. This involved a visit to the site and actually speaking to the Museum’s Manager and explaining what we would like to do and would

it be possible. These days we have an established contact base and it is a matter of a few phone calls and plenty of emails to get everything set-up. (As I write this although the event is in June emails are now going backwards and forwards covering all aspects of the future visit and this is only January)

Agreement with the Museum – Once we had an agreement then there is the matter of locating a place to operate from, ensuring that there is enough power-points, tables, chairs to allow setting up and anything else that may be required... Then there is getting the agreement to where aerials can be set-up, arranging for access before the Museum opens up, getting Hanger doors open and more so ensuring that all the Health and Safety aspects are covered not just for ourselves but for the museum as well.

Deciding on what the station set-up will be – the next task is deciding what the final station set-up will be. This has now been well and truly established that we run a 40M station and a 10/15 or 20M station. The 40M using a standard 40M wire dipole and 10/15/20M using a Tribander. The logging to be done using computer logging.

Locating the storage of the equipment – So the decision is made on the station set-up so where is all the equipment to make this happen? Are we going to use individual’s equipment? Are we using most of the club’s equipment? The background work now starts to locate the equipment, ensure its availability ready for the event.

Who is available to help set-up the station – Another task is trying to obtain a list of people who will be available to help put the station up on the required day. To check if any of the station needs towed i.e. tower and that there is a car or van and someone available to tow it.

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back to its respective storage area.

Storage Area – If you have a storage area for your equipment then it needs to taken back and placed in its respective storage area. Any equipment borrowed has to be delivered back to the individuals.

The Paperwork – The event is over, all the equipment is stored, borrowed equipment has been returned but it is still not over. There is the paperwork still to do in the respect of writing QSL cards and also entering the Computer Log created for the event into the master Club log. A card has to be designed then enough printed off, then the task of writing them. To give you an idea how long it takes to write QSL cards, last year we had 815 QSO’s at the Museum Event and it took me about 12 hours to do, this did include the sorting of the cards into their respective countries (a QSL Bureau requirement) before parcelling them up and posting them. This job never really ends as QSL Cards come in direct, which need to be dealt with, and then there are the cards from the bureau. These need to be marked off in the log (paper & computer) to say they have arrived, and then finally filed away.

the Tribander, then the tower needs to be collected and towed to site. Setting Up – On arriving at the site then before any thing is done the Museum contact needs to be contacted to ensure that all the previously agreed arrangements are still ok. Once this is done the task of setting the station can now go ahead. We have through our experiences find that if someone takes responsibility for the Shack and someone for the Aerials then it makes the installations go nice and smooth. In the shack for the Health & Safety aspects there cannot be any trailing cables that the general public could possibly trip over. On the aerial front from the Health & Safety aspect is to ensure that visible tapes are around the roped off area to warn the public that the area is a no-go area. Last thing to do is any on-the-air tests ensuring that there is no interference to any of the museums equipment plus check that the equipment is performing as it should. The Event – This is the fun bit where anyone can come along and operate.

After the Event – The event is now over so the stations and aerials have to be dismantled and packed away. Like the setting up we have through our experiences find that if someone takes responsibility for the Shack and someone for the Aerials then it makes the dismantling go nice and smooth. From the logistics point of view and looking towards future events it is imperative that the dismantled equipment is placed in their correct box, container, etc. as this makes life easier for the future. If you have never done events before I suggest that you take the time to get all your storage boxes marked up i.e. guy ropes, pegs, network equipment, etc. and that you ensure that only what is marked on the box actually goes into the box, believe you me it is worth it in the end. Once everything is dismantled and packed then it is time to put it all back into the respective cars/vans to be taken back and given to the rightful owners. Like setting up people are required for this so please do not run away but stay and help. If the tower has been used then again this will need towed

I am sure I will have missed something even so hopefully from what I have written it will give you an idea in what is involved in putting on an event. I class the Museums Weekend as an intermediate affair if you want a big one then look at the logistics of putting on a Contest Station on an island where you need to make sure that everything is thought off, yes we do this when we go to the Island of Tiree for the RSGB IOTA Contest but again by doing this on a regular basis we have learned from earlier visits and have created what we now call the master tick list to ensure we forget nothing. I have never counted up how much background time it does take; to be honest I am afraid to do so as I believe that I would drop with the shock. So the next time you just turn up at an event give it a thought to the amount of work that has been put in and in what is still required and offer any help that you can. From an organisers point of view it will be gratefully accepted. Bob GM4UYZ

Duncan MM0GZZ sent in this picture of a well filled shack. 3 HF rigs (2x Icon IC-756 Pro III, Yaesu FT-1000MP MkV) 2 VHF/UHF rigs (Kenwood TM-707G, TH-F6A) 8 Scanners (4x Uniden BC780XLT, Uniden BC785D, Uniden BC250D, Radio Shack PRO-2006, PRO-2052) More details from www.milaircomms.com


Club Attire The club has a design for Club Tee-shirts, Poloshirts, Sweat-Shirts, Fleeces and Jackets and all of these can be obtained from the address below.

When making an order please quote ‘Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club’ as this will ensure that the Club Logo will be placed on the required ordered garments. If you wish to add your call -sign to the logo then please ask at the time of the order.

Cost will depend on garment and should cover the garment and logo, call-sign addition will be extra.

Order from:

PATRICIA BEWSEY DESIGNS, UNIT 11, FENTON BARNS RETAIL VILLAGE, FENTON BARNS, NORTH BERWICK, EAST LOTHIAN EH39 5BW Tel/Fax: 01620 850788 Mobile: 07970 920431

Future Direction When did I last visit My Club? The following was first written and appeared in the November 2007 newsletter but I feel it is worth reintroducing again as a general reminder so no apologies for submitting it once again… I will say that I was not the original author, in fact I am not sure who it was…. “Think very carefully. Try to remember the last time you walked into a CPSARC meeting. If you’re struggling to recall whether your last trip was last month, or even last year or even longer, then ask yourself whether the club will be here next year. Although the numbers have been steady over the last couple of years in attending talks and club night over the past year it would be great to see more. Clubs do not disappear overnight, yet people are still shocked when a club folds due to lack of interest from members. We all have busy lives; sometimes going to a club meeting is just one of those things that

get put off. So, what's Bob to do? Shrug his shoulders and admit defeat? Try to shame the membership out of its complacency? I think Bob’s tried this without much success! What can you do to keep your radio club healthy? What if your club meetings were fun? What if everyone came to the meetings? What would it take for this to happen? Bob needs your input. What does he need to do to generate interest and get members coming back to club night? I shall misquote a famous American President ‘’Think not what my club can do for me, but what can I do for my club.’’ Therefore please consider if you can, organize an activity, help with any task, or just fully support club activities, not only will it help to

Radio Test Night John MM0JXI will be holding another of his very popular Radio Check Nights, where Club Members can bring their radios along to have them checked out on professional test gear.

The Test Night takes place on Friday 18th February in one of the Resources Room in the Community Centre from 19:30 to 21:30, entry fee £2.

John works in Technical Support for BT and has access to a Marconi 2955 Radiocomms Test Set and a Hewlett Packard Spectrum Analyser and Bird Thruline Power Meter.

Over the years this has been a very popular event and also very worthwhile. It is a great opportunity to give all your radios an annual MOT.

Using this equipment he can test almost any Remember to bring all your power/ radio you can to bring along for: microphone/etc. leads for your respective radios. Power Output (from 1mW up to 400W) Deviation Spectral Purity Receive Sensitivity Frequency Accuracy Sub-audible Tones

Bob GM4UYZ


Test Your Knowledge 1. The selectivity of a radio receiver is often expressed as a. b. c. d.

the bandwidth of the receiver response at a level below the greatest sensitivity. The level is usually 3dB 6dB 20dB 60dB

6. The purpose of the RIT control on a transceiver is to a. allow the frequency of the transmitter to be adjusted without varying the frequency of the receiver

b. allow the frequency of the receiver to be adjusted without varying the frequency of the transmitter

c. vary the frequency of both receiver and transmitter d. Allow the frequency of the receiver IF amplifier to be varied to avoid interference.

2. In a superheterodyne receiver the key to good selectivia. b. c. d.

ty is A narrow IF filter A broadband RF input circuit A double balanced mixer A double tuned band pass filter in the RF amp.

3. The AGC voltage from the detector stage of a receiver a. b. c. d.

varies the gain of the IF stages by Varying the DC bias to the IF amplifier transistors Varying the RF bias to the IF amplifier transistors Varying the coupling in the IF transformers Off-tuning the IF by means of a variable capacitance diode

7. A waveguide normally consists of a rectangular section a. b. c. d.

8. Placing passive conducting elements close to a dipole

a. b. c. 4. It is desired to achieve both a good image rejection and d. a. b. c. d.

good channel selectivity in a radio receiver. This can be done by using a High intermediate frequency Low intermediate frequency High intermediate frequency followed by a low intermediate frequency Low intermediate frequency followed by a high intermediate frequency.

5. Which mode of signals is demodulated with a ratio dea. b. c. d.

tector FM SSB CW AM

tube of suitable dimensions for the intended frequency. It is normally constructed of Plastic Copper or brass Iron or steel Ferrite

9. a. b. c. d.

will affect the radiation pattern of the dipole to make it directional. It will also Increase the dipole feed impedance Reduce the dipole feed impedance Rotate the polarisation of the EM wave Suppress the E field of the EM wave A quad antenna comprises 4 dipoles in parallel A square loop of wire of 1位 perimeter A square loop of wire of 位/4 perimeter A four element directional antenna

10. The sum of the forward and reverse signal voltages on a a. b. c. d.

feeder, divided by their difference, is known as the standing wave ratio maximum working voltage vector sum return loss.


Club Tables report Thanks to the sterling work by M0RNR, our club has been added to the excellent Clublog system developed by Michael Wells G7VJR.

There has been a very poor return for the first club tables of 2011. Only 4 including myself have uploaded logs to club log. Martyn MM0XXW, Bob GM4UYZ & Brian M0RNR and Bob and Duncan MM0GZZ have sent me emails to tell me what DX they have worked. MM0GZZ

www.clublog.org The system allows members to upload their logs in ADIF format and have them displayed in a table with all the other club members. Clublog also has great facilities for tracking your DXCC status etc. so is well worth taking the time to register and get your log uploaded. To update your log with the next set of contacts you can simply upload your whole log again and the system will take care of the duplicates. Alternatively you can export the bits you want from your own log and just upload that. The tables I’ll publish here will be the club, filtered by the current year, so everyone starts a new year at 0 contacts.

Duncan has been working PSK31 on 20, 40 & 80 metres running 30-50 watts to a vertical. Stations worked include YV5IAL Bob, ZS6AKU Dirk, KP4FD Luis, HI8CSS Guillermo, PY2YN Alex, ZS2CR Colette, Z2/ AC7GF/MM off coast of Angola, LU6DEZ Hector & ZS6GRL Geoff.

GM4IKT I have not been as active this year as usual but have managed to work some good DX including VK on 20 metres, PY on 20 metres, TJ3AY Cameroon on 15 metres, TR8CA Gabon on 20 metres, C56YK Gambia on 15 metres, UN7MM Kazakhstan on 17 metres, 7P8JW Lesotho on 15 Metres V51B Namibia on 20 metres, ZD7FT St Helena on 15 metres. Let’s see if we can have a few more members sending in club tables next month! Good DX & 73s de GM4IKT

Some very nice ones there Duncan. GM4UYZ Bob took part in the RSGB AFS 80M CW Contest on Sunday 9th January 2011.&I managed to get 2.5 hours in and had 50 QSO’s working 4 new countries for the start of the 2011 club tables. Scotland, England, Wales and the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man is a total first for Bob since he got my licence back in 1983 and great to now actually add it to his DXCC countries list. Using his trap 40/80M Dipole Inverted “L” in real earnest on 80M and it performed very well indeed so very happy with the outcome.

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Web Site Update The web site continues to go from strength to strength. There are presently 154 registered members of which 92 logged in at least once during 2010.

I’ve placed the whole archive at www.cpsarc.com/newsletter as well as having them in the usual download section so that the archive will get indexed by Google and www.archive.org to preserve the newsletters for posterity.

We had 24 new users register in 2010, the most recent being Peter VK6PA and Stevie VK6SMK (ex GM0WRY) (Stevie emigrated to Australia a number of years ago and has recently got back in touch via the website)

I’ve also started publishing the newsletter on issuu.com which provides the fantastic interactive preview you now see on the website every month. The PDF version of the newsletter has also been downloaded 1153 times last year, an average of 96 times per issue.

The most active users are:

The traffic on the website is as follows

Most Visits Bob GM4IKT John MM0JXI Bob GM4UYZ Cambell MM0DXC Garry MM0FZV

2822 2043 1967 1379 1199

Most Forum Posts Bob GM4UYZ Geoff MM5AHO Cambell MM0DXC John MM0JXI Bob GM4IKT

420 352 340 277 254

There are 100 users who have never posted anything in the forums and 61 users who have not logged in since 2009 who can probably be considered as not active. We continue to get spammers trying to register but this has reduced since I installed the latest captcha module which presents new users with a distorted word they have to copy, however I’m still deleting a couple of rogue applications each week.

I don’t have any explanation for the huge spike in numbers in the middle of the year except that the site may have been being attacked by people trying to exploit security flaws before I updated the e107 Content Management System. The numbers seem to be settling back to 700 or so visits a day from the peak of 2100 visits per day in July.

In order to meet the costs of our www.cpsarc.com domain (£65 for 5 years) and the web hosting for the web site(£80 for 2 years), I set up an Amazon affiliate account which is linked to the banners and Amazon Store links on the web site. I wasn’t very hopeful at first as my previous experience with using Google adsense was that it generated very little money. The website has been fairly fixed in its configuration for the last year, there have been a couple of security updates to the However the Amazon link has proved to be very successful, e107 framework, the last of which caused some problems with every time someone uses the banner link to get to Amazon and buys something, we get a commission fee. the chatbox module, as it meant that users trying to submit news etc. were getting ‘access denied’ error messages so I had In 2009 we received £197.66 and in 2010 £235.04 which is to take the chatbox offline until I could find a work around. I’m more than enough to cover our website costs. We also received very generous sponsorship for the website of pleased to announce that the chatbox is now back again. £50 from Stevie Hargreaves MM0GZA so thanks to him for I’ve tried to introduce a couple of new site themes in my onthat. This means that the website is completely selfgoing quest to keep the site looking fresh but have met with supporting, placing no drain on our limited club funds. considerable resistance from users who like it just the way it is. The new themes are still there, if anyone wants to try them John MM0JXI Webmaster out there is a theme selector on the menu bar once you’re logged in and you can choose a different theme from there. The newsletter archive is now complete thanks to the work of the late Bill Turner MM0BXT who scanned all the old paper copies.


NEED ARTICLES URGENTLY Everyone enjoys the newsletter and there are many people out there reading it. Just checking the download’s area on our website and this year alone we have had a total of 1150 newsletter downloads. We are really short of articles so why not take a little time and write up an article and submit it to newsletter@cpsarc.com It is an old hobby horse this plea but we are now really struggling for material. Over the years I have had many promises of people saying they would write something but sadly nothing appears so folks I am now pleading for those articles. Remember it is your newsletter and without any input it will not happen. I am very conscious that in many cases I have written all the articles in the newsletter and people could regard it as “Bob’s newsletter” and don’t want to put anything in that may upset the “apple cart”. Yes there have been comments made in the past saying that. I stress it is YOUR NEWSLETTER and it needs YOUR INPUT. So PLEASE, PLEASE can you help out………………. Bob GM4UYZ

CQWW WPX Success Club members have had lots of success in the 2010 CQ WPX Contest Robin MM0VTV Bob GM4UYZ Ron GM0NTL

#1 in Scotland—Single Op Low Power All Bands—Rookie #1 in Scotland—Single Op Assisted Low Power All Bands #1 in Scotland LP,SSB, Single Op, All bands #1 in Scotland Triband/Single element, LP, SSB, Single Op, All bands.

Well done to everyone who received certificates.


GMDX Convention 14th ANNUAL GMDX CONVENTION AND DINNER Saturday 16 April 2011 at the King Robert Hotel, Stirling

Card Checking available for DXCC, WAZ, WAS, IOSA and RSGB awards.

The GMDX Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s Annual GMDX Convention will be held on Saturday 16 April 2011, at the King Robert Hotel, Whins of Milton, Stirling, starting at 1300 hrs. Bar snacks will be available from 12 noon.

Non-members are most welcome. The cost for the afternoon’s convention is £8 including tea or coffee, while the dinner is £22 per person. We would be grateful if you could pre-book to give us an idea of numbers – see below. As numbers are limited, booking your dinner tickets is particularly important.

Provisional Programme 1300 - 1330 Registration and Welcome 1330 - 1400 DX0DX - DXpeditions are not always Successful! By Colin GM0RLZ and Clive GM3POI 1400- 1430 "Major DXpedition Finances including aspects relating to QSLs and LOTW" By Christian DL1MGB leader of the ZL8X,VK9DWX and VK9DNX expeditions 1430 - 1500 Planning for your Tower ? the rules by Len GM0ONX 1500 - 1530 Coffee Break 1530 - 1615 9Q50ON Republic of Congo Expedition by Ronald PA3EWP 1615 - 1730 ZL8X Kermadec Expedition by Dietmar DL3DXX and Christian DL1MGB 1730 - 1800 Convention close and raffle draw 2000 DX Dinner 2200 Hotel Bar

The King Robert provides special rates for convention delegates – £65 B&B for a double room, and £45 B&B for a single room. If all single rooms are taken, the rate for single occupancy of a twin room is £45. Should you wish stay at the hotel, please contact them directly. Indicate that you are attending the GMDX Convention to get the special rates. Arrange your accommodation early to avoid disappointment. The King Robert telephone number is 01786 811666. John MM0CCC is coordinating the CPSARC booking so if you want to go, contact him direct or via the club website.

6m News Sunspot News Solar cycle 24 is proving disappointing, so far. At this point in the cycle the number of sun spots should be steadily rising but the cycle seems “stuck” in its minimum stage. Predictions now seem to be for a far less active cycle than number 23 that peaked in April 2000. Regular sun spot updates are available on the desktop page of the UKSMG web site athttp://www.uksmg.org G0KSC LFA Antennas The ground breaking work carried out by Justin on LFA yagis, and other designs, has featured prominently in the UKSMG magazine Six News many times and Justin was awarded the G5KW Memorial Trophy for best article of 2010. A fascinating journey from design via construction to getting two seven element arrays for 50 MHz into the air is detailed by Chris Gare, G3WOS at http://www.gare.co.uk/6m_antenna/ It really is worth a look. Congratulations Congratulations to Bolton Wireless Club for their convincing win in the RSGB UKAC 50 MHz contest.

Thanks also to the other 47 clubs who put in entries. As an illustration of how the popularity of this contest has grown, in 2005 20 individual stations entered, in 2010 230 stations put in an entry. Six News Issue 106 of Six News, the quarterly journal of UKSMG, is due for publication in February. As well as the regular features and “What’s on Six”, a digest of operating around the world, this edition also contains articles including dxpedition reports by GJ/GM4FDM; solid state amplifier review; and “OWL” antenna design by G0KSC. Six News is available to members of UKSMG which costs as little as ten pounds per annum for Internet only membership. A “try before you buy” edition of Six News is available for download at http://uksmg.org/download.php?view.5 Reprinted with permission from the UKSMG Newsletter


Event Column 4 February 2011

Club Night

18 February 2011

Radio Test Night

26 February 2011

REF Contest

Contacts

26 February 2011

Newsletter Deadline

General correspondence, training and contest entries Bob Glasgow 7 Castle Terrace Port Seton East Lothian EH32 0EE

4 March 2011

Club Night

18 March 2011

Talk by Malcolm Gibson MM0YMG ‘Emergency Communications in the Community’

26 March 2011

Newsletter Deadline

1 April 2011

Club Night

2 April 2011

SP DX Contest

9 April 2011

10 Pin Bowling

Phone: 01875 811723 E-mail: gm4uyz@cpsarc.com

16 April 2011

Holyland DX contest

30 April 2011

Newsletter Deadline

6 May 2011

Club Night

13 May 2011

1st 144MHz DF Hunt

28 May 2011

Newsletter Deadline

3 June 2011

Club Night

HF Contests Cambell Stevenson mm0dxc@aol.com VHF Contests John MacLean mm0ccc@cpsarc.com Club Tables Bob Purves gm4ikt@cpsarc.com Contest Reports Robin Farrer mm0vtv@cpsarc.com Newsletter, website, event calendar John Innes newsletter@cpsarc.com

Port Seton Gala Day (Date to be confirmed) 12 June 2011

Practical Wireless 144MHz QRP Contest

18 June 2011

Newsletter Deadline

18/19 June 2011

Museums on the Air Weekend GB2MOF

22 June 2011

CPSARC 20m Activity Night

24 June 2011

Club Night (Early to avoid clashing with VHF Field Day)

2/3 July 2011

VHF Field Day

30/31 July 2011

RSGB IOTA Contest

30 July 2011

Newsletter Deadline

5 August 2011

Club Night

12 August 2011

18th Annual Mini Rally Night

20/21 August 2011

Lighthouses Weekend GB2LBN

2 September 2011

Club Night

23 September 2011

2nd 144MHz DF Hunt

7 October 2011

Club Night

21 October 2011

Video Night

29/30 October 2011

CQWW SSB Contest GM2T

4 November 2011

Club Night

18 November 2011

Talk by Len Paget GM0ONX ‘Planning Permission’

1D, 2A, 3A, 4C, 5A, 6B, 7B, 8B, 9B, 10A Answers from February 2011 newsletter “Test Your Knowledge”.


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