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This post has been contributed by Edward Beck. Thank you very much!

I’ve been asked to do an article about Zello, or internet radio. Network Radios have taken off in UK in a big way, with many thousands of more specialised phones being sold for this new market. Most of us don’t need a specific phone for this hobby, a smartphone, tablet or computer will do. Therefore, you can join up free today!

Radio hams seem to be on two specific internet groups, and the most popular is using the Zello app, available on Android or Apple. If [ … ]

If you are a Foundation licence holder, the Intermediate level is the next step for you. WARC is planning to offer a distance learning course for the Intermediate licence to begin in April 2019. The course will take 10 weeks to complete and you will be required to come to the Aird Unit in Stranraer three times during that timeframe for the practical work.

If you would like to hear more or sign up for the course, please get in touch using the Contact Form.

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You may well have come across impedance expressed in the the terms real and imaginary (or resistance and reactance) when using equipment such an Antenna Analyser or impedance in the form R + jX. This may mean something to some readers whilst it probably means nothing and is somewhat baffling to many others. In this article I am going to try to explain in SIMPLE terms what it is all about. Please do not “get turned off” because it contains some mathematics, it’s all [ … ]

Our amateur radio trainer Clive Smith GM4FZH is currently busy preparing things for the next iteration of his successful Foundation Course (4/4 passing last year, I was one of them!).

If you are interested, please get in touch via the Contact Form as soon as possible, since the course will begin soon!

WARC members from across our long county of Dumfries and Galloway joined us last night for a very enjoyable talk by Ian Macdonald GM8AVM – MM5WIG.

This was the Club’s first time using the Community Centre in Gatehouse of Fleet, part of our plans to hold occasional meetings further east than WARC’s weekly clubroom base in Stranraer. The venue worked well and shows promise for future events.

Regular Nets

80m Net

Friday Night 7pm, 3.750MHz

GB3DG 2m Repeater Net

Sunday Morning 10am

GB7DK 2m Repeater Net

Sunday Afternoon 1pm

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Antenna Modelling

Radio and Me – My Life in Amateur Radio

Peter Salmon GM7NFF – Life with Katie
Wul Murdoch 2M0WUL – Main Battle Tanks
Ian MacDonald GM8AVM – Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Room for one more volunteer!

Analogue to Digital Basics

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