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Many thanks to Karl Zuk for preparing the description below. You can find the full text below, or download a PDF version.

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How to listen to Wullie’s HF net on-line

… just use your computer or cell phone!

You’ll be listening to a software defined receiver situated at Malin Head on the very northern tip of Ireland. Your host is Finbar O’Connor – EI0CF (click here for more info about Finbar).

Start by going to this link:

http://malinheadkiwi.hopto.org:8073

You’ll see this opening page:

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Our first presentation in 2023 was delivered last Thursday by Len Paget GM0ONX. Below you can find the recording of the presentation.

This will be a short talk about Ofcom’s Baldock listening station, where they do all their monitoring of interference etc. Len had been invited down there to see their facilities as an RSGB Board Member. WARC has known him for many years as our RSGB Rep and a good friend of the Club. Whenever Len gives a talk to WARC it’s always about some practical subject of interest (and then, if asked, he will answer questions about the [ … ]

As usual, WARC pauses Zoom meetings at the end of December, and this year the break includes one date in January.

The following dates will not have a club meeting on Zoom:

  • 22th December 2022 — NO ZOOM MEETING
  • 29th December 2022 — NO ZOOM MEETING
  • 5th January 2023 — NO ZOOM MEETING

We wish you a fantastic holiday! Many thanks for being a WARC member, and see you next year!

It’s becoming a tradition: Clive has prepared his annual Christmas Quiz for 2022. Join us on Zoom, 8pm on the 15th December 2022 for an 8.15pm start of the quiz.

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On October 13th, Ian kindly presented his talk on 6 Metres and its special magic. The recording is now here, please check below for a PDF download of the slides Ian used on the evening.

Slides

Click here to download the slide deck in PDF format

The slides have been updated to include several web links, and for convenience these are replicated right here:

Propagation

Following the sad news of the Queen, it was clear that most people wanted to be with their families last Thursday evening. As the scheduled time for Thomas Witherspoon’s talk followed so closely afterwards, we went ahead and recorded the talk with a small audience. The recording is now available below. In the event, Tom presented a slightly different talk about choosing QRP radios for the shack and for portable use, so we hope to ask him back later for the planned talk about Listening Skills.

WARC will meet on Thursday, the 15th September 2022 at the Aird Unit in Stranraer, for our Annual General Meeting.

Please download the AGM agenda here.

Zoom access details will be provided by email before the event. We will do our best to include those joining online, but please consider coming to Stranraer since we cannot guarantee or influence Zoom reliability.

The ADIF Processor is an online tool I originally developed to help me record additional, useful information in my log files. It metamorphosed into a way of viewing QSOs in Google Earth. Let’s create a log file together and see how QSOs come alive, as well as discovering some of those amazing antennas out there on the way.

Many thanks to Mark Wickens M0NOM for his excellent presentation yesterday evening! The video recording is now available below.

Tomorrow, May 5th 2022 at 8pm BST, WARC will host Mark Wickens M0NOM with his presentation The ADIF Processor – A tool for enriching your log files and visualizing contacts in Google Earth

Access information will be available from this website after 6pm BST on May 5th. Please watch out for it!

Here’s the talk abstract:

The ADIF Processor is an online tool I originally developed to help me record additional, useful information in my log files. It metamorphosed into a way of viewing QSOs in Google Earth. Let’s create a log file together and [ … ]

This letter reached us from William 2M0WML, the Group Controller at D&G Raynet. Here is the original PDF document — please double-check it if in doubt about any details regarding the content, since the document was retyped for publication on this website.


From

Dumfries and Galloway Raynet Group

To

Users of the Cambret Hill Repeater

For many years the D&G Raynet Group has provided a repeater at Cambret Hill primarily for use in emergencies but also for the use of radio amateurs in general.

The repeater costs are funded by the activities of the [ … ]

Regular Nets

RAYNET Daily Noontime Net

Every day at noon, on 2m via GB3DG

WARC GB3DG 2m Repeater Net

Thursday Evening 7.15pm

Local Repeaters

GB3DG Newton Stewart 145.775 MHz (Details)
GB7DK Stranraer ‍145.6875 MHz (Details)

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