Local scouts event

Don’t forget we’re supporting the local scouts at Ennerdale on the 3oth April. We’ll be setting up a simple HF station and using the pmr hand helds as well as a PC with some CW software to entertain cubs and beavers. Set up will be on the Friday evening at the camp group. Here’s a map to the location

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VHF Contesting

Andrew, G4VFL is our king of contesting. He will be giving you the low down on the UKAC contest series as well as the benefit of his years of experience in setting up and operating portable. We’ll have a quick talk and a long natter as he goes through the in’s and out’s of his station, how and more importantly where to set it up. We’ll also be covering what you can do to help the club on a Tuesday night.

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Presentation night – APRS

The next meeting (14th March) there will be a presentation on APRS – Automatic Position Reporting System. We’ll look at the basics of APRS with both transceivers and with computers. There will be a live attempt to configure a rig and PC to act as an iGate so bring along the biscuits and grab a comfy chair first.

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Foundation training

The clubs latest foundation training weekend will be, once again, held at the Dales in Maryport. We’ve chosen the weekend of the 24th and 25th October as the most sensible date with the exam the following Monday (26th) at the club.

If you’d like to get involved with amateur radio in West Cumbria then take this opportunity and come along and get your licence. Use the contact form here to register your interest

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