Following on from the earlier website post and the September meeting (which had an encouraging attendance of 16 members, despite the foul weather conditions) there will be an opportunity for members to discuss their thoughts and plan actions for the future of LARC at the next club meeting on 9th October.
Please do try and attend to provide your input and assistance with the future plans if the club is to continue.
A message from the club committee:
The future of Leiston Amateur Radio Club is in the balance.
At the September committee meeting, the chairman (Les, G0DFC) and vice-chairman (Tony, M0XTF) both announced their intention to step down at the forthcoming AGM on 13th November. If you think you could fill one of these positions, or have any comments or suggestions regarding the future of the club, please contact Les <firstname.lastname@example.org> or me <email@example.com> as a matter of urgency. Alternatively, discuss the matter with one of us a club meeting in advance of the next committee meeting.
A committee meeting has been arranged for Tuesday 23rd October, and it is essential that somebody comes forward to fill these vital posts before then. If not, the club cannot continue, and will be wound up.
Please give this matter your urgent attention, and reply to Les or myself as soon as possible.
Latest club meetings added to Events section on top menu.
Southgate Amateur Radio News Feed added, see top menu, keep up to date with daily news from the world of amateur radio.
Please do join us at this small and friendly event. A great opportunity to chat, meet and even use the club radio. Come along for a hour or too, or all day if you wish.
GB2BVG Special Event Station at Brundish Village Green Fete
On Tuesday 12th June, Leiston club will be holding its foxhunt radio direction finding competition.
It will start at the car park immediately before the entrance to the Rendlesham Forest Vistor Centre, South of the B1084 Woodbridge Road. See marked up aerial view and road map below.
The first transmission will be at 7.15pm on 145.400 + or – QRM
All you need to take part is a radio or scanner capable of tuning to 2m.
We look forward to seeing you.
Link to Foxhunt general rules.
With the arrival of the better weather bringing an increase in family and outside activities on a Sunday morning we suggest that it is time to reconsider the day and time of the LARC Club Net.
The Net is run for members and of course guests, so please do email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts as to what day and time you wish to hold it.
This really is a request for responses, otherwise we are asking the Net controller to open the Net without any commitment from members that there will be activity!
Thanks to Keith, G7CIY for putting together the introduction to DMR presentation at the club meeting on Tuesday, answering the audience questions and for providing a live feed to the Tech Net on local Talk Group 840, using DMR and the local repeater GB7AL at Tunstall.
It made all the difference being able to hear and see DMR mode UHF radio in action.
We’ll be pleased to follow up any interest in DMR at future club meetings.
If your appetite to explore this relatively new mode of amateur radio has been whetted there is an interesting article “DMR in the East for 2017” written by Andy 2E0DIQ, on the SARG website here. it mentions the local repeaters, the history of DMR in the area and has useful links for those seeking advice and assistance; the local DMR users are a friendly bunch.
Finally, to keep up to date on SARG and local amateur radio related topics Andy M3FDQ invites us to subscribe to the SARG mailing list here.
The RSGB have made available a great leaflet, download a copy here:
Amateur Radio Leaflet
40 pages of detail on a wide range of topics, well worth reading.
We’re trialling a new club net. Sunday mornings at 11:15am on G3PO, with kind permission of the repeater keeper.
Repeater access details here.
Why not join us?