Canvey Island Rally

Hi all, just a reminder this weekend coming its the Canvey Island rally. I hope to be attending so hope a few may see me there.

Location, Cornelius Vermuyden School, Diany Ave, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 9ES

There i Free car parking, if you get there early as this disappears very quick, I;m told. There is also easy access for all, as this is on an easy level ground floor access, to 2 large halls.
Doors open at 1000hrs, disabled visitors can access from 0945hrs.
Admission is £3.00, under 10s free.
Tea, Coffee, Soft drinks and the famous Bacon Butties.
Traders of Radio, Computing, Electronics and others will be there, including our Stevem 2E0ICX, as a RAYNET trader I think.
Contact Tony, G0JYI, at tony@tonystreet,net for bookings and further information
There will be a talk-in on 145.550MHz

Hope to see a few there. 73s Vaughn

LARC Members Weekly Net

We are running the members nets on the GB3PO repeater. Dates as in the Events section of this website and/or as advised by email.

(Channel RV52 – Input 145.050, output 145.650MHz, CTCSS 110.9Hz).

Please try to join us, even if it’s only to call in and say hello; it all helps to keep LARC active and vibrant.

LARC Foxhunt radio direction finding competition

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.

DMR Club Night Follow Up

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.

On the air!

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?