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LARC Summer VHF direction finding competition

On Tuesday 13th June, Leiston club will be holding its Summer VHF direction finding competition.

It will be held near the village of Blaxhall – see attached map.

The first transmission will be at 7.30pm on 145.400 + or – QRM 

Meet up at the start location from 7:15 onwards

This is a fun evening for all the family finishing off with a drink at a local pub.

 All you need to take part is a radio or scanner capable of tuning to 2m.

 We look forward to seeing you.

LARC Club Net

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 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!

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?