At NARC we cater for a wide variety of interests within the hobby of Amateur Radio and our membership ranges from complete beginners to those experienced in operating and building electronic equipment.
Beginners have the opportunity to participate in courses run by NARC for all three licence levels. The Social aspect of the club is thriving with family events such as Radio by the Seaside and Radio Active weekend, NARC also operates in various contests and in the last two years we have won the RSGB Club Championships on 80m.
We have a comprehensive club programme running throughout the year, the complete list can be seen on the diary page. We also try to cater for youngsters with our "Bright Sparks" evenings when we dedicate an evening to assist the younger members in construction and operating techniques. We offer club trips and also run the annual Barford Radio Rally which falls on July 6th 2014.
We have a shack at NARC which has HF, 6M , 2M and 70cm along with laptop for data modes and CW on HF along with D-STAR on 70cm the shack is open on informal evenings. We also have a comprehensive loan system available to members including TX/RX, Test Equipment and a library. We run nets on GB3NB on a Monday evening and HF nets with our Twinned Club in Koblenz.
So take look around and we look forward to seeing you at the club one evening.
Tonight our regular net from 19.30 on repeater GB3NB - volunteer controllers wanted to set up a roster please!
As I have mentioned before, its a nice informal club net we are happy to encourage and promote but needs some volunteers to run just one every few months and we will be set. Thank you
This week our first social informal of the new year together with Bright Sparks for our young members.
We can arrange tools etc for construction or testing too - just let me know what you need.
Membership is also due for the new year - existing members get a £5 discount if the renew soon!
And I will be taking last orders for Keith Skues books with your choice of dedication if you would like one, then I will send the complete order to him.
As usual we meet from 1900-2200 at 6th form centre in CNS.
Steve G0KYA gave a presentation on "Using Baluns and Ununs" at the club on Wednesday 22nd January 2015.
He has now made the presentation available as a downloadable PDF, complete with some notes on the slides.
I pleased to confirm that I have arranged an Advance exam session for Saturday 7th March 1400-1600 at CNS Room 43 (same room as usual Advance exams)
Thanks to CNS school the exam hosting is free and it is open to anyone to take either for the first time (as long as you are a 2E0 or 2E1) or as a retake.
The only cost is £37.50 RSGB exam fee and the form which I will send anyone on request. Deadline for booking is mid February.
Recieved letter from Ofcom with a Notice of Varation ? Noticed your callsign has had a letter "E" added ?
It is a mistake please see link below.
Regards Mark G0LGJ
As discussed and validated by NARC members we have donated $150 (around £100) to the K1N Navassa DXpedition and you can read their acknowledgment and receipt below.
As NARC has supported them I am sure many of you would like to work them when it takes place in February, so Steve G0KYA has completed some propagation predictions specifically for us to contact them and you can find them here on Steves blogspot:
Thanks to Steve and to Mark for arranging the donation
Dear Norfolk Amateur Radio Club,
On behalf of the The KP1-5 Project’s Navassa Island DXpedition -2015, thank you for your kind
contribution of $150.00 USD.
It is dedicated and generous DXers like you that make DXpeditions such as
this possible and we are pleased that you are now a member of the KP1-5 Project.
One of the goals of the Navassa Island DXpedtion-2015 is to provide at least
one QSO to every DXer who needs this #1 ranked DXCC entity for a NEW one.
Also, we want to provide as many band/mode contacts needed by DXers
worldwide. We believe we have the plan, the team and the equipment to make
Your contribution will help make all this a reality and not only our team of
DXpeditioners, but DXers world-wide...THANK YOU!
See you in the pile-ups!
For the team,
Mike Thomas, NA5U
The KP1-5 Project
Email received regarding our donation.
Link added on donation page.
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