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.
Following Ofcoms visit earlier this year they have just published their consultation document which you can read AND respond to! This is the message I receved from Ofcom on Tuesday....
Ofcom has today published a consultation setting out proposals for updating the terms and conditions of the amateur radio licence.
These proposals include changes which would provide amateurs with access to some frequency bands previously available only through the variation of individual licences.
The consultation follows changes announced in our April statement on Public Sector Spectrum Release, where we set out our decision to remove access for amateur radio operators to certain frequencies in the 2300 MHz and 3400 MHz ranges in order to support the release of these bands by the Ministry of Defence.
This consultation, which is likely to be of interest to those in the amateur radio community, closes on 20 October 2014.
Read and respond by clicking on the link above or going to:
As Ralph prepares for his move to pastures (or will it be country?) new, he was keen to take a final Monday night net....
Ralph's subject, 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly sides of Amateur Radio!
Join him on repeater GB3NB from 19.30 for an hour or so - everyone welcome!
John G8VPE has offered to take next weeks net but after that we have nobody. Several have suggested we have a rota and we would be very pleased to do this, so lets have some volunteers for the next few weeks then we will publish it regularly.
Do you miss your radio while you are away? Well thanks to recent changes to license conditions we in the UK can now legally operate our own station remotely via the internet! But how, what do you need, what are the things to watch?
Join us for this fascinating talk which starts straight after notices at 19.45.
As usual we meet in the 6th form centre at the City of Norwich School from 19.00 to 22.00
73 David G7URP
GB2CW for the Norfolk area:
Tuesday evenings 1900 local time:
145.250 G3LDI for beginners, up to around 12-14 wpm
Tuesday evenings 2000 local time:
145.225 G3YLA or G3XLG for intermediates, 12-20 wpm
Thursday evenings 2000 locala time|:
145.250 G3PDH for advanced, 18-30 wpm
If anybody that cannot hear the above stations is interested in learning please let me or Peter M0RYB know. Peter would be willing to hold a class on GB3NB, preferably at the weekend.
However, this will only happen IF there is interest.
A new beginner's class hopefully will be starting middle of October when the present class will join the intermediates. If you are interested in starting from scratch, please let me know and I can then start the class all at the same level. Email me and I will send you some information.
73 de Roger, G3LDI RSGB GB2CW COordinator
Most would agree that the summer has seen mixed conditions, but Steve G0KYA observed that 10m is opening up as he was testing a new antenna - see more from his blog:
If you see something interesting we can share, just send me details and we will publish it.
You can always see whats happening at NARC on the Diary Calendar of our website, but I thought I would highlight the following recently added items which all need members input to make a real success......
Table Top Sale 2 October 15th Free to sell or buy for NARC members
Members Quiz night October 22nd The quiz where each question comes from a member - start thinking of one!
Things I have made December 3rd Please bring along something you have made over the years.....
And Bright Sparks will be showing their Robots in Sparks Robot Wars!