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.
On Monday 22nd December Malc G0EGA asks you to join him for his Christmas Quiz from 19.30 on repeater GB3NB.
And on 25th Christmas day Nigel 2E0NLK brings a special net to share your christmas with other amateurs.
Although publicised by NARC of course these nets are run by and for everyone, members or not, so please join in and also offer to run a net occasionally - we have nobody for 29th December onwards so why not give it a go?
Thanks to everyone who helped with or attended the NARC Christmas party last Wednesday, our last club meeting of 2014. Pictures will be on our gallery in the next few days so if you took some please send them to us to include. Food comprised of a wonderful hog roast with lots of crisps, nuts, mince pies and sweets from years gone by to complete the feast. Musical entertainment was provided by Roger G3LDI followed by our own Deal or No Deal game where the whole audience helped young Pete and Jake play really well and win £50 for their chosen charity Asthma UK, with another £50 going to the clubs 2014 adopted charity Caister Lifeboat. The evening was rounded off with the secret santa style raffle with over 50 prizes all donated by members and all of the proceeds of this also going to Caister Lifeboats.
Thanks to several members who came early and helped us set up and extra special thanks to the following who worked especially hard both before and during the party to make it the success I hope those who came agree it was.
Andy, Laura and Chris for the safe Hog Roast delivery, carving and serving, James for serving the welcome drinks, Roger for his wonderful traditional musical entertainment and to Deal or No Deal Banker David G0PFN and it's Sound & Vision providers Kevin and Sonny.
Finally if I may, special thanks to my XYL Tammy both for her help with mammoth shops for the party food & drinks and making the Deal or No Deal boxes but also for her constant support and understanding for the time I need spend on radio club business throughout the year...
So that was the last meeting until Wednesday January 7th 2015 when new member Donard de Cogan is going to talk to us about about 'Wireless, Ireland and the Weather War'. Dont forget the regular club nets though to keep in touch, as shown on the front page of our website.
This is also our last planned newsletter until 2015, so on behalf of everyone at NARC may I wish you all a very merry christmas and a peaceful and happy new year, with special thoughts for those who are ill or have recently lost someone dear.
Hon Chairman for NARC
Don't forget to upload or send us your party pictures to share...they will appear in the gallery shortly
Existing members only - For 2015 there is a £5 discount to current full and family memberships which are renewed with payment before the end of February - our online shop prices for existing members include this special discount.
You can renew you NARC membership in the online shop and pay via BANK TRANSFER. We will get an email confirmation of the order along with yourselves, this will not be complete until the payment has been confirmed in our bank account. Please use your callsign as a reference.
Remember also you will need to login to shop online.
New members please pop along to the club on a Wednesday evening and contact Chris G0TZZ along with your membership form which you can download by clicking the icon below.
2015 Membership form
73 de Mark G0LGJ
Today 5th December Ofcom has just published details of the changes made to the amateur radio license and you can find details here:
|Lottery funding enabled NARC to purchase direction finding equipment for training, competitions and as a fun family introduction to amateur radio|