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.
|Sat Nov 08 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
Koblenz sked 7135 1000 local
|Mon Nov 10 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM|
M0JKB Raynet and Emergency Comms in the 21st century.
|Mon Nov 24 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM|
G0LGJ What can the RSGB Help you with ?
|Wed Nov 26 @12:00AM|
Contest Workshop in the back room
|Thu Dec 04 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM|
NARC Christmas Dinner Oakland Hotel Norwich
|Sat Dec 13 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
Koblenz sked 7135 1000 local
For several years in the US the day after Thanksgiving has marked the start of the main holiday sales season where many retailers put on extra special deals for just one day to entice people to start spending for christmas. Like many things from America it has spread over here and is next Friday 28th November....one day only. Why do I mention it here? Many companys who do not normally discount (like Apple for example) do special deals on this one day and last year I noticed several of the US ham radio suppliers doing the same, so its worth keeping a look out on websites over the next 7 days for anything you are considering buying as you may just get yourself an extra special deal next Friday. Just remember that deal may be gone on the Saturday! I hope it helps.
Well not things I have made, but you have made over the years... Several years ago we held a similar evening where all sorts of wonderful ideas, inventions and contraptions came out - most memorable to me was David G0PFNs doorbell he had made which when pushed made the sound of a dog barking to ward off unwanted guests! You get the idea..... so radio / electronics related or not, please bring in things you have made to make your life easier or more interesting over the years, no matter how trivial or silly it may seem, as it will make for a very interesting evening for everyone. Thats Wednesday week, 3rd December.
On the same night our Bright Sparks will be showing off their robots in their own Robot Wars, their 2014 project
Tonight Mark G0LGJ hosts our weekly net to talk about our hobby's main society the Radio Society of Great Britain. What they do, who they represent, how can they help you - what do YOU think?!
Have your say from 19.30 on repeater GB3NB - everyone is welcome.
And we have no other volunteers for running future nets - if you enjoy this net why not offer to run just one on a subject of your choice?
Contact Mark, Stuart or me to get your name down - its run by you, for you.
This week its a social informal and construction evening - as usual if you would like tools or test equipment just let us know by Tuesday.
• Bright Sparks will be finishing their robots ready for Robot Wars next Wednesday!
• A contest workshop will be held in the classroom from 8pm.
Christmas at NARC
Bookings for the christmas dinner have closed, but this week is final extension to anyone wanting to book places for the NARC christmas party on 17th December. Athough the party is free to NARC members and their immediate families, you must book using the forms already sent out as these will form your tickets and so that we know how many to cater and seat for the event.
I am pleased to confirm dates for all of our radio courses planned for the rest of this year.
We are running courses for all 3 levels and those who have already put their names on the waiting lists with me will be contacted by 31st August with application forms - you do not need to contact me again.
If you have not already put your name down for a course please email me as soon as possible with which course you are interested in - note that places are very limited for the Intermediate course.
ALL courses are taking place at CNS School and nominally 0900-1700.
Actual rooms used and other details will be shown on the application form which will be emailed by 31st August.
Foundation 3 2014
Saturday November 1st
Saturday November 8th (including exam)
Intermediate 3 2014
Advance 2014 (Bi-annual)
Saturday 11th October
Saturday 25th October
Saturday November 1st
Saturday November 8th
Saturday November 15th
Saturday November 22nd
Saturday November 29th
Monday December 8th Exam 19.00-21.00
My thanks to all of the instructors who have agreed to help run these courses and our hosts at CNS who make it possible for us to run these courses which are open to all.
73 David G7URP
|Lottery funding enabled NARC to purchase direction finding equipment for training, competitions and as a fun family introduction to amateur radio|
17th James M0ZAH - Norfolks new repeaters
24th Mark G0LGJ RSGB
1st Volunteer wanted!
8th Steve M0TZY Subject TBA
15th Volunteer wanted!
22nd Malc G0EGA Xmas Quiz
25th Nigel 2E0NLK
29th Volunteer wanted!