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.
23.07.2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Foxhunt Direction finding equipment testing & informal & construction
23.07.2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
23.07.2014 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
24.07.2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RSGB CC Contest Data
Four things tonight....
• Construction and social informal evening
• Bright Sparks for our young members
• Contest workshop discussing SSB Field Day and RSGB contest proposals: http://www.rsgbcc.org/whitepaper2014.pdf
• Test your Fox hunt equipment - Trophy foxhunt next week 30th July!
As usual we meet at City of Norwich School from 1900-2200
73 David G7URP
Tonight Simon 2E0PKT takes the net microphone with a suggested subject of photography, in and out of radio.
You can join in from 19.30 on GB3NB repeater on 145.625MHz and Simon also hopes to be live streaming on www.batc.tv - find 2E0PKT in the members stream section.
We need net controllers for the next three Mondays so please come forward..... remember the Monday night net is for you, by you
73 David G7URP
There will be a Contest Group Meeting on July 23rd in the back room to discuss the recent White Paper issued by the RSGB Contest Committee. They are looking for Club responses and also your own personal views, should you wish to send them.
The White Paper can be found in PDF format at: http://www.rsgbcc.org/whitepaper2014.pdf
Please try to attend and offer suggestions.
73 de Roger, G3LDI
The Worstead festival is a wonderful traditional summer fair and NARC have again been invited to put on a display to show what amateur radio is all about. We are looking for volunteers to come and man the stand and to bring with them the things they most enjoy about the hobby to share with the public. So whether you are interested in construction, vintage radios, CW, data modes, computing, ATV bring it along and help us make a really varied display.
We have around 10 free passes for volunteers who come with items to display and we will be taking the MAC radio van, mains generator and club gazebos with tables so all will be safe if summer showers hit.
Passes are limited so if you are interested please contact me as soon as possible with details of which day(s) you would like to come and what you will be displaying.
More details on the festival can be found here
Thank you David G7URP
Most radio amateurs register themselves on QRZ.com so that their details can be looked up and QSL exchanges can be done etc, but it can be a daunting task and so John 2E0TWQ has offered to help anyone set their own page up online on a one to one basis with pictures etc at the club on an informal evening when we can use the computer room.
Thanks to John for this excellent idea and please see him at the club or email John 2E0TWQ
NARC are again organising a trip to the National Hamfest on Friday 26th September and this is open to all, members and non members, at the same inclusive price of £22 return including entrance ticket.
The Hamfest has become the premier event for radio amateurs in the UK and so we have arranged a trip with 3 pick up points in Norwich and Dereham with safe free parking at the Norfolk Fire Service HQ in Ivy Road.
You will also be able to store and transport any large bulky purchases during the day (eating & drinking will be permitted on the coach we use this year!)
However to make the trip viable we must have at least 30 people so please book now and tell your friends - the booking deadline is 30th July or when all seats sold. (cheques will not be cashed until after the booking deadline when we will confirm seats etc).
**17.7.14 UPDATE - only 13 seats booked - book yours soon!
We hope you will support this trip - we do not aim to make a profit but must cover the raw cost.
You can download the form Hamfest 2014
73 David G7URP Trip organiser for NARC