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.
Straight to the point I am afraid; On Wednesday 18th February during the Cipher machine talk one of our members was seen urinating in the front car park behind an open car door by one of CNS staff.
I don't think I really need to explain why this was wrong in so many ways, but suffice to say this is a sad article to have to write and embarassing for the club, for me and in particular for the member of CNS staff who saw the incident. I have personally apologised to her on behalf of the club.
I do not intend to try and find out who it was, but I do need to say that this must not happen again.
I have been trying to work out why anyone would want to do this and I the only reason that I can come up with is possibly that sometimes talks go on later than planned - we do hold notices earlier now and ask speakers to talk for no longer than an hour so that we are usually clear by around 9pm. But there are other toilets just through the canteen at the back of the room and so if you are someone who, for perfectly good reasons, finds it difficult to sit for more than an hour or so without a toilet break, please feel free to use the toilets at the back of the canteen if you would rather not use the usual ones at the front of the room during the talk. Ask me if you would like me to show you where they are.
A few weeks ago Keith Skues came and entertained us with the story of Pirate Radio and his part in it, well by chance I found an interesting programme on the web made by BBC East which shows early film of life on board ship with Keith, Tony Blackburn and others.
If like me you found Keiths talk fascinating then spend a few minutes watching this....
73 David G7URP
Its here - our annual construction display and competition!
Your chance to show anything electronic or radio related (inc aerials) you have made recently or years ago. It can be a from a kit or something you have created yourself and can be something simple or complex - the main criteria to enter it for the competition is that you must be a member, it must be your own work and not have won the construction contest in the past.
However you can just display things for interest if you wish.
Unlike when the club has a speaker, tonight really is your night and how its success will be down to how many people bring something, so please do!
As usual we meet in City of Norwich School 6th form common room from 7-10pm
As I write snow is still on the ground and whilst it is very rare we cancel a club meeting, serious snow is usually such a reason.
So a reminder that if Norwich is being hit by severe snow and you want to be reassured that the clubs usual meeting is happening there are two ways you can find out; Look at the club website from 6pm that evening or call 01953 458847 NARC information line - standard rate telephone call to Attleborough. If the club is cancelled due to serious weather we will update both the website and that information line by 6pm on the Wednesday evening - if they do not mention weather the club meeting will be held as usual.
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
|Lottery funding enabled NARC to purchase direction finding equipment for training, competitions and as a fun family introduction to amateur radio|