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.
An update from the Norfolk Repeater Group :-
GB3NV is slowly moving forward.
GB3NV is an ATV repeater planned for central Norwich.
We have now secured a site in central Norwich (At a cost) however we are still awaiting a licence from Ocfom.
More information can be found at http://gb3nb.org.uk/wp/gb3nv/
Regards Mark G0LGJ
Nightscenes 2015: The night sky for the year is now available.
Perfect as a Christmas present for young and not so young alike!
This is being sent to Suppliers and Societies who have either bought in bulk my annual guide to the sky events and to a few specially selected new Suppliers and Societies who I hope may well take up selling Nightscenes either in their retail establishment or to the members of their society.
Note that this is usually a once a year e-mail and I do hope you don't mind receiving it.
If you don't want to receive an e-mail from me in the future then do please send me an e-mail to let me know.
Apologies if you have already been in contact and made an order :-)
This is to let you know that the latest edition of Nightscenes for 2015 is now available for bulk ordering direct from us.
Nightscenes is an A5 book with laminated covers and a spine, 48 pages all in full colour).
It highlights the best astro events for the coming year with monthly charts, selected special event charts usually four per month. Finder and close up charts for minor planets and selected major planets. The best Meteor showers for the year and details of upcoming solar and Lunar eclipses when visible from the UK and Ireland. There are a few pages also dedicated to encouraging the observation of Lunar Occultations of the brightest stars when they occur. The best lunar/planetary conjunctions are also highlighted plus much more.
Nightscenes 2015 is aimed at anyone interested in looking up at the night sky with most events involving the naked eye or binocular user. A few events that are notable are also included for those with telescopes. Nightscenes has now been published for 16 years and in my opinion is the best and cheapest of the Night sky guides on the market today (But then I would say that wouldn't I!!).
And all this still for the same (incredible) price as the 2014 edition. Retail at £6.00. The final price is also left open to you to give greater flexibility on your marketing.
Orders of 10 or more copies secures a 50% discount on the individual price. Note postage or courier charges to the purchaser are applicable to the final order. Please enquire about the charges.
Drop me an email if you would like to order Nightscenes 2015 or would like an example copy sending for evaluation.
More details on the Nightscenes range from Astrospace Publications is available by checking out our web site:
If you already buy Nightscenes then why not help us by writing a short review on www.amazon.co.uk - I believe Nightscenes does not get the publicity it deserves and even a small review can help us keep Nightscenes going
This week Steve G8RHQ takes the net and invites discussion on the 2 metres extension to the band and what it is intended for - do we need it, will you use it and what will you use it for? As usual we start at 19.30 on repeater GB3NB and everyone is welcome.
By request we have put a roster on the home page of our website on the right hand side so its now easy to see whats on and whether we need a controller.
As you can see we do not have anyone for next Monday or the Monday after - why not volunteer? Its now easy to contact Stuart, Mark or I by just clicking on our callsigns in the net Box. Thank you
If you are a beginner in the hobby why not join Nigel 2E0NLK for the begineers net on Friday evenings on NB from 19.30 - all welcome.
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
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