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Barford Radio Social - Sunday 4th July 2021

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  • Where: Barford Village Green, NR9 4AB, 9 miles south west of Norwich off B1108
  • When: Sunday 4th July - open 0900-1400 (please do not arrive before 0900)
  • All outside event - please bring your own deckchair and refreshments etc
  • Private sales only - sell from own car boot or 1 table - no commercial traders please
  • Not a radio rally - no refreshments, catering or inside activities - inside toilets are available
  • Bring your own Sunshade or Gazebo if you would like to - there is plenty of space!
  • Entry FREE for all - Sponsored by Norfolk Amateur Radio Club. No need to book - just turn up
  • Voluntary donations with all proceeds to E A C H and Barford Village hall Emergency roof repair fund

Please spread the word to other local amateurs, friends and clubs as everyone is welcome, but be
sure to say that this is not the usual full radio rally event and is all outdoors. The event will only take
place if it is well within government advice at the time and will be cancelled if it becomes the
responsible thing to do - watch our website. Contact David G7URP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ofcom has revealed that thousands of radio amateurs have not renewed their 'free' license for life...  Some of these will be 'silent-key' amateurs no longer with us, but many are known to be amateurs who signed up to the new license for life and yet have not renewed their license either online (free) or by post to Ofcom within 5 years of signing up to it.

We have reminded members about this before but now really is time to act and check - to be honest I was reminded by a fellow chairman from another club today and when I logged in found that I only had 8 months to run yet I was sure I renewed only a year or two ago..... thats how time flies.

So why not make it your first new years resolution to check - it really is as easy as signing into Ofcom, checking your license details like address etc are the same and then just a 1 button click on Validate License. Surely it a fair price to pay for 5 more years free license and peace of mind - and you can renew anytime over that 5 years for the next 5 years...

If you do let it expire I understand you will have to re apply with a full postal application and pay £20 - plus of course you could either be off the air or transmitting illegally.

Check and do it now and ensure you have a worry-free Happy New Year!


David G7URP