The Tuesday evening talk by Colin on Astronomy was well received by all members, very interesting and educational. Well done Colin.
It is with sad news that I announce the passing away of Derek G3BVB, a long term member, on 1st November, 2017.
Those who know Derek will remember a real gentleman who was a great asset to the club. Unfortunately the past few years,due to age, he has not been too active at the club but continued on the radio with many of his worldwide contacts.
His funeral will take place on 17th November at the Dorchester Cemetery Chapel at 13:30, if you wish to attend please contact me.
Make a note, there will be no evening meeting as it is Boxing Day.
There will be a Boxing Day Net at 11:00 on 2m and 40m, you are all welcome to join in.
We will be holding our Annual Christmas Quiz on Tuesday 12th December at the club. Bring wives, girl-friends or partners. As usual there will be a choice of eats supplied by the members. Questions are light hearted and easy.
Congratulations to Tim M6TYH who has passed his Foundation Course and is now licensed to operate.
This is a 2 day event, from 12:00 Sat 16th Sept. to 12:00 Sun 17th Sept. Operating HF or whatever. Sun 09:00 t0 12:00 is 4m contest.
Park at car park unless carrying big load or staying overnight.
We have approval to use the Win Green site for our Field Day & 4m contest. It will be from Saturday noon on 16th September to Sunday noon 17th September.
This is a chance to do some late night operating at a interference free site with contacts possible around South America and the Pacific.
As it will be a club operation, all operators will be able to use full power,
More details will be available in the next few days.
BVARS is considering entering the 4m contest on 17th September. It is further proposed that we make it a weekend activity which would allow members to play radio from Saturday pm to contest time – chance to get some rare contacts. We would be setting this up on Winn Green (I am applying for access through the gate).
Site is also excellent for Astro -scopes, maybe you could bring your ‘scope.
Will confirm soon as possible.