Silent Key Derek G3BVB

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.

73,

Keith M0TMO

Field Day

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.

Field Day & 4m contest

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.

4m contest 17th September

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.