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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

4m Field Day

The 4m Field Day 16/17th September was a successful in that were able to try out the new gazebo/tent recently purchased by the club. It takes 4 to erect it successfully but once up was considered to be an excellent buy. It is quite sturdy and waterproof and withstood the wind and rain all weekend.

Operating conditions were not too good and only a few contacts were made – not many on the contest. I was hoping to do some qrp cw, only problem the only operators on were the Swedish contest and they were all using computer generated morse. No non-contest operators were around.

Had a visit from the police – we saw their drone which as spying on us and later they visited us but were quite happy when we explained what we were doing – and we had permission.

 

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.