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Aurora. Clubhouse. Video. Website. Santa.

M0XYF Berni
 

An enjoyable evening on Friday. Nice to see the numbers creeping up with a fair few joining online as well as a sprinkling of people at the clubhouse. Maybe in the springtime more people will feel comfortable returning to the club as confidence builds with respect to the levels of protection afforded by the vaccines.

As Peter was saying on the 80M net on Sunday morning, we do need to retain a regular presence at the hall to safeguard the future of the shack. I think it's also clear that in the meantime, it's useful to have the added convenience of the various online meeting platforms.

I just wanted to thank John and Sue for a very well thought out presentation, and of course to Alan and Stella without whose contribution the online and offline worlds wouldn't have come together at all.

You can pretty much guarantee that there will be technical glitches on the night, and I hope that everyone appreciates that it's not easy being the people driving the technology bus with everyone else looking on.

Well done to all involved. I hope to hear from John at some point with a link to the video.

Wait... am I going a bit soft in my old age? Let's hope not.

Lots of development work been going on behind the scenes with the website, including online membership forms for 2022 as well as online payments too. I thought I'd ride the wave of modernity coursing through the club recently.

I'll turn all that on in December. It'll make a nice Christmas present for everyone.

Ho Ho Ho!

Berni M0XYF


Re: Talks for the Society

G4UDU Phil
 

I would prefer any talks to be radio related.

If I wanted to join the Sussex Diving club I would have done so - I don’t think they will be having any subject matter relating to Amateur Radio on their schedule.

There are plenty of online lectures both from the RSGB and other societies and clubs, just decide on the subject then set one up as a meeting presentation video

The problem is getting MSARS members on the air and with interests that can be discussed and online/live talks arranged.

Worthing have moved forward with a very innovative club project - when it is fully setup I will be pleased to do a talk for MSARS explaining what it is all about - but no date can be set yet - with a bit of luck, just before or after Christmas.


Phil G4UDU







On 7 Nov 2021, at 16:48, M6ZRJ Stella <m6zrj@...> wrote:

Dear All
 
As a society we are asking if amongst our members there are some of you that could come forward and give a short informal talk. 
 
The content of the talk could be anything from Radio to Scuba Diving, anything goes.
 
This could be done via Zoom or Google meets if needed.
 
Please contact me via m6zrj@... 
 
73
 
Stella 
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Re: Talks for the Society

M5BTB Phil
 

I have two presentations on Marconi, written during the first lockdown. How short is a short talk, his life and discoveries are quite extensive.

Phil
M5BTB

On 7 Nov 2021 16:48, M6ZRJ Stella <m6zrj@...> wrote:

Dear All

 

As a society we are asking if amongst our members there are some of you that could come forward and give a short informal talk.

 

The content of the talk could be anything from Radio to Scuba Diving, anything goes.

 

This could be done via Zoom or Google meets if needed.

 

Please contact me via m6zrj@... 

 

73

 

Stella 

Unofficial Programme Secretary 

 


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Talks for the Society

M6ZRJ Stella
 

Dear All

 

As a society we are asking if amongst our members there are some of you that could come forward and give a short informal talk.

 

The content of the talk could be anything from Radio to Scuba Diving, anything goes.

 

This could be done via Zoom or Google meets if needed.

 

Please contact me via m6zrj@... 

 

73

 

Stella 

Unofficial Programme Secretary 

 


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News Items

M0XYF Berni
 

A few bits to pass on this weekend.


Firstly, a couple of members have expressed a wish to experiment with some of the internal website features (registration, posting articles etc.) but had not received the emails I sent when I set those facilities up.

In case anyone else missed this information, it can be revisited here:

https://msars.org.uk/index/32-joomla/61-create-your-own-msars-content


Bath and District Amateur Radio Club have just dropped the flag on applications for places on their Intermediate level training course. I know we have several Foundation licence holders at the club, and these places will go very quickly. Top notch training at bargain pricing. Details here:

https://msars.org.uk/news/105-intermediate-level-course-announced-be-quick


Alan Cragg recently appeared as a guest speaker at Denby Dale ARS talk night. Check the link on our video page:

https://msars.org.uk/videos


A report and pictures too of the Junk Sale:

https://msars.org.uk/news/103-junk-sale-bargains-were-definitely-had


Enjoy your weekend.

Berni M0XYF


Re: Antenna Wire

G4AKG Peter
 

Hi Phil
        Starting on my aerial today might have it done by Sunday !!  I will take a sample along to the club friday
to see if anyone else is interested  if that 1000 m is ok very good price ..
            73
                  and thanks
                        Peter

On Wed, Nov 3, 2021 at 12:46 PM G4UDU Phil <pgodbold@...> wrote:
With recent talk about antenna wire

Is there any need for the club to purchase a reel ?

I have just been offered by one of our trade suppliers a 1000 meter reel of stranded antenna wire (I will get a sample and check out exactly what it is) for £100 + VAT.     £120

Check out the dealers - its an AWFUL lot more than that !


Phil G4UDU








Antenna Wire

G4UDU Phil
 

With recent talk about antenna wire

Is there any need for the club to purchase a reel ?

I have just been offered by one of our trade suppliers a 1000 meter reel of stranded antenna wire (I will get a sample and check out exactly what it is) for £100 + VAT. £120

Check out the dealers - its an AWFUL lot more than that !


Phil G4UDU


A Talk By John Berry G8JBJ: Communications via the Aurora 12th November 2021

M6ZRJ Stella
 

Hi All

 

This is to inform you that there will be a talk from John Berry G8JBJ to the Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society on the 12th November 2021.

 

For those unable to attend in person at Cyprus Hall, Burgess Hill, Sussex, UK, it will be delivered simultaneously online.

 

For those that want to access online ALL you need is to use the link below, there is no need to download Google Meet:

 

Communications via the Aurora: a talk to MSARS
Friday, 12 November · 20:00 – 21:15
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: 
https://meet.google.com/cxc-nnvm-bos

 

73

 

Stella

Unofficial Programme Secretary


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Any photos?

M0XYF Berni
 

Did anyone manage to take any photos of the junk sale?

See you on GB3HY tonight

Berni M0XYF


Photo request

M0XYF Berni
 

Hi all.

As I won't be at the Junk Sale on Friday evening, would somebody be so kind as to grab a few photos of proceedings and forward them to me for inclusion on the website please?

It would be much appreciated.

Berni M0XYF


Surplus Equipment Sale this Friday 22nd October

M6ZRJ Stella
 

Dear Members

On Friday 22nd October we will be holding our first Surplus Equipment Sale since 2019.

Doors open from 6.30pm when everybody starts to setup that arrives there.

Once we have the tables and chairs setup we can then put out the Surplus Equipment out!

Doors will be closing nominally at 10.30pm

This will be held in Cyprus Hall STARFORD HALL where we can space the chairs more.

The catering will be serving the following :- 

Sandwiches Sliced Cheese, Sliced Cheese & Ham, Sliced Ham, Sliced Beef.

Cheese Straws

Cake

Tea & Coffee

Please note that from this Surplus Equipment Sale the commission that the Society takes from Sellers Items will increase to 15% of each total sale.

This is to let you know that as a Society we now can take Chip & Pin / Contactless payments.

If possible minimum payment £10 please.

We can accept the following:- Square Payment symbols 2021.JPG

Stella Rogers M6ZRJ

Hon Treasurer

73

 


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Surplus Equipment Sale this Friday 22nd October

M6ZRJ Stella
 

Dear Members

On Friday 22nd October we will be holding our first Surplus Equipment Sale since 2019.

This will be held in Cyprus Hall STARFORD HALL where we can space the chairs more.

The catering will be serving the following :- 

Sandwiches Sliced Cheese, Sliced Cheese & Ham, Sliced Ham, Sliced Beef.

Cheese Straws

Cake

Tea & Coffee

Please note that from this Surplus Equipment Sale the commission that the Society takes from Sellers Items will increase to 15% of each total sale.

This is to let you know that as a Society we now can take Chip & Pin / Contactless payments.

If possible minimum payment £10 please.

We can accept the following:- Square Payment symbols 2021.JPG

Stella Rogers M6ZRJ

Hon Treasurer

73

_._._,
Sent from Stella on the move. M6ZRJ 


Re: Operation Blue-ham

M0XYF Berni
 

Thanks for your posts Phil. Always interesting.

JOTA/JOTI this weekend also. I tweeted about this on Wednesday, and World Scouting retweeted it to 83,000 of it's twitter followers, amongst other retweets!

https://twitter.com/MidSussexARS/status/1448305503772237826

Berni

M0XYF

On 16/10/2021 10:10, G4UDU Phil wrote:
This weekend 16/17 Oct
Time to get on 60m band - Full licences only - Novice/Intermediate SWL only
Over the weekend 16 and 17 October 2021 the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC), will conduct a military style national HF radio exercise. Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions RAFAC, CCF, ACF and SCC Callsigns look forward to operating with as many Radio Amateur Stations as possible during Exercise Blue Ham 21-2.
We invite UK and European Amateur Radio Operators to take part and make this the biggest Cadet – Amateur radio exercise RAFAC has been involved in.
The exercise will take place on the UK MoD 5MHz (60 Meters) Shared Band and a significant part of the exercise will be on the section of the band that amateurs are authorised to operate.
CU on 60
Phil G4UDU


Operation Blue-ham

G4UDU Phil
 

This weekend 16/17 Oct
Time to get on 60m band - Full licences only - Novice/Intermediate SWL only
Over the weekend 16 and 17 October 2021 the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC), will conduct a military style national HF radio exercise. Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions RAFAC, CCF, ACF and SCC Callsigns look forward to operating with as many Radio Amateur Stations as possible during Exercise Blue Ham 21-2.
We invite UK and European Amateur Radio Operators to take part and make this the biggest Cadet – Amateur radio exercise RAFAC has been involved in.
The exercise will take place on the UK MoD 5MHz (60 Meters) Shared Band and a significant part of the exercise will be on the section of the band that amateurs are authorised to operate.

CU on 60
Phil G4UDU


FT-817

G4UDU Phil
 

FT-817 - NOW SOLD


FT817ND

G4UDU Phil
 

I am helping clear some radio equipment for a silent key sale

Getting to the end now ………



YAESU FT-817ND

A great little portable - 160m - 70cms   All modes makes for an easy “Radio to Go”




Complete with box, instructions, charger, battery pack, both whip antennas, carry case, shoulder strap - even has the free Yaesu map !


Its all yours for £300


It all works - I doubt if it has anything other than minimal use.

The details have also been circulated to other radio clubs

Please collect from me in Upper Beeding


Phil G4UDU




REMINDER tomorrow 15th October we have a talk by Jon Wymer on How to Design and Build RF Power Amplifiers. On Zoom as well.

M6ZRJ Stella
 

Dear All

 

This coming Friday will be a talk by Jon Wymer on How to Design and Build RF Power Amplifiers.

Jon will be bringing some examples, old and new to look at. We will be live streaming this event on Zoom so members that cannot be there will be able to join in too. Sounds like one not to be missed.

The new and much improved quality video (after our first test zoom last month) will also be available via our video page and on our YouTube channel.

Please find below the information needed for those who want to join us via zoom.

 

Alan Cragg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Jon Wymer on How to Design and Build RF Power Amplifiers Zoom Meeting

Time: Oct 15, 2021 08:00 PM London

 

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/9024503912?pwd=SGV1U2tvb0RQTjFwNGtkTWJOcFBFQT09

 

Meeting ID:

902 450 3912

 

Pass Key:

aJ2QnR

 

73

 

Stella Rogers

Unofficial Programme Secretary

 


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This Friday 15th Oct we have a talk by Jon Wymer on How to Design and Build RF Power Amplifiers. On Zoom as well.

M6ZRJ Stella
 

Dear All

 

This coming Friday will be a talk by Jon Wymer on How to Design and Build RF Power Amplifiers.

Jon will be bringing some examples, old and new to look at. We will be live streaming this event on Zoom so members that cannot be there will be able to join in too. Sounds like one not to be missed.

The new and much improved quality video (after our first test zoom last month) will also be available via our video page and on our YouTube channel.

Please find below the information needed for those who want to join us via zoom.

 

Alan Cragg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Jon Wymer on How to Design and Build RF Power Amplifiers Zoom Meeting

Time: Oct 15, 2021 08:00 PM London

 

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/9024503912?pwd=SGV1U2tvb0RQTjFwNGtkTWJOcFBFQT09

 

Meeting ID:

902 450 3912

 

Pass Key:

aJ2QnR

 

73

 

Stella Rogers

Unofficial Programme Secretary

 


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FT290

G4UDU Phil
 

I am helping clear some radio equipment for a silent key sale

This is one of more to come


Yaesu FT290 MK 1 All mode portable

The telescopic whip is missing

Complete with MB-11A mobile mounting cradle

Can have 8 X NIMH “C: cells for portable - NOT INCLUDED

Complete with box, leather ? Case,  charger and instructions    

Tested all working - rear switches need some cleaner ( Light and H/L power) 

Outer case is Scruffy

£75


Buyer collects from me in Upper Beeding


This is being advertised in other clubs and media


Phil G4UDU



Re: Working DX

G3WYN Ken
 

Great Phil but how long will it take for MSARS member to realise that these are CW contacts your making! Band does sound busy tho except for our lunchtime nets where my followers seem to have all gone away. Your Begali does sound nice tho. 73 Ken



------ Original Message ------
From: "G4UDU Phil" <pgodbold@...>
To: Msars@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, 7 Oct, 2021 At 16:19
Subject: [Msars] Working DX

With good band conditions comes the issue of big pile ups


Swaziland

On 21.037 working split listening 1 to 5 up

BIG Pileup !


His Calling frequency is on VFO A - and all the calling stations are above that frequency - my VFO B was where I last heard him work a call

The whole screen covers just 7 KHz

Phil G4UDU



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