Demonstration of DMR repeater GB7MR at RADARS meeting

At the Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS) meeting on Wednesday 16th May 2018, Michael Lockwood G1XCC demonstrated the DMR repeater GB7MR, which he brought with him to the meeting.

GB7MR is currently without a permanent operation site. It is hoped that a new site can be found for the repeater. RADARS has offered sponsorship towards the cost of operating GB7MR, as the club is keen to see a DMR repeater in the area again.

Michael Lockwood G1XCC
Michael Lockwood G1XCC

 

DMR repeater GB7MR
DMR repeater GB7MR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://ukrepeater.net/my_repeater.php?callsign=GB7MR

 

PACOTA

Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society enjoy PACOTA

Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS) took part in the Pubs And Clubs On The Air (PACOTA) amateur radio activity on Saturday 12th May 2018. The venue was The Hopwood Arms, 753 Rochdale Rd, Middleton, Manchester M24 2RA.

Special event callsign GB0THA

Club members operated from the pub car park using the special event callsign GB0THA (THA standing for ‘The Hopwood Arms’) for the event. The turnout of club members on the day was good. The barmaids at the pub welcomed us and most members also tucked in to some excellent food prepared by the chef.

Robert M0NVQ operating D-Star in to the Ref006A scheduled net
Robert M0NVQ operating D-Star in to the Ref006A scheduled net
Alan G4VVT
Alan G4VVT
Tom M0TCO
Tom M0TCO
Andrew G3DTP
Andrew G3DTP

OFCOM – information for amateur radio licensees

OFCOM has updated their information for amateur radio licensees

OFCOM logo

On 4th May 2018, OFCOM updated the portal for amateur and ship radio licensing. Whilst there were no obvious changes to licence conditions, this new development seems to have drawn together relevant material in to one portal or web page.

For example, the ‘Regulations and technical information’ menu item directly takes you to a list of popular pdf files to download. Here you will find ‘Guidance to licencees’ and also ‘Use of Amateur Radio overseas by UK Amateur Radio licencees’. You will probably have seen and possibly read some if not all of these documents. They are now all together in one easy to browse place, making the OFCOM web site a little easier to use.

Follow the link:     https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radiocommunication-licences/amateur-radio/amateur-radio-info

 

Talk about Operational Requirement 229 at RADARS club meeting

Opening slide of talkThis evening members of the Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS) heard an interesting talk, Operational requirement 229, by fellow club member John G7OAI.

John’s presentation covered the history of delta winged bomber aircraft in the UK, focusing on the Vulcan bomber and also covering the role of the Vulcan bomber in the Falklands Islands conflict. The talk culminated in details and a video of the final Vulcan flight and the role of the John giving talkVulcan bomber in future displays and training initiatives.

A big thank you to John G7OAI.

 

Vulcan in hanger

 

To find out more about Vulcan XH558, the last flying Vulcan, click on this link: http://www.vulcantothesky.org

Interesting talk on WSPR at RADARS club meeting this evening

This evening members of the Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS) heard an interesting talk, An Introduction To WSPR, by fellow club member Phil M0KPH.

In addition to Phil M0KPH delivering his talk, the club also operated in the WSPR mode from the clubhouse using club callsign G0ROC, and Immediate Past President Dave G3RIK operated from his home QTH using his own callsign.

A big thank you to everyone involved.