Jun 052013

Like a car manufacturer keeping their new designs under wraps until release date, NWRC has seen a few changes this week of which I am not going to publish but let you see for yourself on your next visit to the club.

In essence the possibility of SDR may well be greatly achievable within our budget if we purchase a used system .

Flex have had a bit of hype but the reviews on the Flex 3000 are quite impressive. Unfortunately we missed out on one at a steal of a price but we are keeping our eyes peeled and they seem to be more available in the UK than Apache Labs .

Use this link to see the Flex in action.

Conrad seems to have sorted the resolution of the wall display now and it’s looking much better. We were using it today to keep an eye on spots as we did some cabling work at the HF station.

We are keen to get our members hands on training and involvement with the club. In the past it has always been a bit of a sit and have a chat club but we would like to change that and encourage members of all levels and experience to share in the club experience.

Some good team working today with a fast black express delivery of some plugs from LAMS and Conrad and Mick sorting out the second HF Amplifier. It’s a loan unit and an Ameritron A811. Its assigned to HF whilst the new 6/4 dual band amplifier is under construction and the Acom is in use on the 6m station.

It works and rather well I am lead to believe although I wasn’t there to see it as i was demoted to lawnmower man and had the job of stimming back the nettles to create a non stingy pathway to HF and VHF towers.

Some automation of antennas has also taken place but how and what will be revealed on your next visit.

This Thursday I would like the HF Radio on and new members take turn to call CQ and get a few contacts under their belt. We will be there to guide you on logging and operating and assisting with any questions you have.

See You next time at the club.


  One Response to “More Changes at The Club”

  1. Robert your strimming was not a demotion it was a promotion!

    By the way folks Robert is known as Awsome Rawson on account of the fact that he always delivers the goods! I think that we all did a good job and I’m always impressed by the fact that the club is making continuous improvements and that there are plenty of people doing their bit.

    Mick P is also something of a hero but I can’t think of anything that describes him that rhymes with Mick. He’s only an M6 apparently but he knows lots about lots and works hard behind the scenes. Both Mick and Robert are two of the most generous people I have ever met.

    It was good to see true to your word that we gave some tuition to the less experienced members of the club tonight.

    G4NOK is a proper radio club with facilities for all.

    We even had a spot of dancing late on….. :)

    Well done to everyone.

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