Phil, G3MGQ has sent through his ‘Month on the Air’ for February 2016 which contains lots of DX information including the big contests to look out for and those to possibly avoid! Enjoy February’s edition of Month on the Air.
Monthly archives for January, 2016
Talk on Spectrum utilisation efficiency – 4G and beyond by Ian Clark
HERC is delighted to announce that Ian Clark will be attending the HERC club room on the 23rd March for a presentation on spectrum utilisation. Phil G3MGQ who kindly arranged the talk with Ian, sent through a brief piece on his personal background for those who will undoubtedly be interested in the talk.
Ian Clark spent 26 years working for BT International and for most of that time he was responsible for the maintenance, installation and design of international transmission networks and systems operating over satellite and submarine optical fibre cables. Ian left BT in 1994 but during his final years at BT he was employed as a technical training designer and lecturer at the BT International training college. He now works as a freelance telecommunication technical trainer and is a specialist in radio, fibre optic transmission systems, data communications, and mobile technologies including GSM, GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies.
The talk will take place as usual at HERC’s Taplin Centre meeting room on the 23rd March 2016, with the doors opening at 7.30pm. Everyone is invited to attend. You may wish to view HERC’s contact and direction information.
Live amateur radio evening and chat at the Taplin Centre
On 27th January at 7.30pm, the club will hold the first of two annual Live Amateur Radio evenings at the Taplin Centre club room in St. Leonards. The general public is welcome to visit and explore the world of amateur radio, with members offering a wealth of radio and electronics experience on the night. Live operating will be conducted on HF transceivers as well as UHF handheld radios connecting through nearby repeaters which enable contact with other amateur radio operators further afield.
The public is welcome to ask any questions they may have to the club members on the night, and make enquiries about taking their amateur radio licence through the clubs RSGB approved trainer, Phil G3MGQ. If you haven’t visited the Taplin Centre before, directions can be found here. All will be made most welcome.
Dave Williams (G8PUO) of RILGES sends a quick update to reflect the recent frequency change of GB3HE, the Hastings based 70cm repeater.
Please note that GB3HE changed frequency during December and unsure if some are aware of this.
Please ensure you have the new GB3HE frequencies programmed back to the narrow split (as before).
Band: 70CM ( RB14)
Repeater TX frequency: 433.3500 MHz
Repeater RX Frequency: 434.9500 MHz
Split + 1.6 MHz
CTCSS: 103.5 Hz