Special Guest Speaker 19th June 2019!


Please note we have a special guest speaker on 19th June, Mervyn G4KLE, who will be talking about the National Radio Centre, which will be an up coming trip the club will be arranging.

Mervyn has been giving several talks to clubs including one on the radio systems used by the British Special Forces (Mervyn used to be in the special forces!) and also hints and tips on going portable which I have heard has been excellent!


So please make sure you can attend and don’t miss out!

Cricket World Cup Radio Marathon Wednesday 5th June 2019 at the club rear car park!


Cricket World Cup Radio Marathon

At South Notts ARC Wednesday 5th June 2019

This is the Ideal opportunity to get our club back on the air from our new QTH

The 5th of June is the eve of a match at Trent Bridge for Cricket World Cup


We are planning to operate Portable from the Car Park at the rear of the club,

Using a caravan used by Derbyshire Dales Raynet.

We have been allocated the slot for this date from 17.00 UTC to 22.00 UTC

It is expected to operate at least two HF stations, but if conditions and logistics permit it would be great to operate more.

We can operate multiple bands, frequencies, and modes.

You can find more details of this great event on the RSGB website


FT8 Secrets


For those who are interested in FT8, the RSGB published a video with a thorough and interesting talk on the subject to complement the pdf article we have on the technical page…



HF Mobile!


I was recently asked by a member about their HF mobile setup in their car.  Here is an RSGB presentation covering the kit, how to use it and how to chase DX….. Enjoy!


Sotabeams’ New Wolfwave Advanced Audio Processor


Sotabeams have just released a new Advanced Audio Processor unit which boasts excellent noise reduction, bandwidth control, audio compensation for age-related hearing decline.


The unit is simple to fit, connecting an audio cable from the radio to the unit and from the unit to your headphones or speaker.

Below is a link with videos showing its effectiveness!



Dates for the next Intermediate course


Dates for the next Intermediate training course and exam have now been finalised. The theory training will take place on 5th and 6th April 2019. The practical elements and exam will take place on 13th April. Both will be held at the club premises at Mapperley Plains Social club. Fees £32.50 exam, £10.00 towards room. Non members are encouraged to join the club for one year, £15.00.

Completed application forms EX200 (https://rsgb.org/main/clubs-training/forms/) and exam fees to be received by the Secretary by 20th March. See the Home page for contact details.

Advanced Exam success


Congratulations to Peter O’Shea and Joe Green who recently passed their Advanced exam. Joe, who passed with distinction, now has the new callsign M0JOJ and Peter’s new callsign is M0IVL.

Well done done both of you, the hard work has paid off.