Telford & District Amateur Radio society

photo of Telford hamfestTelford & District A.R.S. are proud that the 11th Telford Hamfest is taking place on Sunday 4th September, co-ordinated with the famous Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s Staff at Enginuity.

The Hamfest has it’s own website with information about activities on the day, the dealers at the event and costs if you want a table either inside or outdoor fleamarket type.

Telford Hamfest is signposted on the day and if you can please give Simon on the Hamfest talk-in station a shout via GB3TF (433.2 – fusion or FM) or 145.525 tradition talk-in frequencies).

This years Hamfest features:

  • Guest Workshop Group: TECHNOJAM.UK will provide hands-on access to using the Raspberry Pi microprocessor board for a range of practical electronic solutions, and on a one-to-one basis will show you how it’s done !
  • Guest Speaker Noel Matthews G8GTZ– topic: Amateur Radio aboard ISS

We look forward to new visitors and old friends alike.  Go to http://www.telfordhamfest.org.uk for more information.

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Recent events:

3rd August – ADRF 80m introduction with Bob Titterington G3ORY

Bob Titterington, G3ORY, the UK’s ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding) Guru came across from Leicestershire to Telford club on Wednesday 3rd August. After a quick demo of a simple Chinese 80m DC receiver, some 14 teams invaded Little Wenlock Village Field at 1 minute intervals, clutching the borrowed equipment, in order to pin down each of 5 TXs, previously ‘planted by Bob,  which transmitted in sequence. All teams found all five TXs, in times ranging from 36min 44secs to 16min 15secs. The top 3 teams were Joe 2E0EVB with Gary M0GWP (16:15), Martin 2E0TRO (18:00) and Paul G6AQA with Heather M0HMO (19:17). Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and the novel use of 80m (3.6MHz) by tdars members, was particularly commented upon – for its accurate null bearings and ‘one box’ kit. Especial thanks to Bob G3ORY for coming this far to lead the event, and to the many visitors from Stafford radio club, who made the cross-border trek to TDARS.

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