Social Evening

AS you may know we have been holing social evenings over the past few months at the Chivereton Arms pub.
This way fine in the summer as we were able to use the outside shelter in the garden but, with darker,
cooler evenings upon us the room inside is a little limited and not conducive to socialising as we are
seated around separate tables in the dining room overflow area.

Anyway, this evening we are trialling a new location and will be meeting from around 7.45 at Trickys just
off the old Redruth Bypass. Apparently room is less restricted there so let’s give it a try.

See you there.

Norman

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Foundation Licence Course September 2014

Graham G3LAI has worked his magic yet again with a 100% success rate in the
Foundation Examination taken on 4th October at Gweal An Top.

For once we have a youngster aged 14 to join the others, who knows perhaps they
will start a teenagers net? who knows.

Anyway congratulations to: Graham, Mark, Terry & Russell. We hope to hear you on
air soon and to see you at the club meetings at Gweal An Top or one of the Social
gatherings.

Well done

Norman

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UP TO DATE CONFIRMED IMD CALL LIST AS AT 8TH March 2014

Station Callsign Location Represented Station Callsign Location Represented
GB4IMD CORNWALL ENGLAND CW1GM PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY
GB2GM POLDHU CORNWALL DA0IMD BORKUM ISLAND, GERMANY
GB4MBP BASS POINT CORNWALL EI4MFT CLIFDEN, COUNTY GALWAY
NM0MRG BALLYCASTLE, N.IRELAND EI0MAR MARTELLO TOWER,CO DUBLIN
GX0MWT SANDFORD MILL,CHELMSFORD OE14M VIENNA AUSTRIA
GB0YAM YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM IY0ORP ROCCA DI PAPPA
GB1PBL PORTLAND BILL, DORSET I4CHD/IMD BOLOGNA
GB2MB HALDON HILL,EXETER II4SM SASSO MARCONI
GB2DMD PENCASTER GDNS,DOVER IY1MR RAPALLO, GENOVA
GB2MT WRITTLE, ESSEX IY1SP LA SPEZIA
GB2OWM ORKNEY WIRELESS MUSEUM IY1TTM SESTRI LEVANTE
GB2SFL S.FORELAND LIGHTHOUSE IY4FGM VILLA GRIFFONE,BOLOGNA
GB2SJ SOUTER POINT LIGHTHOUSE IY5PIS COLTABO, PISA
G0NWM TYNEMOUTH N.SHIELDS IY0GA CAPOIGARI,GOLFO ARANCI,SARDIINIA
GB2MD, GB4MD WAUNFAWR, N. WALES IY0IMD FORTE MICHELANGELO,
CIVITAVECCHIA
GB4MDI LAVERNOCK POINT IY0ORP ROCCA DI PAPA, ROME
GB4MHS OXFORD IY0TC TORRE CHIARUCCIA, SAMTA
MARINELLA, ROME
GB4MIW ALUM BAY, ISLE OF WIGHT EI0IMD MIZEN HEAD, COUNTY CORK
GB4MPC MARCONI POINT, CULLERCOATES EI5IMD BROW HD, CROOKHAVEN,CO CORK
GB5FHC FRASERBURGH, SCOTLAND PA6IMD GOUDA, NETHERLANDS
GB2M LOCHBOISDALE MARCONI TF3IMD HOFDI, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
WIRELESS STATION II0GM
GB5LT CALSHOT, Nr SOUTHAMPTON K2NJ SOMERVILLE, NEW JERSEY
GB6MD BREAN DOWN, SOMERSET K6KPH BOLINAS, POINT REYES, CALIFORNIA
GB4M DAVENTRY KM1CC WELLFLEET,CAPE COD,MASS
GB8IMD NETHERAVON,SALISBURY PLAIN N2MO WALL, NEW JERSEY
GB8MD TYWYN, WALES W1AA/MSC NANTUCKET ISLAND, MASS
GB0CMS CAISTER, NORFOLK W2US LONG ISLAND
GB0MBS DORCHESTER,DORSET W2MRC SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY
GB0MD W2RC/IMD ROCKY POINT, NEW YORK
GBOMGY HARLOW, ESSEX W8K ELBERTS, FRANKFORT, MICHEGAN
GB4MBC,GB4HMD FLATHOLM ISLAND, HOLYHEAD WA1WCC CHATHAM MASS
GB5IMD FLATHOLM ISLAND VE1IMD GLACE BAY,NOVA SCOTIA CANADA
GBOIMD BREAN DOWN VE2CRD DRUMMONDVILLE,QUEBEC,CANADA
VO1BZM NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA
VO1AA SIGNAL HILL,ST JOHNS,NEW’FLAND
W4H HATTERAS ISLAND
VK2IMD WAHROONGA,NSW, AUSTRALIA
HV5OVR THE VATICAN CITY
IIOELET ROME
TM114M FRANCE
AO1IMD FINESTERRE
SK6RM/IMD GOTHENBURG,SWEDEN
RADIO MUSEUM
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Belated Happy New Year

Apologies for lack of activity on the site but I have been trying to resolve a problem highlighted by the hosting company. Apparently I had an excessive number of files on the server, exceeding the 200,000 limit across the 6 sites on the domain.

No site is particularly huge and this has been a little perplexing as it was reported that gx4crc.com was responsible for around 147,000 of that number!

To be all northern ‘any road up’ I am hoping I have sussed the problem having found a temporary folder with nearly 9mb size and no way to access the contents. Deleted this and set up a new directory and firmly crossing fingers in case my action has screwed the site installation completely.

Could do with a little more knowledge of the inner workings of the beast hi hi.

Anyway, a happy New Year to all visitors to the site.

We have already enjoyed the first two meeting evenings of the year and have plans in hand to operate a station for the 7th Camborne Girl Guides for thinking day on the air on February 15th.

Mike has obtained the special call GB7CGG for obvious reasons and it is our intention to be on the air between the hours of 10.00am to 5.00pm and have been promised a good attendance as invitations have been passed to all the local Guide Troops… should be a good day.

Operation will be from the 7th’s building in the grounds at the rear of the Camborne Community Centre which is about 50 yards from Camborne Police Station.

Visitors will be made very welcome and that includes licensees who will be able to operate should they so wish.

Norman G4USB

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CRAC Rally 2013 – 7th July

A timely reminder to everyone. Rally 2013 is fast approaching and we will
be visiting the site next Saturday to manhandle the tables into position and
on site from early Sunday morning to meet and greet at first the Traders and
then our buying guests.

Doors will open at 1030am and we request that you all remember that and don’t
try to gain entry before that time. We need time first thing to allow everyone
to ready their stands for the visitors and to lend them a hand. We do not need
to be troubled by unauthorised visitors before the official start time as sorting
them out takes manpower away from more essential tasks. If you find yourself
asked to wait at the main door or to go back outside please comply with grace.
So have a lie in, don’t arrive at 9.00am and expect to come in immediately.
Opening is at 10.30am. We reserve the right to open earlier if all traders
are ready for the off and weather is particularly inclement.

Entry cost has been held at just £2.00 again this year even though the cost
of hiring the School seems to increase every year.

Opening time is 10.30 am

Items intended for sale on the bring and buy can be logged in before opening
of the show via the side entrance. Be prepared to pay a non returnable
administration fee of just 50p per item lodged for sale. This will help t
o cover our expences and deter entering numerous low value items for sale.

Whilst we take every possible precaution selecting traders for the show we
can not be held responsible for items purchased that are not fit for purpose.
So as buyers it up to you to carry out some due diligence and ensure you are
buying what you think you are buying and not a potentially expensive doorstop.

Contact details should appear within the programme and if you do have a problem
please contact the trader direct and not CRAC.

We hope to see a good crowd on the day as it is not just a trade show but an
annual social event giving everyone the chance to meet personally with and put
a face to the regular contacts you have beet talking with on a day to day basis.

So see you all there:

Cornish Radio Amateur Club Rally
Penair School
Truro
Cornwall

Sunday 7th July 2013 — opens 10.30am — closes when the traders
decide to pack up their wares. My suggestion is to come earlier rather
than later as in the past few years we have been packed away earlier each year.

To wet your appetite I can confirm attendance by

Henry Westlake for all your antenna, coax and hardware needs
Devon DX Group — good 2nd hand source
Worsley Communications – a local supplier of Amateur Radio equipment
Peter, formerly Garex
Kevin and Margaret from Bristol — general equipment

and more !

Refreshments will again be available from Colin’s catering van in the car park.

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Warning – epidemic of 2E0’s expected in W Cornwall

The intermediate examination took place on Wednesday  and there was a 100% success rate from the candidates sitting the test.

Unfortunately an unexpected work commitment prevented Martin from taking the exam as he had to go up to a meeting in London and was unable to get back in time to take part. Never mind Martin I’m sure there will be a chance to take the test again in the not too distant future as we have a couple of folk to cater for in the Advanced category and no doubt we can arrange it for the same night.

Congratulations to the ‘Magnificent Nine’

Jim ,Brian [Ken G0FIC]  John, Treve,  Mike, Paul, Carol, John,  Shaun,

Well done everyone.

 

Intermediate passes 220513

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OE13M – International Marconi Day

The Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation)

and the Documentary Archives Radio Communications /QSL Collection

will operate, for 72 hours only, a special event station with the call sign

OE13M

Friday, 19. – Sunday 21. April 2012 (00:00-24:00 UTC)

OE13M is an official “International Marconi Day” station.

Contacts made on Saturday, 20 April 2013, are valid for the IMD Award.

Bureau QSL via OE1WHC. QSL info: www.qrz.com/db/oe13m

Press Contact: Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC

office

QSL motif download www.qsl.at/down/oe13m.tif

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Ribbon feeder

RIBBON FEEDER

UAS Enterprises Ltd

Now in stock … special for locals 60p a meter

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Regards
Roy
www.pjbox.co.uk
01209 844859

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Thinking day on the air 2013

World Thinking Day on the Air (TDOTA)

TDOTA 2013

will be the 3rd full weekend in February 16 & 17

TDOTA is an opportunity for the members of the Guide Association from the youngest Rainbow to the oldest Trefoil Guild member to talk to other members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world via Amateur Radio.

The 22nd February is Thinking Day because it was the birthday of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout and Guide movements, and his wife Olave, who was the first World Chief Guide.

On this day each year members of WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)
remember the founders of the movement and take part in various activities to think about their sisters throughout the world.

Ken G0FIC

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Happy New Year – 2013

Wow, that went quickly, Christmas has managed to do its old trick of building up for ages and then ending, seemingly, before it started.

Hope you all had a really great time be it with your children, grandchildren, family or quietly at home with your own company and Christmas Television.

All that remains is to wish all members, their families, friends and all visitors to the site a very Happy and Prosperous New Year for 2013. Let’s hope we don’t have too many severe weather incidents and send our best wishes to all who have been affected badly by the recent spate of flooding here in the UK and, of course, to all those folk on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA as they get themselves back to normality after the horror of hurricane Sandy a few weeks back.

We have no way of controlling our weather (good job too) but I believe we are all keeping our fingers firmly crossed for a somewhat more sunny, drier Spring/Summer in 2013, especially at the weekends! we don’t mind overnight rain as long as the days are warm and bright.

Norman

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