CRAC Social Evening

We are again meeting at the Countryman, Piece, Carnkie on Wednesday evening, June 24th from aroud 7.00pm onwards.

Food available within the pub for those wishing to treat themselves. Its steak night on a Wednesday with I believe two steak meals for £18.00

Wednesday 24th is also Folk evening at the Countryman with a gathering of musicians effectively jamming from I think around 20.30pm.

All are welcome.

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Autumn Foundation Course

We are hoping to be able to announce that there will be a Foundation training course arranged for September 2015.

This enables everyone to enjoy the Summer before commitment to the training.

Contact G0FIC for information.

We suggest you purchase the Foundation manual for the RSGB or any other source and begin your studying before

the course takes place. Just reading it several times will mean many facts have been retained and will make the training sessions more enjoyable and easier to follow.

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Murdoch Day 13th June 2015







John Uren

Gweal an Top

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Murdoch Day 13th June 2015

A demonstration Special Event Station will be operational at the Club HQ, Gweal An Top School, School Lane, Redruth from arounf 10.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs with operation taking place on the HF bands.

We invite all of our members or local licensed amateurs along to operate and suggest this is an ideal opportunity for those interested in taking up the hobby to come long and meet us to see what it is allabout and to find out how to train and become qualified to obtain your first call sign at the beginning of a hobby that will be with ypu for the rest of your life.

See you there!

73′ Norman G4USB

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Distance learning course – Bath

Extrapolated from Mike’s RSS feed from the RSGB

Distance-learning course a great success

rsgb | May 15, 2015

The Bath-based radio training team have been running classroom courses for over 15 years but in 2011 they started running distance learning courses for the Advanced exam.

The courses have since proved to be far more popular than the team ever envisaged, with hundreds signing up to join.

Not all of those who start complete the course but, so far, the average pass rate is over 85%.

The June exam should see the number of successful candidates pass the 300 mark.

The team are now enrolling students for their next course that will run from July to the December exam.

A £30 deposit is taken to secure a place on the course, and the deposit is refunded to those who sit the exam.

Those that do not finish the course agree to donate their deposit to charity.

In reality, many of the successful students also donate their deposits and the team has so far raised over £4,000 for radio-related good causes.

Recent donations include the Radio Communications Foundation, RAIBC and the British Wireless for the Blind Fund.

Further details can be obtained from Steve Hartley, G0FUW, by emailing

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Social Gathering

This evening sees another impromptu gathering at the Countryman Pub at Piece.

All are welcome and reasonably priced good food is available at the pub (ask Bob & Cheryll for confirmation). Tonight there should be a folk music evening too with on most occasions Mr Finbar Fury of the Fureys taking part.

Hope to see you there from around 7.15 onwards usually but no set time.

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Mike Jones 2E0MLJ visit as DRM Region 11

Mike visited the Club last evening and presented to us in two parts:

1. The RSGB Youth

Mike  2E0MLJ is Chairman of the RSGB Youth Committee which promotes the interests of young people in the amateur radio community.

He talked about the aims of the Youth Committee and highlighted some of the sponsored activities offered courtesy of the RSGB and others.

Apparently there are 201 Youth Members of the Society with age range to 25 Yrs even though the membership is FREE. Josh is one of them.

There is a DX-Pedition to Wales in July with cost being just £50, the rest covered by the RSGB – Lots of SOTA activity in the Brecon Beacons

plus some ARDF and lots of fun activities including zip-wires and other dangerous activities enjoyed when you are young.

With Mike’s obvious passion and enthusiasm watch this space as the RSGB is actively targeting youth and, as Mike said the course really is

linked to maths and physics and an excellent boost to School learning.

We have been left with some application forms to get our other young members joined up.

2. The RSGB work

Numerous topics covered including:

  • Subscription Cost
  • EMC Committee
  • Planning Help available
  • RADCOM content level – perhaps a bit high for the majority of readers
  • Perception of Value to prospective members
  • The QSL Bureau
  • Website
  • Online additional magazines
  • Club monthly magazine

Probably much more too. Mike answered most questions but has gone away with a few to ask the Society and will

provide responses to us. For example why did the Society stop taking part in IMD!

To ensure inclusion in GB2RS Mike has said he will get articles included if sent to him.

Apologies but this is all from memory and I no longer qualify for youth status Hi Hi

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