New Foundation Licence call signs in W Cornwall

Terry (Camborne) – M 6 L D W

Mark (Redruth) – M 6 M Y M

Graham (St Ives) -M 6 G T Z

I have spoken with Terry a few times already, heard Mark calling in after the news on Sunday
unfortunately on the repeater output (remember 600kc minus shift, 77hz ctcss, 145125 rx frequency at GB3NC)
Graham still not ‘tooled up with a radio I understand’

Welcome to the madness known as Amateur Radio!

Norman

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G3XFD spent an hour with us on JOTA 2014

Calling CQ on 40m from the 9 Ashes site I received a response from G3XFD, Rob in Bournemouth. Rob kindly agreed to pass greetings messages with the group of scouts, half of which had gathered behind me in the tent. The other half were passing messages on 2m within the confines of the site. With some 20 scouts in the group I was conscious that Rob may not wish to stay with us that long but, he said it was a pleasure and as long as he could escape at around 1.00pm it would be fine. After about 4 contacts were made I suddenly realised why not only the call but the voice was so familiar as the Rob in question was Rob Manion the former editor of Practical Wireless magazine, someone who has spent a long time in Cornwall in the past and had visited the Club on several occasions. The 10 minute warning was given and, thankfully we had just 5 more scouts to put in the hot seat. We concluded the contacts at around 3 minutes to the set hour and Rob was able to pick his XYL up from the local market in good time. Our grateful thanks are extended to Rob for his patience and resilience in taking the time to pass so many greetings. He really seemed to enjoy the experience thankfully. Hope you have a long and very enjoyable retirement Rob and we hope to see you back in Cornwall for a visit in the not too distant future. Contact with Rob G3XFD       Here I can be seen with one of the group in contact with Rob G3XFD (picture by Steve G7VOH)   Norman – G4USB President of CRAC

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Jamboree on the Air operation October 2014

For the first time in a number of years we were operational using our Club call sign over the JOTA weekend providing radio facilities to the 300 or so assembled Scouts of Cornwall at 9 Ashes, Washaway, Bodmin on the Saturday and Sunday of the JOTA weekend.

Our contingent worked very hard for the two days with hardly a gap in proceedings although, we were allowed a lunch break on the Saturday. With operation on the 2m band on site to give them a taste of VHF operation and, a 40m station using the TS 570 and Ian’s van mounted mast with a 40m dipole we managed to get every single scout at least one greetings message contact on air.

We were thanked by the County Assistand Commissioner and he hoped we may be able to help again next year. Consensus of onion was certainly will!

We were offered a donation for Club funds but suggested it be diverted into the Scout charity fund to enable the less fortunate to attend a camp in the future and this will be done in our name.

Norman

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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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MIT video made during Elettra Marconi’s USA visit in June

From:

Whitey K1VV W1AA Marconi Radio Club

great video on Elettra produced by MIT. Scroll to end, on “Marconi Legacy”: Other info on the page is also interesting.

http://libraries.mit.edu/exhibits/maihaugen/wired/

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Annual General Meeting 2014

Look forward to seeing everyone at Gweal An Top this evening

7.00 pm for 7.30 start

The Annual General Meeting

Please come along to help the Club going forward by selecting the Committee for the new year.

Your chance to make a difference by volunteering to serve the Club as a Committee member.

Tea and Coffee will be available as usual.

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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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Surplus Equipment – Bring and Buy sale 2013

Surplus Equipment Sale

Thursday 7th November 2013

The Old School, School Lane, Gweal An Top, Redruth, Cornwall

Time: 7.30pm onwards

Bring along your surplus radio Kenwood TS990S
Yaesu ft 950 or Icom IC-7600 !

Have you any items of radio equipment in your shack that
you wish to sell?

All are welcome to attend as this is not an event limited to members only so,
if you fancy coming along you may find a bargain or a purchaser for your
surplus gear!

For Sale by Club Member
I have just done an upgrade, I am selling my Magnum 257 (no not an ice cream bar).
This is a 10-11 metre multimode rig – in perfect condition – about 22 to 25
watts out (SSB on 11 metres is to be legalised later this year (see Ofcom
site!)). I would like to get about £120 (ono) for it – so if any one is interested
it’s now available. Complete with instructions, mobile mount (unused), updown
mic, 5 memories, 1k, 10k or 100k steps (or channelised if required) –
have just worked into Russia so I know it’s good!
73 Mike (G4WQL)

If not sold beforehand this might just be there on the night!

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