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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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RSGB Regional Representative visit

We are to be joined this evening by the Assistant DRM for region 11. Hw will talk to us about the activities of the RSGB and relay any topics we raise with him for cascading upwards to the RSGB for consideration and an answer if he is unable to address the topic sufficiently.

It is the first time for a we have been visited since Mark M0VAU relinquished his post. The new brrom I understand is very keen at present so we should make use of his enthusiasm before he becomes bitter and twisted and as cynical as the rest of us!

Venue Gweal An Top School time 7.30 kick off.

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Offers on 4M equipment from UAS

UAS Enterprises Ltd

Hello CRAC Members , hope you’re ok .

As 4m is becoming popular locally now here’s 3 offers

1.Sirio – 4-68 antenna £41
Tried and tested by many of us and performs really well

2.Sirio – GPA 66-108 £29 ( will fit in a loft )

In 2 to 3 weeks I will have new stock of the Anytone AT588 – 4m radio (50w Max output) £120
Also tried and tested by some of us – At full TX powere runs quite cool and receives well too

01209 844859

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A new Foundation Licence training course planned for May

If you live within striking distance of Redruth and have a wish to become an Amateur Radio operator :

Contact Ken G0FIC at the earliest possible opportunity to find out more or to make arrangements to join the course.

Ken can be found on:             




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Some sad news

I am sorry to report that Nike G1NRF’s Mother passed away on the evening of Tuesday 31st March after a long illness.

Our thoughts are with you and all the family Mike.

The next few weeks will be hard but things will improve with the passage of time.

Don’t worry, we will find you a job for the coming year at the AGM now we know you are willing to stand for Committee again.

Norman G4USB

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Volunteers required for EMC monitoring

I have been asked to forward this emil on to all our members should anyone been interested in taking park. If you are please contact emc.chairman


Steve G7VOH

From: Graham Murchie [ moz-do-not-send="true"
Sent: 29 March 2015 8:23 PM

Subject: EMC ‘volunteers’

It was good to see most of the Leadership Team at Sandy last Saturday. I managed to chat to quite a few of you but I’m sorry that I couldn’t speak to everyone.

During the event, I asked you all to think about people you know in your Region, Club, Committee etc who might be possible volunteers to help the EMC Committee with tracking down and identifying interference.

John Rogers tells me that he has heard from some of you but can I ask again that you all go back to John either with suggestions or to say that there isn’t anyone that you know who would be able to help. The EMC team are happy to train people to use the equipment so they don’t have to be hi-tech.

This is an absolute key area for the hobby so please think hard and e-mail John

See you all in six months



Graham Murchie G4FSG

Chairman, RSGB Board

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Bet it was even rougher last night


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Annual General Meeting 2nd April 2015

It is hard to believe but here we are with the Annual General Meeting just a few days away.

Not only is it the AGM but it is also the first time we will be meeting at the new venue across the way from our old haunt at the former Gweal An Top School in Redruth.

The meeting will take place on Thursday April 2nd at 19.30 hours.

Refreshments will be available if we can find our way around the rather flashy new kitchen facilities that are to hand at the new venue.


On a sombre note, it will be one year since our old friend Charlie passed away as, if you recall it was on the night of the AGM when he was struck down in 2014.

Where has the time gone?



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Special Station gathering on Feb 21st

We had a great time at Gweal An Top on Saturday seeing many faces we had not seen for a while at the regular Club evenings and having a good natter session.

The French Contest on 40m seemed to be the predominant feature of the band covering up the majority of the TDOTA stations until mid afternoon.

Ed confused a Bulgarian operator by returning to his call made in English using the Bulgarian language, at least I assume it was as Ed had worked in that country for some time a while back.

James M6ZXZ had the important job of the Pasty run to Prima at Scorrier and those of us joining him in enjoying the delicacy enjoyed it to its fullest, could have done with more Swede and onion but very passable.

Well worth the effort just to see so many of the members coming along.


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