Have you ever thought about becoming a HAM?

How would you like to have a hobby that allowed you to make contacts and friends all over the world?
How would you like to join a hobby with loads of different avenues for you to explore?
How would you like to join a club that belongs strongly in learning about radio and importantly friendship and support throughout its membership?

Sounds interesting doesn’t it? but what is HAM radio all about? Well put simply Ham Radio, is the use of radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radio sport, contesting, and emergency communication.

So how do I find out more about Ham radio and joining North Wales Amateur Radio Group?
https://nwarg.org
https://nwarg.org/membership-application-form

We look forward to hearing from you.

NWARG Foundation online’ first sessions

The NWARG foundation online sessions started today with John Pritchard (MW0JWP) holding online sessions for both foundation and Intermediate license candidates.
John covered a variety of topics ranging from License conditions to some technical matters such as calculating resistance. Martin Moyse (2W0NKS) also covered Feeders and Antennas.
The sessions are scheduled for weekly delivery in Facebook Messenger chat rooms and are open to all NWARG members to join.

Thank you

The North Wales Amateur Radio Group would like to thank all of our wonderful NHS heroes and of course all of the key workers during these difficult times. Stay at home, stay safe, and help save lives.

Corvid 19 virus

Due to the current situation with Corvid 19 all club nights, the AGM and Exams are suspended until further notice. We feel this is the sensible thing to do. We will monitor the situation and notify everyone when normality resumes!

NWARG AGM

The North Wales Amateur Radio Group AGM is on April 2nd, 7pm at The Northwood Hotel, Rhos on Sea. Members, please make every effort to attend.

NWARG DX-Day Great Orme 02/02/20

Our Group’s first major get together  DX-ing  finally took place on Sunday 2nd Feb 2020 at the public car parking area next to the GB2ORM D-Day site location as of June 2019.

Our Club Chair, Martin Moyse (2WONKS)  was bright and early yet again and in position well before 07.00 hrs ! complete with his Icom 7300 and HF half size G5RV all set up.

Weather forecast was looking better than the previous day with less wind and rain so I was all set and hooked up with caravan ready to go , and after a bit of a drag round marine drive and up the tank tracks met up on site with a few more of our group who had got their ready for the DX QSO’s  to begin.

Capt Peter  ( GW4UWD) was all ready on parade too, and looking nearly as good as me LOL complete in cammo outfit for the day ahead, and I was even more chuffed with my fellow friend when he gave me even MORE  cammo outfits from his old stock from home CHEERS CAPT ,but  My Missis gonna  take mick again!

Ted (MW6ADF) Chris (GW1OIK) Carl (MW6PQQ)  Pat (2WOHUU)  all gave a hand to get the c van situated and set up using fishing Rod antenna’s  with a couple of counterpoises , along with x2  Yaesu 450-D’s inside the c van.

Meanwhile Martin was already doing well on various bands ,but the weather  was just a bit too windy for Peter to work  portable with his CW set up as now it was getting biting cold and only really suitable for  staying in a car or the c van, so got kettle on (EVENTUALLY) and we sat very cosy in the c/van.

Martin was transmitting on 40 mtrs, so we set up Yaesu’s  on 20 & 80m but our first QSO’s into Europe were at  11.00hrs into Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Poland and the usual German stations around at that time of the morning.

Today was mainly a test Event for the NWARG as we have so many more events planned for the course of 2020, and we did not plan to fill in loads n loads of Log’s  but, mainly to get all our members together for a fun filled day and that was exactly how the day spread on .

 QSO’s, Members turning up to join us all times of day and loads of BANTER too throughout the entire afternoon , “Not forgetting”  Carl’s  Dented Car, Martins Early morning Erections ! and of course me PIKEY taking ages to make a cuppa & burning myself in the process  STUPID BOY !.

During the afternoon further contacts made from the c/ van were to New York, Kansas, Monreal  San Marino and Tenerife, all on 20mrs using our club call sign MC0JBQ. Unfortunately  it did get colder as the day went on so we all went QRT before 15.00 hrs and after spending a brill day with the NWARG it was time to depart ,BUT WE WILL BE BACK and with a lot more Antennas ! Ideas & Set up’s.

Big Thanks To : Ted (MW6ADF)  Martin ( 2WONKS) )  Pat (2WOHUU)  Chris (GW1OIK) Peter  (GW4UWD)  Carl (MW6PQQ)  Kev (MW6ORJ)  David (Pres- NWARG) Jack (GW2ANK) Jeremy (MW6XWP) FOR MAKING THIS A GREAT DAY OF FRIENDSHIP AND PLAYING RADIO

73’s Tony MW6TMQ

New equipment at our NWARG HQ

Whilst people around the UK were celebrating BREXIT more important things were going on at the NWARG HQ on saturday (31-01-20) Pat & David were busy erecting the new GAP Titan DX Antenna whilst Tony(TMQ) Ted (ADF) were removing Chris (OIK) mast from his back garden. Luckily Pat and david turned up to also give us a hand as it was VERY HEAVY.

Eventually we all got it onto Teds Van and took it to the NWARG HQ ,so its now awaiting to be put up and then the fun can start. Cant Wait !

Thanks to all and especially was great to see chris OIK so active with us all again WKD TIMES AHEAD FOLKS. 73’s

Baofeng GT5-TP Donation

Our good friend Phil Mclaren 2W0PJM has very kindly donated a Baofeng GT5-TP to Peter GW4IDV. Peter has been looking for an easy to use handy to use when he visits his family in Portsmouth and when Phil heard about this he donated his Baofeng GT5-TP to Peter.
Our Chairman, Martin Moyse 2W0NKS delivered the radio earlier this week to Peter (pictured). All Peter has to do now is learn to use the radio.

NWARG DX Day Great Orme, Llandudno

GB3GO maintenance

Ted (MW6ADF) & Tom (MWOTMH) went up to the Great Orm in Llandudno on Saturday the 18th January 2020 and changed both antennas on the GB3GO repeater. Reports so far is it’s now far improved over what it was.

Massive thanks to Ted, on getting this done. Some pics show the top quality of these new Renair antennas. Marine quality, tuned for each frequency. Superb!

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