SADARS has been given the following books by the family of the late Ron Pratt (G4DDX) with a request that any money made from them goes towards a memorial bench they are planning. Since we can’t meet and have a tabletop sale, I thought I’d try an auction here.
The list of books and magazines is below. Minimum bid per item 50p.
Winning bidders will be notified at the end of November and since G7CYQ is the auctioneer he is not in the bidding. Take a look at the list below and if there’s something you want then make an offer by email here before the end of November.
RSGB Radio Communication Handbook 5th Edition . Vols 1 and 2
RSGB Radio Communication Handbook 6th Edition
RSGB VHF/UHF Manual D Evans, GR Jessop 2nd edition
RSGB VHF/UHF Manual D Evans, GR Jessop 3d edition
RSGB Amateur Radio operating manual
RSGB Amateur Radio Techniques, Pat Hawker
RSGB Amateur Radio Circuits Book GR Jessop (Valves in the main)
New Bid £15.00
RSGB Radio Data Handbook 5th Edition
ARRL The Radio Amateurs Handbook
ARRL Ham Radio Operating Guide
ARRL Operating Manual 4th edition
ARRL QRP notebook
SPRAT (4Volumes and some loose)
£20 bid Many of the more recent in particular are missing
ARRL QRP Notebook
ARRL: Morse Code: The essential Language
ARRL Novice Antenna Handbook Doug DeMaw
Practical Wire Antennas John Heys
25 Simple Amateur Band Aerials EM Noll
DX and Dxpeditions
Where do we go next? MJ Laine
Dxpeditioning behind the scenes, N Cheadle and S Telenius Lowe
RSGB Radio Amateurs Exam Manual George Benbow
How to pass the RAE Q&A George Benbow
ARRL Tune in the World
Frequency allocations and tables
Radiocomms agency Table of Frequency Allocations 9kHz-105GHz
Putting Scanners into practice Peter Rouse
The complete VHF/UHF Frequency Guide (Waters and Stanton)
The UK Scanning Directory
RSGB Amateur Radio Software
Elimination of Electrical Noise Don Pinnock
World at their Fingertips (History of RSGB), John Clarricoats
QRV: Journal of the RAF Amateur Radio Society
RSGB Test Equipment for the radio amateur, HL Gibson 2nd edition
Any new members or others interested in studying for the Foundation and Intermediate licence exams are invited to get in touch now. Additionally, Intermediate licencees who are studying for their full licence exams can be offered mentoring.
SADARS is expecting to be added to the RSGB Online-training list imminently.
Tuesday evening fieldwork at Hampson park is becoming a regular event while clubnights at Chells are suspended. Here are some photos from Stevenage and District ARS weekly 2m FM club net as G3SAD/P over the last four weeks. Members meet at 7:30pm with due regard for social distance and have enjoyed seeing and hearing everyone #GOTA2C. All welcome whether licensed or just interested/curious.
UPDATE: As groups of more than 6 are now illegal, we will meet on the air on Tuesdays 145.45 FM from 7pm approx. G3SAD will be in use.
Club members with full licences will soon be heard around the bands using the club callsign G3SAD. Members who would like permission to use the club callsign (in return for a completed adif of their log) are invited to contact Tom or Rob for details.
Could be fun to see who records the most interesting QSO’s and on each band and mode?
As a response to disruption caused by the pandemic, the RSGB now offers remote invigilation for online examinations and the Exam Department is now ready to receive online bookings . Initially this will be for Foundation only However, in due course this may be extended to the other licence levels and allowing remote invigilation by club invigilators.
All exam applicants still have to apply via their local club exam secretary, Rob G2BKZ at SADARS. Currently, the practical requirement for both the Foundation and Intermediate courses is waived.
The RSGB publish regular updates about changes on the website under education. For the process and other questions see “Exam FAQs”
n.b. Remote teaching via Zoom may be available through SADARS but will prioritise current candidates
Newer club members, perhaps those who have just passed the licence exams may not be aware that the club has a great deal of equipment that can be borrowed by members. For example, licensees may borrow our latest “Shack in a box” consisting of an FT-857 transceiver, a power supply unit and an antenna tuner. So, if you dont have your own equipment, there’s always the chance to borrow what you need whether for HF or VHF. Test equipment is available to borrow as well ranging from multimeters to network analysers and even a spectrum analyser. Contact Paul (G8WWI) for more information on the full range of equipment available to members.