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?
Bryan Harber presented a review and hands-on demonstration of the nature and mechanics of Frequency Modulation. Beginning with a demonstration using a signal generator and oscilloscope he visually demonstrated how AM “works” and then explained why FM cant be demonstrated visually the same way. Instead a spectrum analyser was used to do this. Discussion on multiple sidebands, bandwith and “channels”, “capture” and other licence-relevant matters followed. Powerpoint slides
There’s a social side to Amateur Radio too. This year, the SADARS Christmas dinner was held on December 17th at Cinnabar in the Old Town High Street Thanks to Tom Miller and others for organising and to Rob for the photos below.
Ron Pratt, our Contest manager reports that Stevenage and District ARS came 23d in the AFS Superleague for 2018. Thats up from 37th the previous year. The complete set of results can be seen at this link. Ron came 15th out of 380 entrants overall. Looking back over time we seem to be slowly improving.