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Club Nets and On Air Activities

For the time being we intend to hold the following Harrow club nets:Thursdays 20.15 – 21.00 (Harrow and surrounding area) and Sundays 14.00 – 15.00 (Watford and surrounding area) Initially look out for G3EFX on the FM Calling Channel 145.500 MHz NFM and then moving to 145.350 MHz NFM or nearest channel as advised. Edgware and District Radio Society are also setting up a similar initiative, see http://www.g3asr.co.uk/programme.htm for Nets …Read More

Antenna installed for 70 cm, 2m and 6m

On 2 Jan 2019 a Diamond V2000 was erected on a pole attached to the shack.  Peter G3YXZ and Brian G3YKB were on site to oversee the work and run the coax (heliax, naturally).  The V2000 is a vertical collinear triple-band antenna which claims 8 dbi gain on 70 cms, 6 dbi on 2m, and 2 dbi on 6m.  Initial testing on 70cm and 2m showed that this well-known antenna …Read More

Open Shack dates Jan 2019

The Shack is usually open on Thursdays and Sundays from 10.00 – 15.00h.  Theses are the confirmed dates for January.  Please check website calendar or club emails for updates. Thursday 03 January Open Shack Sunday 06 January Open Shack Thursday 10 January Open Shack Not Sun 13 Thursday 17 January Open Shack Not Sun 20 Thursday 24 January Open Shack Sunday 27 January Open Shack Thursday 31 January Open Shack …Read More

Special General Meeting 5 October 2018

As you probably know, we held a Special General Meeting (SGM) last Friday to discuss and vote on the proposal that the Radio Society of Harrow be Incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG). The vote at the SGM supported the proposal by nearly a 2/3 majority. We are now proceeding to the next phase. However, in the light of representations that were received from some members who could …Read More

Did you miss our fantastic field weekend?

On Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd September we set up camp in the field at Lincolnsfields in order to take part in the RSGB SSB National Field Day.   The station could not be in a fixed building so we erected antennas, pumped up the airbeam tent, set up a field kitchen and added a couple of other temporary buildings.  The contest started at 14.00 BST and took place over …Read More

RSH Visit to National Radio Centre

On the evening of Wednesday 22 August 2018, a group from the RSH visited the National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park. This was a specially organised visit after the normal Bletchley Park opening hours. We were met by in the car park by Harrow member Praful M0HQR who is an RSGB volunteer at the NRC, and by Martyn Baker G0GMB, the National Radio Centre Coordinator. After an introductory talk, …Read More

International Marconi Day 21 April 2018

Report from Tony G7ETW We took part in IMD from 11.00 using a G5RV which is still in place above the next hut.  We made some good contacts on 40m and 20m, and tested John’s MFJ mag loop.  So we now have a temporary antenna up which can be used at 5 mins notice and is invisible. We took part in IMD from 11.00 using a G5RV which is still …Read More

Dec 2017 Food Bank Collection

Those of you who came to our Christmas Social in December will know that we had a collection of items for the Harrow Food Bank.  I thought you might like to know that we have had a note from them thanking us for the  donation of 22 kg of food and toiletry items to help and support  local people in crisis. Linda G7RJL

Members Construction Contest 2017

The Radio Society of Harrow’s annual construction contest was held on Friday 01 December.  There was good participation from club members with four entries and also four display items. The entries for judging by the members present were: Tony G7ETW – an Arduino Morse generator / Morse reader; Graham G4VUX – a fishing reel and dog ball thrower contrivance for launching an antenna wire over trees; Colin G1IGA – portable …Read More