Jamboree On The Air
Oct
19
10:00 am10:00

Jamboree On The Air

Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA JOTI) are real jamborees during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas shared using radios, phones, chat rooms and skype.

JOTA JOTI happens every year over the third weekend in October and Scouts all over the world join in.

3rd Dover (St. Martins) Scout Group in association with Dover Amateur Radio Club will be holding the Jamboree on The Air (JOTA) 2019 on Saturday 19th October 10:00 – 15.30

Venue: 3rd Dover Scout Hall, Eaves Road, Elms Vale, Dover, CT17 9UA

If you can help the club support this event and attend on the day please get in touch with the committee.

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Foundation Licence Exam
Oct
31
7:00 pm19:00

Foundation Licence Exam

DARC are offering candidates the opportunity to site their Foundation Licence exam. This will be the first exam run under the next 2019 Syllabus from the RSGB. The club are also running a foundation training course starting on 5th September to prepare people for this exam.

Please ensure you are using a copy of the new Foundation Licence Manual book.

If you’d like to sit this exam or book a place on the training course, please complete the Training Form and someone will be in touch with you soon.

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Hamzilla 2020
Mar
29
9:30 am09:30

Hamzilla 2020

The largest Amateur Radio and Electronics rally in the South East. There’s still time to book a stall for your club, organisation or business at the rally.

Dover Amateur Radio Club have held their annual rallies since 1967. Now, in its 42nd year, we are aiming to be the premier amateur radio rally in 2020 – Hamzilla Radio Fest 2020 will be one of the largest Amateur Radio and Electronics rallies in the South East.

Held in the Discovery Science Park in Sandwich, Kent, This modern state of the art venue brings both traditional and modern amateur radio worlds together under one roof with the same social and friendly ethos that we, as amateurs, have maintained since the commencement of our club rallies.

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RSGB Convention 2019
Oct
11
to 13 Oct

RSGB Convention 2019

Join the RSGB between 11 and 13 October at Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes. The programme is in the process of being finalised, and will feature streams including HF, VHF, AMSAT and general interest.

More info: https://rsgb.org/main/about-us/rsgb-convention/

There is also the option to sit your ARRL American HAM Licences on the Sunday for $15. This may be one of the last chances to sit the three exams (Technician, General & Extra) on UK Soil! If you’re interested in sitting your exams please contact Vic, our club secretary by 15th August 2019.

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Club trip to Bletchley Park
Oct
5
6:00 am06:00

Club trip to Bletchley Park

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Dover Amateur Radio Club are putting on a coach trip Bletchley Park on Saturday 5th October. This includes the opportunity to visit the RSGB's National Radio Centre (GB3RS). This trip will be free for club members and a guest.

Bletchley Park is a nineteenth-century mansion and estate near Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. It has received latter-day fame as the central site for British codebreakers during World War II, although at the time of their operation this fact was a closely guarded secret. During the Second World War, the estate housed the British Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS)

If you'd like to attend please can you complete the booking form by 1st September 2019. We'll also be opening up any spare seats on the coach up to the Hillderstone Radio Society and Folkestone Repeater Group for a nominal fee to cover costs.

If you're an RSGB member make sure you download your free ticket to Bletchley Park.

The pickup points on the day will be (Times are approx):

  • 06:00 – Dip Yard, Thanet

  • 06:20 – Sandwich, Dover Road Bus Stop (Junction with St Barts Road)

  • 06:45 – Dover, Pencester Road

  • 07:15 – Folkestone Bus Station, Middleburg Square (Main Road)

  • 07:45 –Ashford Railway Station, (Domestic Side)

There will be a comfort break at South Mimms Services on the M25.

We’ll depart Bletchley at approximately 16:00.

The coach will be provided by Loyalty Connections.

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 Club Quiz Night
Sep
26
7:30 pm19:30

Club Quiz Night

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Do you know your Superheterodynes from your JumboSpots? Are you all clued up on when the first morse message was transmitted? Have you got any idea which of the Kardashians has a HAM Licence? Now is your time to shine!

Dover Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a quiz night on the 26th September. There will be plenty of nibbles to keep everyone going! Not all question will necessarily be radio related so pick your teams wisely…

  • Maximum of four people per team

  • £2 entry per person (£1 to prize fund and £1 to charity of winner’s choice)

Our special Quiz Master for the evening will be confirmed soon, but if you’d like to take up the role, please get in touch.

Good luck everyone 🍀

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Railways On The Air
Sep
21
to 22 Sep

Railways On The Air

Peter G0KOK has arranged the NoV and we’ll be operating as GB4EKR from the East Kent Railway on both days.

Please come along and support us if you can! All are welcome.

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Railways on the air (ROTA) weekend usually takes place every year on the weekend closest to the 27th September. This date celebrates the anniversary of the first steam powered passenger railway which took place on 27th September 1825 – the first passenger train ran on a line in the North East of England from Darlington to Stockton. Bishop Auckland Amateur Radio Club coordinates this event.

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 Churches & Chapels On The Air
Sep
14
9:30 am09:30

Churches & Chapels On The Air

Peter G0KOK has organised the NoV for the club and we’ll be operating as GB2RCD as our usual location of St Peter and St Paul’s church in River.

Sarah will be on hand this Saturday making filled rolls for members manning the station, coffee/tea and biscuits available all day for visitors. Please give the club your support even if it is an hour or so to give others a break.

Churches and Chapels on The Air

The date for CHOTA 2019 is Saturday 14th September 2019. Please put the date in your diary and start making your plans for your station - if you haven't done so already. Then, as soon as you can, contact John G3XYF and copy in the webmaster at wacralweb @ gmx.com.

CHOTA 2019 - Saturday 14th September

Approximate times for operation: 10:00 to 16:00 Local time

Best frequencies for inter UK working between 7.140 - 7.180MHz SSB

UK activity in 2018 was also around 3.747 MHz SSB

https://www.wacral.org

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Club BBQ
Sep
5
6:30 pm18:30

Club BBQ

  • St Peter & St Paul's Church Hall (map)
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The Dover Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a BBQ and would like to invite members and their friends and family to come along.

This will be a good opportunity demonstrate amateur radio, we can get the radios going and see what contacts we can make using our club call of G3YMD.

This will also be the first day of the next Foundation Licence Training Course, so a good opportunity to welcome people to the club.

RSVP via the club’s Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/691346567970897/

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A talk on Submarine Cables by Adrian (G8FME)
Aug
1
8:00 pm20:00

A talk on Submarine Cables by Adrian (G8FME)

Adrian (G8FME) has been working with Submarine Cables for well in excess of 40 years almost 50 years. His presentation focusses on this area where the industry started. Particularly, Dover, St Margaret’s Bay and Broadstairs.

He will cover the early cables installed, the progress in cable technology, why cables?, and what are the alternatives?, a little about the St Margaret’s Terminal Station, the current cable technology and it’s limitations.

He’ll will be happy to try to answer questions as we go through the presentation.

RSVP on our Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/331350027799479/

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RSGB IOTA Contest
Jul
27
to 28 Jul

RSGB IOTA Contest

The RSGB IOTA Contest is the most popular contest in the RSGB HF Contests calendar, attracting entries from around the world.

IOTA refers to the RSGB "Islands on the Air" awards. A newcomers' guide to the system of IOTA references and further information on the IOTA Contest can be found at the IOTA Contest Information page and on the IOTA Contest FAQ page. A beginners' guide to operating in the contest is here.

If you have any questions about these rules, please email hf.query@rsgbcc.org

More info:

https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2019/riota.shtml

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International Museums Weekend 2
Jun
22
9:00 am09:00

International Museums Weekend 2

The intention of the event is to set up amateur radio special event stations at as many of the museums as possible throughout the whole of the world. I would hope for an HF, VHF, and if at all possible, a Ui-View (APRS) packet station to be set up at each museum site, but the scope of your station is entirely up to you. The choice of museum is also left very much up to you, however aim for the largest and/or most unusual site you can find.

http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/

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International Museums Weekend 1
Jun
15
to 16 Jun

International Museums Weekend 1

The intention of the event is to set up amateur radio special event stations at as many of the museums as possible throughout the whole of the world. I would hope for an HF, VHF, and if at all possible, a Ui-View (APRS) packet station to be set up at each museum site, but the scope of your station is entirely up to you. The choice of museum is also left very much up to you, however aim for the largest and/or most unusual site you can find.

http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/

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G3MLO talk on Earth-Moon-Earth Communication
Apr
18
7:15 pm19:15

G3MLO talk on Earth-Moon-Earth Communication

Peter Weatherall (G3MLO) is giving a presentation evening on the subject of Earth – Moon – Earth communication and discuss the techniques that reflect the earth based signal transmission reflection on the moon back to an earth based receiver.  Peter will discuss both technical and operating challenges in ‘moon bounce’ which is considered one of the most challenging aspects of amateur radio.

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