DARC Trip to Bletchley Park - Saturday 5th October


Home of the WWII Codebreakers and RSGB Exhibition

Hello to All

A Reminder of The Trip on Saturday & there is Still time to join us on what we envisage will be an interesting informative & memorable day!

If you are a registered member of RSGB you are entitled to Free Entry - All that is required is to sign on to the RSGB Website & select Visit Bletchley Park in member services section then follow instructions to Print Your Ticket


Coach Pick-Up Points & Times

  • Point 1 Sandwich 06.20hrs - Dover Rd Junction with St Barts

  • Point 2 Dover 06.45hrs - Pencester Rd

  • Point 3 Folkestone 07.15 - Bus Station

  • Point 4 Ashford 07.45 - Ashford International Station Domestic Side

All times are Approximate & best endeavour to be on-time

Expected ETA Bletchley 10.30 & Departure 16.30 with final drop at Sandwich Expected by 20.30hrs Steve Williams our driver will advise on the day of any changes in departure time.

On-Board entertainment & complimentary Cakes & Soft Drinks will be provided.

Please do make all efforts to join us on this trip as it has all the makings of a Fun & Enjoyable day

Any Queries feel free to message me directly & i will do my best to respond quickly

https://bletchleypark.org.uk for details of bletchley park itself

There are seats available still so Come & Join us to make it a memorable day

Thank You & Hope to see as many of you as possible ...

Pete Elliott 2E0XPY DARC Treasurer

A big thank you from Peter G3MLO

Thank you to all the Dover Amateur Radio Club members who contributed to the collection for his 80th Birthday. Along with his friends and family this has meant a fantastic donation of £550 has been raised for the Pilgrims Hospice Group.

Pilgrims are east Kent’s largest hospice charity. They help people facing incurable illness to live well in every moment. They’re available 24/7 for their patients, family members and carers.

Peter said:

The club to me represents a great group of friends and this most generous gesture goes to prove this.
Thanks to you all.
Peter, G3MLO.

If you’ve like to give further support to Pilgrims Hospice, you can make a donation online or go and visit one of their 31 shops around east Kent.

Foundation Licence Course

We’re happy to announce that our next Foundation Licence Training Course will commence on Thursday 28th August. The course will be run over 11 weeks with the exam taking place on 31st October. This course will be taught by Ian 2E0FHK with the practicals elements assessed by Henry M0IKX.

This will be our first course run under the new 2019 syllabus from the RSGB.

Course Overview

8/29/19Licensing ConditionsIan2E0FHK
9/5/19DARC Barbeque  
9/12/19Technical BasicsIan2E0FHK
9/19/19Transmitters and ReceiversIan2E0FHK
9/26/19Feeder and Antenna & PropogationIan2E0FHK
10/10/19Operating Procedures & SafetyIan2E0FHK
10/17/19Practical assessmentsHenryM0IKX
10/24/19Mock & Practical assessmentsHenryM0IKX

If you’d like to book a place on this course or to find out more information please complete the Training Form and someone will be in touch with you soon.