Important Announcement!!

It is with regret that Antrim and District Amateur Radio Society (A.D.A.R.S) have had to cancel the RSGB Intermediate course scheduled to begin on the 6th April 2018. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused to the candidates who had registered.

All monies paid will be refunded at our club night on 13th April 2018.

DRAFT 2018 CLUB PROGRAMME

MN0GFE Club Programme

January – pre AGM meeting. Review of last year. Club of the Year Awards. Looking ahead, cooperating with other clubs.

February – AGM and election. Radio mentoring for new members in the hobby, Data Modes for QRP operation

March – Assisting MI6 operators to progress to Intermediate level and beyond; and talk and discussion around the 100th anniversary of the superheterodyne receiver.

April – setting up a Special Event Station and preparatory arrangements for GB0GLS

May – report back from Gilnahirk and antenna construction night.

June – Portable operation, QRP, SOTA and WAB: what’s the attraction?

July – Preparation for Lough Shore. Satellite operation, setup and use – in preparation for demonstration at the Lough Shore field day event.

August – Review of Lough Shore. Talk on Direction Finding (ARDF) history and sport

September – kit construction and CW: Is CW still relevant to amateur radio?

October – Talk on propagation: what can we learn from this?

November – use of radio amplifiers, EMC issues, or barefoot usage: discussion

December – Planning for 2019 – ideas.

SPECIAL EVENT STATION GB0GLS = GILNAHIRK LISTENING STATION SAT 6TH MAY STARTS @ 10AM

Remembering our radio history heritage at Gilnahirk

The first activation of new special event station GB0GLS will take place from the site of the former Gilnahirk Listening Station, Gilhahirk Road, Belfast on Saturday 6 May 2017 commencing at 10am.

This event is being supported by Antrim and District ARC and Mid Ulster ARC and full details about the activation and a brief history of Gilnahirk Listening Station is available from https://www.qrz.com/db/GB0GLS