Events

Upcoming

Open Shack

Club Shack Sun 3 Mar 14:00 - 17:00

This is a casual drop-in session at our clubhouse when there will be a keyholder at the Shack and members and visitors are welcome to come along to meet others, chat and see the club’s station. Tea and biscuits available. These sessions are usually on Thursdays from 13.00 – 16.00h and on Sundays from14.00 – 17.00h, but please be aware that they may be cancelled at short notice, for example in adverse weather conditions (up to date information can be found on the club’s Discord discussion forum). Email secretary@g3efx.org.uk if in doubt.


Breakfast meeting

Carpenders Park Garden Centre Tue 5 Mar 09:30 - 11:00

Little Oxhey Lane, WD19 5BA

Please let Linda know if you are coming.


Club Net - every Wednesday

145.350 MHz Wed 6 Mar 20:00 - 21:00

Note: currently on 2m. 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. Also remote SDR http://sdr.codedv.com:8091


Open Shack

Club Shack Thu 7 Mar 13:00 - 16:00

This is a casual drop-in session at our clubhouse when there will be a keyholder at the Shack and members and visitors are welcome to come along to meet others, chat and see the club’s station. Tea and biscuits available. These sessions are usually on Thursdays from 13.00 – 16.00h and on Sundays from14.00 – 17.00h, but please be aware that they may be cancelled at short notice, for example in adverse weather conditions (up to date information can be found on the club’s Discord discussion forum). Email secretary@g3efx.org.uk if in doubt.


Open Shack

Club Shack Sun 10 Mar 14:00 - 17:00

This is a casual drop-in session at our clubhouse when there will be a keyholder at the Shack and members and visitors are welcome to come along to meet others, chat and see the club’s station. Tea and biscuits available. These sessions are usually on Thursdays from 13.00 – 16.00h and on Sundays from14.00 – 17.00h, but please be aware that they may be cancelled at short notice, for example in adverse weather conditions (up to date information can be found on the club’s Discord discussion forum). Email secretary@g3efx.org.uk if in doubt.


Club Net - every Wednesday

145.350 MHz Wed 13 Mar 20:00 - 21:00

Note: currently on 2m. 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. Also remote SDR http://sdr.codedv.com:8091


Open Shack

Club Shack Thu 14 Mar 13:00 - 16:00

This is a casual drop-in session at our clubhouse when there will be a keyholder at the Shack and members and visitors are welcome to come along to meet others, chat and see the club’s station. Tea and biscuits available. These sessions are usually on Thursdays from 13.00 – 16.00h and on Sundays from14.00 – 17.00h, but please be aware that they may be cancelled at short notice, for example in adverse weather conditions (up to date information can be found on the club’s Discord discussion forum). Email secretary@g3efx.org.uk if in doubt.


Open Shack

Club Shack Sun 17 Mar 14:00 - 17:00

This is a casual drop-in session at our clubhouse when there will be a keyholder at the Shack and members and visitors are welcome to come along to meet others, chat and see the club’s station. Tea and biscuits available. These sessions are usually on Thursdays from 13.00 – 16.00h and on Sundays from14.00 – 17.00h, but please be aware that they may be cancelled at short notice, for example in adverse weather conditions (up to date information can be found on the club’s Discord discussion forum). Email secretary@g3efx.org.uk if in doubt.


Annual General Meeting followed by refreshments and social.

Club Shack Sun 17 Mar 14:30 - 16:00

The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 17th March at 2.30 p.m. The main purpose of this meeting is to elect a new Committee to serve the Club for the next year.

All members are invited to apply for any of the Committee posts. A document that gives the role descriptions of each available post has been sent to all members by email. Also in the document is an application form. If you are interested in applying for a Committee post, please complete the form and return to Linda Casey at lcasey100@outlook.com by midnight on 10th March 2024.

All applications for Committee posts need to be proposed and seconded as shown. All candidates, proposers and seconders must be current Club members. Applications must be for a particular Committee post as shown in the attached document and must be supported by a personal statement of not more than 300 words. The personal statement should say why the candidate wants to apply for the post and how they will fulfil the role.

Ideally, the candidate should attend the AGM in person to present themselves. If there is more than one candidate for a role, there will be a secret ballot to determine the outcome.

If you have any questions about this process or about any of the Committee roles, then please ask Linda, G7RJL or Peter G3YXZ.


Breakfast meeting

Water's Edge Tue 19 Mar 09:30 - 11:00

The Water’s Edge, Ruislip Lido, Reservoir Rd HA4 7TY

Park in the leftmost section of the carpark for the Water's Edge
and make sure to enter your car registration in the display
when you enter the pub.

Please let Linda know if you are coming.


Foundation Tuition

Club Shack Sat 23 Mar 09:00 - 16:00

The Radio Society of Harow is running its first post-Covid Foundation course at the club Shack, at the Lincolnsfields Centre, on Saturday 23rd March. Session is from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m., with the possibility of optional tuition or practice on the morning of Sunday 24th March. Tea and coffee will be provided; please bring your own lunch (there is a microwave at the shack).

We strongly advise that candidates obtain a copy of the RSGB [i]Foundation Licence Manual for Radio Amateurs [/i]by Alan Betts, G0HIQ, available from Amazon, the RSGB and other sources (prices vary from £6.99 - £10.99 plus postage).

Candidates will get most benefit from the day by having done some background reading and preparation in advance. Additional sources of information can be found online such as EssexHam: https://www.essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/

The Foundation exam can be taken online by candidates at home at a time arranged with the RSGB, at a cost of £32.50, or if necessary, an online exam can be hosted at the cub shack at a later date.

If you wish to join this course, please email tfbaldwin@btinternet.com as soon as possible. Further details on request.


Talk: QO-100 SDR-Based Ground Station & The Bushey SDR - Steve M0XVT

Club Shack Sun 24 Mar 15:00 - 18:00

We are pleased to welcome RSH member Steve, M0XVT, on Sunday 24 March, for a two part event about his latest QO-100 station and the Bushey SDR.

Steve will describe how he got interested in QO-100 and his development of QO-100 ground stations, most recently a transportable, completely SDR-based station, which he will set up at the club and demonstrate.

Then Steve will describe how his Bushey SDR station was developed and demonstrate it. The demonstration will include how the Bushey SDR can be used as a remote synchronously-tuned receiver when using a transceiver.

The talk and demonstrations will conclude with a discussion about members' ideas for future development of the Bushey SDR and some ideas Steve has in mind.