Welcome to the Bath and District Amateur Radio Club (BADARC) held on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Masonic Hall, Redfield Road, Midsomer Norton at 19.30hrs.
It's not clear from the map exactly where the hall is. Turn into Redfield Road from the roundabout on Church Lane and the hall is immediately on your right. The car park entrance is just past the hall and is round the back.
The Bath amateur radio club has been running on and off for many years, within that time, locations have changed and clubs have closed,over the last couple of years many local hams have discussed the possibility of starting a new radio club and at the same time welcoming members from further afield.So as of the 25th of April 2013 the Bath and District Amateur Radio Club was formed.(BADARC)
The Bath 70cms repeater has been working well apart from occasional interference that is suspected to originate on the University campus somewhere. It usually persists for half an hour or so and causes the repeater to continually send its "K" beeps. It is possible to talk over it if your signal is strong enough. Echolink access is working well too although some internet stations, particularly those using mobile phone apps have the send audio set much too high which overloads the sound card in the PC.
Next club meeting: Thursday 26th January 2017.
This month we have a talk on Radio Navigation by John Witchell (G4OTJ).
This presentation covers various systems from simple direction finding through various ranging and hyperbolic systems to the latest satellite systems like GPS and Glonass.
See you there at 19:30 on Thursday - all welcome.