Club AGM – 17th October 2017

8pm at the usual venue. The Pop-in Parlour Bexleyheath near ASDA.

The principal purposes of an AGM are :-

The ratification of minutes of the previous meeting
To allow members to hear reports from the officers of the Committee on the work of our club over the year.
To receive the annual accounts and officers reports
To elect new officers
To elect committee members.
To make any changes to the rules
And to discuss and consider any motions/proposals submitted by members

All of which are important for the continuing and future operation of the club.

The current committee are formed as follows
Chairman – Vacant
Treasurer – Andy Fribbens
Secretary – Stephen Osborn
Committee – Ian Connor, Frank Connor, Robin Gilbert,
Henry Potgeiter and Dave Collings (Seconded to committee)

The club needs you.
It is always good to have new people on the committee to introduce fresh ideas and new skills. If you have experience of previous committee work or have never been on one before now may be a good time to serve the NKRS so please bear this in mind when you come to the meeting.

Coming up at NKRS in the Autumn-Winter

05/09/17  Arc Tracking. A presentation by M Osborn
19/09/17  Natter Night
03/10/17  RSGB President to visit NKRS
17/10/17  AGM Provisional
20-20/10/17 JOTA GB2FCS activation for Footscray Cub Scouts **
07/11/17  Natter Night – Station on the air
21/11/17  Peter Martin  – Talk on using valves.
05/12/17  Natter Night
12/12/17  Curry Night Probably the usual venue **
19/12/17  Christmas EGM Mince Pies

** Not a normal club night.

Morse Code Night 18th April.

Pictures taken by Ian Connor
CW Practice, thanks Ian for the pictures.

At our meeting on the 18th, Kevin 2E0WCK ran a morse code practice evening using his tablet computer as a source. There was provision for everyone to plug in a set of headphones and thus not be disturbed by conversation elsewhere in the room. It all worked exceedingly well and experienced “morsers” and some beginners had fun.  And that’s what it should be – because otherwise morse becomes a chore.

We plan to have some more of these sessions but in the meantime, here are a few resources that members can try. They do require that you have a computer or at least a tablet/smart phone (for which links will be coming later).

The unit used to send Morse was a Android Tablet using:

IZ2UUF Morse Koch CW, very adaptable software indeed, more details on the link below:

Ray Goff G4FON wrote some software that has stood the test of time and has been updated over the years. It is free.

Famous QRPer Chuck Adams K7QO put together a course with 20 hours of morse tuition in MP3 format and the CD has extensive documentation. That is also free. It is in ISO format for direct burning to CD. If you don’t have a CD burner or don’t know how to create the CD, contact me. If your PC doesn’t have a CD then arrange to bring a memory stick to club night and I’ll copy the files on for you.

Lastly, this one isn’t free. It is “Care Ware”. For many years the GQRP Club has been donating the entire proceeds from Gus Taylor G8PG’s CW course to Cancer Research. All we ask is for is a cheque for £5 payable to Cancer Research and three 2nd class stamps which cover postage both back to you and for mailing on the cheque. Plus the third stamp covers material costs. Ordering Details here.


North Kent Radio Society

Welcome to North Kent Radio Society

North Kent Radio Society at the LOTA Event, group photo on the day.

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

We meet at the “Rendezvous” also known as the “Pop in Parlour”, Graham Road, Bexleyheath DA6 7EG.

(Near Asda in Bexleyheath Broadway)

Doors Open 8 pm to 10 pm

RSGB VHF National Field Day

1400 UTC Saturday 2nd July 2016

NKRS RSGB VHF Field Day 2016

Get involved, come and join the fun.

Amateur Radio: A Hobby for the 21st Century

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