Laugharne Amateur Radio Rally, 24th March

The Laugharne Annual Radio Rally is being held on Saturday the 24th of March 2018 at 10am at the Memorial Hall, Laugharne, SA33 4QH.

Expect trade stalls, tea, coffee, Welsh cakes. Also this year we will be hosting a Microwave symposium in conference room. More details on that from Peter Harston GW4JQP

If you would like a table please contact Matthew, please provide your contact details, and a summary of what you wish to sell/promote, whom for (self or club) and how much space you need… usually in tables (they are small classroom size tables).

73 Matthew G6KOA

Please contact by phone or text 07936 152 846

Next Meeting: December 19th, Mince Pie and Christmas Jumpers

CARS Christmas Social – 19th Dec
Season’s Greetings!

Our last meeting of 2017 traditionally has a seasonal & socialising theme, so why not come along and meet up with some old friends and catch up with what is happening in the club?

CARS Mince Pies & Social Night

Please bring some cake or mince pies for our last meeting of the year, a social night to eat, drink and be merry.
Our new Chairman John Hodder will also be adding a few festive words as well for sure.
So do pop along for an enjoyable and relaxing time.
Make it even more of a fun occasion and wear your Xmas jumper etc!

The mince pie and social evening will be held at the usual CARS venue:
Cwmduad Community Centre, A484
Tuesday, 19th December 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Christmas Dinner, 5th of December. Afonduad

Hi, this is the menu for the Carmarthen Amateur Radio Society annual Christmas Dinner.

We have booked the Afonduad Inn for Tuesday the 5th of December, 7pm for 7:30pm

Book and pay directly with Sandra at the Afonduad Inn.

All members and spouses/partners are welcome.

BBQ Pictures

Another fantastic BBQ at Llansteffan beach. Huge thank you to Pam and Peter for sorting out the catering.

It was great that so many members brought their families as long as well.

Thank you all. 73

Elecraft KX3 demonstration

On Tuesday 1st August, Gill 2W0ECH brought along her Elecraft KX3 HF to 6m transceiver. Gill explained the options available and how she decided on the final specification. We had the opportunity for some hands-on operation, and the chance to see what an exceptional radio this is. Many thanks to Gill.

Rig Test Session

Dave GW4XUE and Peter GW4JQP
Dave GW4XUE and Peter GW4JQP with the Marconi 2955 test set.

On Tuesday the 4th of July Peter GW4JQP brought in his Marconi 2955 test set  and ran a series of tests on members’ radios, explaining how to check your set for spurious harmonics etc.

It was a very enjoyable evening. Thank you Peter!

GC4YCT/P Taking Part in the PW 2M VHF Competition 2017

The club hit the road mountain, Llanllwni Mountain in fact at locator IO72wa, and set up a 2m station to take part in the Practical Wireless VHF competition on Sunday the 11th of June 2017.

All up 25 contacts were made in 13 different squares.

The first contacts made were from Kent and the Isle of Man.

A huge thank you to all who worked us and an even bigger thank you to all the club members who braved the wind and rain to attend to make the event a success.

Click on photos to see them full size. Photos taken by Ken GW0RHC

Click on photos to see them full size. Photos taken by Andy GW0JLX

Click on photos to see them full size. Pictures taken by Trevor GW4RVA

Click on photos to see them full size. Photos taken by Emyr 2W0MWM

The results from previous years are available here on the PW Contests website.

Will post more photos as they get to me

73 de 2W0MWM

Talk May 2nd: 1.8MHz AM

There will be a meeting on Tuesday May 2nd.
There will be a talk on subject 1.8 MHz AM.
Also demonstration.
AM meaning amplitude modulation.
A new kit has been developed for £38.
To get you on HF.