GC4YCT/P on Llanllwni Mountain 2018 Practical Wireless 144MHz Competition

GC4YCT/P station on Llanllwni Mountain taking part in the annual PW 2m QRP competition.

Photos by Tim Clark MW0RUD

Photos by Ian Curnock MW0INC

PW 2m (144MHz) QRP Contest, Sunday 10th of June 2018

The club intend to take part in the Practical Wireless 2m Contest on the Sunday the 10th of June, 2018.

Competition details are available on the PW website here: http://www.pwcontest.org.uk/

The club will head up to Llanllwni Mountain and set up a beam, a radio and a BBQ. Setup will be from 9am local time ready for the start of the competition at 09:00 UTC (10:00 Local, BST)

Please bring appropriate clothing, wet weather gear and a sun hat and sun cream – we have had all types of weather up there before.

We hope you can join us for the event (and please bring something for the BBQ), or failing that, please join us on air!

Club AGM – 1st May

The club AGM will be held on the 1st of May, at 7pm at the Cwmduad Community Centre, Cwmduad.

As is normal, membership subs will be due before the meeting commences.


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 pharston@gmail.com

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!