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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.

Club Dates for 2017

Have updated the meetings page with this year’s club dates.

Have also added details of club ‘nets’ and also the details of the rally in Laugharne in March.

Please see http://www.radiosoc.org.uk/meetings/ for more details.

Will add more information as it arrives from our chair.


Merry Christmas from Carmarthen Amateur Radio Society

Mince pies at our last meeting of 2016. Photo Andrew Sprott.

Another great year at the Carmarthen Amateur Radio Society.

A huge thank you to all the members for making this a great club.

Two rally events at Laugharne, PW Competition on top of the mountain,  great progress with the repeaters as well as getting more amateurs trained and licensed.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 73!

Next Meeting: Lecture, ‘NOISE’

RF NoiseOur next meeting on the 18th of October is a lecture given by chairman Matthew GW6KOA, the topic… ‘Noise’.


On Saturday the 19th of March our annual Radio Ralley will be held once more at Laugharne.

The venue will be The Millennium Memorial Hall, Clifton St, Laugharne, SA33 4QG

laugharne memorial

Doors open from 10am to 2pm and admission is free. Disabled visitors can gain access at 9.30am. Tables are available. There will be a raffle and light refreshments on the day. Details and table bookings from Matthew, GW6KOA on 01994 427 581 or by email to matthew.twyman63@btinternet.com

Parking is available nearby at St. Martin’s Church (put money in the honesty box.)

Meeting: March 1st – “Rock Mite” Kit for 40m

Tuesday¬† 1 March will be a talk on subject of “rock mite kit” for 40M.
This is sold by Kanga in the UK and is a QRP kit intended to fit in a small tin.
73 Matthew GW6KOA

Our Next Meeting: 16th Feb – Lecture: “Microwave Bolometer Power Meter”

21311img1FSmall lecture: “Microwave Bolometer Power Meter”

7pm, 16th of Feb.

First Aid Course (defibrillator) 23rd Feb. Cwmduad

A defibrillator first aid course has been arranged four our next meeting at the Community Centre in Cwmnduad.

The date is 23.2.16 a Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm. This is an extra date in addition to our normal club meets.

There will be a break for refreshments at 8 pm.


A member of the ambulance service will be available to give practical Instruction on resuscitation and the use of a defibrillator of which there are many situated in public areas.

The course is very much hands on with the emphasis on saving life.

This really is a life skill you should have !!!! I am sure you will want to invite a neighbour !!

As radio enthusiasts building our own equipment etc although we are very careful there is always the possibility of electrical shock…..!!!

It is 35 years ago that I last received a mains shock and I remember it vividly!!

Please invite your friends and neighbours…

Best wishes
Matthew GW6KOA (Chairman)

Club Night: Mini SWR Meters

Thanks to Mathew and Trevor for a facinating evening with talks based around the VSWR meter including further developments of the active whip antenna which may be used in the very near future as a project for the Intermediate examination.

Click on any photo to enlarge

It is hoped to start running classes in the very near future for the Intermediate as about 7 members were keen to progress to this level. There may also be a Foundation course as a number of people have shown an interest. An excellent turnout of members last night. Thanks everyone.

Allan GW4VPX

Next Meeting: VSWR 2nd Feb 2016

A wideband minature VSWR meter.
For 1.8 MHz to 144 MHz.
Pocket size for SOTA use.
A short lecture on the practicalities of construction.

2nd of Feb 2016