Events 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and current UK lockdown, all dates shown are provisional. However, please make a note in your diaries and check the website for details. If you would like further information contact club secretary David Priest M0VID on 07850 120180 or at secretary@lefars.org.uk.

Recurring Meetings

From Friday 17th September, Zoom meetings transition to taking place every alternate Friday from 20:00 until late, to fit around in-person meetings at All Saints House (which resume 10th September 2021). If you wish to be involved, please contact club secretary David Priest M0VID on 07850 120180 or at secretary@lefars.org.uk.

December 2021

3rd December: Club biweekly meeting at All Saints House

10th December: Club biweekly Zoom call

17th December: Club biweekly meeting at All Saints House

24th December: Club biweekly Zoom call – left in case people wish to join

31st December: No weekly meeting – Zoom will run in case people wish to join

November 2021

5th November: Club biweekly meeting at All Saints House

12th November: Club biweekly Zoom call

19th November: Club biweekly meeting at All Saints House – provisional night for club fish and chips

26th November: Club biweekly Zoom call

October 2021

1st October: Club biweekly Zoom call

8th October: Club biweekly meeting at All Saints House

15th October: Club biweekly Zoom call

22nd October: Club biweekly meeting at All Saints House

29th October: Club biweekly Zoom call

September 2021

10th September: Regular in-person biweekly meetings resume at All Saints House – see here for more details

17th September: Club biweekly Zoom call

17th to 19th September: Field Weekend, Lambourne End

24th September: Club biweekly meeting at All Saints House.  See here for more details.

August 2021

21st & 22nd August: International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, Trinity Buoy Wharf

28th to 30th August: Field Weekend, Secret Nuclear Bunker

July 2021

23rd to 25th July: Field Weekend, Lambourne End.

31st July: New Year’s Lunch.

June 2021

19th & 20th June: Museums Weekend at Kelvedon Hatch SNB

May 2021

8th & 9th May: National Mills Weekend

29th & 30th May: Field Weekend, Rainbow & Dove

April 2021

3rd & 4th April: Airfields on the Air, North Weald

9th April AGM (online zoom meeting)

February 2021

26th Feb: Zoom meeting – 2019 RSGB Convention Talk “I can hear it, why won’t it decode?” by Neil Smith G4DBN. How do you choose the best digital mode for tropospheric DX at VHF and above? Why do distant stations on VHF/UHF/SHF digimodes often decode better than those at 300-500KM? Neil investigates the effects of multi-path, scintillation, scatter modes and radio characteristics on signal coherence and decodability. He discusses the shortcomings for terrestrial DXing of using modes and technologies designed for HF and EME. Could alternative modulation schemes work better for terrestrial DX? Does the future lie in real-time path sounding and agile adaptive techniques?

January 2021

29th Jan: Zoom meeting – 2018 RSGB Convention Talk “Top HF Propagation questions and some possible answers” by Steve Nichols G0KYA. Steve will be joining via Zoom for a Q&A session afterwards.