The annual Lyrid meteor shower occurs every year when Earth passes through debris left behind by Comet Thatcher, which makes a full orbit of the sun once every 415 years. At its peak this year — which is expected to happen in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday (April 22) — the Lyrid shower should produce about 20 meteors per hour.
The March edition of Elements is now available.
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*** Reminder it is the WinTEST training evening this Friday 25th April 2014 ***
*** Resources Room 1, Port Seton Community Centre ***
*** 19:00 to 21:00 ***
*** Cost £2/person to cover Room Hire ***
A WinTEST evening will be run on the above date to teach and show the basics about the WinTEST logging software that we use for all our events – Special Events, Radio Demonstrations and all our contests.
For those who have never used any logging software it is a good chance to learn it before you are hit with the “big pile-ups”.
Hope you will come along.
(1) Date 16th April 2014
(2) Time 00:00 to 23:59 Local Time
(3) Modes SSB /FM / CW/ Data
(4) Bands 1.8, 3.5, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28, 50, 70, 144 & 432 MHz
(5) Power As per your licence
Full=400W, Intermediate=50W and Foundation=10W
(6) Your Locator World Wide Locator (WWL) i.e. IO85MX
(7) Eligible Entrants Open to anyone who wishes to take part
(8) Transmit Exchange Report (RST)
(9) Receive Exchange Report plus Contacts WWL
(10) Closing Date for the Logs is Monday, 21st April 2014
(11) Return Logs to Bob Glasgow GM4UYZ,
7 Castle Terrace,
(12) QSO’s not Eligible Any HF/VHF/UHF QSO’s via a repeater do not count
The aim of the event is to get on the air and work as many stations that you can in the allotted time period plus at the same time have some fun.
** REMEMBER YOU CAN USE THE SAME LOG ENTRIES FOR THE CLUB’s 30th YEAR CHALLENGE **
Full information in both the December & January newsletters
REMEMBER it is club night on
Friday 4th April
At the usual place. It is the FOURTH of 2014 so hope you can all make a massive effort to make this a bumper club attendance. It will be fantastic to see you all, regulars, new faces and those who have not been for a while at club night and show that you are still supporting our great club ……
Thorntree INN, (Lounge Bar), High Street, Cockenzie, Port Seton.From 19:00 till late……………….
Reminder: May Club Night is the 2nd May 2014 so put it in your diaries
Challenge Starts at 00:00 on the 1st Apr 2014 and runs for 30 weeks ending at 23:59 on the 27th October 2014.
The club was formed in 1984 so it is 30 years old this year therefore to mark the 30th anniversary another challenge has been set around the 30 figure i.e. Number of QSO’s per entry 30, Number of Countries per entry 30, etc, etc.
There were a few ideas submitted so many thanks for each and every one of them they were greatly appreciated. The idea that I thought offers the greatest challenge is the one to contact 30 different countries per entry on a single band.
You can submit as many entries as you wish over the designated time period
Full instructions and all the documents that are required to submit your entries can be found on the club’s website under the Download Section,
Why not combine our Activity Day events along with this it will help add an aim to the days.
I hope you will all make a huge effort to help celebrate our Anniversary.
The Autumn 2014 to Spring 2015 CPSARC training program has now been announced.
For full details click on the link below.
If you or anyone else is interested in taking any of the courses can you please contact me so that Course Registration can take place. Your help here is much appreciated:
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Telephone: 01875 811723