ACTIVITY DAY between Sunday 10th May and the 16th May

** CHANCE TO PLAY RADIO DURING THIS VIRUS PANDEMIC **

1) Date – ANY DAY BETWEEN THE 10th MAY and the 16th MAY
(2) Time 00:00 to 23:59 Local Time
(3) Modes SSB /FM / CW/ AM/ 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 Worldwide 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 Wednesday, 20th MAY 2020
(11) Blank Log Sheet can be downloaded from Club “2020-Activity-Day-Logsheet-V1.21”
**PLEASE USE LATEST ENTRY FORM AS WILL HELP ENORMOUSLY,
**Note it is not mandatory but it helps me, THANKS **
Website http://cpsarc.com/downloads/
(12) Return Logs to Bob Glasgow GM4UYZ,
7 Castle Terrace,
Port Seton,
Prestonpans,
East Lothian,
EH32 0EE
Email: bob.gm4uyz@talktalk.net
(13) QSO’s not Eligible Any HF/VHF/UHF QSO’s via a repeater or satellite do not count
(14) Full Rules can be found at http://cpsarc.com/downloads/ in file “2020 Monthly Activity Day Rules – New.docx”
Aim:
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. As previous it offers more flexibility and allows you to choose what day you can operate on during the chosen week.
** REMEMBER YOU CAN USE THE SAME LOG ENTRIES FOR**
**THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE VIC GM4GGF TROPHY AWARD**
NOTE: FORMAT FOR 2020 is the same as 2019

Newsletter May 2020

 

Elements 202005 (3.3 MB, 55 downloads)

Consultation on limiting exposure to EMF

Ofcom home page

Ofcom are consulting on proposals to include a specific condition in Wireless Telegraphy Act licences requiring licensees to comply with the relevant levels from the ICNIRP Guidelines (PDF, very technical).
This condition would apply to all equipment which can transmit at powers above 10 Watts (including, for example, the licences of mobile phone companies, TV and radio broadcasters, most point-to-point microwave links, and Amateur Radio)

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/limiting-exposure-to-emf

Amateur Radio licences already contain conditions requiring safety precautions against radio frequency (RF) radiation to be taken in line with Public Health England (PHE) recommendations and that the radio amateur syllabus covers health aspects of electromagnetic fields and also refers to PHE and the ICNIRP Guidelines but may have to be amended to give effect to the proposals.

To get an idea of how this could affect an Amateur Radio station I’ve uploaded a tool to calculate the field strengths for a variety of antenna types and output powers.

Icnirp (1.3 MB, 65 downloads)

The tool allows you to explore your antenna setup (there are lots of predefined antennas and the ability to input the parameters for your antenna if it’s not included) and see what sort of separation you’d have to achieve.

Basically you would need to keep the public 1m away from an dipole fed with 100W, easy enough unless you’re running it along a fence, higher powers and more directional antennas produce higher EMF levels within their transmit lobes so you would want to keep the public up to about 5m away (easy enough if at the top of a 20m tower).

 

CQWW SSB 2019 Certificate

** LATEST UPDATE 16/5/2020** Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Club Events Cancelled Status

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
1) shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
2) one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
3) any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
4) travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
This affects some of our club events where some are cancelled, and others will depend on what happens regarding the lockdown whether it is kept for a long period or lifted. Things are changing day to day, so we need to keep up with what is the latest actions. Any updates on Club Events will be posted on the Website and on Facebook CPSARC

• 5th June – Club Night —- CANCELLED
26th to 28th May – Museums Weekend —- CANCELLED
• 3rd July – Club Night —- POSSIBLITY OF BEING CANCELLED
• 4th & 5th July – VHF FIELD DAY —- CANCELLED
• 25th & 26th July – RSGB IOTA Contest from Tiree —- CANCELLED
• 7th August – Club Night —- POSSIBLITY OF BEING CANCELLED
14th August – 27th Annual Mini-Rally Night —- LOOKING LIKELY POSSIBLITY OF BEING CANCELLED
• 22nd & 23rd August – Lighthouse Weekend —- POSSIBLITY OF BEING CANCELLED

Take Care and Stay Safe

April Newsletter

Elements 202004 (1.8 MB, 75 downloads)