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ACTIVITY DAY between Sunday 9th August and the 15th August

** CHANCE TO PLAY RADIO DURING THIS VIRUS PANDEMIC **
1) Date – ANY DAY BETWEEN THE 9th AUGUST and the 15th AUGUST
(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, 1.2, 2.3, 3.4, 5.7 & 10GHZ
(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, 19th AUGUST 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, Digital 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

CPSARC AUGUST CLUB NIGHT – 7th August 2020 19:00 till closing

At this instant in time – Monday 20th July as I write this, we will be able to have our normal club night on the 7th August in the Thorntree Inn (Lounge Bar), High Street, Port Seton starting at 19:00. The Pub is now open for business and I have also been in touch with the landlady, Susan. Although due to the virus there are certain conditions that must be met, see below.

  • On arrival your temperature will be taken as a check
  • Hand sanitiser to clean your hands when you go in.
  • Complete the COVID sheet by adding your details – Name, contact details and time of arrival
  • No masks required in the pub (will take mines anyway just in case)
  • Only 1 at the bar at any one time
  • 1M distancing.

I know some of the above are a “pain”, but it is a sign of the times and we need to stay safe and secure.

Really looking forward to getting back to some normality and catching up with you all after such a long time. Hope you all try to come along.

If there are any changes to the above, I will send out an email plus post it on the CPSARC Facebook page.

ACTIVITY DAY between Sunday 12th July and the 18th July

** CHANCE TO PLAY RADIO DURING THIS VIRUS PANDEMIC **
1) Date – ANY DAY BETWEEN THE 12th JULY and the 18th JULY
(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, 1.2, 2.3, 3.4, 5.7 & 10GHZ
(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, 22nd JULY 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, Digital 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

ACTIVITY DAY between Sunday 7th June and the 13th June

** CHANCE TO PLAY RADIO DURING THIS VIRUS PANDEMIC **
1) Date – ANY DAY BETWEEN THE 7th JUNE and the 13th JUNE
(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, 17th JUNE 2020

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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

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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, 140 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).