Bedford & District Amateur Radio Club
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Bedford & District Amateur Radio Club will be commemorating:   

The musician Glenn Miller with the special event call GB6GMM

November 2019. We enjoy nothing more than to put up a station and tell the world about the various interesting things about Bedfordshire. One of those things was the mysterious disappearance of the famous American musician Glenn Miller on a flight from RAF Twinwoods to France in 1944.

To that end we develop aerials and practice putting on a station as quickly as possible. Indeed, some of us consider rapid deployment as a pleasure in its own right. Come and join us in our pursuit of knowledge, skill and enjoyment in communication.

Anyone can listen in to amateur radio transmissions. If you’re new to amateur radio, then listening-in for a while is a good way to get a feel for what is going on. If you want more stations go to websdr.org in the links on the right of this page.

To become a radio amateur, licensed to transmit, you will need a brief period of study, and to pass a simple practical and theory examination.

We will be starting our next series of exam preparations, see the RSGB site for the requirements. We include all new members in our on going learning activity. The essence of our pastime is Experimentation and Education.

We also prepare for our various "outings" and "special events" of the year such as the Museums on the Air and Mills on the Air from Bromham Watermill.

We enjoy one of the core activities of our pastime, communicating with other folk.  We share this with our international friend by making contact with our twin town of Bamberg at the same time as enjoying good fellowship.  Thus fostering LEARNING, COMUNICATION AND FRIENDSHIP. These, incidentally, are also at the heart of our pastime.

Congratulations to some of our younger members, such as Terry m7??? and Paul m7pav having earned impressive passes in our recent exams and John m7tcs who is now a 2e0 having started from scratch less than two months ago. Also to our advanced licence holders Eliot m0mez, Marc m0ywo and Matt m0tau. GOOD LUCK  to those who are progressing in their learning journey in Amateur Radio with their licence exams  in November !

We enjoy experimentation in all sorts of topics. Aerials are always a favourite.

We have a lovely field to try out all sorts of experiments...

2017 was a special year for BADARC as it is our diamond jubilee. The actual date of the original Bedford Radio Club has been, like all good legends, lost in the mists of time. There have been various phoenixes over the decades but our badge has been consistent.

We hope to make this a most exciting year with a variety of special events and activities... 

We hold a variety of talks and activities to which all are welcome, young and no so young, beginner and old hand.

See the calendar below for our activities and events.        

Come along and join us in our experiments - If you are interested in electronics, radio or a licenced amateur I hope that you will find something of interest to you. Explore the page and the site and scroll down to our calendar entries.

Listen for us as we operate the club call MX1BED on Mondays (yes even the un-licenced can listen using WebSDR (see the links on the right of the page). If you have the time drop by and share a coffee, or tea, and a chat about radio.

You can find a map of how to find us at the bottom of the Club and Location tab page.


   Club field

 

We are one of the few clubs in the country to meet weekly during the daytime [ Monday 1000 till 1300 ] and in the evenings [ Tuesday 1600 till 2100 ] (see below). 

Check the calendar below for further events.

Our INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED course is held on various Saturdays / Sundays with evening revision sessions. We run foundation courses in the summer when there is sufficient demand. Contact our training officer for more details.

We also have Morse code classes on Wednesdays.

The essence of our pastime is experimentation and education but above all communication. Give it a go on air there are many experienced members in the club only too willing to explain and help. We have a number of people studying and practicing at various training levels so we shall be organizing exam sessions shortly. (Those of you with licences remember to revalidate them regularly.)

Here is a simple kit that a number of members have built with interesting results:

Pixie 2 Transceiver

 

All of the lady members of our club are licenced radio amateurs.

Girls and Ladies are active radio amateurs in all aspects of the hobby. Watch the video below. Training for all members is on an on-going basis - time to get on air.

  

 

Outings Day

As a club we go on a number of outings both as individual groups and "en mass". One such outing was to the cruiser HMS Belfast in London which has an amateur radio station aboard.

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Welcome to the Bedford & District Amateur radio Club website.

The Club has been active since 1957 and holds a meeting every Tuesday evening from 16:30 - 22:00 at it's clubhouse in Ravensden.

We also meet on Mondays from 10:00 till 16:30.

We are a friendly group of amateur radio enthusiasts who like to meet to further our interests in radio.

Over the past few years members of the Club have run a number of special event stations, contests and club night operating.

We have spent the past 12 months producing a club with facilities we are proud of including a dedicated fully equipped radio room and separate lecture/meeting room with sectioned areas for construction and study.

If you are interested in radio or would like to know about amateur radio then please come along to one of our Club nights or drop us an email.

 

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bedradio wrote:
20-Aug-2010 - 11:55

also I will have an email address setup for you G1RNZ@badarc.net you wont have to do anything as it will deliver to your personal email, but if you want you can setup to send from that email. I will send you the instructions. Andy

bedradio wrote:
20-Aug-2010 - 11:54

H Graham no work party this week. If you need to email me just send it to chairman@badarc.net or a general email to everyone badarc_email@badarc.net. Nothing changed on website, but i will have a look - Andy

bedradio wrote:
05-Aug-2010 - 13:23

Hi Graham, You are more welcome to bring down any piece of kit and try out down the club. Andy

g1rnz wrote:
03-Aug-2010 - 13:58

Subject to the WX I will be bringing a portable antenna and radio to try out at the club room tonight if all okay with other members
73 Graham G1RNZ



 


 

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Chairman "Henry"

Secretary Andy  (First contact)

Treasurer Paul

Training_Officer Robert


 

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