Our Meetings

4th Wednesdays of the month
Formal Nights for talks, demonstrations, lively discussions and activities: 7:30pm: Heeley Green Community Centre, 344 Gleadless Rd, Heeley, Sheffield S2 3AJ.

Other Wednesdays in a month
Check out our events and Member's Hub on Facebook, as we either go out for meals and socials, contesting evenings, or we do portable evenings.

Cheap and easy to build antennas

Are you interested in ultra low cost 2 meter antennas that are easy to build using cheap parts; that require no tedious matching and adjusting; that are almost invisible; that are portable, compact, quickly assembled; and that can be converted into a beam?

If so read on!

These antennas are somewhat […]

Antennas – End-fed wire

End-fed wire antennas

(From the RSGB site)

While dipoles are very efficient antennas, they are not the only way to go. Some houses don’t really lend themselves to installing a half-wave dipole. If you only have one support an end-fed antenna may suit you better.

But be warned – end-fed antennas can be noisier […]

Attic Loop

Attic Loop

Published on 9/28/2011, 11:44 AM by KD8BIG

Lacking outdoor space for that antenna?

Here’s what one can do: Put as much wire in your attic as you can run in the shape of a loop. Establish the feedpoint as high as possible. Use heavy gauge wire to minimize losses. I am soon to […]

Antennas – The Basics

Your first antenna – the half-wave dipole (Note there is nothing new, this is from the RSGB site)

Many hams’ first choice of antenna is a half-wave dipole. But don’t be misled – just because they are easy to make doesn’t mean they don’t work well. In fact, a half-wave dipole will often outperform many […]

What subjects and articles would you like to see?

Hi Gang, I am hoping to post little snippets of Amateur Radio interest on here. However, I would like input from you, the audience. I would therefore appreciate any subjects you would like to hear about from the greater field of our hobby. Please contact me with ideas. Dave, G0JJR.

RAYNET – An introduction

Who are we?

RAYNET (The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network) is the UK’s national voluntary communications service provided for the community by licensed radio amateurs. The organisation was formed in 1953 following the East Coast floods, when radio amateurs provided emergency communications.

What do we do?

We can provide a flexible communications service for major civil […]