Appointment by RSGB as a Regional Representative

I am pleased to announce that I am now officially District Rep for the RSGB in District 12 Region 123.

The roll will include travelling to various clubs in the district, supporting Regional Rep Peter Onion in representing the RSGB and acting as a conduit between Clubs, Members and the RSGB.

I very much look forward to engaging with and representing RSGB members, Clubs and Radio Amatuers in the UK and Internationally, and the challenge of helping move the interest of the hobby forward in the future.

If anyone wishes their views to be forwarded to the RSGB, then I am your man, If you need help with EMC or planning issues, we can help.I can be contacted by my details which are listed on the RSGB website under the info for the Region 12 team at 


12m Mast Update

Following my extreme disappointment at losing my 12m mast through an ‘agricultural incident’, I have been heartened by a number of people rallying round to help.

Initially George M1GEO and his dad Chris G8OCV tried to repair the mast by cutting off the broken section and rebuilding it, but sadly with a bit of a bend on the remaining damaged section, it would not retract fully and would be impossible to transport.

However LEFARS club Chairman Dick G4DDP had a mast surplus to requirements which he ‘donated’ to me,  I ended up with a replacement mast, while George kept my ‘compromised’ one! Christmas came a few weeks early for me this year!

I have some minor work to do in order to use it, as I had modified my old mast for use with a Clark guy rope kit, as the lower eyelet on the mast were damaged. This replacement mast has the same issue, but a while ago, I bought a replacement bottom section with intact eyelets, so as soon as the weather warms up i will replace that section and I should have a 100% usable Racal 12m PU mast again, this time using the original Racal guy ropes.

My sincere gratitude goes out to Dick for helping me recover what was an irreplaceable part of my portable setup. I certainly could not afford to buy a replacement mast due to my current financial circumstances!

Table Top sale at LEFARS: Friday 6th Nov 2015

lefars_yellow_&_green_logo no backgroundLefars (Loughton and Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society) are holding a table top sale this Friday, where members are invited to come and sell those things they just don’t need any more. You know what they say, “One man’s trash is someone else’s treasure”.

The club meets at All Saints House, Romford Road, Chigwell Row, Essex IG7 4QD starting at about 7pm.

So if you have  some surplus gear you want to convert into pennies and are not taking it to the Kempton Rally this weekend, when why not sell it to a local club member?