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Monday Feb 23rd 1930

Colin G3YHV " The history of valves"

Colin has a large collection dating back many decades - he loves utilizing them in unconventional circuits !

He will bring along examples of some of his recent builds using valves from the 1930s and before.




FUTURE MEETINGS: dates for your diary

January 26th - AGM

February 23rd - Colin G3YHV "The History of Valves"

March 30th - Heather Parsons and Steve Hartley "An RSGB Evening"

April TBC

May 25th - Prof Cathryn Mitchell " Challenges predicting HF propagation"

Other clubs & local events

Bath and District ARC http://badarc.webs.com/

Chepstow & District ARC http://www.gw4lwz.org.uk/

Chippenham & DARC http://www.g3vre.org.uk/archive.asp

Mid Somerset Radio Club http://www.midsarc.org.uk/

North Bristol ARC http://www.nbarc.org.uk/

Shirehampton ARC http://www.shirehampton-arc.org.uk/

South Bristol ARC http://www.sbarc.co.uk/

Thornbury& South Gloucs ARC http://tsgarc.uk/

Trowbridge and District  ARC http://www.radioclubs.net/trowbridgedarc/events.php


GJ6YB in IOTA 2012

At the end of July our Contest Group was off to Jersey again for IOTA 2012.  We were defending our position as Multi-operator Island and overall winners that we have held for three years in the last four.  Competition was fierce and prior to adjudication it is a close battle for top place.  Results are normally announced around the RSGB Convention.  Our number of QSOs and Multipliers was slightly higher than last year, though the scoring system has changed making comparison difficult.  For More info see the Contest Group News
GJ6YB team in Jersey 2012

Andy M1EBV Silent Key

Sadly, Andy Cowley M1EBV passed away on 23rd April 2012 after a short but acute illness.

Andy was a key member of the Bristol RSGB Group, being a committee member and the group historian.  Andy was a very active member of our Contest Group and a regular contributor to the success of our contest teams.  He will be a huge loss to the group.

Andy M1EBV - IOTA 2011

Andy will be remembered for his wide-ranging and deep knowledge of almost any technical subject you could think of, from nuclear physics to jellyfish.  He was lovingly known as "The Professor" so there was no need for Wikipedia when Andy was about.   He had an interest in history and kindly researched the origins of the Bristol RSGB Group to produce a Short History and built up a large collection of very old QSL cards and vintage valves.

Andy was well known in the group as someone who would help out whenever he could.  His role as chief of catering during IOTA expeditions to Jersey was greatly appreciated and the catering tent became known as "Andy's Trattoria".

Rest in Peace, Andy


What a Collection

Some of the Contest Group attended the RSGB Convention at Horwood House near Milton Keynes on 13th/14th October.  As you can see, plenty of trophies came our way for exploits over the last 12 months.

Convention 2012 - Trophies

Trophies Left to Right:  Alan G3XSV - IOTA 2011 Overall winners , Pete G4CLA - AFS SSB 2012 Winners, Steve G3ZVW - SSB Field Day 2012 winners, Ian G4FSU - IOTA 2011 UK winners and 50MHz Trophy 2012 winners, Geoff G4FKA National Field Day 2012 Runners up.


Bath Based Distance Learning

The Bath Training Team started running distance learning classes in parallel with their RSGB Bristol sponsored classroom sessions a couple of years ago. This initiative has grown to the point where the team now has twelve tutors across the country and nearly two hundred students have been enrolled, many passing the exam first time.

An article about the Distance Learning courses was featured in February 2012 edition of RadCom.

RSGB AGM 2012 - M0OBW presents Kenwood Trophy to the Distance Learning TeamAt this year's RSGB AGM the team were awarded the Kenwood Trophy for 'outstanding contribution to amateur radio training'. Picture shows e-tutors Steve Hartley, G0FUW, Phil Parkman, G3MGQ, Dan Trudgian, M0TGN, Lewis Thomas, G4YTN and Keith Williams, GW4OKT, recieving the trophy from RSGB President Dave Wilson, M0OBW. All tutors that were involved in 2011 received certificates. Picture courtesy of RSGB.

73, Steve, G0FUW


Meeting Details

Regular meetings are held at 7:30pm on the last Monday of each month at:

Bristol Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, Redland Green, Redland, Bristol BS6 7HF (see map).

Map of the meeting venue

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