July 2017 Village Hall closed for re-wiring

Just a reminder that EARS will be closed throughout July 2017 due to re-wiring of the village hall. Our last night open before re-wiring is Thursday 29 June 17. We will back to normal on Thursday 3 August 17,  open from 7pm to 10pm as usual.

MMANA-GAL antenna modelling software

Tonight at EARS discussion turned to GM6JIL (Ron) antenna creations and their potential performance. For non-standard antennas it can be difficult to visualise the far-field polar diagram and GM6JIL has some interesting antenna ideas to try. To help with this the free version of MMANA-GAL antenna modelling software was installed and many simulations made. MMANA-GAL… Read More »

Tx Factor 8th Episode

The 8th edition of TX Factor is now available (see link below) TX Factor – Episode 8 (TXF008) …An Interview with Practical Wireless Editor, Don Field G3XTT …A visit to Icom UK …A visit to BBC Broadcasting House & its Radio Amateurs …Win a FUNcube Dongle Pro http://www.txfilms.co.uk/txfactor/txf008.shtml

May 2015 opening times

Thursday 7May2015 is the general election polling day. EARS will be closed that evening. We will be back to normal the following Thursday, 14May2015 at 7pm.

Opening Times Reminder

Just a quick reminder that EARS will NOT be open on Thursday 4 Dec 2014. We are open again on Thursday 11 Dec 2014, from 7 pm to 10pm Dates for 2014-2015 are listed below: 4 Dec 2014,     closed 1day 18 Dec 2014,    last evening open before Xmas 25 Dec 2014,   closed,… Read More »

Amateur Radio Podcast site

GM1VYG was fortunate to attend the anual RSGB Convention this year. This was held in Kent Hills Conference Centre, Milton Keynes, from 10-12Oct 2014.  Two days of Amateur Radio lectures and conversation with like minded amateurs is a great way to keep up to date with developments in the hobby.  One such conversation was with … Read More »

TX Factor 5th Episode

The 5th episode of TX factor is now available (see contents and link below) TX Factor – Episode 5 (TXF005) contents: …AMSAT-UK Colloquium …SuperAntenna Superstick delux package …free-to-enter competition winner …Silcoates School Amateur Radio Club http://www.txfilms.co.uk/txfactor/txf005.shtml

EARS Opening Times

We are normally open every Thursday evening from 7 pm to 10pm and visitors are always welcome. The few times we are closed are listed below: 4 Dec 2014,     closed 18 Dec 2014,    last evening open before Xmas 25 Dec 2014,   closed, Xmas Day 1 Jan 2014,       closed, New… Read More »

h.f. wire aerial using a fishing pole

If you like to take to the hills now and then and enjoy low power (QRP) h.f operating, why not combine the two?  Not only do you benefit from exercise,great views and fresh air, but h.f operating can be improved. A remote location can be free of much of the man-made electrical noise (QRM) that… Read More »