New fusion & DMR Repeaters in Sheffield
GB7SF Repeater Group in Sheffield Will be soon installing a New Repeater for the users with the new yaesu radio you will be able to us your old hand held’s as well, (Thanks to our sponsors’) we will also be Demonstrating the system with a Hand Held from the gx3rcm communication unit from events, the DMR repeater will give Amateurs the roaming facility when Mobile this is a Dream come true for the Amateur Radio futurity. things are looking good, GB7SN will be link to all groups DMR repeater on the Network to give a super covarage to all Amateurs
I would like to say one thing about DMR, as an amateur we have been trying to get good coverage over the country from our mobile for many years, with some roaming on Amateurs Repeater DMR will now give us this!! We need to install our Repeater in a sensible way, up and down the country, to build up our net work that will serve all, at the time of d- star Digital Communication are good and is still good. Yes we can link to the other repeater same as the Fusion Systems, but the DMR will do this with a seamless change over from one repeater to another, I would like to think that it’s time now to move with all the 3 Systems this is why the Group as Decided to install more Repeater in the group to give Sheffield a good coverage. The Group have been working very hard in the background and are willing to help in any way we can to improve out network like we did with dstar, irlp, and the echolink systems and move with the time, and work together to build the infrastructure for amateurs to enjoy
Although there are no DMR radios being manufactured currently by amateur vendors, we are all using commercial
radios, Motorola, Vertex, etc, however Yaesu is actively in the works producing a TDMA radio for the amateur market.
There are several models to choose from and even some that can support field programming like amateur radios. We
understand this is very different than traditional amateur radio, but our network accomplishes some very major points
that are at the core of amateur radio. Experimenting/Using/Designing New Technology and act as a catalyst for
education & learning and to promote the growth of Amateur Radio as a hobby. That’s what Amateur radio is about.
Welcome to SARC 2015
COME AND JOIN THE NEW SHEFFIELD AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.
New Year Membership of the new SARC starts on Monday 5th Jan 2015.
New and previous members are welcome to apply, this also includes CB radio users or anyone else interested in radio communications and want to have a go at Amateur Radio ,working stations all around the world..
Membership fees for SARC also include full membership of our club venue "Sheffield Transport and Sports Club" which will provide additional facilitiessuch as bar,TV, snooker & pool tables and on some nights free food would be also provided. The new membership fee is £50.00 per year, less than £1 per week with nothing to pay on the door for a great night out.
If you have not got a amateur radio licence we can train you and get you through the foundation examination, which is held at the club.
If you live in a flat or other property where aerials (Antennas) are a problem then you can use the Club Radio Shack which has state of the art ICOM, Yaesu and Kenwood Radio transceivers for HF,VHF and UHF which cover all the main amateur bands.
Trip to the Dayton Hamvention® 2015 May 15-17 2015
GX3RCM team are planning a once in a life time trip to the Dayton ham fest next year, if any one would like to be involved in make this once in a life time trip to Dayton , contact us , via our website, if we can get people interested and would like to be apart of this trip as a group it would be more affordable for all. as we can arrange a package deal, the team will be making video at the Dayton Ham Fest , We will be meeting lots of amateurs’ and arranging interviews with Dealers "over the pond as we say", this should be a very exsiting trip for all involved
Attendance for Hamvention® 2014 was 24,873!
UK Amateur Licence Review
UK Amateur Licence Review
There is now just one week before the Consultation closes on 20 October and Ofcom have advised us that only about 300 people have responded so far.
Ofcom will be relying heavily on the volume and content of the responses as evidence of what the amateur radio community feels about the proposals and it is vital that everyone who has an opinion completes the online form.
Whilst we published some explanatory notes on the website soon after the document was released, it is apparent that many amateurs have not yet read the document which is far from straightforward in several places.
We are thus today publishing further guidance together with suggested responses to the key questions at www.rsgb.org/ocguidance.
Please make sure that you respond to Ofcom, or urge any other amateurs that you are in contact with, to do the same.
UK Amateur Licence Review links
Welcome, Plug In and Relax!!
Welcome to SARC’s club website for members and non members alike where we hope you will come along and get involved.
Here, you will find all the latest news about club activities. We are a modern active club involved in all aspects of the Amateur Radio Hobby.Recently we have completed a overhaul of the club structure and reorganised our club to meet the demands of the modern day enthusiast.
We are a family club and have a pleasant relaxed club venue which meets every Monday Night except for Bank Holidays.
Keep the site bookmarked and monitor our activity, if you wish to visit the club contact us via the enqury form we will be most pleased to talk to you.We have talks and events being planned throughout the year,
We look forward to seeing you, so, plug in and relax!
What is amateur radio?
Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service that uses designated radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications.
Amateur Radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty.
As a radio amateur you are able to transmit radio signals on a number of frequency bands allocated specifically to the radio amateurs.
Radio amateurs make use of their frequencies in a number of ways:
- Contacting people all over the world by radio which often leads to developing international friendships
- Competing in international competitions to test how effective your equipment is, and how good you are as an operator
- Technical experimentation — many of the leaps forward in radio technology have been initiated by radio amateurs
- Communication through amateur space satellites or with the International Space Station (which carries an amateur radio station)
- Providing communications at times of emergencies and undertaking exercises to ensure you keep the capability to do so.
There is no better way to explore the fascinating world of radio communications than by becoming a radio amateur.
What can I do with Amateur Radio ?
Whilst the Internet has brought us instant world-wide email, VOIP and video communication, it is tied to an infrastructure of enormous proportions.
With Amateur Radio, you are communicating directly, “point-to-point” with no intermediate infrastructure. You are also communicating with people in their cars, on ships, on remote islands, and in under-developed parts of the world. But perhaps more importantly, Amateur Radio is not just about communicating — it’s about exploring the technology that makes radio communication work — the electronics, the antennas, the propagation characteristics of the ionosphere, and even computers that are linked to radio equipment for all sorts of purposes including specialised modes of communication, station logging, propagation prediction, etc. And most of all is making friends World Wide , why not vist our club and take a look around , you are welcome any time !!