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Club News from Marc G0TOC

GB0TBW Trinity Buoy Wharf ILLW weekend 22-23 August 2020

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The second (of three) LEFARS external event this year, and in August, took place over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd August at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Poplar, London E14. It was an opportunity to participate in the  International Lighthouse Lightship … Continue reading

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Lambourne End Field Weekend 8th/9th August

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LEFARS Field Weekends and outdoor events are like buses.  Nothing for ages and three turn up.  In this case the Lambourne End Field weekend held on 8th and 9th of August.  Later in the month the yearly outing to Trinity … Continue reading

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Spy Week at the Royal Gunpowder Mills

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The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey ran a I SPY week during the Winter Half Term. A few LEFARS members (also volunteers, the Radio Group, at the Royal Gunpowder Mills) provided a themed display over the period of Friday 21st … Continue reading

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LEFARS Christmas Buffet 20th December 2019

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The last meeting of 2019 was held at All Saints House on 20th December. The Committee  had already decided to hold a Christmas Buffet and Dave De la Haye M0MBD volunteered to prepare the food. With the help of Bettina, … Continue reading

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LEFARS holds its first Syllabus 2019 Foundation licence course and exam

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Congratulations to (L to R) Simon Donnellan M7OOL, Charles Chowdhury-Hanscombe M7CCH, Luce Newman-Williams M7CXC and Chris Loizou M7CHL for passing their Foundation Licence exam after completing the first 2019 Syllabus weekend Foundation course (no. 41) held by LEFARS at All Saints … Continue reading

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LEFARS News – 14th February 2019

LEFARS News – February/March  2019 Compiled by John Ray G8DZH [Updated 7th March] Dear LEFARS member, With winter well underway, the evenings beginning to get lighter, it’s time to look forward to getting outside and “playing” radio. January and February … Continue reading

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John Crabbe G3WFM – SK, 16th October 2018.

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I am deeply saddened to report on the passing of LEFARS honorary life member, John Crabbe G3WFM on 16th October 2018. Some of you will know that, when the RSGB were based in Potters Bar, John was the Society’s librarian, … Continue reading

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LEFARS 33rd Foundation Licence course 23-24 January 2016

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From the keyboard of Marc G0TOC … [Latest update 9th February – three more callsigns added] Following this weekend’s course and practical assessments, on behalf of the Society, I would like to congratulate; Roy Badami M6GKZ, Dave Crook M6GKV, Geoff Eason … Continue reading

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Cray Valley RS Quiz 3rd December

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A visiting LEFARS quiz team, Peter G0IAP,  Chris G8OCV and George M1GEO,  made their way over to Eltham, London SE9 and the Cray Valley Radio Society (CVRS) to participate in their inter-club quiz on Thursday 3rd December 2015. CVRS, founded … Continue reading

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DMR radio – TYT MD-380 documentation for LEFARS members

Over the last few weeks there has been a lot of interest in DMR digital radio. The Tytera TYT MD-380 has helped with prices from £105 to £150 for a TDMA 1W/5W UHF transceiver.  a review of the MD-380 by … Continue reading

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