6 Mar '13
Auction Surplus Sale read more...
2 Mar '13
Foundation Class Success read more...
6 Feb '13
Software Defined Radio read more...
16 Jan '13
Constructors Competition read more...
2 Jan '13
A fish & Chip Supper read more...
5 Dec '12
Early Cinematographyread more...
Visit to Emley Moor read more...
12/13/14 Oct '12
Jamboree on the Air read more...
1 Aug '12
Yorkshire Day read more...
25 Jun '12
Follow the Torch read more...
12 May '12
Thwaites Mill read more...
12 May '12
Golcar Lily Day read more...
4/7 May '12
The Big Camp read more...
2 May '12
Tunnel End read more...
12 Apr '12
Castle Hill read more...
12 Mar '12
Surplus Sale read more...
Training search & rescue dogs February 15th we were pleased to welcome Ken and his rescue dog Abbey to Denby Dale. read more...
Making curves on 3 legs Remember the talking dog who came along to the club with Ian G4LUG earlier this year; read more...
Visit to LAM On Saturday 8 club members and committee made the trip to LAM Communications to test and review read more...
Constructors Competition Tropies were won by Robert M0PIE, Geof M0OYZ, and the Antenna Prize by Richard M0RBG. read more...
Andy's visit to Siberia Iím sure that everyone really enjoyed Andyís talk about his recent visit to Siberia last read more...
Tower "Launched" The New tower was "launched" by the Vice President, Brian G0BFJ with a bottle of "bubbly" read more...
C o m i n g - s o o n, see below
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2013 is our 40th Anniversary Year
Our club, which was founded at the Pie Hall in the village most famous for its giant pies will be celebrating its Ruby anniversary during 2013.
The club is planning a number of special events and activities to celebrate our clubs history.
A celebration dinner.
Special event station(s)
Visit(s) to local and more distant visitor attractions.
One way to mark the year would be for DDARS to really make an impact in the ever popular RSGB 80m Club Calls Contest which can be entered using your own call-sign during early evenings on weekdays between February and July.
The contest only lasts for an hour and a half and each month a date is allocated for SSB, CW and Data modes. Entries are submitted via the RSGB contest robot in Cabrillo format and contest exchanges are 59(599) followed by an incremental serial number starting 001.
Most computer logs have a contest facility and one of the more popular is SD which can be downloaded for free.
Full details of the contest, rules and tables can be seen on the RSGB web under Radio Sport.
DDARS members have participated during the past few years but recently it seems to have been less popular so it would be great if we could perhaps give it a real go in our Ruby year.
You donít have to be an experienced contester and if you fancy CW there is a QRS frequency allocated to slower speed operators. Even if you donít operate every month or only spend a short time participating your points will count towards DDARS total score.
If you havenít taken part before and fancy having a go and you want to know more please get in touch with me email@example.com
The contest dates and times are also included in our "what's on" calender, as will be details of our other events
22nd May '13
First Aid Course
Last year we were invited by Mirfield ATC to take part in a Heart Start first aid course and many of our members participated in what was an excellent event and a most enjoyable evening. The course was so popular that we have decided to run it once again with Jim G3YDL at the helm. Health and Safety is an important part of our hobby and if someone had an accident or was feeling unwell at one of our meetings or special events, would you know what to do to help them? Well here is a chance for all of us to find out, or refresh our skills on Wednesday May 22nd (7.00pm for 7.15pm start time) by taking part in a first aid course which includes CPR procedures and typical examples of electrical related incidents and treatments, very relevant to amateur radio. Here are all the details of the course and the location of the Air Training Corps in Mirfield.
Please let Jim G3YDL know if you are going to attend: g3ydl#ntlworld.com (replace the # with @).
First Aid Course
The first aid training that people will be undertaking will involve the C.P.R. procedure and Recovery together with all the associated training and instruction, together with how to treat bleeding and burns. We will arrange another course to cover the full Heart Start programme at a later date yet to be confirmed.
Instructors Lionel and Jim will be running the course and they will be joined by more instructors to get people through the training by the end of the night, we look forward to seeing as many members as possible and hope that you will enjoy the evening. We will have a tea break at the half way point
868 (Mirfield) Squadron,
Air Training Corps
Mirfield Air Cadet Centre
There is limited parking within the compound but please check the compound before parking on the busy roadside.
Directions from Huddersfield
Follow the A62 Leeds Rd out of Huddersfield through Bradley Traffic Lights. Go straight on at Cooper Bridge roundabout\Traffic Lights towards Leeds and Dewsbury. The next set of lights at The 3 Nuns pub turn right towards Dewsbury and Mirfield along the A644. Continue along the A644 for approx 3/4 mile and look out for the Pear Tree pub. Approx 1/4 mile after the Pear Tree the Cadets HQ can be found on the right hand side. The HQ has a tall galvanised steel fence facing the road. If you see the hand car wash on the right hand side you have just passed the HQ.
Directions from Mirfield Train Station
Follow Station Rd to the traffic lights (Tesco Express directly in front of you), turn left at the lights on to the A644. Follow the A644 through Mirfield, look out for Kenmoor Caravans (ex Goodhalls) on the left hand side. The HQ can be found approx 1/2 mile after Kenmoor Caravans on the left hand side. Again look out for the galvanised fence.
We will have a radio monitoring 145.575 so try calling if you can't find the location.
We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd May (7.15pm start time)
8th Jun '13
GB2HS at Honley Show.
After the dissappointment of the show being cancelled last year due to the showground being flooded we hope to be on the air once again in 2013 at one of the largest agricultural shows in the district.
The show will be held at Ivy Farm, Farnley Tyas, HD4 6UW and full details of our location, just off Thurstonland Road is shown on GB2HS QRZ.com and all the show information can be found on www.honleyshow.co.uk
We will be setting up the antennas and tent on the Friday (7th) afternoon at about 2.00pm, everyone welcome of course and then we hope to be on the air by 0800 on the Saturday.
Full details from Richard firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Jun '13
Clayton West Gala.
The Denby Dale expeditionary force will have a stand (and aerial!) at this local Gala which will be held at: Scout Hut, Wakefield Road, Clayton West, Huddersfield, HD8 9XJ (heading to Wakefield the site is on the right under the railway bridge)
We will be publicising the club and running a simple competition for visitors (proceeds to the GALA fund). Any members or visiting amateurs will be welcome to join in the fun
It will be similar to the Shelley Gala which we have run for a number of years
Full details from Gerald: email@example.com
23rd Jun '13
LAM Communications Ltd
LAMCO are currently organising 'The LAMFEST HAM Radio Rally' in aid of Cancer Research'. This event will be supported by the following organisations Icom UK, Kenwood Communications and Yaesu UK.
This rally will take place on Sunday 23rd June 2013 at Elsecar Heritage Centre inside Building 21 , located 2.2 miles from LAM Communications Ltd. The event will be open from 1000hrs until 1600hrs.
Lee has asked if DDARS members will run the talk-in station (LAM will provide radio & antenna) from about 08:30 and also have a couple of tables to publicise DDARS and sell any of the clubs surplus equipment.
It is a most worthwhile charity event and although it might seem some way off we do need to be sure that we have enough volunteers to man our stall and operate the talk-in station.
This is one event where everyone can help out, whether you are licensed or not and itís sure to be a great rally supported by the leading manufacturers of amateur radio equipment.
Chris G8PUT is coordinating our activities so please let him know as soon as possible if you are able to help: email Chris firstname.lastname@example.org
3th Jul '13
Chris G5VZ from PADARS will be giving an illustrated talk followed by a workshop when you can construct and build a PA0RDT-Active-Mini-Whip Antenna. Full details of this fascinating antenna can be found on: www.radiopassioni.it/pdf/pa0rdt-Mini-Whip.PDF
Gerald G3SDY will be asking for numbers a bit nearer the time so that we have sufficient kits for everyone, but in the meantime we look forward to seeing you at 8.00pm at the Pie Hall .
6th Nov '13
50 Years of TV Repairs
Denis G8BZY will be giving a talk on Ē50 Years of TV RepairsĒ starting at 8.00pm.
Things we do:
Jamboree On the Air
Light Houses on the Air
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Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society was founded 40 years ago at the Pie Hall, Denby Dale, a village famous since 1788 for giant pies.
Meetings are in a first-floor room or the ground-floor hall, which has disabled access.
We meet on the first and third Wednesdays in the month for an 8pm start. On the other Wednesdays, we often gather around 8pm for a night on the air, (the details will be in the whats on section of the website). Our Sunday net is at 10.30am on 145.575MHz fm.
We compete in contests, arrange special events and offer training for all levels of the amateur radio licence.
Please send material for inclusion on this website to Chris, email@example.com