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Sending Sounds into Space

Sending Sounds into Space

Early in 2018 the club was contacted by artist Sian Hutchings who was in her first year of a masters degree in fine arts at Northumbria University, Newcastle and she wanted some help with a project that was going to come to a head with an event at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in …

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FT8 – The Basics

FT8 – The Basics

FT8. It has been around for a while now and the protocol itself has undergone some radical changes recently so what’s all the fuss about, and is it actually worth bothering with? Ham Radio digital modes are a bit like Marmite, you either love them or you hate them and FT8 is no exception to …

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LiFePO4 Portable Power Kit

LiFePO4 Portable Power Kit

Recently I was researching an alternative to Sealed Lead Acid Batteries (SLAB), the cause of this research…back pain. While SLAB’s have performed ok for my car portable use, I was reminded just how heavy a 50AH SLAB is after straining my back putting it back on the shelf. So having seen a number of posts …

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Amateur Radio with a Clansman PRC351 / PRC352

Amateur Radio with a Clansman PRC351 / PRC352

This particular radio consists of a transceiver, a 24 volt battery, an antenna tuning unit, a 20 watt amplifier, a telephone style handset and a combat whip antenna. Why does this Clansman have the number 351 and 352? Well it all depends on whether the amplifier is attached. The 20 watt amplifier on the right …

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A Tank For An Antenna

A Tank For An Antenna

ORIGIN At one of the meetings of the Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club in the spring of 2006 somebody brought along some a few bits and bobs to pass on if any body could make use of them and at the end of the evening there was a green rod left. I picked it up and …

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SOTA – Scafell Pike

SOTA – Scafell Pike

So today was an education, in more ways than one. First lesson was never trust your brother in law when he says we’re going out for a walk in the lakes, come along bring your radio; it not going to be anything heavy duty… Second lesson was always be prepared, and if there are ‘two’ SOTA …

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M6OZA on ADSB Flight Tracking

M6OZA on ADSB Flight Tracking

So if you’re like me, a bit of a geek or maybe handy with technology, you’ve probably got drawers and shelves at home full of bits and bobs that “may come in useful one day”. This article is about how I made some of my “bits and bobs” into something quite useful… I’ve always had …

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New Boots & Panties

New Boots & Panties

After much procrastination We have finally got round to updating our website. Have a look around, check out the Events page to see if you’d like to get involved or become a member of the club. Keep checking back for news or follow us on twitter at https://www.twitter.com/g0nwm for updates. Best Wishes T.A.R.C

ILLW 2018 Event

ILLW 2018 Event

The International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend is upon us ! So as a club (Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club) once again had the change to operate from the Lightship LV50which is the home of The Royal Northumberland Yacht Club and is berthed in the Marina of Blyth Harbour on the North East coast of the UK. Now this is no small …

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Field Day – July 2018

Field Day – July 2018

Sat 21st July, A day that will be long remembered, by me at least… ! It was the summer Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club Field Day, one of a few we have planned over the summer, which in fact so far is proving to a proper corker of an English summer There were 6 vehicles and …

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