G4AQG active on SSB and CW on the HF bands.
G4AQG was first licensed in 1971 but closed down in the mid 1980s. It was re-established in 2006.
We have a number of wire aerials supported between trees - a 160m doublet up at 70ft, 40m dipole up at 75 ft, 17m and 30m dipoles, an inverted L for 160m with 75ft vertical plus1/4 wave elevated radials and two phased 1/4 wave verticals for 80m. We have three DHDL loop antennas (NE, SW,SE), Beverage antennas (850ft NW, 600ft reversible E/W , 800ft reversible North/South) for DX listening. The original 60ft Versatower tower has been refurbished and we have a JayBeam TB3 Yagi for 20/15/10. We have remote control of club facilities via the internet, so that members can listen (and if licenced, transmit with CW and SSB) from home.
**50th anniversary of G4AQG BBQ
Covid-19 permitting, the University Amateur Radio Society G4AQG annual Barbecue will be held at the club station in 2021, celebrating 15 years since we restarted the club in January 2006 and 50 years since it was first established in 1971.
All are welcome, staff and students, Alumni, Sussex-ex, local amateurs - watch this space for further details.
Foundation and Intermediate training courses from Autumn 2020
We want to enable more staff and students to use the station and enjoy Amateur Radio, and will facilitate Foundation and Intermediate training for the Radio Communications exam when covid-19 permits.
G4AQG welcomes anyone interested in any aspect of amateur radio, from contests and the ancient art of Morse code to digital communication and satellites. You don’t need a licence, just an interest, as the existing ‘hams’ are always prepared to help others get involved.
For further details about the club please email G4AQG@sussex.ac.uk or contact Jeremy Maris (Informatics)
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