Well done to Peter (M6OGQ) and Stuart (M6UHV) for passing the Foundation Exam.

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Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor, K1JT to speak at the AGM

We are delighted that Joe Taylor, K1JT will be in
the UK at the time of our AGM. Joe is an American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery,
with Russell Alan Hulse, of a "new type of pulsar,
a discovery that has opened up new possibilities
for the study of gravitation”. He is also the author
of the WSJT (Weak Signal – Joe Taylor) software
which provides digital communications for amateurs.
Joe has accepted our invitation to give a short
update on WSJT in the informal AGM afternoon session.
If you would like to attend the AGM and hear this
excellent speaker, please let us know in advance.

Board elections – use your vote

The deadline for voting in the Board elections is
23.59 on Thursday, 19 April 2018. The four candidates'
personal statements
 are on the website, so if you
are still making up your mind who should receive
your vote, reading those might help you to make
your decision. The current Board is delighted that
there are four candidates standing for the two
elected vacancies. Take a couple of minutes to
choose who you would like to represent you on
the Boardand cast your vote online.

Southern Electronics and Radio Fair

It is with regret that we wish to inform you, due to lack of local support and bookings,

SERF 2018, Eastbourne Rally, has been CANCELLED.

All bookings made to SERF, will receive a refund in full.

This years event, and future SERF events, will no longer continue.

Thank you to all that have historically supported us.

Dave Williams, G8PUO
The SERF Team

Message from a past member

Name : Graham Down

Email : withheld
Commentbox : Members may not remember me, but I did my radio course with Keith and passed - M3FSX.

Since then I had to emigrate to care for my mum, and nearly four years down the line I thought I'd share with you that I have now passed my full license and am now ZS1FSX. (Albeit with intermittent use of an Hf radio.)
I have got a radio in the Landy that I use to coordinate various events such as the Pelican Watch, and this weekends Langebaan cycle challenge, which for my sins I am organising.

In 2018 I will have saved up for a radio and will endeavour to make contact on the air.

For now I wanted to show my appreciation for MARTS. I don't think you'€™ll understand the feeling of walking into a room looking around listening intently and realising that you are the least intelligent person in that room by quite a fair margin. 

It's doubtful that you'€™ll  comprehend the excitement of going home, mind buzzing and absolutely exhausted from trying to follow the conversational topics.

What a rush for which I have yourselves only to thank.

I'€™ve not learnt as much as I should and I scraped through the exam, but I'€™m on air and trying to make a CW 80m machine when a moment comes up.

I will try to get in touch ahead of a meeting and see if the airwaves can float across the continents to you.

Many thanks Graham ZS1FSX

MARTS Morning Net
The club operates a morning net during weekdays from 0930hrs to about 1030hrs on 144.650Mhz. All are invited.

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