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2018 Events

We will be participating in several events this summer / autumn, including:

  • Saturday September 8th – Churches on the Air – Farnley All Saints Church.
    Using the callsign GB2ASF we will be working from 10am until approximately 4pm. More info at

  • Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September – Railways on the Air – Keighley and Worth Valley Railway – Oxenhope Engine Shed – GB1WVR

  • Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October – Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) – Bramham Scouts

Sunday 10th June 2018 – Practical Wireless 2m contest

Members were up early on Sunday morning to take part in the Practical Wireless 2m QRP contest. Thick fog gave way to a beautiful day and we managed almost 130 contacts, reaching into Belgium and Northern France.

Saturday September 9th 2017 – Churches on the Air

We will be participating in Churches on the Air 2017 on Saturday 9th September 2017 based at Otley Parish Church.
It is also Heritage day at the church so it will be an excellent opportunity to come and see what an event station looks like or to just say hello.

We will be running HF and via the Otley repeater (GB3WF) as well as 2m / 70cm. We will publish frequencies on our Facebook site.

More info at Churches on the Air 2017.

Projects at the Club – Spring / Summer 2017

We have an exciting line up of projects and events at the club over the next few months… As well as getting back into contesting, having many new Foundation licence holders keen to get into this side of the hobby, we have been running various projects including building a QRP CW transciever and building 2m antennas. We are about to embark on some Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects and had a meeting to discuss ideas including building satellite trackers and monitoring aeroplane traffic. There has been a welcome influx of new members and licencees recently and the club is once again alive with energy and ideas. If you haven’t been for a while, call in on a Tuesday night and see what we’re up to – it’s so much more than just HF radio!

GB16YOTA – Youngsters on the Air

A team from the club is taking part in the 2016  RSGB YOTA ( Youngsters on the Air ) Month .
We will be operating from Ashfield Primary School Otley from about 10.00 to about 2 (1400) on Tuesday 13th December using the call GB16YOTA.
We hope to use the club repeater, GB3WF, 2m, HF (20, 40 and 80m depending on conditions) and possibly the Fusion aspect of GB3WF.
We will post up frequencies here on Tuesday. It would be great for some of the pupils to make a contact, so get on the air!