Monthly Archives: January 2011

The first Foundation course Exam for HF, DX, ARC was taken today

The first Foundation course Exam for HF, DX, ARC was taken today by on the Left Mr. Frank Clifton and on Right Mr. Kevin Johnson.

The Humber Fortress DX ARC is pleased to say both passed with flying colors.

We know both are very happy with the result and the training they received from Humber Fortress DX ARC Instructors,

The lead instructor Mr. John Cunliffe (G6LNV), Mr. Bob Lane (M0RWL), Mr John Baines (M0JBA) the Clubs invigilator, and from the East Yorkshire repeater Group Mr. Andy Russell (G0VRM).

As the chairman of the club and on behalf of the entire membership we would like to welcome Kevin and Frank to Amateur Radio.

We hope you go on to sit the Intermediate license and then Advanced Licence as the club runs the courses enjoy the hobby guys.

Thank you to lead instructor Mr. John Cunliffe (G6LNV), Mr. Bob Lane (M0RWL), Mr. John Baines (M0JBA), and from the East Yorkshire repeater Group Mr. Andy Russell (G0VRM)

For their time and effort, they put into the club and gave up their own time to run the course.

Left to Right

Andy Russell (G0VRM), Kevin Johnson, John Cunliffe (G6LNV), Bob Lane (M0RWL), John Baines (M0JBA), Frank Clifton

All the best

Andy Nielsen


Chairman OF Humber Fortress DX A.R.C

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HF.DX A.R.C News Letter 00111

Humber Fortress DX Amateur Radio Club
News Letter 00111

 We all know what it is like to wear a hat and depending on

your age also depends on the style used, so with this in mind Mr Phil (M0VEY) was thrown a challenge.

This was given by Andy G7LRR Chairman of the Humber Fortress DX Amateur Radio Club.

The challenge was for M0VEY to wear a different type of hat, and cap headgear each week to the clubhouse located at Fort Paull, well with this sort of challenge thrown what would any decent law-abiding go up north once a month person do but accept and he did.

The very first picture was taken in the club prior to the start of the first RSGB short contest 80m SSB on Wednesday night the 4th of January.

So there you are folks a good start to the new year 2011.

Mr Phil (M0VEY) was thrown a challenge to wear a different type of hat,cap headgear each week to the clubhouse

Mr. Phil (M0VEY) was thrown a challenge to wear a different type of hat, and cap headgear each week to the clubhouse

Phils hats so far


I intend in the future to do a
small feature on members of the
club, nothing personal just a
few words, facts and figures on
how they entered the hobby.
I will always show a draft copy
to them beforehand, in case they
would like it removed.
So please, if there is anyone in
the club that dosn’t wish to take
part, please let me know.
Many thanks
Bob Lane MORWL

Foundation Course

As many of you will be aware A foundation course is underway at the fort with the final exam being taken on the 29th of January which is a Sat morning.

So through this edition of the newsletter I would like to offer all the very best to Kevin And Frank hope to meet you On the airwaves very soon.

From all at HF.DX.A.R.C

We would all like to thank John G6LNV for his work and time in setting up the banking system Foundation administration and All those little bits that he seems to have knowledge about.
Many Thanks, John its a pleasure to share the hobby with you.


Next week sees the first RNLI event of the year for fundraising which is SOS RNLI and starts on Friday 28th of January the club however is supporting this event on Sat And Sun which is 22 and 23 from the clubhouse.

We need a small group of people to help erect and sort out the antennas which will be needed for this event so please If you are free and feel like a few hrs at the club then Contact Andy by e-mail.

This event is not replacing our own event GB2HLS which Is taking place later in the year and should be a lot of fun This year.

Just in case you have not got Andy’s E-mail it is OK on QRZ.Com

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R.S.G.B 80m Club Call Contest

Hi All.
Wednesday the 12th of January saw the first (and I hope many more) of the RSGB club events/contests
With the 80m SSB.
This was organized by Andy G7LRR and Mr. Jason M0MGF thanks to Jason for the new log system
(Of which I still need more practice) but have been installed on the system at the shack.
Also, thanks to Mr. Andy for the work carried out on the antenna system which enabled us to
Transmit on the night.
The contest started at 20.00hrs local time Andy started with a good influx of calls at this time we
We’re still having slight problems with the antennas.
M0RWL took over with M0VEY as the logger it take a while to get into this sort of thing me been a
Newby and all but we gave our best, M0VEY then took over and tried his hand at contest work
Still with the antenna playing up(and Andy in the background trying very hard to bring the offending item to the task).
Many thanks to Mr. Simon 2E0GMW and Mr. Jason (GB2RN) for calling in.
Must admit nice to talk to Jason from down south.
Would be nice if we could encourage people with CW or data/psk to take part this would
Up our club points if interested please get in touch.
Most of the contests named above can be carried out at home with the points have been awarded
To the club.
Our rating would then be much higher and also get the club noticed.
Besides you never know you may enjoy it please make a bit of an effort.
Many thanks
Bob de M0RWL 73

Bob Lane

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