Club News

We have added a news section to let you al know what we are doing and have done over the year, this will include any points of interest and how well the courses have gone on. We hope this will be a useful section. 

Anyone wanting to post news articles, please send the information via our Web Form selecting the "Webmaster" in the enquiry type


SOS Radio Week


Throughout the month on May, NHARG will be taking part in the SOS Radio Week, to raise awareness of the work of the volunteer Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and independent lifeboat crews and National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) watch-keepers. We will post on the calendar of when planned activities from the shack will take place.

BiWota 2022- Update 31/8/22

After 2 year break due to Covid restrictions, the BiWota event gathered ful steam with participants registering for the event and Nunsfield were no exception. 

We activated the Great British Car Journey Museum which runs along the bank of the river Derwent in Ambergate Derbyshire. 

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Special Event Stations under COVID- Update 28 6-20

Well after a good run of 28 days using the calls GB9SH "Stay Home" & GB9KS "Keep Safe" during the Month of May we can now bring you the logs and the eQSL card that we recieved. 

Again many thans to all the operators that operator that took part in keeping NHARG on the map during the lock down period. 

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Maybe of Interest 25-5-20

There will be a first man mission using the Space X -Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon Spacecraft from US soil to hopefully take place on Wednesday 27th May from the Kennedy Space Center. Launch time 20:33 UTC (21:33 GMT). 

The flight path should be able to be seen around 15 minutes later over the UK after launch.

For more information on if the planned launch is going to take place please visit the link below.

Live Video Link:


Special Event Stations under COVID-19 5-5-20

Over the past few years Nunsfield House ARG have been more active with many event stations ranging from Mill on the Air, International Museums Weekends, Armed Forces Day, British Inland Waterways on the Air, Railways on the Air & of course Jamboree on the air, with various scout groups.  

Unfortunatley with the cancellation of many special event stations early part of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the relaxation by Ofcom to relax certain aspects of the application process for a NoV. 

Stefan M0SOL & Adrian M0OJR have decided to apply for NoV's for the following call signs GB9SH & GB9KS to support our NHS and key workers whilst promoting that we should "Stay Home" and "Keep safe". 

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Original Planned Meetings -24-4-20

Before the lock down from the Covid-19 epidemic we had in the calendar the following events listed below, some of which can take place once we have the Virtual meetings set up to run on Friday evening others unfortunately will not take place for the foreseeable future.

These dates will need to be reviewed as some presentation will need to be conducted in a slightly different way than may have been planned by the presenter and may take a little time for these to be amended, so please bare with us at this unusual time.

The reason this information has been moved to this page, is to clean up the calendar and make it much easier for our members to see exactly what is actually planned on a weekly basis.

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COVID-19 -15-3-20

As you will all know the Covid-19 virus is spreading, and there is various advice around regarding isolation, group gatherings etc.
With regards to the Radio Club we are keeping the situation and advice under review.
At the moment we will continue to hold club meetings on a Monday & Friday evening as we think it may be early to cancel meetings.
However, as the situation develops, we will review this position and act accordingly.
There is still, of course, the Thursday night net!

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Full Exam Candidates Pass  - 31/8/19

Two candiates were successful in their Full Exam taken on Saturday 31st August 2019.

They were club member Kit Emery & Martyn Vickers. Kit studied using the Bath online course, whilst Martyn self studied. Martyn attended our Foundation course with Nunsfield in January this year and then self studied for the Intermediate and Full. Sitting both exams with us. Congratulations to both, we hope you enjoy using your Full licence privileges.

You can read Martyns story regarding his rather fast progression from foundation to full here


British Inland Waterways on the Air 2019  - 25/8/19

As part of the BiWota event this year we changed venue and took residence at Moira Furnace Museum next to the Ashby Canal.

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Foundation Candidates Pass  - 18/8/19

Five candidates were successful in their Foundation Exam taken on Sunday 18th August 2019.

They were Dan Giles, Vaughn Wheatley, Simon Ghent, Davide Bandiora and Martin McNestry. Dan, Vaughn, Simon and Davide attended our Foundation course, whilst Martin self studied, taking his practical assessment with us.


Full Exam Candidates Pass  - 27/7/19

Two candidates were successful in their Full Exam taken on Saturday 27th July 2019.

They were Richard Janezko & Stefan Latimer


Foundation & Intermediate Candidates Pass  - 20/7/19

Four candidates were successful in their Intermediate Exam taken on Saturday 20th July 2019.

They were Martin Vickers, Stephen Nugent ,Ben Cridland and Nigel Groom. All candidates self studied, taking their practical assessments at Nunsfield.

Also on the same day Andrew Selby passed his Foundation eaxm. 

They all look forward to advancing in their amateur radio hobby.


Armed Forces Day 2019  - 30/6/19

This is our second time we have operated for Armed Forces Day from Ashover Rock Royal Observer Corp Bunker.

It was a very early start and meet up at 6:30am to get all the members and equipment together. Whilst travelling Stefan had his 2m transceiver tuned to GB3DC the local Derby repeater and kept hearing all other repeaters across the country so we knew there was a lift on and was looking a good day for radio

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International Museums Weekends 2019  - 16/6/19

Nunsfield House ARG activated Moira Furnace Museum on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June for part of International Museums Weekends.

Moira Furnace is located near to Swadlincote and is in the county of North West Leicestershire, although is covered under a Derbyshire postal code and is surrounded by a Country park.

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Mills on the Air 2019  - 13/5/19

Nunsfield House ARG participated in the Mill on the Air weekend from our usual location of Heage Windmill near to the town of Belper.

Although the event looked a little in doubt due to vehicle trouble, our members joined forces to helping transport the equipment. Special thanks to Kevin, one of our newest members who became the main transport for the weekend.

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Foundation & Full Exam Candidates Pass  - 11/2/19

Four candidates were successful in their Foundation Exam taken on Sunday 27th January 2019.

They were Kevin Driver, Martin Vickers, Ruben Flores De Guirior and Nigel Groom

All four of them are looking forward to taking the Intermediate Exam later on .

Also on the same day John Raybould took his Advanced Exam and found out he had passed two weeks later and has now obtained his full Licence.

Special thanks to the course tutor Mike Swanwick G6CZD exam invigilators Tony G6MWS, Ken G0JKC and Richard 2E0ZDY. Also to Ken Frankcom G3OCA for organising the Foundation course.


SDR listening station now active - 26/1/19

To follow on from the original fixed frequency listening station, we have added a SDR reciever to the shack to allow mutilple users to look at any point within the 2m band. This will enable users to use this as an added reciever to your own station. 

Thanks to Derry - 2E0RRF, Stefan - 2E0VKM

Click here to check out the new SDR station


Railways on the Air - 23/9/18

We took part in ROTA over at Great Central Railway Ruddington Nottingham unfortunatley the trains were not running this weekend but still a good time had by all. 

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British Inland Waterways on the Air - 27/8/18

Our second event for the BiWota took place, but due to the weather forcast we decided to cancel the Sunday to ensure the equipment did not get wet or damaged.

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Armed Forces Day 2018 - 29/6/18

We were proud to show our support to the men and women that make up our armed forces, although not to the general public but able to annouce on air and fly the flag from our activation site. One of our successful events so far this year, with many conatcts on one day.

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International Museums Weekends 2018 - 16/6/18

This is our first year taking part in the IMW to see more click the link below.

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Mills On The Air 2018 - 13/5/2018

NHARG opererated the call sign GB5HW from Heage Windmill on the 12th & 13th May 2018

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