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Guglielmo Marconi - 'Inventor of Radio'Goodbye 2021 with your depressing Omicron variant and your foreign travel restrictions, and hello to 2022, where I can confidently predict that things will be a lot better unless something else bad happens.

Something good that is definitely happening this Friday evening is a talk on the life and times of Guglielmo Marconi - the inventor of radio and joint Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 1909. Not just a brilliant scientist, but also successful entrepreneur and businessman. Friday will see part one of this enlightening presentation which will be delivered in three half-hour instalments over three club nights, with time allocated for Q&As after each one.

Please join us either in person at the hall, or on Zoom, where we will hopefully be able to stream the event live and subsequently upload it to our YouTube channel.

Phil has put a lot of work into this, so please support the event if you can.

Happy new year!



Terry, G0SWS of Mablethorpe fame announced that he became engaged to Hilary on Christmas Day!

As your President and on behalf of all MSARS members and friends I wish Hilary and Terry a long and happy life together.

Some wonderful news to brighten up the New Year!


President, MSARS


The MSARS lunchtime net will again move to the 15m band for tomorrow (Friday) at 13:30 - but this time the frequency will be 21.345 MHz +/- QRM.

If this works out well, then the net will switch to operating on that frequency for all of next week to allow a more assiduous examination of the improving band conditions.


Ken has confirmed the move to 21.345 for next week. Beyond that, we'll have to see.

Had a phone call this afternoon from Franco Nardone IV3BMV who you might remember has visited us at Cyprus Hall a few times when he comes over to visit his Grandchildren. He's here in Burgess Hill till the New Year. Franco regularly listens for our lunchtime nets but the propagation does not allow him to join in. I have worked him once or twice on 40m CW after making a sked with him.

He also reads our website and keeps up to date with what MSARS are doing (so should you all). He sends his best wishes to all MSARS members for a Relaxing Christmas and a Peaceful and Healthy New Year.

Grazie Franco e un felice Natale a te e alla tua famiglia da MSARS.


From The President's Corner

Those of you with long memories may remember that this used to be a monthly column appearing in the MSARS Newsletter but I find that the last time it appeared was on the 10/09/2020 when I wrote about the emerging threat of Covid which had made it impossible for us to continue meeting at Cyprus Hall.

I reminded members that the MSARS HF, VHF and UHF nets were the way we should keep in touch and I am pleased to note that all these nets are still flourishing and new technology has added Zoom and other digital methods to enable members to continue to contact each other.

The Newsletter has been replaced by our own website under Berni M0XYF and this includes not only notes on current matters and our Programme for 2022 but is a repository for old articles, photos and videos going back years.

Berni has spent countless hours developing the site and it’s now one of the best websites I’ve seen anywhere and members should make it a habit to refer to it regularly. If you are reading this article you’ve already logged on but if you don’t do so you will not become aware of what MSARS are planning.

To all readers I send my best wishes for a Healthy and Peaceful Christmas and 2022. I will continue to run the HF nets as long as I can and urge all members to regularly participate in one or more MSARS nets until we are allowed to meet at Cyprus Hall once again free of all restrictions.

As I’ve said many times before MSARS is our Radio Club. Let’s all enjoy it!

73 es 88


President MSARS