Sutton Mariners Sailing Club

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Weekly meetings take place on Thursday evenings and are normally held in the ‘MBA Lounge’, formerly known as the ‘Times Square Hall’, at the VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey unless stated otherwise under Venue in the programme. 

Meetings start at 20.00. – Talks start at 20.15 unless stated otherwise in the event.

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Answer to Last Week’s Question

31 December, 2020

Question – What other options do you have to make a ‘radio check’?

Answer – You could try calling one of the National Coastwatch Institute stations on channel 65. There a few stations in the Solent* and the nearest to Portsmouth is Gosport (call sign “Gosport NCI”). They are usually more than willing to respond and they welcome the fact that we know they are there. It also keeps the other VHF channels free for normal working.
If you have a DSC radio, you could try the coastguard (channel 67 %) or your mate Bill using the DSC function but they may take a while to answer due to the reasons mentioned in the question.
*Check the NCI website for a complete list.
% Radio checks should normally be made to this channel anyway and not Ch16.

Now try this weeks conundrum.


31 December, 2020
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Len Perkins

Visitors are welcome on any Thursday club night held at the VBS Community Stadium