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AGM 2023
Details of this year's AGM are in the July issue of Rails and Radio.
RAILS and RADIO - The BRARS magazine
Rails & Radio magazine July 2023

The July 2023 issue of Rails and Radio went to our printers on Monday 24th July. G4EAN says that his copy arrived on Tuesday 1st August.

There was an error with the mailing list which resulted in "Your subs are paid to end 2022" being printed on the the envelope.

This error also gave rise to a delay in sending this issue to members who joined or moved QTH since October last year. If you are such a member and your copy has not yet arrived then please contact our membership secretary.

In this issue:

Editorial - Chairman’s Chat - Secretary’s Report

Social Media Report Summer 2023 - Membership Secretary’s Topics

Dave Jarrett G4DCJ: an obituary - Museums Weekend June 2023 Report Storm Proof Slim Jim Aerial: addendum - Meet the Club

J28 Amateur Radio Rally - Model Railway Exhibition at Hucknall

Model Railway Exhibition at Cotgrave

Model Railway Exhibitions - AGM 2023 notice - Letter to the editor

Society Information - Who to Contact – Members’ Photos

The deadline for our October 2023 issue is Friday 8th September.
Please send items for Rails and Radio to our editors.

Our aim is to publish Rails and Radio every quarter. Rails and Radio depends on members for its contents.

{Item updated on Monday 14th August 2023 by G4EAN}


AGM 2022
Our AGM was on Tuesday 8th November and was held online using Zoom.
An informal report is in the January 2023 issue of Rails and Radio.
Our subs for 2023 are £6 and you can join or renew now.
Our committee was re-elected en bloc. In addition
we are delighted to welcome John G4ZTQ back onto our committee as our historian.
{Item updated on 18th November 2022 by G4EAN}
GB0LMR - 55 years since the withdrawal of steam on BR
During 2023 we will be marking 55 years since the withdrawal (in 1968) of steam from British Railways. The callsigns in use during the year will be the Special Event Station GB0LMR and the club call GX4LMR. The station will be located in Preston and mainly operated by BRARS member Mark G1PIE. QSLs will be via the Bureau or E-qsls or direct to Pam 2E1HQY (QTHR G1PIE) enclosing a SAE please.
More info on
{Item added on 19th November 2022 by G4EAN}
Junction 28 rally - Sunday 11th June
The Junction 28 rally is listed in the 'Rallies & Events' column in Practical Wireless (June issue page 8 and July issue page 67) and says that BRARS would be at this rally. This is incorrect and was probably a drop-through from last year's rally listing. We did not have (nor did we plan to have) a stand at this rally.
Our chairman Barry G4DBS and our secretary Ian G4EAN were at this rally and enjoyed it very much.
We have said (below) that BRARS will be unable to attend rallies for the time being.
{Item updated on Monday 12th June 2023 by G4EAN}
Please visit the  BARAC web site  for information about ROTA.
If you plan to take part in ROTA this year then please let our editors know.

{Item updated on 25th January 2023 by G4EAN}
Our chairman Barry G4DBS, our president Geoff G4GNQ and Geoff's wife Coral ran our stand at the NARSA rally last year. Due to a technical problem on the BRARS side of things we were not able to attend SNADARC's Junction 28 Rally last year.
Our rally team (Geoff G4GNQ and Coral) have now retired and we now do not have any volunteers to run BRARS stands at rallies. Any member interested in volunteering should contact G4EAN.
{Item updated on 25th January 2023 by G4EAN}

We are on Facbook and Twitter. Details are on our Links page.
{Item posted on 10th January 2021 by G4EAN}


We currently have no plans for a Spring Meeting this year.
{Item updated on 25th January 2023 by G4EAN}

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