GQRP Club News

Any news, of club or members activity, will go here. Most things are allowed providing it's not waiting to go in Sprat. The reason being that there is no point in reading Sprat if you have read half of it here! Please send all website copy to G4WIF (and Sprat copy to G1TEX)

The Summer 2024 Sprat will soon be dispatched to members.
More Info......

The Club Awards and Trophies for 2023 have been awarded.

Please go to the Honour Roll page to review the winners.


The club now has its own callsign to activate on special occasions. More Info ...

New Club logos now available:

We are grateful to Phillipe F5SDT for providing these superb logos for use by club members for non commercial purposes. If Dropbox prompts you to log in - then you should select the cancel option - and then you will have access to browse the files.

There are nine new logos to choose from.





You will enjoy the brand new Sprat on a Stick.
See here for more info.


Subscription underpayments.

If members underpay we will hold your Sprats until we receive the balance. There will be a message indicating any underpayment on your Spring Sprat label. Once you have sent me (or your DX representative) the missing dues your remaining Sprats (to date) will be dispatched. Please do not send me coins in non UK currencies, the bank will not change them. UK coins you send at your own risk. Please do not just paypal the money without contacting me as I will need to advise you of the correct extra charge to cover paypal administration costs. (G7ENA)


Sprat 199 - 6/6/2024 - From G4WIF

Sprat 199The latest Issue 199 (Summer 2024) will soon be sent into the chaos that is the postal system.

Panic emails to club officers often suggest that Sprat is late. It is not. Some years the Spring Sprat arrives late May and in other years, a little later. That's just the way it works out getting a slot in the printer/distributor schedule. Please understand that bulk mail can be unpredictable so please be patient and do not contact G7ENA until guidance dates provided on this page. For this issue, distribution should have finished by early July. (post and industrial action permitting).

If your neighbour's Sprat arrives before yours please do not assume that yours would have traveled with it. They were probably packed in separate boxes, stacked on the loading dock of Portsmouth Sorting Office in a different pile and entered the postal system on completely separate days - or maybe different weeks. Overseas members Sprats may travel on different airplanes, ships, mule etc.

Bottom line, it can take weeks and writing to the club in the early weeks can't speed the process at all.

Remember: If your Sprat doesn't eventually arrive - or arrives with pages missing, please contact Daphne G7ENA and do not contact other club officers as you will only cause them extra work passing the message back to G7ENA.