Over the Christmas break I was lucky enough to be invited to a small private radio museum in Southern Hungary. I took a few pictures to look at if anyone is interested. There is one ‘propaganda box’ with featured a selected switch for tuning so that only approved stations could be heard! Naturally people hope modified them. I wish I had room to do this at my QTH! 73, Simon M0ZSU
Next RADARC meeting is on Thursday 26th January at Woodford Park as
In a talk entitled ‘Life on the Other Side’ Steve Venner, G0TAN/W6TAN,
will give us an insight into what happens behind the doors of one of the
country’s biggest ham radio dealers. With a focus on the workshop.
There’s opportunity for lots of discussion here about the past, present
and future of commercial amateur radio gear so I am sure it will be an
enjoyable and informative evening.
I can also be certain you’ll all be asking for discounts and I can
probably be even more certain what the answer will be 🙂
Sadly I won’t be able to make this one but I’m confident refreshments
will be served as usual.
The RADARC Annual General Meeting was held at Woodford park on Thursday the 8th of December. A great evening was had by all and was kicked off by Simon M0ZSU, and we started with a Chairman’s report. Overall the club has had its challenges over the last year however we have managed thanks to the brilliant help from volunteers from the rest of the membership.
We have a thriving membership of 87 members and we have been growing steadily.
Over the last year, a team of volunteers from the membership have formed a new group that was to take over the organisation of meetings. This worked out well even with the shift of Simon to being Chairman after the unfortunate loss of our previous Chairman, Pete Milton, G8FRC.
We also now have a new website setup by James 2E0JPM which will bring us new functionality and options for the future.
Our plans for a club shack are also still on the table and we are looking to re-start this project soon.
We plan to have much more variety and new styles of talks/evenings in the coming year and hope that we can develop the club to entice new members, young and old.
The New committee was confirmed with a vote by membership lead by Nick Challcombe. All of the committee have been “sworn in” for another year. The new (and old) committee were thanked with a large round of applause from the membership.
Overall, we as a committee would like to say thank you to the membership for their support and understanding over the past year. It has been a struggle but we have coped well. We look forward to the next year, 2017, and hopefully we can grow the club and the hobby.
Join us throughout 2017 for new and exciting talks!
At the end of the AGM we had the Trophy and award presentations and finally Cheese and wine!