Chris Brockley-Blatt is unwell so the Solar Orbiter talk planned for this evening is postponed.
We will still meet at Woodford park for a natter night and chance for anyone to do a short talk if they wish.
We will also have a go at the 50MHz UK Activity Contest
Some unfortunate news from our friends over at Cambridge Repeater Group:
[DMR Repeater] GB7PY has been stolen from Madingley, Cambridge, on 23rd December at approx 2115hrs.
Motorola SLR5500 UHF:
Tanapa : PMUE4392AA
Also stolen was a Teltonika RUT950 4G router:
IMEI on the Router ends with 6502, which has been network blocked and will therefore not work on any network now.
Any information, please pass to Cambridgeshire Police quoting crime reference number 35/92597/19.
Obviously this is a significant loss for the group. Can members please be on the lookout for this equipment through the various channels, and should anything come to light please do the right thing and pass on any details as requested, however insignificant it may seem.
It was a pleasure to see many members at the RADARC AGM last week, thank you for braving the rain. It was a nice evening and big thanks to James 2E0JPM for providing a lovely buffet. Vin G4JTR has kindly taken some photos of the award ceremony. Below is a list of our deserving 2019 trophy winners.
Please note the January 2020 intermediate and the February foundation courses are now fully booked – please keep an eye on this site for the next courses
The intermediate course will run on
Saturday 25th January 09:30-17:00
Saturday 1st February 09:30-17:00
Saturday 8th February 09:30-17:00
The foundation course will run on
Saturday 15th February 09:30-17:00
Saturday 22nd February 09:30-17:00
All courses will run at Woodford Park, Haddon Drive, Woodley RG5 4LY
Please use the appropriate training section of the website to register your interest.
Thanks again to Ray Brown G3SCZ for running these courses.
Speaking with Mark from rLab at the recent Reading tech group meetup, we were discussing “MEMS” or “Microelectromechanical systems”
These are tiny mechanical systems on chips.
These devices are available for us all to play with now! Nanotech is with us. I’m getting old!
There is a gathering of local tech/creative groups on Tuesday 13th August at the Walkabout pub (upstairs) in the centre of Reading, Friar st.
Wiston Terrace (off Friar Street) Reading RG1 1DG
see https://rdggeeknight.wordpress.com/ for details
The aim is to promote awareness of all the good stuff going on in Reading.
Someone from each group will say a ‘few words’ about who they are and what they do. Here are some of the groups:
- Agile Valley
- British Computer Society (Reading Branch)
- Google Developer Group Reading & Thames Valley
- IET Berkshire
- Innovation Catalyst
- Missing Maps
- PHP Berkshire
- Reading and District Amateur Radio Club
- Reading Data Science Group
- Reading Hydro
- Reading Tester Gathering
Hope to see you there.
Thanks to Simon and “Reading Geek Night” for organising this.
Over the past few weeks I’ve put together a portable setup for operating our new geostationary satellite, and demoed it a couple of times at club meetings.
I promised I’d write it up- and so here’s the resulting article.
A few quick snaps taken of our members Michael M0MPM, Harry G3NGX and Jim G0LHZ enjoying a play with some man-portable vintage ex-military gear. With one of the radios dating back to WWII, and with the split frequency operating figured out, at least one legitimate QSO was had, with good reports both ways. With the solar cycle in full swing a new DX record was set, with a mighty 0.2km achieved across the front of the rugby club.
With thanks to our members for supplying the pictures.