I am happy to advise that with great thanks to Ray Brown, we have an RADARC intermediate course provisionally planned for November.
The course runs over 3 Saturdays, time to be confirmed.
16th November 2019
23rd November 2019
30th Novemeber 2019
To register interest, please use the intermediate training section of the RADARC web site.
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) ConnectTVT 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.
Some pictures of a pleasant afternoon and evening at the Royal Oak, Knowl Hill for our 85th Year Barbecue. If you have any more photos to add please send them in.
Much fun was had with AM QSOs between an ex army Clansman manpack and and WW2 Wireless set 18 man pack on 40 metres. Note the QSL card! Also, work on ATV equipment and 23cm linear by members using club test equipment.
Some photos of the brilliant stand at this event in Hurley, well organised by Min. (more of Min’s pictures TBA)
Some pictures of an enjoyable evening and a successful station. Thanks to all who took part.
RADARC came 2nd in the QRP section of NFD 2019.
Although we managed more QSOs, we were beaten by M5O/P with more multipliers.