Don't forget our radio rally on the 29th April 2018 at America Hall, Pinhoe, Exeter!!
(Postponed from 4th March)
Details of club meetings in 2018:
25th April: Morse code practice / Morse Code appreciation night for foundation practical
9th May: "Best" hand-held radios - Examples and demos are welcomed!
23rd May: Data modes for Raynet operations
13th June: HF antennas
27th June: VHF Antennas
11th July: Morse code night / on-air practice
25th July: Stealth Antennas
8th August: Portable operations
22nd August: Your "dream" shack / Antenna farm - please bring YOUR designs
12th September: Satellite talk and demo
26th September: Build night
10th October: Project night - Bring your amateur radio related projects in for all to see
24th October: How to combat EMC
14th November: Digital modes
28th November: 2019 planning night
12th December: "Bring something interesting" night - get everyone guessing and asking "What IS that?"
26th December: No meeting
11th April 2018 Harry M0IHT reported how a geo storm ruined propagation on HF recently, he also talked about a voacap software he runs to help with predictions. Nick 2e0nxb from silverton visited the club and wanted to know about DMR so the argument of DMR vs d star vs Fusion was discussed and John and Pete talked about plans regarding a DMR repeater for the Exeter area in the near future
28th March 2018 Harry M0IHT, gave a fascinating talk on his "stealth" aerials hidden away in his loft. One of our members who had seen the loft, remarked that it resembled an indoor aerial farm. The presentation (in pdf format) along with some website links, can be viewed here
14th March 2018 Annual General Meeting
28th February 2018 Slade M6SQB discussed data modes and gave a simple guide to getting started.
14th February 2018 Members with experiences of using magnetic loop antennae met to discuss ideas and to show any loops they had built.
24th January 2018 Contesting! Club members with experience of contesting gave their experiences and tips and tricks including software etc. There was a discussion about starting a contest group within the club.
3rd January 2018 Raspberry Pi Challenge launch - Slade M6SQB launched the Raspberry Pi Challenge for club members.