Simple Satellite Operating by Tim Kirby G4VXE

Folks,

Next RADARC meeting is Thursday, 23rd February at Woodford Park,  Woodley, 8pm as usual.

Satellite operating is easier than you think! Tim Kirby G4VXE (of Practical Wireless fame – need I say more) explains how to get started on the amateur satellites as simply as possible. Hopefully afterwards, you’ll want to give it a go!

In the words of the great G3NGX “Get to your seat by 8.00.  Pin back your ears  at 8.10.  Digest what you have heard at 9.30 and wash it down with a  cup of RADARC coffee.  Consider how this could change your life for  the better.”

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Visitors welcome!

73

John

G4RDC

New GB3RD repeater. CTCSS only access, 118.8Hz. Voice ident every 15 minutes.

As of Friday 3rd February, a new GB3RD was put on air. It uses a similar type of base station but has new logic. The Repeater is now CTCSS only access so you will need to set an encode tone of 118.8Hz on your transceiver. The ident. is now by voice and occurs every 15 minutes.

The repeater is located on a farm and there are many potential sources of interference. To minimise these we have had a 3dB attenuator located in the antenna feeder. This has now been removed so the repeater should be 3dB (which isn’t much) stronger and also receive should benefit by the same amount. The implementation of full CTCSS should minimise potential interference.

Chris,

G4CCC. o/b/o Thames Valley Repeater Group.

Didcot/Harwell Radio Rally Sunday 12th February 2017

Sunday 12th February 2017

HARWELL AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY are holding a Radio and Electronics Rally at Didcot Leisure Centre, Mereland Road, Didcot, OX11 8AY from 10.00am-3.00pm. There will be radio and electronics trade stalls, a Radio Society of Great Britain bookstall, information on local courses for those who would like to become a Radio Amateur and an Amateur Radio Demonstration Station. Refreshments will be available all day. Entry £3.00 (children under 12 free). Details from Ann G8NVI on 01235 816379 or [email protected]

 

‘Drones’ by Adam Juniper

Folks,

Next club meet is Thursday 9th February at Woodford Park, 8pm as usual.

Adam Juniper will give an introduction into the world of drones and advice on how to get started.

I wonder if it’s possible to string a top band vertical from one of those things….or whether it’s possible to get them to lift a line to the top of a tree for antenna stringing. Might even be safer than the traditional catapult.

Look forward to seeing you there and exploring the possibilities of these fascinating flying machines.

Refreshments to be served as usual.

cheers

John
G4RDC