Events

22nd August 2019
  • RRFC RADARC Club talk - G2NF "Local QRM: What can I do?"

    22nd August 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    Our very own Tony Canning G2NF will give a talk entitled:

    "Local QRM: What can I do?"

    • Understand both your local and very local RF environment
    • Recognise it
    • Mitigating actions to help
    • What makes a good choke for RF suppression
    • References

    This is the final summer meeting at RRFC.

    For anyone that doesn't know Tony, he has a huge amount of practical
    experience with RF and DxPeditions. His talks are always entertaining
    and informative. Indeed - a huge thankyou to Tony for supporting RADARC.

    This is the final summer meeting at RRFC for this year.

    I will bring along the IC7300 in case anyone wants a play after the
    talk.

    We will also make the spectrum analyser available.

    As ever, please bring along any items of interest.

    Thankyou to Patrick G6CJB for bringing his tribander beam traps along
    last time. The collective brains of RADARC had fun revealing their inner
    workings so Patrick can be a huge signal on 20m, 15m and 10m now.

    A cheapie "Nano VNA" for less than 50 quid
    https://robs-blog.net/2019/06/29/nano-vna/
    helped show what the traps were up to. Thanks to Chris M1CYE for putting
    me onto that one. They are all over ebay. If you consider getting one
    I'd put some effort into finding reputable/preferred sellers.

    Beware: it will be Reading festival weekend but I don't think this has
    been a huge issue in previous years.

    See you Thursday!

    73

    John
    G4RDC

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7th September 2019
8th September 2019
12th September 2019
  • "The Things Network"

    12th September 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    Mark Stanley gives us a talk on our local "Things Network" and and introduction to the 'internet of things". see https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/community/reading/

    These "internet things" rely on radio to communicate with base stations (gateways) using a primarily the 868MHz ISM band in the UK. There is also the 434MHz ISM band but that's quite noisy.

    Would be great if we can support Mark by getting some 'lorawan gateways' up and running.

    Example gateway: https://blog.arduino.cc/2018/11/14/arduino-pro-gateway-for-lora-now-available-for-pre-order/

    More soon.

    73

    John
    G4RDC

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26th September 2019
  • Sq Ldr Tom Lecky-Thompson Harrier pilot, Daily Mail Air Race 1969

    26th September 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    Sq Ldr Tom Lecky-Thompson won the Daily Mail
    1969 race from the Post Office Tower in London to the Empire State Building in New York in the impossible time of 6 hours 17 minutes.

    He left the PO Tower in a Taxi for St Pancras Station, where his plane was stowed. Took off and was re-fuelled over Salisbury Plain and several times by tankers over the Atlantic. He landed on reclaimed land in the Hudson River and got a cab to the Empire State.

    The American official who approved the flight over New York only OK'd the flight because he thought we'd never manage it!

    The publicity and success led to many orders for Harrier Jump Jets from the USA and to much wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst American manufacturers.

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10th October 2019
  • "Millimetric Microwaves" by Chris Whitmarsh, G0FDZ

    10th October 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    Chris G0FDZ to give us a talk entitled 'Millimetric Microwaves' : the amateur bands from 24 GHz to 241 GHz!

    He is operational on all of these bands and will bring along some of the equipment he uses.

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24th October 2019
  • Autumn junk sale

    24th October 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

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14th November 2019
  • Construction Competition

    14th November 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    The Great RADARC Construction Competition!

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28th November 2019
  • VLF by Georg Waleissa

    28th November 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    Georg Waleissa gives us an introduction to the VLF bands and what we might find there.

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12th December 2019
  • AGM

    12th December 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    RADARC Annual General Meeting. Copious refreshments to be provided

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9th January 2020
  • Solar Orbiter Update by Chris Brockley-Blatt, MSSL

    9th January 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    Chris Brockley-Blatt, senior project manager at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory to give us an update on the Solar Orbiter's progress.

    http://sci.esa.int/solar-orbiter

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26th March 2020
  • Spring Junk Sale

    26th March 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    Spring Junk Sale

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