Events

23rd August 2018
  • Drinks, informal evening, RRFC, 19:30

    23rd August 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    Traditionally a 'night off' before the bank holiday where we can relax and have a few relaxing drinks in the warm summer sun/hail/downpour.

    However last year due to popular demand we re-ran the Antenna evenings format. Quite likely to happen again.

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1st September 2018
  • SSB Field day

    1st September 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 2nd September 2018 @ 2:00 PM

    SSB Field day runs for 24 hours. See http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2018/rnfd.shtml for details.

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2nd September 2018
  • SSB Field day

    1st September 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 2nd September 2018 @ 2:00 PM

    SSB Field day runs for 24 hours. See http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2018/rnfd.shtml for details.

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13th September 2018
  • The Speed of Light - Prof. Bob Lambourne

    13th September 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    Bob says:

    "As a title I should like to speak about 'The speed of light'. This will enable me to combine a number of topics that might be of interest to Radio Club members, including some historical info about James Clerk Maxwell and Oliver Heaviside."

    James Clerk Maxwell, for me, is the patron saint of radio. A truly beautiful mind. He mathematically worked out how electricity and magnetism work together to produce our beloved electromagnetic waves.

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27th September 2018
  • "An Introduction to 3D Printing for the Radio Amateur" by James Patterson

    27th September 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    James Patterson, M1DST, will introduce us to the fascinating world of 3D printing where we will learn about the different 3D printing methods with a focus on inexpensive FDM machines. You will leave with an understanding of how the machine works and how 3D printing can be used as a tool to improve your Amateur Radio life.

    We will discuss the tools used to take an idea from your head to become a finished item.

    The talk is not aimed at 3D printing experts and you will not learn CAD during this short session but if you have any interest in adding a 3D printer to your workshop or understanding the process so you can use one in a makerspace, this is the talk for you!

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11th October 2018
  • Mr Marconi and his marvellous invention: Maritime wireless telegraphy from the Kingstown Regatta in 1898 to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and beyond.

    11th October 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

                    

    Dr. Elizabeth Bruton is back with us again to kindly give us a talk entitled "“Mr Marconi and his marvellous invention”: Maritime wireless telegraphy from the Kingstown Regatta in 1898 to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and beyond."

    In the aftermath of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and the subsequent enquiry, the then-Postmaster General Herbert Samuel publicly declared: “Those who have been saved, have been saved through one man, Mr. Marconi … and his marvellous invention.” But what were the origins of this “marvellous” and life-saving invention and what impact did it have on maritime safety? From young Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi’s world’s first of live event reporting by wireless at the Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) Yachting gatta in July 1898 through to Marconi’s experiments at Crookhaven between 1901 and 1914 and hence to the vital, life-saving use of Marconi wireless telegraphy on board the Titanic in 1912, this illustrated talk will uncover the practical and commercial application of wireless telegraphy for the maritime world and its potential impact upon maritime safety in the twentieth century.

    Dr Bruton is Curator of Technology and Engineering at the Science Museum, London specialising in communications. Previous roles include Heritage Officer at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, University of Manchester; Co-curator and researcher for the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) project and exhibition ‘Dear Harry: Henry Moseley, a scientist lost to war’ at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford; and postdoctoral researcher for AHRC-funded project ‘Innovating in Combat: Telecommunications and intellectual property in the First World War’ at the University of Leeds. She was one of the 2014-2015 Marconi Byrne-Bussey Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford and also catalogued and researched the Marconi Collection at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.

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14th October 2018
  • [Berkshire RAYNET] - Henley Half-marathon & 10k

    14th October 2018

    For details see http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=333593&ClubID=540

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25th October 2018
  • Autumn Junk Sale

    25th October 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    Feed the skip gods. Give some junk back. Pleased with your generosity, the skip gods will ensure wonderful new interesting items befall you.

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8th November 2018
  • Construction Contest

    8th November 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    The annual Great Construction Contest run by Robin, G4IWS.

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22nd November 2018
  • Airborne Maritime Surveillance Radar by Simon Watts, G3XXH

    22nd November 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    Simon Watts G3XXH joins us to give us a brief history of RAF ASV radars from 1940 to 2010.

    The history of airborne radars developed in the UK for long range maritime surveillance by the RAF spans from 1940, when ASV Mk. I entered service on Sunderland and Hudson aircraft, through to the 1980s, when the Searchwater radar entered service on the Nimrod MR2. This history came to an end in 2010 when the Nimrod MRA4 programme was cancelled and the Nimrod MR2 taken out of service.

    The early radars operated at VHF. Following the development of the high power magnetron, operation moved to S-band and then to X band. Searchwater was a complete departure from earlier radars, incorporating a TWT transmitter, modern signal and data processing and computer control. This talk will give an overview of the design and evolution of these radars, the aircraft they were used in and the performance they achieved, detecting ships and submarines.

    Simon Watts
    G3XXH

    Visiting Professor in the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London.
    Formerly deputy Scientific Director and Technical Fellow in Thales UK.

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13th December 2018
  • RADARC AGM - Annual General Meeting

    13th December 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

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