Events

25th January 2018
  • Magnetic Loop Antennas by Rael Paster M0RTP

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

    Rael Paster M0RTP will talk about magnetic loop antennas and the amazing results to be had. Fabrication materials include 28mm copper pipe.The talk will include a description of the mag loop controller as this integral to ease of use.

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8th February 2018
  • The Portsdown Digital ATV Project by Noel Matthews G8GTZ

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

    Noel Matthews G8GTZ tells us all about The Portsdown Digital ATV Project

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18th February 2018
  • [Berkshire RAYNET] - Wokingham Half Marathon

    18th February 2018
    Wokingham, UK

    For details see http://www.wokinghamhalfmarathon.co.uk/

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22nd February 2018
  • Height Matters - by Mike Naylor G4CDF

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

    This talk addresses the challenges of long distance VHF/UHF communications and how to build a station that can regularly communicate over distances of several hundred kilometres.

    The effects of antenna size and height, local terrain, power level and noise levels will be examined.

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8th March 2018
  • The Evolution of the 'Death Ray' by Peter Butcher

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

    Ever since the first recorded death by electrocution of J.G. Doppelmayer in Nuremburg in the year 1750, the Military have pursued all new scientific discoveries as a means of killing without warning; the so called 'Death Ray'.

    This talk traces the evolution of these ideas from Doppelmayre through to the present day and shows how the various scientific discoveries were followed up. Electricity, Lightning, X Rays, The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Engine Stopping Rays and Nuclear Physics were all explored. Gradually, as all were rejected, Military thinking changed, as the type of warfare changed and today we have developed ' Weapons of Denial' as opposed to mass destruction.

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22nd March 2018
  • Spring Junk Sale

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

    Shack clear out time. 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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30th March 2018
  • [Berkshire RAYNET] - Maidenhead Easter 10k

    30th March 2018
    Maidenhead SL6, UK

    For details see http://www.maidenheadac.org/easter-10/

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7th April 2018
8th April 2018
12th April 2018
  • Radios and systems used by the Soviet Reconnaissance Forces and Spetsnaz forces in the Cold War

    12th April 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    Tony Helm G4BCX is with us again to tell us about Russian special forces.

    The content will be:-
    1. How SOE and the Germans listening to them operated in WW2
    2. The pitfalls for both sides in doing the job.

    Tony says "There will be some big and heavy kit to be unloaded and made ready for the demonstrations. I am working on one demonstration now where there is a lot of weight involved, but, if the pesky contraption works, it should prove very interesting."

    So we may need a crew to help Tony get set up from 6:45pm.

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26th April 2018
  • UK Six Metre Group – the magic band

    26th April 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    Chris Deacon G4IFX of the UK Six Metre Group (UKSMG) with us for all things 50MHz including how to work Dx on 6 and how best to take advantage of the forthcoming Sporadic 'E' Season.

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29th April 2018
  • [Berkshire RAYNET] - Walk for Parkinson's at Welford Park

    29th April 2018
    Welford Park, Newbury RG20 8HZ, UK

    For details see http://tinyurl.com/j3s5736

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10th May 2018
  • To Be Confirmed. Practical Evening?

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

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12th May 2018
19th May 2018
  • South Oxfordshire Christian Aid Walk

    19th May 2018

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24th May 2018
  • Antennas Evening, RRFC, Club Futures, informal 7:30pm start

    24th May 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    Enjoy the outdoors and the bar at RRFC. Activities TBC.
    Short discussions on club futures sometime shortly after 8pm - brainstorming where we could/should go. Planning to keep this short.

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14th June 2018
  • Antennas Evening, RRFC, informal 7:30pm start

    14th June 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    Activities TBC.

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28th June 2018
  • Antennas Evening, RRFC, informal 7:30pm start

    28th June 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    Activities TBC

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12th July 2018
  • Maker's Bazzar (Construction Evening)

    12th July 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    A 'show and tell' evening where members bring along projects they have been working on to share and discuss ideas. Descriptions of projects are kept to 5 minutes max to keep things moving.

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15th July 2018
  • McMichael Radio Rally

    15th July 2018
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    The annual McMichael Radio Rally.

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21st July 2018
  • [Berkshire RAYNET] - The Great Escape

    21st July 2018

    For details see http://www.intrepid-events.com/

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26th July 2018
  • Test Equipment Evening

    26th July 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY, UK

    Investigate what the club may wish to purchase in the way of test equipment. Hopefully we will have exhibits and demonstrations of said equipment.

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9th August 2018
  • Night on the Air, RRFC

    9th August 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    Our traditional first meeting of August 'Night on the Air' at RRFC.

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12th August 2018
  • [Berkshire RAYNET] - Burnham Beeches Half-marathon & 10k

    12th August 2018
    Caldicott School, Crown Ln, Farnham Royal, Slough SL2 3SL, UK

    For details see http://burnhamjoggers.co.uk/beeches-half/

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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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13th September 2018
  • TBC

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

    TBC

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27th September 2018
  • TBC

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

    TBC

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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
  • TBC

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

    TBC

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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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