“SPARK TO SPEECH”
– A TALK ON VINTAGE RADIO
BY CHARLES G4DXP
WITH A COLLECTION OF VINTAGE SETS TO VIEW
BY JOHN G6CZC
In the form of a question and answer session
or should I say you ask the questions
and John will try and answer them
The clubs AGM was held on 2nd November 2022 at 19:30
The main things to arise from the meeting are as follows
1, The club meetings will now go to one meeting a month. This will be on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
2, Subscriptions fees will be waived for one year
3, New members it will be enrolled for free to encourage new members during this economic climate
Talks for the coming year
The CDXC and Dxing in general
FIELD STRENGHT CALCULATIONS
Ofcom EMC requirements
CHANGES TO EXAM SYLLABUS
Any specific subject members would like to cover, please contact any committee member. or email via web site
Dates for these talks will be posted on the web site and faceBook in the new year
On the 16th March, there will be a talk by Chris, G4FZN, and Pauline G8HQW. The subject will be “Useful Software and Useful Websites to improve your Amateur Radio experience”.
Over the course of the evening, we will monitor aircraft for reflections, and introduce you to the KST chat rooms, DX clusters, Log of the World, Club Log, and more!
WEDNESDAY 2 FEBRUARY
ON AIR AND SOCIAL EVENING
WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY
A TALK ON WSPR
BY IAN G0IXE
Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 19th January, at Hudswell Village Hall. We’ll be using the large room, with well spaced seating, and encouraging everyone to social distance where appropriate.
Andy, G6PJZ, will be hosting a talk about “Summits on the Air” (SOTA), an award scheme for operating portable amateur radio stations in mountainous locations. Andy is a keen SOTA operator, and will be sharing his experiences of mountain-top operations, such as his recent trip up High Stile in the Lake District, where he was operating on a variety of HF and VHF amateur bands.
CRDARS returned to Hudswell Village Hall on 1st September for a discussion of wire aerials and feeders, led by Mac, M0RIE. Mac led us through a variety of interesting subjects, including how radio waves behave in near and far field, how aerials are affected by other wires within the near field, and how changing the type or connection location of the feeder can affect the behaviour and/or impedence of the antenna.
Mac provided some useful resources that may be of interest to anyone who would like to learn more:
Congratulations to Paul, G8PYX, for winning the club quiz on 2nd September. We’d also like to extend our thanks to Dave, G8YPN, for his role as quiz master, and also to all of the club members who came along.
On 7th October, Chris, G4FZN, will be giving a talk and demo on “The Sounds different things and different modes make.” So, the next time tuning around HF or VHF and you hear a mysterious signal, you’ll know exactly what you’ve found. We’ll also be challenging you to pick out call signs from a pile up, both with voice and morse, so come prepared!
On 21st of October, we’ll be holding the society’s Annual General Meeting. We hope to see as many members as possible, and we’d appreciate any suggestions for activities that can take place in a safe, socially distanced manner at future club meetings.
we will having an socially distanced meeting on the moor above HUDSWELL if you carer on the road through HUDSWELL village for about a mile you will come to a cattle grid we will be park on the left.
This Wednesday’s radio club meeting is the last meeting of the year, and will be Dave, G8YPN’s Christmas Quiz. The quiz is not an individual competition – everyone will be in groups so that no-one need worry about not knowing any or all of the answers.
Pauline, G8HQW, is bringing along some Glühwein and Mince Pies, as well as tea and coffee for the tee-totallers.
You won’t be surprised to learn that there is no meeting on New Year’s Day, so the first meeting of 2020 will be on 15th January when we learn from North Yorkshire Police about Cyber Crime, and how to avoid becoming a victim of it.
Sharp-eyed members who get RadCom will have seen that there is a club New Year’s Net to be held at 7.30pm starting on GB3IR on January 1st. A great opportunity for you to come on the air and wish other club members a Happy New Year!