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Science & Discovery Day - September 2015


CARS were present at Sandford Mill on Sunday 27th September for the annual Science Discovery Day. The mild sunny weather prompted a good turnout including plenty of youngsters and was ideal for our outdoor demos. The annual Science Day event this year had a theme of light, astronomy and space.

Science & Discovery Day - 27th Sep-2015

In the main building GX0MWT was operating on HF with CW/SSB courtesy of Andy G0IBN, along with Morse Key and SDR demos. Outside, Chris G0IPU coordinated more radio courtesy of a pump-up mast as well as Radio Control Cars



Andy G0IBN is operating GX0MWT at the left. Two large monitors provide a readable display of the operating log from one PC, whilst another runs an SDR-demo with scrolling Powerpoint display. A separate table had a compact version of Colin G0TRMs Morse Key demo/display (as the usual spot upstairs was hosting an astronomy and rocket display)


All Photos above courtesy of John G8DET

Event coordinator Chris G0IPU and the tent with pump-up mast - and one of the model cars. Other outdoor attractions included working miniature steam trains and a military vehicle and gunnery collection

Chris has this detailed Report of Science Discovery Day starting from the early morning setup

Additional Photos /Video
Side View of the Pump-Up mast and Operating & Demos in the tent - photos by Murray G6JYB

Oliver M0WAG & Keith G3WGE operating inside the Marconi Hut - photo by Kristian 2E0SSX

Amongst the outside demos was Andy G7TKK with another Slinky Antenna design. Watch the video clip for his folding loop!

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