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Skills Night - Aug-2016
Bring a third Monday - August 15th was the latest Essex Skills Night, hosted by CARS at Danbury Village Hall. Despite the summer holidays, Skills Coordinator Pete M0PSX had been arranging some interesting topics/demos... - as well as it being a great opportunity to socialise.
August attendees and activities list
- Testing: Steve G4GHO and Mike G4NVT had brought their spectrum and network analysers for testing antennas, handhelds, VSWR, filters etc
Steve G4GHO's Network Analyser - and Mike G4NVT on Spectrum Analysis (Photo - M5AKA)
- QRP CW: Rob M0KCP of Essex CW had brought along a FT817 to show a low power setup and highlight that CW offers benefits for weaker signals, from portable stations etc
- Data modes: Richard G7OED and Essex Ham had a variety of demos of popular data modes, pics of ISS SSTV, 'Getting Started' advice for new starters, and a second chance to see commercial radio station playout software
The Essex Ham table with software and video demos
Richard G7OED with ISS Slow-Scan TV reception (Photo: M5AKA)
- Licensing: With the introduction of the new Ofcom IT system, online licensing has had some teething problems. Murray was on hand (and had deliberately planted a quiz question) to raise awareness and advise on the registration process for getting your updated licence
- Badges: James 2E0JTW and Glynis 2E0CUQ brought their lightweight engraver for both callsign and other badges
James 2E0JTW and Glynis 2E0CUQ
- CARS: Ray 2E0GVE was running the membership and enquiries table, whilst in the rear Hawkins room Chris G0IPU was managing a construction session
- Quiz: The CARS quiz, presented by Chris G0IPU had its usual selection of thought provoking questions set by Murray G6JYB, including this months rather nice amateur radio anagram
Sarah M6PSK timing the audience on anagram solving
Our thanks to the various representatives from CARS, Essex RAYNET, Essex Repeater Group, Essex CW Club, Essex Ham etc., as well as colleagues in the kitchen doing the all important tea/coffee and nibbles (David, Myra and Ann).
Next Event: Monday 19-Sep-2016
Venue: Danbury Village Hall, CM3 4NQ
Skills Night takes place at the Danbury Village Hall – Entrance is free, and the event is open to all. Tea/coffee is also available.
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