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Skills Night - Feb-2017
Monday evening, 7pm February 20th, is the next 2017 Essex Skills Night. Skills Coordinator Pete M0PSX is prepping this popular event (now in its fourth year), so do get in touch if you have something to offer.
Skills is a great opportunity to get "hands-on" with aerials, datamodes, construction, our famous Quiz and more. A variety of "show and tell" tables with something for the new and experienced Ham alike. This is a FREE event and open to members, non-members and visitors - all are welcome and there's tea/coffee, too!
- Construction: Chris G0IPU and the CARS trainers will be on hand with access to soldering irons and help with construction projects
- Radio: Demos of Echolink as well as examples from EmmaToc (the GB95 2MT internet station)
- Testing: Using a Spectrum analyser for testing antennas and handhelds, VSWR testing measuring frequency and filters. Mike G4NVT will also be testing antennas and harmonics. If you have anything you’d like tested, please bring it along.
- Projects: Melvin 2E0DNS will bring along his latest addition, a low capacitance meter for use with a digital multi-meter.
- Getting Started: Advice and leaflets from Essex Ham, the Raspberry Pi Zero playing the Essex Ham’s latest video, details on the online Foundation training course, plus the event’s wi-fi
- Data Modes Demo: Details on how to get started with JT65 and PSK31 if you want to give data a try
- Callsign badges: Get an engraved callsign badge while you wait
- Quiz: The CARS quiz will have its usual mix of topical radio questions, hosted by Chris G0IPU
- Cakes!: Not to mention, home-made cakes from Ann (Mrs 2E0RMI)
As always, various members of CARS, Essex RAYNET, Essex Repeater Group, Essex CW Club and Essex Ham will be on hand to help with questions, as well as volunteers in the kitchen doing the tea/coffee and nibbles.
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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