The meeting held on the 22nd May was a Construction Contest and produced some interesting projects by members. Rodney demonstrated a Power Delay Line Stabilised Oscillator using earlier TTL Logic ICs. Leon showed a modern 32 bit RISC microprocessor now selling at only around £1. Gordon showed a simple dual bridge for determining the values of Resistors and Capacitors, while Wilf showed both a Z Match for Antenna matching, along with a Noise Bridge for testing Antennas. Arthur showed a CTCSS kit under construction now needed to access most UK Amateur Radio Repeaters. He explained how he overcome the need to change frequencies for different repeaters. The competition was won by Wilf with his Aerial Tuning Unit.
The next event will be on Saturday 29 June a Field Day using Amateur Radio Transmitting equipment and BBQ. It is to be held from 9am to 9pm at Hastings Country Park, Fairlight.
The club also has aerials installed by kind permission of the Directors of the Taplin Centre where most meetings are held. Visitors are always very welcome. The Club also runs comprehensive courses of training to qualify for all three levels of the Amateur Radio Transmitting Licence.
Pictured below are the various entries from those who entered the Construction Evening.
Gordon Sweets capacitance and resistance bridge.
Jakey’s CTCSS kit.
Leon Heller’s Cortex 32-bit PIC.
Rodney King’s power delay line oscillator.
For more details contact Gordon at gordonsweet2000 @ yahoo.co.uk.
Gordon Sweet (M3YXH) Club Secretary.
This is the clubs Month on Air which is produced by Phil Parkman (G3MGQ) featuring contests and HF highlights for the forthcoming month.
You can download June 2013’s edition of Month on Air in PDF format.
This is just a polite reminder to a small number of members who have allowed their club membership to lapse and as such, Ron Deeprose the clubs Treasurer and Membership Secretary would like to follow this up to ensure that they continue to recieve their monthly copy of Vital Sparks and renew their membership should they wish to do so.
New and existing re-newing members can print the clubs membership form and send it through to Ron using the details below or contact him to discuss the matter if you wish.
ron (@) caroline-house.fsnet.co.uk
70 Hollington Old Lane, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. TN38 9DP.
The last photo from the Mayor on the left, they are Antony Turnbull G4CUS logging the contacts on the computer and Steve Stewart M0SSR on the microphone talking to a radio station, G4VFG, in Devon, to whom the Mayor then sent greetings from sunny Hastings. Thanks for arranging coverage by your photographer.
The event was well supported by members, who thoroughly enjoyed making over 300 contacts with amateur radio stations throughout the UK and Europe. 73 Phil, G3MGQ.
The Mayor listens with interest as Steve (MOSSR) makes a contact aside Antony (G4CUS), the clubs QSL card manager.
The Mayor talks to the clubs members as they take a brief respite.
Our club was featured in the Hastings Observer, you can read the full article here in PDF format.