Meeting:2014/07/03

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Meeting (to be) held from 18:00-20:00 on 2014/07/03 in Zepler CLS Lecture Room

 

Amateur Radio

Licence Exams

  • List of full exam dates here
  • IVARCers have done exams, all the foundation and intermediate people have passed.
    • 2 foundation
    • 1 intermediate
    • 2 full

Chilbolton Atmospheric Radio Observatory

  • Mentioned by Quintin - could probably get a free visit/tour as a uni club.
    • Maybe a good activity for 2014-15 newbies?

Outings/Events

  • VHF Field day 05/07/2014 -> 06/07/2014 - this week, we need kit, practice and commitments.

Kit Discussion

  • What radio should we buy and discussion on SUSU funding.
    • Probably the newer radio (IC-7100)
    • Probably try the thing with the finance committee
  • Let's order some stuff (or at least plan it)
    • Can't do any yet because of bank things, Darren needs to get access to online banking
  • Anyone interested in a group DIY powerpole distro order
    • about £ 20 each as kit (hopefully less)
      • USD33 for 10 boards (might be more with the improved copper layer) (with tax up to £3 each)
      • Powerpoles for 10 £3.65*2 + £2.65 = ~£10 (£12 for 6 way splitter)
      • Fuses £0.3 each (£1.8)
      • Other components (not much probably less than £1)
      • can probably laser cut/3d print a case no idea on cost though

Spring End of academic year 2014 Newsletter Finalisation

  • Newsletter
    • [1]
      • A few tweaks/finalisations required
        • Add VHF NFD, make it and end of academic year newsletter.

QSL Cards

  • Design required
    • Existing Design by Graeme
    • QSL card design competition - deadline when we get the funding
      • Take photos at VHF NFD
  • Funding - see joint agenda
  • Received ones
    • Tyler has them
    • We need to figure out what to do with them - scan them? Put them in an album?

Joint Agenda

  • AOB


SOWN

See SOWN Agenda