Meeting:2014/07/17

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Meeting (to be) held from 18:00-20:00 on 2014/07/17 in Zepler CLS Lecture Room

 

Amateur Radio

Licence Exams

  • List of full exam dates here
  • Kirk Martinez doing foundation exam on 23rd July. Henry can't be there.

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 - it happened. It went well. We don't know how well we did yet.
  • We need a new site for next year - what do we need to tell land owners?
  • Can we collate the good photos on the photos page?

Kit Discussion

  • What radio should we buy and discussion on SUSU funding.
    • Second-hand IC7000 from LAMCO (Disable cookies)
    • + Power Supply?
    • SUSU has been asked to release the funding.
  • 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

Spring End of academic year 2014 Newsletter Finalisation

  • Newsletter
    • [1] [2]
      • A few tweaks/finalisations required
        • Add VHF NFD, make it and end of academic year newsletter.
          • Henry will write the VHF NFD section and finalise the newsletter as a whole.
      • We need a list of people to whom to send it.

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?

Shack in SUSU

  • Our old shack (office) is being turned into a meeting room, maybe
  • Plan to try to get a corner in it for use as a shack when there's no meeting (or remote control when there is a meeting)
  • Would require us spending time/money putting our antennas back on our mast - funding application next year
  • Ideas: 23cm at bottom, SURGE FM broadcast above that (we'd help them get back on the air), HF antenna of some sort, 70cm+2cm with dual-band rotator, triband 2m/70cm/other vertical antenna on top of that.
  • Silly idea: large SUWS flag on top concealing a loop antenna

We have: Rotator, triband vertical, poles To build: 2m Yagi, 70cm Yagi, remote control computer To fix: HF antenna We might not have enough: coax

Joint Agenda

  • AOB


SOWN

See SOWN Agenda