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Meeting (to be) held from 18:00-20:00 on 2015/01/08 in Zepler CLS Lecture Room


Amateur Radio

Licence Exams

  • How did the last exam session go?
    • Very well
    • Everyone passed
    • People have licences, callsigns and equipment
  • Upcoming exams
    • Don't know yet
    • Henry to follow up from David Henley
  • Scheduled (non-Thursday) sessions for practical stuff

How to unbreak the members page

  • Delete the "has left" line from the member page
    • The form needs updating to set this to false rather than No, or something, maybe.


  • Next outing date, location and plan
    • After exams in January
    • Milford-on-Sea?
    • Make a definitive list for things we need for outings.
  • Transport
    • Minibus from SUSU last time
      • Now horrendously expensive
    • Ferries feasible
      • Shuttle car from station/car bringing kit?
    • Members' cars
      • Very feasible depending on availability
  • Need to decide on setup
    • MAKE SURE WE HAVE EVERYTHING WITH US!!!11!!!11!!!11!1111!!!1!!11!!!!1

SUSU Antenna Array

  • Progress
  • SUWS repaying members for items they have bought for the array
    • Henry needs money for Reel of RG213m, rotator controller cable and Triplexer
    • Does Graeme still need paying for the rotator itself?
      • Yes
    • They both need to provide an invoice
    • It can be a self-made invoice
  • What do we still need?
  • Contact with E&F and SUSU Estates
    • Have had a response. Need to contact E&F to arrange meeting (Murray)
      • We need to use an approved contractor or find someone to become an approved contractor.
      • Murray and {Daveruss, Tyler} need to decide a meeting date. Preferably outside the SUSU building so they know what we're on about.
    • SUSU Estates email still hasn't gone out, sorry!
  • Speaking/meeting with other societies/SUSU
    • Not really happened yet
  • Potential Shack in SUSU may cease to be bookable again and become an office.
    • According to Darren this is not yet a thing, in that people still think it's being a clubs/socs room.
    • We would still have access out of hours if it did happen :)


  • Any more information / contact with CubeSat group
    • No
    • Design is progressing, not much else.


  • Wiki page | Google Doc
  • A few tweaks/finalisations required
    • Add VHF NFD, make it and end of 2014 newsletter.
    • Collate VHF NFD pictures.
  • We need a list of people to whom to send it.
  • Tyler absent, deferred to next meeting.

QSL Cards

  • QSL card design competition
    • Is this every going to close?
    • Have we applied for any funding for this?
  • Received QSL cards
    • Scan so can be uploaded to the website
    • Also put in a physical album

Chilbolton Atmospheric Radio Observatory

  • Mentioned by Quentin - could probably get a free visit/tour as a uni club.
    • Ping them an email to determine their attitude

Joint Agenda

Outstanding membership fees (Darren)

  • £10 for students
  • £15 for staff/society alumni


  • Funding round 3
    • When is the deadline for this so we can make sure we are ready

Mailing List and Wiki

  • Mailing list additions (Dave N)
  • New wiki accounts (Dave N)

Lifetime Members

  • See Callsigns/Alumni page
    • We have quite a few people now mostly from the '90s
    • Dave has subtly hinted to Nigel that we would like the G8KMI callsign back despite not having a shack


  • Henry now has additional key?
    • Yes
  • Do we now have a signout book for books/kit (Henry)
    • No
    • But we do have a piece of paper, temporarily
  • Additional books order (Henry/Darren)
    • Darren has approved of the concept, but expects an email with a list of books to be bought
  • Do we now have stickers for the books? (Darren)
    • No

SUSU H&S meeting

  • We apparently need to go, but have not been threatened with DISAFFILIATION.
  • Murray needs to go, as he's secretary, or Tyler as he's president
  • Murray will figure out when he's free and go


  • For SUSU to change the 25 members limit would be easier as it's a bylaw compared to if it were a rule
  • But they don't apparently destroy societies when they drop below 25, otherwise most socs would be gone, so we're totally fine.


See SOWN Agenda