Meeting:2015/03/05

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Meeting (to be) held from 18:00-20:00 on 2015/03/05 in Zepler CLS Lecture Room

 

Amateur Radio

Licence Exams

  • Upcoming exams
    • David Henley will let Henry know shortly wrt candidates for an exam in May from IVARC.
    • Two people wanting to do an exam. May as well run them at the same time as IVARC's (so in May).

How to unbreak the members page

  • daveruss has been looking into this


Outings

  • Next outing date, location and plan
  • Harwell in Didcot was disappointing due to mostly component sellers.

Science and Engineering Family Day

  • 14th March
  • We've been invited
  • Who can go?
    • Chris O, Tyler (in some form), Henry (probably), Arthur (maybe), probably not Chris M but maybe, Phil if need be, Russell probably, Andy Barrett-Sprot (maybe).
  • Respond on the mailing list if you are also interested.
  • Things to do
    • Usual radio operations
    • PiFM/SSTV DEMO IN A DALEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Graeme inquiring about IVARC mast.
    • Getting people to send greeting messages (to other society members)

SUSU Antenna Array

  • Progress
    • Funding submitted, meeting happened, results pending.
  • SUWS repaying members for items they have bought for the array
    • Invoices received from members (Henry, Tyler, Graeme?)
    • Invoices paid: Tyler
  • What do we still need?
    • Antennas
    • Masts?
  • We need to start planning the construction
  • Contact with E&F
    • Tyler, Daveruss and Murray have met with E&F
    • Cherry picker
    • SUSU H&S should be kept in the loop
  • SUSU facilities
    • SUSU Facilities email gone out (to facilities@susu.org )
    • No reply yet
    • We've spoken in person though and he has no objections
  • Speaking/meeting with other societies/SUSU
    • No development yet
  • Potential Shack in SUSU may cease to be bookable again and become an office.
    • Any further update beyond this is not happening yet and the fact we may be able to use it out of office hours anyway.
    • This is not happening any more
  • Things to do:
    • Email E&F with regards to the weights of the parts, organise follow-up meeting wrt cost
    • Email SUSU H&S guy (Murray has address)
    • Add facebook group message about E&F meeting; general progress update
    • General meeting with societies who are interested

CubeSat

  • Any more information / contact with CubeSat group
    • Nope
    • They're building the transmitter

Publicity

  • Newsletter indefinitely put on hold because nobody can be arsed to finish it
  • WE SHOULD START A BLOG!
  • Facebook (EUGH!!!!!!!)
    • That is literally Daveruss's job

QSL Cards

  • QSL card design submissions
    • Close date when we get funding
    • Apparently Graeme has a few stacks of 200, some of which contain typos, in location unknown.
  • Received QSL cards
    • Scan so can be uploaded to the website
      • Murray has volunteered, needs to get the cards off Tyler
    • 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
  • They still exist

WebSDR

  • Getting direct port 80 at last :) (java support, global list entry, Pieter stops hating Phil, etc)
  • Find out if repurposing have newer PCs available, USB bus is struggling on the current one.
  • Current PC: Dell Optiplex, Core 2 Duo E8500 3.2GHz
  • Being upgraded to an ex-ECS PC courtesy of Henry
    • That's happening this weekend
      • I don't think it happened

Joint Agenda

Outstanding membership fees (Darren)

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

SUSU

  • Funding round 3
    • It's been submitted
    • Awaiting response

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

Cupboard

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

SUSU H&S meeting

  • Murray has been. Now we know not to jump off a building onto some rocks next to the sea.

AOB

Cage 9 has been tidied.

SOWN

See SOWN Agenda