Meeting:2016/06/23

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Meeting (to be) held from 18:00-20:00 on 2016/06/23 in Zepler CLS Lecture Room

 

Amateur Radio

Finance things

SUSU purchases

  • QSL Cards
    • Cards have arrived
  • what do we want in funding round 1

Future Planning

Stock of people who need to pay for club kit used

  • Should be a book with the money tin to see what is outstanding
  • Stock items with purchaser unknown (according to last meeting minutes):
    • 1.6ish m of ladder line (pay Tyler)
    • 1 BNC connector (pay Tyler)
    • 1 BNC connector (pay Club)
    • 3m ish of RG58 (pay Tyler)
  • Remove section after exams, but some people have not turned up for a while.

Mast

  • Workshop progress
  • Update from SUSU / Estates and Facilities
    • Large setback, E&F have suddenly said no.
    • Tyler is talking to Kerry.
      • No response so far
  • Speak to person replacing Kerry (handover)

Basingstoke ARC Activities

  • Phil has received an email from Mark 2E0ECN, their chairman, asking if we're interested in the following:


  • 1 - 3 July - VHF Field Day, after the end of term.
    • Basingstoke club not able to attend.
    • 24h Contest on several bands - great fun! Can do joint entry as before if we commit early.
    • Land Rover with pump-up mast 2m and up. Use IC7000 as the 2m rig. We could put up an extra 6m mast but club does not have a 6m Yagi.
    • A mast can be put together.
    • Maximum of two stations
    • Numbers? How many attending? Create a doodle poll to see what parts of the weekend people can attend.
    • Power, vehicle has a large marine battery in the back however not happy with engine left to idle. Graham may have a generator or we could get some money to hire one.
    • Hannington - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.2876305,-1.2068114,8554m/data=!3m1!1e3
      • Nice to have a regulated supply. Use Henry's DC power supply.
    • 13 August - Radio Fun Day
      • Chance to play with whatever, away from RF noise, other hams will be onsite.
    • 2 - 4 Sept - HF Field Day
      • Similar to VHF NFD, but on HF. Not one that the Uni club has entered before.
  • Move to the next meeting.
  • Phil has forwarded the email to the committee.

SUWS WordPress site

  • Can people upload any club photos taken within the past two years to the WordPress site
  • Can we make another blog post? One post per-term idea?
    • Murray will start writing

Callsign list update

  • Anyone not added new callsign after May exams?


Amateur Radio AOB

  • IC7000, two PL259 RF connectors on back. Modify the VHF connector to an N-type connection.
    • Attempted to print out labels but they fall off. Performance upgrade benefit, and will tell difference between VHF and HF connection. Take a club vote. Is it worth the risk?

Joint Agenda

Next month's events

VHF field day

This month's events

Storage shenanigans

  • Correct locations of kit on wiki.
  • Discuss storage location of new items.
    • End-fed Zepp in cupboard
    • Tripod mast in cage
    • Lock for the cage (split up to £17 three ways)
  • Still no padlock on cage with key.

Anyone need to be added to the mailing list?

  • AOB
  • Any talks for after exams?
    • Will there be enough people here for this to be worth while?

SOWN

See SOWN Agenda