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Details of club meetings in 2018:


27th June: VHF Antennas

11th July: Morse code night / on-air practice

25th July: Stealth Antennas

8th August: Portable operations

22nd August: Your "dream" shack / Antenna farm - please bring YOUR designs

12th September: Satellite talk and demo

26th September: Build night

10th October: Project night - Bring your amateur radio related projects in for all to see

24th October: How to combat EMC

14th November: Digital modes

28th November: 2019 planning night

12th December: "Bring something interesting" night - get everyone guessing and asking "What IS that?"

26th December: No meeting


What was on in: - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010

What's been happening this year

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23rd May 2018 The use of Fldigi software for Raynet operators was explained by Pete, G3ZVI and John, G8XQQ.






9th May 2018 Members met to discuss various hand-held radios that they owned. Dual band FM as well as D-Star, DMR and CFusion handies were shown. Keith G7NBU gave a presentation on Contest stations - how to build a efficient (but probably very costly) station, as well as things NOT to do.



29th April 2018 Another highly successful radio rally was held at America Hall. This was the rally that had to be postponed from the 4th March, thanks to " the beast from the east " !




Pete G3ZVI, attended as a trader for the very last time, as he has decided to hang up the PL-259s and retire from the Rally Trader scene for a well earned break. We all thank him for not only providing rally attendees with highly sought-after bargains in the radio and wider electronics fields, but also for many years spent organising the annual rally, which will continue and grow in popularity.


11th April 2018 Harry M0IHT reported how a geo storm ruined propagation on HF recently, he also talked about a voacap software he runs to help with predictions. Nick 2e0nxb from silverton visited the club and wanted to know about DMR so the argument of DMR vs d star vs Fusion was discussed and John and Pete talked about plans regarding a DMR repeater for the Exeter area in the near future


28th March 2018 Harry M0IHT, gave a fascinating talk on the "stealth" aerials hidden away in his loft. One of our members who had seen the loft, remarked that it resembled an indoor aerial farm. The presentation (in pdf format) along with some website links, can be viewed here

14th March 2018 The Annual General Meeting was held at Sunnylands Room, America Hall.


28th February 2018 Slade M6SQB discussed data modes and gave a simple guide to getting started.


14th February 2018 Members with experiences of using magnetic loop antennae met to discuss ideas and to show any loops they had built.


24th January 2018 Contesting! Club members with experience of contesting gave their experiences and tips and tricks including software etc. There was a discussion about starting a contest group within the club.


3rd January 2018 Raspberry Pi Challenge launch - Slade M6SQB launched the Raspberry Pi Challenge for club members.

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