2013 EARS Club meetings
23 December 2013 Club members brought in something interesting for members to guess about.
11 December 2013 Skittles Night at the Moose Centre. All the pictures of the relentless competition are here.
25 November 2013 Club members talked about DC voltage characteristics of batteries when required to deliver a current surge. Alan G4TKV brought in oscilloscope traces showing the difference between a new and an old battery.
18 August 2013 Club members and Exeter Raynet members visited Christ Cross to test the crossband repeater and antenna installed during the previous week. Photos of the event capture the unique blend of amateur radio accompanied with mud, dung and passing showers!
15 August 2013 Pete G3ZVI, Keith G7NBU and Skip 2E0TGT put in a herculean effort to install the old GB3EX antenna and mast onto the side of the barn at Christ Cross.
22 July 2013 "Test Your Rig" with John G8XQQ. Skip 2E0TGT brought in his recently acquired second-hand Yaesu FT-290 so that John could check its lower power setting and transmit deviation. Using his test equipment John found that the power settings were set too high and the deviation had been altered to produce 6 kHz instead of 2.5 kHz. Both these errors were corrected and club members enjoyed seeing how decent test equipment and regular checking are important parts of the hobby.
8 July 2013 The Summer BBQ and Bring and Buy Sale was held at Keith's shack at Marsh Green. All the pictures are in this photo album.
24 June 2013 Natter Night at the Moose Centre where topics as diverse as the Christ Cross repeater, VHF weather satellite reception, photo-reactive chemicals, policing and accuracy of weather forecasts were discussed.
10 June 2013 Digital Modes Evening. Nick M0NRJ introduced his document on using Fldigi macro keys. He explained the use of tags in macros and how a typical QSO unfolds with the operator using the macro keys between setting tag values. He went on to show more advanced feature in Fldigi such as the weather fax mode and how the product is becoming the cornerstone of all non-voice modes in amateur radio.
13 May 2013 A session on the EARS Club Field Day Planning decided to focus club efforts on the Practical Wireless VHF QRP contest on 9th June 2013.
11 March 2013 The club held its Annual General Meeting for 2013/4. The existing club officers were reelected to their existing positions. Congratulations to all!
Chairman: Keith G7NBU
11 February 2013 Digital Modes Evening. Members talked about their use of Fldigi and Ham Radio Deluxe.
28 January 2013 Marine Radio. John G4AP gave a talk about how marine radio differs from amateur radio and what similarities exist.
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