Club meeting report 19-02-2015

Although there was no formal agenda for this evenings meeting, several members brought things for others to see and try.

After the last meeting where we modified the club TS570 to cover the upper portion of the forty meter band, Stuart G0TAL asked if we could perform the same ‘surgery’ on his FT847. The modification required the removal of an 0402 surface mount resistor, which was done with a hot air soldering station.

Here, Stuart can be seen inspecting the rebuilt radio.


After a conversation with Tony, M5AIB at the last meeting, Ian, G7DWY brought his ‘portable radio backpack’ which contains an Elecraft KX3, PX3 and a Hardrock 50 P.A.

It was set up on the clubs HF dipole and caught the imagination of Roy, G4YDI who spent an hour or so on 40m CW….


David, G3PTU, brought along a home built power meter, based on a linear devices LTC log amp. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo – sorry David!

As per usual, there were lots of different conversations ongoing, from HF conditions, E.M.E., homebrew QRO P.A.’s, home brewed beer and caravans!


Why not come and join us at the next meeting on March 5th?

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