Technical

With both Rob and Brian handling Tech night, it was full on with the oscilloscopes, including the vintage unit, with the soft yellow glowing eyes. Well done to both for a very entertaining evening.

Don’t forget we are looking for Committee members including President and Secretary, so if you would like to give either position a go, come forward and put your hand up.

 

Next Tech night,  the 25th August will be oscilloscopes.

If you have one, bring it along, and show us your skills. You might show a circuit working with one.

Digital oscilloscope

Digital oscilloscope

Analog oscilloscope

Analog oscilloscope, a video demonstration  from Dave of EEV blog, who always gives very interesting stuff, so come along and enjoy this one.

By Royce VK5FRWF

Talk on antenna design given by Paul Lawson VK5SL

Paul gave an in depth talk on antenna design, using a program called 4nec2
This program, allows you to type in all the measurements required, and them displays, how your antenna will work. Talk was enjoyed by all members, and note software is freeware, so members are encouraged to try this one out.

Well, another very informative and interesting presentation on digital radio and modes by our resident techo Brian VK5VI.  A great coverage of digital from the early days through packet radio, QAM, voice encoding etc. into the modern digital world today.  Thanks Brian for a great presentation and the preparation done to  put a very technical topic into something all those present could understand.  73s  Nig.

imageAnother enlightening and informative session on test equipment for the ham presented by Brian (VK5VI) at tonight’s (28/10/16) technical night. A stack of test equipment was also on show.

Who would know I can still use my old 27mhz SWR meter with a mod to test an antenna on the VHF band.  A great turn out again to this meeting and thanks Brian and all for attending.

 

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Tonights meeting (26/8/16) gave everyone a chance to practice their soldering skills with a great little project – building a 555 osillator.  A big thanks to VK5ATQ (Trevor) for putting this project together.  We had about 16 members make this board with lots of support from the experienced guys present.  Most managed to get their projects up and working.  Well done all and a big thanks to Trevor.  73s.