Over the first weekend in August TDARS are holding an ATV event aimed at getting more people on air with Amateur TV.
We will kick of at 10am on Saturday 4th August with a couple of presentations about ATV by Noel Matthews and Dave Crump and then dive in for a full day of workshops and Clinics. Bring your Portsdown / Minitiouner / 5.6GHz Drone hack or anything else ATV along and Noel, Dave and various TDARS members will be on hand with suitable soldering and test equipment to help you finish your project, get it configured, set up and working.
There will be a lunch option at reasonable cost so that you don't have to take too much time out of the fun and games with soldering irons and electrickery. If there is enough interest we will all head over to a local pub for a relaxed dinner on Saturday evening.
On Sunday 5th August we will try to get as many people on air as possible. If numbers permit we will have a team set up on a nearby hilltop and we can get some decent QSOs going, try out your newly finished kit and maybe borrow the bits you still haven't got working so that you can get on air.
Venue: Eaton Manor Country Estate, Eaton-under-Heywood, Church Stretton, Shropshire. SY6 7DH
We cannot offer accommodation but if there are enough people wanting to stay over then we can do a house booking with Eaton Manor estates at very reasonable rates.
Please contact Heather Lomond on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07802 548 938 to book a place.
I hope my Portsdown will no longer be the only one working in the region. CAT 18 is going to be a much more relaxed affair for me without all the rush to test gear.
I plan to attend the event on Saturday and hope to stay overnight. On Sunday I intend to travel back this way and set up portable on Barr Beacon which has line of sight to Long Mynd at a distance of about 50 Km.
I am bringing my Portsdown and 30watt amplifier for 70 which I would like to set up on a spectrum analyser.
I have two working Minitioners and a Freeview receiver set up for 23.
If you can point me to a local B&B, I would be pleased.
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Have a good day tomorrow up on the Long Mynd, sorry couldn't do both days but hope to get out in the morning locally to have a go.