There will be a members bring and buy area, the BATC shop, a couple of traders and Antennair who will be doing free of charge firmware upgrades to your DTX1 which includes 146MHz coverage and TS dock compatibility.
Hopefully there will be RF test equipment available so you can check out your latest project, a work area where Kevin will help you with that SMD project and lots of people on hand to offer advice and ideas.
There will be an informal meal on Saturday night at the Reindeer - please make sure you tick the box on the registration form (see following posts) if you intend to be there so we can give the restaurant an idea of numbers. There will not be a special menu and you will settle your own account on the night - you can get an idea of prices from the restaurant menu at http://www.thereindeerinn.co.uk/food-drink/
The proposed agenda is as follows - still a couple of slots to confirm, in particular we are looking for someone who has experience with Vmix http://www.vmixhd.com/ to do a beginners tutorial on what looks to be a very useful tool for ATV.
The agenda is still very much at draft stage so if there's anything else you want included, just let us know.
Noel - G8GTZ
Finningley Radio Club is setting up the registration website which will be available later today - if you intend coming to CAT15 please register so they know how many sandwiches to make! We will post again when the site is open.
The site will also include a tick box to say you would like to attend the Saturday evening dinner - please make sure you register and tick this box even if you have already posted / emailed me that you are coming and will be at the dinner on Saturday night.
Kevin G3AAF has also reminded me that there is camping facilities onsite for tents and caravans - there will be a tick box on the registration form or contact him at Kevin.Avery at tunstall.com for more details.
The site also includes a tick box to say you would like to attend the Saturday evening dinner - please make sure you register and tick this box even if you have already posted / emailed me that you are coming and will be at the dinner on Saturday night.
Noel - G8GTZ
Admission is £10 per day (payable on the door) which will include free tea and coffee all day and lunch provided by Finningley Radio Club - this goes directly to FRC towards up keep of this great facility and ALL visitors will be expected to pay this, even if you are not stopping for the whole day and or having lunch.
The agenda is pretty much unchanged from version 1 but we are still short of one presentation for Sunday afternoon - if you are willing to speak on a relevant topic please contact us before the event.
There will be a lot of space for demos and full workshop facilities so don't forget to bring along your latest project, whether finished or not. There will be an opportunity to talk about it and your latest on air activities and share ideas with others during the final session on Saturday afternoon.
There will be a members bring and buy area, so use this opportunity to re-cycle all that stuff you bought but haven't had time to use!
We will be attempting to stream the event but please be aware there is NO reliable internet connection on site and we will be using a mobile dongle - this means the stream may be intermittent. All the presentations will be recorded and available to watch after the event.
Look forward to seeing you all there.
Noel - on behalf of the BATC committee.
Also Kevin will be providing a full range of RF test equipment, so bring along that latest pre-amp and see just how good (or bad) the noise figure is or your new DATV PA and see just how much you have to back it off to achieve acceptable spectral regrowth!
I would welcome ideas on the Forum on PAs, filters, antennas, preamps etc to include on Saturday.