Google map link https://goo.gl/maps/RnR7ux9omvK2 - Note that the interchange on the A34 at Chilton is now full access both north and south and not restricted. Pay careful attention to last 100 Mts - the hall is tucked up round the corner - hopefully it will be sign posted.
Event starts at 10:00 - if you arrive before then, expect to get asked to move chairs and tables etc
Tea, coffee and bacon rolls served all day by Harwell radio Club - sandwiches will also available but may run out if we get more people than those that have registered here https://batc.org.uk/cat19-south-registration/
BATC shop will be there with everything in stock at rally prices but cash only.
There'll be a bring and buy area in a side room so bring all your stuff for recycling to others!
Phil M0DNY will be doing an Oscar100 uplink so there could be live pictures from the event - weather dependant.
We will also have a show and tell demo area where John G7JTT will be showing his latest exploits with the Jetson Nano H265 encoder and there will be a demo of the proposed Repeater black box transmitter - if you have something to show, please bring it along to inspire others.
Dave, the Portsdown guru will be running a clinic for sick Portsdown owners and Colin G4EML is bringing some RF test gear and a sneak preview of the prototype Hayling Microwave narrow band transceiver.
And finally there will be 2 talks:
11:30am - Portsdown and LongMynd update by G8GKQ
2:00pm - 3D printing for amateur Radio by Gareth G4XAT
Should be a fun day and look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.
Noel - G8GTZ
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There is a potential closure for 8pm on Friday 8 November through to 5.30am on Monday 11 November. The work last weekend was disrupted by the storm so it might be closed this weekend - but I can't find any useful information to confirm. It's no big deal as long as you plan a route to avoid the closed bit. Best check before setting out. It's usually a good idea to check the A34 in any case as there are frequent delays cause by accidents and breakdowns, slow moving Landrovers etc.
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As well as many 'show and tell' demonstrations - and many thanks to the contributors for these - there were two interesting talks from Dave G8GKQ on the Portsdown status and Gareth G4XAT on 3-D printing. Whilst Phil M0DNY, provided a live transmission demo via QO-100.
The event also gave the opportunity to chat with other members and put faces to names on the Forum. The Club shop was there, as was Brian G8GQS, raising funds for the MCR21 restoration, with lots of tempting things to buy.
The hall had plenty of parking and provided a nice warm environment, with hot drinks and food available. An outside area provided the opportunity for testing (weather permitting - and it was raining cats and dogs yesterday !).
I think that given the synergy with the Microwavers, a two day event like Finningley this year (TV Saturday, Microwaves Sunday) could also be interesting for next time round.
Many thanks to the Committee for organizing the event.
Jen G4HIZ & Joan 2E0HIZ
Forums and email may be great, but face to face still works very well