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Club project meeting

posted 15 Jul 2018, 05:38 by Mike Brown

The next meeting is to plan the next club construction project. One option is to build the ShackBox featured in Practical Wireless. Do you have any other ideas? Come along and discuss!

Rally preparation meeting

posted 24 Jun 2018, 06:31 by Mike Brown

Please make every effort to attend the 2 July club meeting. The McMichael rally, a major source of club funds. is coming up soon on Sunday 22 July at Reading Rugby Club in Sonning. As previously we need to cover a lot of bases to ensure the rally runs smoothly and the 2 July meeting will be your opportunity to hear about the arrangements this year. You'll also have a chance to say where and when you can help on the day.

Foxhunt winners

posted 24 Jun 2018, 06:24 by Mike Brown   [ updated 25 Jun 2018, 13:38 ]

Our illustrious Chairman Trevor, M0TDZ, aided and abetted by Colin (M6VVB) were the winners of the recent Foxhunt. The turnout wasn't great due to an unfortunate clash with an England World Cup game but those who made it had an enjoyable time. The fox was hiding in the car park of the newly refurbished Jolly Woodman in Littleworth Common, Burnham.

Foxhunt start 19:30

posted 6 Jun 2018, 07:14 by Burnham RadioClub   [ updated 6 Jun 2018, 07:30 ]

The next club meeting, on Monday Jun 18, is the Direction Finding Contest, aka the club foxhunt. The start is in the car park at Upton Court Park, Slough, SL3 7LU. The contest rules are here.

Club contest 19:30 start

posted 15 May 2018, 01:28 by Burnham RadioClub

The next BBRC 'meeting' is the club VHF/UHF contest. As last year it will start at 19:30 local time and end at 21:00. Operation takes place on 6m, 2m and 70cm with a maximum of 10w TX power. You can work /p or from home but transmit power must be reduced if you are using a beam antenna. You need to exchange callsign, signal report and full 6 character locator with other stations. The full rules are here.

Please attend the AGM! Free mug! Free drinks!

posted 17 Apr 2018, 10:25 by Mike Brown

The AGM takes place on Monday 30 April (yes, the fifth Monday of the month) at Farnham Common Village Hall. Please make every effort to attend as we need a minimum of 50% of members present. If we don't manage it the whole thing will have to be rescheduled. As a special enticement this year only, all members attending will be awarded a stylish BBRC mug.

The AGM is your opportunity to vote for the club committee and indeed stand for it should you be interested. After the 'official' part of the meeting is over drinks and nibbles will be served.

Kempton and Eastbourne Rallies

posted 13 Apr 2018, 01:20 by Mike Brown

The Kempton Rally (The West London Radio Fair) takes place this Sunday, April 15 @ 10am. The November event has been cancelled, so this is the only Kempton rally this year. They have introduced talks this year, with 'Getting started on the 630m band (475kHz) by G0MRF at 1045 and 'Aerial circus revisited' by G4CDY at 1200.

SERF 2018, the Eastbourne Rally, has been CANCELLED due to lack of support. There are no plans for any future events.

ISS SSTV expected April 2-3 and 11-14

posted 28 Mar 2018, 04:28 by Mike Brown

ISS Fan Club and Amsat UK report that April will be a great month for ISS SSTV activity. As ever, SSTV operation is dependent on other ISS mission priorities but is expected on Monday 2 April from 1505 to 1830 UTC and on Tuesday 3 April from 1415 to 1840 UTC. It is also expected to be active from April 11-14.

ISS SSTV transmissions are on 144.800MHz using wideband FM and they are expected to use the PD-120 SSTV format.

ISS signals are easy to receive, even using a simple 2m FM handheld. Ideally use a small beam such as the tape measure antenna. Decoding SSTV can be done using smartphone apps such as Robot36 and PC programs including HRD. There are SSTV programs from the Mac too, such as Multimode Cocoa.

AGM on 30th April

posted 26 Mar 2018, 03:29 by Burnham RadioClub   [ updated 26 Mar 2018, 07:52 ]

As previously advertised this year's AGM is being held on Monday 30 April at Farnham Common Village Hall. Unusually for a BBRC meeting this is the 5th Monday of the month. The AGM is your opportunity to vote for the club committee and indeed stand for it should you be interested. Please make make sure you attend if at all possible as the constitution requires a majority of members to be present. If this should not happen the AGM would need to be postponed again.

Next meeting 16 April - change of topic

posted 19 Mar 2018, 16:14 by Mike Brown

The first Monday in April is a bank holiday, so the next club meeting will be on April 16. We've been looking for an opportunity to ask Alison,G8ROG, to give the club another of her fascinating talks. Happily she has agreed to give us a talk about HF Digital Voice at that meeting.

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