CARS Construction Night 2015

Tuesday the 4th of August was the Chelmsford ARS Constructors Night 2015. This is the chance for club members to come along and show off their construction projects, and hopefully pick up a prize.

Essex Ham was blogging live updates from the event, for those not able to be there in person, and here’s what we posted, plus a selection of photos from the evening.

CARS Constructors Night 2015, Oakland Museum, Chelmsford
CARS Constructors Night 2015, Oakland Museum, Chelmsford

Entrants

  1. Tony G4YTG – With his Discone antenna
  2. Charlie M0PZT – PZTLog, logging software, constructed in Visual Basic
  3. Bruce M0XBS – Two entries: Harmonica Amplifier (using some ham bits from the Canvey Rally), and his MKARS 80m LSB 5m transceiver kit (which he’s used to join the CARS net)
  4. Colin G0TRM – Portable operation wire antenna extender, made from a clothes line for ease of winding out a long wire antenna.
  5. Steve G4HSK – 2m high performance transverter kit 28Mhz to 2m
  6. Peter G3SUY – Centre-loaded whip antenna for use on his Ford Focus.

Photos of all of the entries can be found in the gallery at the end of this article.

Winners

Well done to Charlie M0PZT for winning first prize (£15) for PZTLog, a powerful logging app that Charlie has built from the ground up and released free to the amateur radio community. If you want to try this logging program for yourself, you can download a free copy: PZTLog by Charlie M0PZT

Well done too to Bruce M0XBS for getting second place (for his harmonica amp and transceiver kit) and Peter G3SUY for third place (for his mobile whip antenna). Also to Steve G4HSK for Best Newcomers prize for his transverter.

Charlie M0PZT, winner of the CARS Construction Contest 2015 for PZTLog
Charlie M0PZT, winner of the CARS Construction Contest 2015 for PZTLog
Bruce M0XBS, runner-up in the Constructor's contest 2015
Bruce M0XBS, runner-up in the Constructor’s contest 2015

Society Raffle

Congrats to Dave G0NAX for winning the 2m mobile rig donated by Carl G3PEM, and to Chris 2E0CUU for winning the TomTom One SatNav donated by Peter M0PSD. Also picked up, a pixie kit (well done Dorothy), a bag of components, a charger, a screwdriver set, and a ruler.

Dave G0NAX, winning a 2m icon rig in the society's raffle
Dave G0NAX, winning a 2m icon rig in the society’s raffle
Chris 2E0CUU picking up a TomTom One SatNav in the raffle
Chris 2E0CUU picking up a TomTom One SatNav in the raffle
Paul G7BHE, pleased he can work 30cm when he gets home
Paul G7BHE, pleased he can work 30cm when he gets home (groan…)

Well done to all who brought along an entry for the Constructors Contest, and to CARS for organising the evening’s event.

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