CARS Skills Night June 2014 Details

Skills Night Generic PhotoThis coming Monday, the 16th of June 2014, is the next CARS Skills Night – and it’s set to be a busy one!

As regular attendees know, the Skills get-togethers are a great opportunity to chat, swap ideas, and get hands-on with something new – All are welcome, regardless of club affiliation, licence and experience levels, and the evenings are generally a good mix of hands-on demonstrations, show-and-tell, and practicals.

Here is what’s currently planned for the June Skills Night:

  • High Altitude Balloons: Chris M6EDF returns to demonstrate payloads and tracking
  • Data Modes: Charlie M0PZT returns to help people make their first jump into data modes using PSK31
  • Working Satellites: Steve M0SHQ returns with advice on how to track and work amateur radio satellites
  • A live CW station: Operated by members of the Essex CW Club
  • Construction: Soldering plugs and connectors – Need help with a lead? Bring it along
  • Quiz: Test your amateur radio knowledge, just for fun
  • Show-and-tell: All are welcome to bring along any items for show-and-tell

Help and Advice:

  • Antennas – Carl G3PEM returns to answer questions on antennas – got a question or need some help? Carl’s the man
  • ATUs and Matching – Peter G0DZB will bring along some interesting items of show and tell
  • Echolink: Our resident Echolink expert Jim 2E0RMI will be on-hand to help answer any Echolink questions
  • Representatives from CARS, Essex CW Club, the Essex Repeater Group and Essex Ham will be on-hand, and will be happy to answer your questions

The June meeting looks like being a busy one with something to interest everyone, so make sure you come along on Monday and don’t miss out!

The event is open to all and there’s no charge for attending the CARS Amateur Radio Skills workshops. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the evening and an optional small donation to the tea fund and hall hire would be appreciated.

Skills Night Video

Not sure what to expect? See our video of last month’s event:

Location & Map

Venue: Danbury Village Hall, 2 Main Road, Danbury, Chelmsford Essex CM3 4NQ:

Skills In The Press

The May Skills Night got a mention in RadCom this month:

Skills Night in July's RadCom
Skills Night in July’s RadCom

Looking forward to seeing you on Monday for a fun Skills Night

 

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