Skills Night June 2015 Reminder

CARS LogoThis coming Monday, the 15th of June, is the next Skills Night, hosted by the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society Training Team.

If you’ve been along to a Skills Night before, you’ll know what to expect – a good mix of show-and-tell, demonstrations, construction, plus the chance to chat, ask questions, and swap ideas. If you’ve not visited a Skills Night before… why not? Come along on, all are welcome, there’s no charge, and you don’t need to be a member of CARS to come along.

Slim Jim construction at the May 2015 Skills Night
Slim Jim construction at the May 2015 Skills Night

Each Skills Night is different, and the events always get a good mix of attendees, some travelling from outside the Essex area to chat and mingle. Suggestions for topics are very welcome, and if you fancy putting on a show-and-tell as a future event, let one of the team know.

Where: Danbury Village Hall, 2 Main Road, Danbury, Chelmsford Essex CM3 4NQ
See: Danbury Village Hall Map & Directions
When: Monday 15th June 2015 – 7pm to 9pm

Here’s what’s in store for the June 2015 Skills Night:

  • Construction – Peter M0PSD, David M0HBV and Chris 2E0CUU will be there to help you make your first 2m or 70cm Slim Jim antenna or 2 metre dipole. Also on offer – patch lead construction, plus help, advice and access to tools and soldering irons. Come and get hands-on with construction
  • Essex RAYNET – Fancy putting your radio skills to good use, either to help the community or in case of an emergency? Find out more about Essex RAYNET and check out one of their APRS trackers
  • Digital Badges – Nick M0NIB returns with a new batch of scrolling callsign badges, plus programming software
  • Working Portable – Is the great weather tempting you to go and and work /P? Charlie M0PZT will bring along his portable kit, and will be offering expert advice on in-the-field ops
  • Amateur Satellites – Want to get started with amateur radio satellites or working the ISS? Find out about tracking software, antennas and weather satellites from Steve M0SHQ
  • Onion Corner – Some show-and-tell from the table of Peter G0DZB
  • Echolink – Jim 2E0RMI will be around to offer some help on using this handy mode
  • Essex CW Club: Meet the team and learn more about their mode of choice
  • Essex Ham: A data mode demo, getting started guides, and the event’s wi-fi
  • The Skills Quiz: Test your radio knowledge with quizmaster Clive G1EUC – just for fun

Representatives from CARS, Essex RAYNET, the Essex Repeater Group, the Essex CW Club and Essex Ham will be on hand to help with questions.

The above list is subject to last-minute change.

The Skills Night is an initiative from the CARS Training Team, and is supported by Essex Ham. The Skills Night is free to attend, with refreshments provided. The event is open to all regardless of licence level and club affiliation – If you know someone interested in coming along – please pass this message along.

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