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Practical Group

The Sutton and Cheam Radio society practical group meets most Monday nights at the 7th Banstead scout group hall, behind Banstead Methodist church.

Here’s what we’ve been up to…

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Monday 23rd February 2015

Chris brought along the new GB3XP repeater, which we tested on a dummy load. – all working great. Thanks to Dave, G7UZN for sourcing and programming for us. We need to find a few other bits, and we’ll be ready to go with this new box. Matt’s […]

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Monday 9th February 2015

Martin (M1MRB) was helping Chris (M0TCH) repair his Yaesu VX-2R handheld radio that had a loose aerial connector. Conor (M0ZCO) brought up a Wouxon radio which Martin was helping him program. Andy and Joe were operating the Kenwood TS2000 out as well as using an Internet based Software […]

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Monday 2nd February 2015

Martin (M1MRB) and Chris (M0TCH) fixed the power supply used for the club rig.  It turned out to be a bad solder joint to one of the transistors. Matt (2E0MTT) is working on a project to etch printed circuit boards.  He is using an interesting technique which involves laser […]

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Monday 26th January 2015

We watched a video on the amateur stations, who worked as voluntary interceptors, that monitored enemy communications during the Second World War. It showed how messages were collated at a number of places, including Wormwood Scrubs prison, and sent onto Bletchley Park for decoding. Afterwards Andrew, G4ADM, […]

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Monday 19th January 2015

Matthew brought along his 20m CW kit from Oak Hills research, that he is about to build. He also brought his watt meter and frequency counter, that he has previously built, from the same company. We discussed our repeater application and Saturday’s meeting on youth in amateur […]

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Monday 12th January 2015

Mark brought along his Yaesu radio for us to have a look at. There was the usual tea and banter.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all.

Due to the Christmas/ New Year break, the next Monday night Practical group meeting will be on the 5th of January 2015.

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Monday 17th December 2014

Bob Burns G3OOU came along and showed us his home built power supplies that he has been working on. The training team went through some feedback questions from the RSGB about the future of exams and training. We had some discussion about the RSGB ETCC repeater application […]

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Monday 8th December 2014

Chris brought along an ATU’s in the process of building. There was a planning discussion for an upcoming meeting with the RSGB. More talk was had about our idea to put on a 2m repeater. We spent some time on the air with Alan, 2E0VAV, who is […]

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Foundation exam success

Here’s our latest batch of Foundation licence students. 10 out of 11 students passed the exam with flying colours.

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