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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…

Monday 18th November

Another good turn out. Mick, one of our foundation licence students, completed his practicals with Neil, M0ZEY. Martin, M1MRB, was fixing a mag mount for his car. Matt, 2E0MTT, was operating and considering about building an ATU. Chris, M0TCH, brought along a virtual “radarbox”, and new £10 Chinese […]

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Monday 3rd November 2014

John, who will be attending the foundation course later this month, came up and we were able to answer a lot of his questions. Martin, M1MRB, brought along a component tester he bought on ebay for £10.50, which is able to test semiconductors, capacitors, resistors and inductors, […]

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Monday 27th October 2014

Another good attendance. We watched the final version of Alex (M0IDM)’s video of our recent visit to HMS Belfast. The club TS2000 was in use, and we worked a special event station in Brittany. There was some discussion about a club project, to potentially put on a […]

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Monday 21st October 2014

There was a good attendance this evening. Alan 2E0VYV was getting some assistance from Denis M0NDJ with his Kenwood TS570. John 2E0YAS brought along his new Funcube dongle pro, which Paul was helping him set up on his laptop. We also helped to reprogram his Wouxun handheld, […]

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Monday 22nd September 2014

John, 2E0YAS, brought along his new Wouxun KG-UV8D handheld radio. He’s bought the “pro pack”, so came with 2 batteries, a drop in charger, speaker mic and a number of other goodies. We helped program it for him. Another John, who is booked in on the next […]

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Monday 15th September 2014

Chris and Martin were recording a feature on the £100 Leixen VV-898 10W mobile radio for the ICQ Podcast.   Laurence is off to Middlesbrough to do his paramedic training – Good luck Laurence. Some work done on the Powerpoint file on our recent SSB field day, which […]

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RSGB SSB Field day 2014 – 6th to 7th September 2014

We operated for 24 hours from Courtlands Farm Banstead. Alex created a great video of the event :-

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Monday 18th August 2014

A big turnout tonight, with 16 members turning up. Phil brought his log periodic aerial, which he tested on an analyser. John Parker, brought along an HB9CV aerial, which had stopped working after a recent local lightning strike. We helped Matt program his new Yaesu handheld radio. […]

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Monday 21st July 2014

Neil, John and Steve were doing some further tests with a tape measure aerial using Steve’s mini-vna analyser. Gary brought along a radio he had built from a plan in Practical Wireless for cw on 40 metres, which we connected to the Dipole. It was receiving morse […]

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Monday 14th July 2014

Steve and Neil were outside experimenting with an aerial and analyser to find the feedpoint impedance. Denis was trying to set up an exercise bike as a generator, for use at the next jamboree on the air with the scouts. The club Kenwood TS2000 was in use […]

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