The aim of the club is to have an interesting stream of talks throughout the year.
System Fusion Talk
Thirty radio amateurs had a fun evening listening to Karl Brazier of Yaesu give a presentation and explain System Fusion, C4FM and the new products that are now available from Yaesu. Karl also brought with him a FTDX101D so that members could twiddle the knobs and try out Yaesu’s flagship transceiver. He was on hand to demonstrate and advise throughout the evening.
A very generous gift of a Yaesu FT2DR/DE Fusion hand held radio was donated to the club by Yaesu and together with other smaller prizes we held a raffle. The winner of the radio was club member Alan Robinson G0VPO. He was very surprised and said “it would be very useful when out and about with Raynet”. So the radio will be put to good use.
A big thank you to Peter 2E1PHW for organising the event. Also thank you to our overseas members and friends who travelled from the mainland on a blustery October evening to hear Karl speak. It was great to see you all.
The aim of the club is to have an interesting stream of talks throughout the year and in the past we have enjoyed talks on C4FM, Cellular telephones, Developing HF radio receivers and the RSGB and the Six meter group have ventured across the water to speak to us each drawing audiences of over thirty members.
In lockdown the talks have continued via Zoom with over twenty members and friends from other clubs around Portsmouth joining us to hear Rod G4ZUP talk about the Earth-mode telegraph as used in the First World War and his experience of building and demonstrating a working example. His recent talk on A sideways look at earthing drew a large audience and a lot of questions. Rod commented afterwards “that he was surprised there was that much interest in measuring the resistance of an earth rod”
More Zoom talks are planned one eagerly awaited about the Y Service is at the final editing stage.
Graham Coleman M5IIT