29 Sept 2015 – Annual Construction Contest

It looks as though the weather was against us last evening; only nine members turned out for the contest. Although there was some snow and hail earlier in the day, the main roads remained clear and some were dry. Perhaps the forecast of snow later in the evening put members off, but the snow held off till around 21:30 by which time the contest had finished.

There were a total of three entries for the entire contest! Paul, G8IUG entered an Electro Luminescent Receiver that contained a double superhet with full digital readout. It also had tunable filters and a phase locked VFO. The PCBs were bought in. Although the project didn’t look like the usual Major Construction Project, Paul assured us that it could tune amateur bands and resolve double sideband on HF, although this was not demonstrated as there was no HF antenna connected.

There were no entries for the ‘Kit’ and the ‘Novice’ class.

There were two entries in the Weekend Project and both were antennas. The winning entry was submitted by Paul, G1GSN showing two elements of a six element 70Mhz antenna designed by DK7ZB and finished to a high standard. The other antenna was a 2M tape measure DF antenna submitted by Alan, G4PSO.

Both Paul, G8IUG and Paul, G1GSN are now scheduled to explain and demonstrate their winning entries on the 12th of Feb. So, come along, this will be worth seeing!

Paul, G8IUG (Major project)
Paul, G8IUG (Major project)
Paul, G1GSN (Week end project winner)
Paul, G1GSN (Week end project winner)
Alan, G4PSO - week end project entry
Alan, G4PSO – week end project entry