An excellent turnout from our club members and others from clubs North and South! There was lots of old test equipment that resulted in some aggressive bidding! In the end, everyone had a good time. We even ran well over our usual finish time, but no one seemed to notice. All in all a very good evening with the treasurer taking a record sum!
There is no club meeting next week, 26 April 2012, but members should not forget the Saturday visit to the Shuttleworth Collection, that’s on the 28th April.
Last evening, the 14th of April , 25 members and partners attended the club’s annual dinner at Stratton House. Everyone I talked to said they thought the meal was very good. The Chairman presented the cups and prizes to winners of the Construction Contest and various other categories.
The G2DPQ cup was presented to Victor for his construction of the 40M ‘Sudden’ kit. The Dr Little cup for the Week-end Special Project went to Richard who built a Return Loss Bridge and the Major Project Plaque, the G8EMJ shield went to Stewart for his RF Noise Canceller. Gary Myers won the Novice or First Entry category for submitting a Calibratable Signal Strength Meter.
The G4CBI cup for the best presentation by a club member went to Quentin for his talk about his back packing through India.
The G3JKK shield to acknowledge Club Support was won this year by Don, G4LOO and the G4VXT plaque for the Best DX at CQWW was won by Paul Godfrey.
We are finally underway with the 2012 Club Project, a Noise Canceller. Richard came with several boxes full of bags, seems like most members will be building one. We used his templates to cut the sheet copper to line the box. Richard had some spray glue; very sticky stuff, but everyone managed to get the copper into the box – and in the right place.
Now it’s a dive into the instruction manual to see where to start with the building.
Next Week At the Club: The Spring Junk Sale!