This evening’s programme was meant to follow the live demo of FT8, however, since the person giving the demo was called away, the demo will be moved to another evening. All of which means this evening’s planned programme needs to be held over till we have seen the demo. To that end, the assembled group of members decided to watch another video instead.
Unfortunately, the video which looked to be the most interesting, turned out to be less than expected. The presenter held up various items which we couldn’t make out and there was never a description. Most of the presentation was two views side by side on the screen of which the view with the technical details were presented in lettering too small to read from the second row in the auditorium. There were some questions as to the validity of the earthing system being proposed as the best to use in the shack. All in all, a bit of a disappointment.
Since our speaker had been unexpectedly called away, the promised FT8 demo will be given at a later date. To help members know what they will be looking at, it was decided to have an evening introduction to finding and installing the programme, as well as a look at what is being displayed and how you might set it up.
In spite of the wet and cold weather, a good turnout attended the club’s first meeting after the holiday recess. Members sat with chairs in a circle and had a general discussion ending with detailed info on separate RF earthing and how that can impact the radio shack that’s using the PME system.