Working Amateur Radio Satellites – Report

Abdel Mesbah M0NPT came along to SKARS on the 6th July 2018 to give a talk and demonstration on operating through Amateur radio satellites.

As well as a powerpoint presentation Abdel was able to demonstrate the operating of an SSB linear transponder on FO-29 during two passes that evening. Using a Yaesu FT-847 and a handheld homebrew antenna made a number of successful QSOs. (Video and photos by Stewart Mason M0SDM)

Credit Stewart M0SDM
Credit Stewart M0SDM
Credit Andrew M0NRD

Report and photos (Digital and Internet Linked Amateur Radio – Sean 2E0ENN)

On May 4 2018 Sean Burton 2E0ENN gave a talk and demonstration of the various Digital voice modes available to amateurs including DMR, DSTAR and Fusion (C4FM) and how they be connected via internet linking. Several types of personal hotspot brought along, explained and demonstrated. Sean made several QSOs via the system, one to club member Sid G4RIO who was out mobile at the time.


GB0WM – Woolsthorpe Manor Cancelled

Due to the weather forecasts and weather warning for freezing temperatures, snow and high winds, gusting to 50mph the special event station GB0WM at Woolsthorpe Manor for British Science Week has been cancelled.

It is hoped the station may be put on later in the year

Woolsthorpe Manor



Introduction to PI talk postponed

The planned talk by Andrew M0NRD on the Raspberry PI due to be held at the club meeting on 16th February has been postponed to a later date.

Unfortunately unforeseen circumstances mean Andrew cannot attend.