The hobby of amateur radio seems to attract experts in all kinds of things. So the purpose of the hobby that’s expressed as following a process of self-training should be well catered for. Some clubs seem to excel in organising and presenting interesting and informative events while others seem content with having a bunch of mostly older blokes sitting around moaning.
I genuinely enjoy finding out about almost anything I don’t already know about and I also like to find out more about what I already know a little of. So I’m a sucker for a talk, a presentation or a hands-on workshop. And it occurred to me that at least some of those events might interest others.
So this review begins with a surface mount technology workshop – we called it a SMD School, in fact – that was put on by members of the Finningley club in the autumn of 2013. And shortly after that – while the smell of solder smoke and hot flux was still in my nostrils, in fact – the Denby Dale club put on a talk about nanowave communications (Light-wave technology, that is) presented by Barry, G8AGN and Richard, G0RPH.
|16. Nov 2013||SMD School||Finningley ARS,
Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SXwww.g0ghk.co.uk
|20. Nov 2013||Nanowave Communications||Denby Dale ARS,
Pie Hall, Denby Dalewww.g4cdd.net