Author Archives: Nigel M0ICH

January 2019

TARget Nite: 19th Jan 2019 The first TARGet Nite (practical radio projects) of the year was, as usual, very well attended (top photo). Two examples of what we did:  1-2-1 mentoring for the Advanced Exam. The idea is that candidates … Continue reading

December 2018

30th Dec. Field Day at Two Tree Island The Field Day on Dec 30th was so well attended and so useful it’s a shame it may soon seem as “so last year”! Twenty-five people braved the cold in a capacity … Continue reading

November 2018

November was a funny month as there was a lot going on behind the scenes in terms of keeping business as usual but not anything that would be considered particularly newsworthy…. except the the AGM on which the constitution of … Continue reading

October 2018

28th October: Intermediate Passes. After four days of practicals, study and revision over two weekends – four M6s (only 3 in photo) are awaiting their new 2E0 callsigns with excellent results from their indicative marking. This was a fun course … Continue reading

September 2018

21st September: A classic TARGet nite with everything that is good about club networking. 25 members attended and we dealt with practical radio issues such as: How to check the calibration on an Antenna Analyser, 1-2-1 help with getting to … Continue reading

August 2018

19th August: Antenna Masterclass. You can read all the books you want, be told 6 different ways by 6 different people, but it’s not until you do it yourself – and make your mistakes – that you fully understand a … Continue reading

July 2018

20th July: TARGet Nite. Outside: Bejoy M0IKN had recreated the first radio he had made in 1989; a miniature radio working without a battery, just using the energy from the electromagnetic waves. Built on a piece of softwood, soldered on drawing … Continue reading

June 2018

15th June: A busy TARGet Nite (3rd Fri) with 15 visitors involved with a number of projects taking place at the same time. DMR is the favourite at the moment with questions around this convenient, mostly hand-held, mode of operating … Continue reading

May 2018

19May: Satellite Field Day at Hadleigh Country Park. TARG did an amazing job to teach Satellites this month. At the club night on 4th May, Mark M0IEO, gave a presentation on the theory involved. He explained the website links to … Continue reading

April 2018

27Apr: A big thank you to Dorothy M0LMR for hosting the TARG net this evening. We are very keen that the Controller role be available to regular TARG members and that everyone, from any club, feel free to join in. … Continue reading