We started with a mini-auction to dispose of a number of items from a former member who died earlier in the year. These were mainly of low value, most of which went under the hammer, but the most valuable piece, a Hunter 750 HF Linear Amplifier failed to generate any interest so will now be advertised more widely. Thanks go to the auctioneer, Chairman Tony G3YYH, who conducted proceedings in his usual efficient and humorous manner.
The auction was followed by a presentation by Matt 2E0MDJ on the work of the Gloucestershire Repeater Group. Matt was well placed to present the talk as he is the Chairman of the Group. He explained the Group’s history, described the repeaters currently maintained by the Group and spoke about future plans including the desire to introduce digital repeaters into the county. This latter proposal generated some lively discussion with arguments for and against! In all, a very interesting and informative session which enlightened some (many?) of the audience about the world of repeaters and digital voice. Many thanks to Matt for taking the time to prepare and present the talk.
Thanks also go to John G8TTJ for manning the kitchen and providing us with tea, coffee and biscuits.