In May we held another “Bring Something of Interest from Your Shack” meeting. And indeed there were some interesting items on display, ranging from state-of-the-art kit to treasured pieces from the past. Here’s a list of exhibitors and their exhibits.
Tony G3YYH – a Class D Wavemeter of WWII vintage, an essential item for amateurs in the post-war period.
Mike G4GHL – a Trio 9R59DS receiver and a TX88S, the matching transmitting which is a rare beast in the UK, both of mid-1970s vintage.
Alan M0NRO – a professional Trombone Line Stretcher.
Nick 2E0NRW – a home-made 2m halo for use on SSB, from an RSGB design.
Derek G3NKS – a selection of Morse keys, new and old.
Tony G4SNN – two electronic keyers, a PK4 Pocket Keyer and a Winkey USB Keyer.
Norman G6CFU – a “Shack Heater”, a display of two large thermionic valves as used by the BBC which require many amps heater current and so glow nicely in the dark!
Peter G3YJE – a GRC/9 USA Army transmitter/receiver, a Heathkit HW-9 QRP HF transceiver, an Icom IC-240 2m FM rig, and various other items.
We were pleased to welcome Barrie G4ZRD to his first CARA meeting, making a return to amateur radio after a long interval.
The attendance was slightly disappointing but nevertheless we had a good meeting, with much to look at and to chat about. Many thanks to all who took part.