The “bring and show something from your shack” meeting on 19th October produced a wide and fascinating display of exhibits. Here’s a list, in no particular order, of the items on show and their owners:
Baofeng 70cm handheld costing £15 new! Graham G8XRS.
Tytera MD-380 DMR radio talking to a Bluestack hot-spot. Malcolm G0TMP.
GCR9 (“Angry 9”) military HF AM/CW radio, Codar AT5 (160 & 80m AM/CW transmitter) with PSU, Heathkit HW-9 QRP HF CW transceiver with tuner and watt meter, Heathkit HW-12 80m SSB transceiver, laptop accessing old radio magazines. Peter G3YJE.
Pye PCR2 (WW2 vintage LW/MW/SW “domestic” receiver as used in NAAFIs etc). Derek G3NKS.
Vertical hand-drill, modified for some unknown purpose (any suggestions?) Tim G8PZD.
Icom IC-706 HF transceiver with matching unit and power supply. Christopher M0YNG.
High Power ATU type BC-939A for BC-610 AM transmitter, ex-US military. Tony G3YYH.
ETM9COG Morse memory keyer, paddle and Morse reader. Giles G0NXA.
Step-ladder steady made using scaffolding clamps bought at a recent CARA sale. Small computer HP260. Colin G3VTS.
Display of Morse paddles, mostly home-constructed. Colin G3TA.
FreeSat receiver type V7HD, costing £20. Simon G6AHX.
Demonstration of how to unsolder quad packaged ICs using “magic” metal. Ken G3LVP.
A good evening with much interest being shown in the exhibits – and lots of chat.
Many thanks to Tony G3YYH for manning the kitchen.