Previous Meetings

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5th April 2024

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Field days update.

Break.

Marcus GM4LVW presentation: "Key Concepts" - An insight into CAD design and 3D printing.

AOCB.

22nd March 2024

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence. South Ayrshire Council reference: Family Fest Armed Forces Day 22nd June.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Update of up and coming events planned for 2024 (Roy, Dennis).

Liability Insurance and risk assessment for forthcoming events.

Break.

A presentation from Dennis YDN on Past Club Outings.

AOCB.

We are updating the Club's equipment list. Could all members who still have equipment to please inform our Treasurer Andy of the details. The whole list needs to be reviewed.

8th March 2024

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Audio system.

Club equipment update.

Break.

A brief insight into Wires-x and demonstration by Derek MM0OVD.

AOCB.

23rd February 2024

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Update of up and coming events planned for 2024 (Roy, Dennis).

Break.

A presentation from Len GM0ONX: An update on forthcoming changes to licensing conditions etc.

AOCB.

9th February 2024

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Daytime meetings.

Equipment Inventory update.

Planned open days.

Break.

A natter night and a couple of videos from YouTube about Coax manufacturing.

AOCB.

26th January 2024

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Break.

A presentation/workshop by Ken on NanoVNA. Anyone with a meter can bring one along. Slides available here.

AOCB. (Daytime meetings?)

12th January 2024

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Break.

Roy VKI will give a presentation on "The new Pye Cambridge and Programming".

AOCB.

15th December 2023

Welcome members and visitors. (Remember room 12)

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Christmas dinner update.

Break.

Quiz night with your quizmaster Derek MM0OVD.

AOCB.

1st December 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

Webmaster's report.

QSL manager's report.

Christmas dinner update.

Ken is unable to do the VNA workshop owing to family business. This will be rescheduled for next year.

Break.

Some RSGB videos from YouTube: Convention, propagation, etc. Any suggestions welcome.

AOCB.

17th November 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

Webmaster's report.

QSL manager's report.

Christmas dinner on the 22nd. Orders and payment by December 1st (next meeting).

A short presentation from Marcus LVW about a QSL card.

Break.

Showing a film from Shefford Club regarding secret signals. Courtesy of Ken JMU.

AOCB.

3rd November 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

There will be no business this meeting as there is a lot to deal with in the sale.

Dennis YDN will wield the gavel on his pre-loved sale.

AOCB.

Next meeting (17th) we will be moving to room 12. Please use the main door on the left side of the building.

20th October 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Break.

Ken JMU will give a presentation and demonstration on VNA equipment, with a view to a workshop event in the near future.

AOCB.

Outstanding membership should be paid by the end of October.

6th October 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Tony BAO Prestwick Centre update.

Fraud and spam attempt.

Memberships are due and should be paid by the end of October.

Break.

A presentation from our local District 13 representative Michael Topple GM5 AUG.

AOCB.

8th September 2023 (EGM)

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

Webmaster's report.

EGM to update Club Constitution with regards to Treasurer duties.

Memberships: Adult members £15 & Juniors £5.

AOCB.

16th June 2023 (AGM)

Chairman's welcome.

Apologies.

Remembering absent friends.

Observe one-minute silence in respect of B Miller GM3PMB and E Dunlop SWL.

Minutes of AGM 2022.

Chairman's report.

Treasurer's report.

Re-election of auditor.

Election of office bearers.

Election of committee members.

AOCB.

Membership fees.

Updates on Field day.

2nd June 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Any outing updates.

Break.

Clive GM3FZH will give the 2nd part of his Filters presentation.

AOCB.

Next meeting on June 16th will be the AGM.

19th May 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Open Days.

Break.

Dennis has an interesting film about the Ailsa Craig original workings which lasts about 35 minutes, so time for a natter.

AOCB.

AGM will be June 16th.

5th May 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Open Day Saturday 13th at Prestwick Centre.

Break.

Roy GM4 VLI will give a presentation on QRP radio.

AOCB.

21st April 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Maritime Museum update (22nd).

Prestwick Prom update.

Break.

Ian FGS will give us a presentation with some photos and video of his visit with Dave WIL (SK) to Bletchley park and area.

AOCB.

24th March 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

This will be a relaxing natter night with tea and biscuits.

We will finish off with a bit of fun with Tony Hancock.

AOCB.

There will be no meeting on Good Friday as the centre will be closed.

10th March 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report. Update from RBS.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Break.

Clive GM4FZH will give a presentation about filters (part 1).

AOCB.

24th February 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence. Report sent to Radcom about Garry's Honorary Membership and 85th celebration.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report. Benjamin has updated website with recent photos and Garry's Honorary membership.

Break.

Dennis YDN will be giving a presentation/demonstration on how to "Protect your Rig".

AOCB. EGM postponed until March 10th.

10th February 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Ideas for visits or days out?

Break.

A talk presented by Ken JMU on "Radio technologies used in medicine".

AOCB.

27th January 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Break.

A few nostalgic photos from Dick PPT.

AOCB.

13th January 2023

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Break.

Presentation from Andy XAV: Friedrichshafen Amateur Radio Show, how to get there and what to expect when you get there.

AOCB.

16th December 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Christmas / 85th Anniversary Dinner: Saturday 17th December at 7pm for 7.30pm.

Club badges.

Break.

Presentation from Trevor 2M0GZQ where he will demonstrate his radio kits.

AOCB.

2nd December 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Christmas / 85th Anniversary Dinner update. Any last minute orders?

The 85th anniversary club badge has been ordered.

Break.

Charlie's annual quiz.

AOCB.

18th November 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Bill PMB SK funeral (Dennis YDN).

Dennis & Andy will give an update on Prestwick Centre EAGM.

Christmas / 85th Anniversary Dinner. Menu orders to secretary Derek and payment to treasurer Tony BAO or by using BAC details sent in agenda email. Latest date 30th November.

Break.

AOCB.

Dennis YDN will give a presentation on Yagi construction from start to finish.

4th November 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

The Late Bill Miller GM3PMB SK.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Christmas / 85th Anniversary Dinner Update.

Break.

AOCB.

This will be a natter night with the topic "Where do we go from here for 2023?"

21st October 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Christmas Dinner Update.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Break.

A presentation from Trevor 2M0GZQ on times repairing TVs.

AOCB.

Please send any photos that can be added to the website to the webmaster.

7th October 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Break.

Dennis's famous preloved sale, including an auction for club radios: 3 x ICOM IC 703. Possibly also 2 x ICOM IC 718 with UT106 DSP unit fitted. These radios will be auctioned at a reasonable price with priority given to club members. Don't forget to bring along your own preloved equipment.

AOCB.

Please send any photos that can be added to the website to the webmaster.

23rd September 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Can members who have Clubs QPR radios please make them available for the preloved sale on October 7th so that they can be put up for auction.

Christmas dinner date: Saturday 17th December.

Break.

Presentations from Dennis YDN: WWII Aviation Art & Europe's Biggest Auto Jumble.

AOCB.

Anyone with ideas for a presentation.

Future presentations: Trevor GZQ on times repairing TVs.

9th September 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Facebook.

Christmas dinner date.

Break.

Presentation from Len GM0ONX: "Baldock Ofcom Listening Ear".

AOCB.

Anyone with ideas for a presentation.

Future presentations: Trevor GZQ on times repairing TVs, Dennis YDN China visit.

17th June 2022 (AGM: In-person Only)

Chairman's welcome.

Apologies.

Remembering absent friends.

Minutes of AGM 2021.

Chairman's report.

Treasurer's report.

Re-election of auditor.

Election of office bearers.

Election of committee members.

AOCB.

Membership fees.

Club constitution update required.

Update on field day.

Reminder: The kitchen will be out of bounds, so there will be no hot drinks unless someone can provide a flask or similar. Thanks.

20th May 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Holy Fair Ayr 18th June Update.

Special events call sign. GB85AYR?

Break.

Tony Miles RSGB Rep. will give a Zoom presentation about "Remote Access to Radio equipment via internet".

AOCB.

Reminder: The centre will be closed on the 3rd of June. Therefore, the AGM will be held on June 17th in the club room. This will not be via Zoom. Members are requested to attend as per constitution quorum.

6th May 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Holy Fair Ayr 18th June.

Special events call sign. GB85AYR?

Break.

Clive FZH will give a presentation on "Modes of Modulation".

AOCB.

Reminder: The centre will be closed on the 3rd of June. Therefore, the AGM will be held on June 17th in the club room. This will not be via Zoom. Members are requested to attend as per constitution quorum.

22nd April 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Prestwick Centre update.

Club days/events?

This will be a natter night. Any topic.

AOCB.

25th March 2022

Welcome new member Clive GM4 FZH.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Dinner orders. Last chance.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Club's 85th Anniversary. Suggestions.

Break.

A Zoom presentation from Ron Bishop MI0PCW "The Mystery of Numbers Stations". Start 20.15hrs.

AOCB.

11th March 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Dinner orders.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Club's 85th Anniversary. Suggestions.

Break.

A slide presentation from Ken JMU: Homebrew Radio

AOCB.

25th February 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence. Prestwick Community.

John Shankland SK daughter's letter.

Dinner update.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Club's 85th Anniversary.

Discuss Prestwick Community Letter.

Discuss John Shankland SK letter and antenna.

Dinner orders.

Break.

Dick GM4PPT slide show: GM4PPT Shack & Antenna.

AOCB.

11th February 2022

Welcome new member Kenneth GM4JMU.

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Dinner update.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Break.

Clive GM4FZH will give a short presentation about a visit to Bridge over the Kwai at 20.15Hrs.

AOCB.

28th January 2022

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Dinner update: No problem at St Cuthbert's. Choose a date.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Discussing alternative accommodation for the club.

Break.

Natter and catchup night: If any member has any Santa toys they would like to demonstrate please bring them along. Video suggestions are also welcome.

14th January 2022 (Zoom Only)

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Discuss possible venues if SAC decide to close Centre.

Natter Night.

3rd December 2021

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Christmas dinner update. Menu orders and payment are due today. Meeting on the 17th at 19.00hrs for 19.30hrs at the St Cuthbert's Golf Club in Prestwick.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Break.

Charlie's Quiz night.

AOCB.

19th November 2021

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Christmas dinner update. Menu orders and payment are due by 3rd December.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Break.

Tim Kirby GW4VXE from PW will give a Zoom presentation starting 20.15hrs: Further adventures with your VHF station.

AOCB.

5th November 2021

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Zoom update.

Christmas dinner update.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Break.

Dennis YDN will show a DVD of a Trip. (Please note this will not be shown on Zoom as it is not practical to do.) Although Zoom will be running in the background.

AOCB.

22nd October 2021

Welcome members and visitors.

2 new members Iain GM4FGS and Roy GM4VKI.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Christmas dinner update.

Treasurer's report. (Memberships update)

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Clive GM4FZH will be doing a short presentation about Coded Squelch at 20.00hrs via Zoom.

Break.

Our New member Roy GM4VKI will be bringing some SHF equipment along to demonstrate.

AOCB.

8th October 2021

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report. (Memberships update)

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Tom HNN (our chairman) and Dennis YDN will give a presentation on vintage radios. They will have a number of radios and equipment to demonstrate. A break will be held in-between.

AOCB.

Up and coming events: Tim Kirby from Practical Wireless will be giving a Zoom presentation from his location 19th November.

24th September 2021

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report. (Memberships due £15)

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Christmas dinner confirmed booking at St. Cuthbert's Golf Club for Friday 17th December.

Break.

A presentation via Zoom from Bob GM4DLG: A history of observing the moon.

AOCB.

10th September 2021

Welcome members and visitors to our first meeting back at Prestwick Centre.

Observe 1 minute silence for our latest SK Tom Findley GM4DOZ and John Rankin 2M0JCG.

Send best wishes to Andy Mair MM6AGM and hope he is recovering well, and will be able to join us again in the near future.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Christmas dinner provisionally booked at St. Cuthbert's Golf Club for Friday 17th December.

Tom our chairman has some points to make with regards to presentations, Zoom etc.

AOCB.

25th June 2021

Welcome members and visitors to our Zoom meeting.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Report from Prestwick Community Centre on future meetings.

Presentation by Clive Smith GM4FZH:

"My Life With Radio"

A talk/presentation by Clive GM4FZH. Looking at some of the radio projects/events I have been involved in over about 50 years - both amateur and non-amateur. This gives a chance to see some of the operating places and shacks I have used as well as some nostalgic items which some of you may remember. The tour ends with my present QTH in Dumfries and Galloway.

The talk lasted about 45 minutes with opportunities for comments and questions.

Open meetings will be hosted as required on each Friday during the recess.

AOCB.

4th June 2021 (Online AGM)

Chairman's welcome.

Observe a minute's silence for Dave Cossar GM3WIL and absent friends.

Apologies.

Minutes of AGM 2019.

Chairman's report.

Treasurer's report.

Re-election of auditor.

Nominations and election of office bearers.

Election of committee members.

AOCB.

Update for any future club events.

21st May 2021 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to our Zoom meeting.

Apologies.

Congratulations to Ross on passing his foundation exam.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Report from Prestwick Community Centre on future meetings.

We will have Charlie's famous quiz. Sorry, but the winner will have to wait for the bottle of wine or chocolates!

Open meeting 28th May. The next full agenda meeting will be on the 4th of June (AGM)

AOCB.

7th May 2021 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to our Zoom meeting.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Barry GM3YEH will give a presentation on Propagation.

There will be open meetings on the 14th and 28th of May.

The next meetings will be on the 21st of May and 4th of June (AGM).

AOCB.

23rd April 2021 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to our Zoom meeting.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

A presentation from Davy Anderson GM4SQM: "A brief look at 2m VHF".

Update from Bob GM4DLG?

Open meeting 30th April.

On the 7th of May Barry GM3YEH will give a presentation on Propagation.

AOCB.

9th April 2021 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to our Zoom meeting.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Update on the AGM taking place on Friday the 4th of June via Zoom.

Len GM0ONX will show some RSGB videos.

Could I please have a list or dates from members who would like to do a presentation for any forthcoming meeting.

Open meeting 16th April.

On the 7th of May Barry GM3YEH will give a presentation on Propagation.

AOCB.

26th March 2021 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to another meeting via Zoom.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Talk by David Webster on the wider geology of Scotland and how it is related to human activity. David Webster is a Geologist who now stays on Islay and has written and lectured on the Geological history of Islay. An image relevant to the talk is available to download here.

Could I please have a list or dates from members who would like to do a presentation for any forthcoming meeting.

Open meeting 2nd April 2021.

AOCB.

12th March 2021 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to another meeting via Zoom.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

A video presentation from Bill GM4ZNC on the K5D Desecheo Island DXpedition in 2009.

Could I please have a list or dates from members who would like to do a presentation for any forthcoming meeting.

Open meeting 19th March 2021.

AOCB.

26th February 2021 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to another meeting via Zoom.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

A presentation from Ian White GM3SEK on new Licence regulations regarding RF.

Could I please have a list or dates from members who would like to do a presentation for any forthcoming meeting.

Open meeting 19th March 2021.

AOCB.

12th February 2021 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to another meeting via Zoom.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

A presentation from Clive Smith GM4FZH on Comms with Antipodes Australia & New Zealand.

Could I please have a list or dates from members who would like to do a presentation for any forthcoming meetings.

Open meeting 19th February 2021.

AOCB.

29th January 2021 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to another meeting via Zoom.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Meetings on alternate Fridays: No Agenda Open Meetings.

A presentation from Bill GM4ZNC: "A 45 minute video on a DXpedition to T32C that I presented to AARG a good few years ago although I suspect some of the members might not remember it."

AOCB.

Could I please have a list or dates from members who would like to do a presentation for any forthcoming meetings.

15th January 2021 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to another meeting via Zoom.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Meetings on alternate Fridays: No Agenda Open Meetings.

Quiz night presented by Stephen GM5TIM from our near neighbours at K&LRC. The format will be 30 questions, you will need pencil and paper, and we will be relying on your honesty.

AOCB.

Could I please have a list or dates from members who would like to do a presentation for any forthcoming meetings.

18th December 2020 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to another meeting via Zoom.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Meetings on alternate Fridays with regards to the new Zoom setup.

A presentation from Len GM0ONX.

RSGB tonight at 8: Presentation - Antennas for small gardens by Steve Nichols G0KYA.

AOCB.

Could I please have a list or dates from members who would like to do a presentation. Thank you.

4th December 2020 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to another meeting via Zoom.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

Donation from Ken Hodge's (GM3NIG SK) family.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Ayr Station Hotel videos.

*A couple of RSGB videos from their Library/YouTube.*

AOCB.

Could I please have a list or dates from members who would like to do a presentation. Thank you.

20th November 2020 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to another meeting via Zoom.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Dick GM4PPT will be giving us a video presentation of some memorable events.
"The Other Man's Shack", 2h, 1986 by GM3KJF.

AOCB.

Could I please have a list or dates from members who would like to do a presentation. Thank you.

6th November 2020 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to another meeting via Zoom.

Welcome Laura KO4DFJ/MM7BFL as a visitor from the States/Ayrshire.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Recording of the Farewell messages to Dave Cossar GM3WIL SK.

John GM4OOU will give a short presentation on one of his projects.

AOCB.

Could I please have a list or dates from members who would like to do a presentation. Thank you.

23rd October 2020 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to another meeting via Zoom.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

Bank changes?

QSL manager's report.

QSL card.

Presentation to NHS £250.

Zoom meetings update, every two weeks as per calandar dates for Prestwick Centre.

Presentation by Michael MM7MMW & Craig 2M0LXX about their SOTA tours. [Relevant Article]

AOCB.

Could I please have a list or dates from members who would like to do a presentation. Thank you.

For the Zoom setup you can use the link or, if you have Zoom loaded, you can use the ID number and pass code. [All of which were sent in the agenda email. Contact Derek if you've missed it.]

9th October 2020 (Online)

Welcome members and visitors to our first official meeting via Zoom.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Webmaster's report.

Presentation to NHS £250.

Zoom meetings update, every two weeks as per calandar dates for Prestwick Centre.

Zoom meetings alternate weeks could be informal and a joint meeting if the members would like it?

Do we want an AGM?

Presentation. If any member has a presentation that can be shown? A presentation from Bob GM4DLG: "Antennas Next To Salt Water Part 3" was hosted.

AOCB.

13th March 2020

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report. QRZ.com?

Updates on any future outings or special events.

Summer dinner night. June 12th.

Update from Dennis YDN regarding Ailsa Craig Trip.

Irvine Maritime museum update.

Castles on the Air.

Observatory update?

Further questions on Antennas?

Break.

Dennis YDN will give a presentation on Batteries.

• Dave has a list of items from Ken GM3JIG SK and may bring along items for sale if time allows.

AOCB.

Gordon GM7WCO has kindly offered to give a presentation Panadapters on lower cost SDR interfaces. This is a light hearted and practical approach.
Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

28th February 2020

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence. St Cuthbert's Golf Club Update.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager's report.

Updates on any future outings or special events.

Update from Dennis YDN regarding Ailsa Craig Trip.

Irvine Maritime museum update.

Break.

Member's questions and other topics.

AOCB.

Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

14th February 2020

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

Webmaster report from Benjamin: Issues with web page have been resolved, now up to date.

QSL manager's report.

St Cuthbert's golf club has confirmed that they would be happy to have us for our Christmas Dinner on the December 11th 2020.

Future outings or special events. Any updates?

Break.

It was suggested by Dennis YDN that we have a radio comparison night.
Members are asked to bring a Rig, Dennis will bring his old 101 mark 1 and a dummy load for starters, and a calibrated wattmeter to check rig outputs into a dummy load.

AOCB.

Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

31st January 2020

Welcome members and visitors.

1 minute silence for Ken Hodge GM3JIG SK and Dave Cossar GM3WIL's wife Jan.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

St Cuthbert's golf club Christmas Dinner update.

Any future outings or special events.

Break.

Marcus & John presentation on SDR equipment.

AOCB.

Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

17th January 2020

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Treasurer's report.

Any comments on Christmas dinner night out?

Future meetings.

Any future outings or special events.

Break.

If any member has any new gadgets from Santa that they would like to show please bring along.

Andy Mair MM6AGM will show a short video on 'Nostalgic' video about British Relay cable & pay TV in the early 1960's.

Additional videos shown:
Earls Court Motor Show (1962)
1971: Tomorrow's World: Cassette Navigation

AOCB.

Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

6th December 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Radcom has been updated for club meetings for next season.

Treasurer's report.

Update on Christmas Dinner (Tony). Money to be paid by 6th December.

QSL manager updates.

Break.

Get your thinking caps on, as it is that time of the year for!!!!

Charlie's Quiz night presented by our quiz and quiziter Charlie MM0GNS

AOCB.

May I take this opportunity to thank you all for the support throughout the year, and wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year.
Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

22nd November 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence. Scottish & Northern Convention.

Treasurer's report.

Some memberships are still due.

Update on Christmas Dinner (Tony).

QSL manager updates.

Break.

A presentation by Marcus GM4LVW & John GM4OOU on their SDR Project.

AOCB.

Next meeting will be the last for 2019 Friday 6th December which will be presented by our quiz and quiziter Charlie MM0GNS.
Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

22nd November 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence. Scottish & Northern Convention

Treasurer's report.

Some memberships are still due.

Update on Christmas Dinner (Tony).

QSL manager updates.

Break.

A presentation by Marcus GM4LVW & John GM4OOU on their SDR Project.

AOCB.

Next meeting will be the last for 2019 Friday 6th December which will be presented by our quiz and quiziter Charlie MM0GNS.
Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

8th November 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

Some memberships are still due.

Update on Christmas Dinner (Tony).

QSL manager updates.

Future presentations. Construction nights? Anybody willing to arrange.

Dennis YDN will take the gavel for the annual sale (part 1).

Break.

Dennis YDN Sale (part 2).

AOCB.

Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

25th October 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Memberships are due.

Treasurer's report.

Xmas dinner update. £50 deposit paid.

QSL manager updates.

Future presentations.

Break.

A presentation by Ian McCallister MM0TFU on The Hamfest.

AOCB.

Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

11th October 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Memberships collection; they are due for this meeting.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager updates.

Future presentations.

Break.

A presentation by Charlie MM0GNS on his trip to Arran.

AOCB.

Just a wee advert for myself. I am selling a 6 element Hexbeam Antenna at a very reasonable price. It is now dismantled and ready to collect if any interest in the club, before I put on websites. Have a good meeting and see all soon.
Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

27th September 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Membership collection.

Treasurer's report.

QSL manager updates.

Future presentations.

Break.

A video presentation from Marcus about Tim Peaks. If time allows a couple of other short videos will be shown.

AOCB.

Just a wee add for myself. I am selling a 6 element hexbeam at a very reasonable price but buyer need to dismantle and collect.
Have a good meeting and see all soon.

Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

13th September 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Len Paget KLARC Invitation.

Treasurer's report.

Dates for diary forthcoming events please. Dennis pre-loved sale and Charlie's quiz night. Confirm Xmas dinner.

Break.

AOCB.

21st June 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

Election of Club Chairman. The club cannot run without a full committee.

Any Updates on visit to Dark Skies Dalmellington (17th August).

Web site update from Benjamin.

Marcus update on banner design.

Break.

Presentation from Bob GM4DLG: Antennas Next To Salt Water Part 2.

AOCB.

7th June 2019 (Annual General Meeting)

Chairman's welcome.

One-minute silence for John Shankland GM3SCO and absent friends.

Apologies.

Minutes of AGM 2018.

Chairman's report.

Treasurer's report.

Re-election of auditor.

Election of office bearers.

Election of committee members.

AOCB.

Break.

Update on field day.

Updates on other events during recess.

24th May 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

Update on visit to Dark Skies Dalmellington.

Arranged date for visit to above. Need an organiser to contact as we will be closed for the break.

Web site update from Benjamin.

Dennis YDN presentation on QRM on LEDs.

Break.

Andy Mair 30 minute film “Wartime Radio The Secret Listeners (BBC 1979)”.

Marcus update on banner design.

Any other small projects Dave would like to show or demonstrate - presentation on old morse key.

AOCB.

10th May 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

Prestwick Gala update (Tony).

Update on visit to Dark Skies Dalmellington (Tom) - thank you e-mail has been sent.

Arrange a date for visit to above.

Web site update from Benjamin.

Break.

Presentation from Dennis YDN: “How to win contests with the right gear and antenna.”

Any other small projects Dave would like to show or demonstrate.

Looking for nominations for both club chairman and secretary as Tom has to stand down due to work commitments. A new chairman and secretary will be needed for the Annual General Meeting on the 7th of June.

AOCB.

26th April 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence Braehead Rally 16th June.

Treasurer's report.

Prestwick Gala and Xmas dinner (Tom).

Web site update from Benjamin.

Break.

Dave Hancox from Dark Skies would like to discuss a possibility of a radio day at Dark Skies site Dalmelington.

Any other small projects anyone would like to show or demonstrate.

Looking for nominations for club chairman as Tom has to stand down due to work commitments. A new chairman will be needed for the Annual General Meeting on the 7th of June.

AOCB.

12th April 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence. FROG.

Treasurer's report.

Austen MM6OOP North Ayrshire & Arran Scout Camp

Tom GM3HNN Antennae Demos:

1. Prototype 2m inflatable VHF antenna;

2. Collinear antenna;

3. New low profile VHF & UHF antenna.


Break.

Tom GM3HNN's DVD - "The Unknown Codebreaker Who Hacked Hilter"

AOCB.

29th March 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

Club Call sign update.

Bletchley Park Update.

Ross Foundation Training. (Dennis YDN)

Web site update from Benjamin.

Break.

Len GM0ONX will give a presentation on WISPA and GB7AY DMR repeater update.

AOCB.

15th March 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence.

Treasurer's report.

Club Call sign update.

Web site update from Benjamin.

Andy Mair MM6AGM will complete his talk on Capacitors.

Break.

Ross's questions for his Foundation exam.

Open time. Members are invited to demonstrate CW with their homebrew or purpose built equipment.

Looking for suggestions for future meetings.

If time allows Tom will demonstrate new antenna.

AOCB.

Just a wee foot note, I know most of you will have done it, but just a reminder to update your call sign etc. with Ofcom, as I had a couple of issues when trying to transfer club call sign.
Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary

1st March 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies.

Correspondence. RSGB ref. Cricket world cup marathon.

Science weekend.

Update from Benjamin on website.

Treasurer's report.

Looking for suggestions for future meetings.

Break.

Andy Mair MM6AGM will give a talk on Capacitors.

March 15th a vacant night we will make this a club open night.

AOCB.

15th February 2019

Welcome members and visitors.

Apologies:

Correspondence. Note from Charlie.

Treasurers report.

Any volunteers for Guide Day at Achendrane Estate Saturday 16th

Bob GM4DLG will give a presentation on Antennas and salt water.

Break.

March 15th a vacant night looking for suggestions.

AOCB.

Just a foot note: I have a Gateway for CFM / Fusion and Wires X on digital mode. MB7ADM node N0. 31792 Room No. 41792.
Regards Derek MM0OVD Secretary



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