Programme

This is the latest programme. Please check back often for updates!
Entrance is free to members and prospective members.

Visitors are most welcome, and a fee of only £1 is payable to help club funds.

The club meets at the Pine Trees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon (click here for a map.) If you are licensed give a call on WH or TD and someone will be sure to help if you get lost!

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Thu 24th Oct
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Re-Program Your Radio Evening
Andrew (M1CJE), Dom (2E0WHQ) and possibly others will be helping out anyone who is having problems re-tuning or re-programming your handheld, mobile or base station radios. They will be providing a couple of laptops running CHIRP (the popular radio programming software), a selection of programming leads and assistance to get your radios up and running on the new frequencies. A dummy load, frequency counter, with CTCSS checking will also be available so that the new configuration can be checked. Additionally, a 13.8v PSU will be available for mobile radios.

If you are interested in getting your radio re-programmed or just want to learn how to do it, then please come along and bring your radio with you. We should have the facilities to cater for most of the popular brands and models of radio including Baofeng, Wouxon, QTY (and clones), Yaesu, Kenwood & ICOM.

It is also your last chance to have a chat with other members prior to the CQWW SSB contest.
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Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR, United Kingdom
Thu 31st Oct
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Activity Night
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Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR, United Kingdom
Thu 7th Nov
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Video: The Farnham webSDR Noel Matthews, G8GTZ

This presentation gives an overview of the Farnham WebSDR (farnham-sdr.com/) which currently covers the LF bands through to 10GHz. The presentation describes the system architecture and antennas currently used on each band and how the team has used RTL dongle receivers, available for under £10, to give good RF performance on all bands from DC to 10GHz. There is a demonstration of the SDR in use on both PC and smartphone.

Originally recorded at the RSGB Convention 2018
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Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR, United Kingdom
Thu 14th Nov
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Activity Night
We will also have a 6m station set up to participate in the 6m UKAC.
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Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR, United Kingdom
Thu 21st Nov
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Talk - “Aircraft What I Have Flown In” In by Peter, 2E0CYS
Peter will share his stories from a career spanning 35 years and 26 aircraft.
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Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR, United Kingdom
Thu 28th Nov
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Activity Night
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Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR, United Kingdom
Thu 5th Dec
7:30 pm
10:30 pm
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Christmas Dinner
**** Outline Menu choices ***

Starters
  • Tomato & Basil Soup
  • Buttermilk fried chicken
  • Oven baked mushrooms (v)
  • King Pawn cocktail.
Main course
  • Christmas dinner
  • Fillet of sea bass
  • Jim Beam BBQ ribs
  • Bah Humburger
  • Root vegetable, cranberry & apricot bake (v)
  • 10oz Sirloin steak (£5 supplement)
Desserts
  • Christmas pudding
  • Rich chocolate truffle bar
  • White chocolate & Passion Fruit cheesecake (v)
  • Baileys profiteroles (v)
  • Blackcurrant mousse (ve)
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Harvester Swindon, Latham Road, Thamesdown Dr, Swindon, Blunsdon St Andrew, Swindon SN25 4DL, UK
Thu 12th Dec
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Activity Night
We will also have a 6m station set up to participate in the 6m UKAC.
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Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR, United Kingdom
Thu 19th Dec
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Club Christmas Quiz
A fun evening where you join others to form a team and put your knowledge to the test hoping that your team wins.
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Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR, United Kingdom
Thu 26th Dec
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Closed For Christmas
There is no club this week. See you next year.
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Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR, United Kingdom
Thu 2nd Jan
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Activity Night
Happy New Year! Time to get back in the swing after the holidays and share with others how Christmas was for you. Did you get that new rig you wanted?
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Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR, United Kingdom
Thu 9th Jan
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Activity Night
We will also have a 6m station set up to participate in the 6m UKAC.
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Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR, United Kingdom
Thu 16th Jan
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
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Talk - TBC
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Pinetrees Community Centre, The Circle, Pinehurst, Swindon SN2 1QR, United Kingdom