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12 / 13 Aug: TARG were at the Military and Flying Machine show in Maldon. This popular event is packed with hundreds of ‘re-enactors’ dressed in period uniform and thousands of visiting members of the public. Many thanks to John 2E0LFX, Norman M0FZW and Nigel M0ICH, who took it in turns to walk the venue on the lookout for military radio and engage the owners to encourage them to obtain an Amateur Licence. More information in the August Newsletter (below) and Categories: News for Aug. 

04 Aug: Committee Member, John 2E0LFX, who is a qualified electrician and a very experienced radio ham, gave a presentation on various considerations for setting up a radio shack. His talk was backed up with practical demonstrations on safety using a range of kit he brought for the purpose.

In support of theme John generously donated earth rods, extension and RCD as raffle prizes – and a bottle of wine as an option if the winning ticket’s shack is already safe and secure. 

21 July TARGet Nite: Another busy meeting led by Huw M0LHT with construction in one corner, radio operating in another and portable SOTA beam antenna outside. Upstairs was optional Morse or Calculator practice from the Advanced book. Refreshments and snacks too. 

Norman M0FZW circulated to all members a list of potential construction projects, hence “Your aim is our Target”. 

Light Bulb Challenge

At the monthly ‘hands-on’ TARGet night Mark M0IEO gave an intriguing display of how a light bulb can be used as an antenna. A 100W bulb glowed red when transmitting.

Huw M0LHT has set at challenge for members to build their own bulb antenna by the Sept meeting. Download: “LightBulbChallenge” (.pdf). Whose light bulb will transmit the furthest?

Future events in the news:

Train the Trainers

TARG is pleased to be hosting the RSGB “Train the Trainers” event on Saturday 9th Dec (9am-5pm). Training open to candidates from any club and is delivered free to RSGB members but we will be asking for a £5 donation per candidate towards hall hire, buffet lunch and refreshments. To book contact Click here for Link to RSGB website page

Military & Flying Machines 11/12 Aug

This will be the 3rd year TARG have represented Amateur Radio at the Military and Flying Machines show. This year it is based in Maldon. Rather than have a stall – TARG are being proactive and visiting owners of unused military radio to explain the benefits of Amateur Radio and inviting them to a field demo.

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See also: Light Bulb Challenge (.pdf)

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