Mid June Meeting Thursday 14/06/18

10 06 2018

bull-horn-300x300Once again mid month is here, usual place of Arleston Inn time 7pm.

Social chitchat and projects are again the order of the day. No doubt the balloon data will be of interest to those who have been following the project. Either way I look forward to seeing you at the meeting .



May End of Month 31/05/18

29 05 2018

BeagleboneStuartPhil & Stuart will take  the stage this month(thanks both). Phil will be demonstrating the Beaglebone Mini SBC and Stuart will be doing a general pontification on all things opensource. Hope you’ll all enjoy the mix of subjects. As usual the meeting will be held at the Cock Hotel Wellington starting at 7pm. We’ll be down Freidrichshafen checking the sction there so expect a report next month ..See you all latter!!!!

Mailing list 25/5/2018 update

25 05 2018

The mailing list has been rebooted with those who give permission for us to store their email addresses in line with GDPR.

If you haven’t yet emailed to be re-joined you won’t get any posts from the group. Go to https://shropshirelug.wordpress.com/join to find out what we need to know and a privacy policy link.


SLUG at Telford 50 Balloon & Kite fiesta

7 05 2018

Telford 50 BSLUG will be represented on the TDARS stand at the Telford Balloon and Kite Fiesta this coming weekend(12/13May) . Weather permiting we hope to be flying the Balloon electronics suite off-board a hotair balloon. We have a couple of sets of receiving equipment all tested and ready to go so we’ll be able to follow the balloon as it flies across Telford. This is much easier than a weather balloon as we obviously know where it lands ;-). Hope to see you there …. DCIM103MEDIADJI_0101.JPG

Mid May Meeting Thursday 10/05/18

6 05 2018

bull-horn-300x300May Mid month meeting will as usual be held at the Arleston Inn @7pm. usual Project focus. Note that  we should be geting a free ride for the Balloon electronics this weekend at the Balloon and kite event Telford, no doubt there will be a lot going on about this but also other projects on the go at the moment. Bring what you are doing at the moment and lets see what can be done See you all there!

TDARS does Satellite @Telford 50th Celebration

22 04 2018

GB50TELBeen a busy weekend for the TDARS lot, as many are members of both groups I thought it only fair to put up a quick link to their activities at the Telford Sping in the Park event celebrating Telford’s 50th anniversary year with everything from Dogs to Camels and even a few Geeky Radio Hams!Pictured is Heather’s SDR rig Recieving a transponder from the ISS & Weather information other Satellites.

Deep inside the other tent the group were transmiting to a more terestial crowd using the special event callsign GB50TEL.

Remember the SLUG High Altitude Balloon “SciencePackage” will hopefully been test launched on the side of a balloon on 12-13th May @Telford Balloon & Kite Fiesta…..CU you all  there!

Trip to Birmingham LUG

18 04 2018

Brum-tuxI had the good fortune to notice that Birmingham LUG was meeting yesterday. I made an impromptu trip down to see them at their usual meeting location the Bull pub in Price ST where I was made very welcome by everyone. They have a significant amount going on and have  many links to the local Open source community as well as Pycon and several other events. Kindly some have even volunteered to give talks at the Shropshire Lug especially when I said we met at an award winning Pub 😉.

In the area and fancy a visit to Biringham LUG they meet every 3rd Tuesday The Bull Pub. See you there!