Summer Garden Party a Great Success!

23 07 2017


Thanks to everyone who came to the garden party today organised by Roger Harris and his wife Jean Food and drink were excellent and so was the company as seen above. I would like to thank Roger and Jean for an excellent time and look forward to the next event !


July Mid Month 13/07/17

9 07 2017

Mid month hits us again,  Meeting will be at the Arleston Inn at 7pm as usual.

News …baloon electronics are finished, so is the software assuming no complications so we may have initial test results from Heather on the farm come the meeting

Heather has also kindly volunteered to do a talk on her experiences as an SQL /PHP neophite so there will be a topic for the meet although summer lazy rules are still in effect ;-). See you there !

June end meeting – report

2 07 2017

Dave Harris demoing a radio project based on a pelican case and ham radio kitDave gave a talk about his project to pack a small radio and Pi computer and LCD display into a secondhand Pelican case to make, what the American’s call a Go box – this was still unfinished but functional. The Pi and hdmi computer ran off a cheap phone-charger type psu giving 5v out via usb – the radio ran from a 12v 7a/h  SLAB battery – both powered the set for the evening around 1 to 1.5 hours. The radio sat in a hand-cut (and cut hand!) piece of chair foam with sections cut for the parts – including a vital antenna matching device – for demo’s sake wasn’t yet in place. The case still needs holes drilling for external connections – but hopefully to show the Septemeber Hamfest see

Postscript: Despite being a working setup Dave’s since realise that the antenna matching unit doesn’t fit in the case and allow the lid to close without damaging the LCD. Pause for re-think.


June End Of Month Meeting 29/06/17

25 06 2017

DSC_0534June Meeting  will be as usual at the Cock Hotel Wellington Thursday 29/06/17 @7pm. Dave Harris will be demonstrating his Raspberry Pi powered back pack powered radio. It’s now moved on to start it’s life in a Pelican case find out how the project is maturing and how you may be able to help! Dave will also be talking about the Telford (TDARS) radio rally (3rd September)held each year at the Enginuity Museum. We run a stand there each year demonstrating Linux and Linux Projects in all their forms in particular those relating to radio. Come down for what should be an interesting meeting…See you there!


June Mid Month 08/06/17

4 06 2017

960px-ProjectOrionConfigurationJune Mid month is on Thursday 08/06/17 @ Arleston Inn start time 7pm as usual.  Projects all types Linux but not exclusively. Bring the toys, sort stuff out. Food and Drink available as usual. Talks will return as they bubble up !!

See you there!

May End Of Month 25/05/17

21 05 2017

imagesAs usual the end of May meeting will be at the Cock Hotel Wellington (Thursday 25/05/17@7.00pm).No Speaker this month so we are having a slight change of pace with a Project review meeting which proved to be very popular last time. Bring that current project or having problems then this may be the opotunity to ask for that all important help.  See you there!


May Mid month 11th May

8 05 2017

dbHeather will again be presenting, this time how to reduce your risk of data loss or worse yet malicious corruption using RSnapshot an application based on the RSYNC family of tools, all running on an Orange Pi ! Learn how to protect yourself by implementing a proper backup stratergy. Meeting will be as usual at the Arleston Inn 11th May @7pm . Bring your projects as there will also be a project review. See you there!