A practical evening – albeit low on attendance. Dave H (moi, the author of this) brought along his ham radio kit and Acer Aspire One running Ubuntu UNR – and demonstrated it running a few different applications (QSSTV, GMFSK, FLDIGI and MixW running in wine) – the radio had a simple aerial but still managed to receive ham radio stations from all over Europeon 7MHz – not surprising at 8pm but with al all the electrical noise about it was a bit of surprise. I was unable to transmit back due to the awfulness of the aerial (high SWR) , but it was demo only.
John A brought along a selection of access points that can be hacked for various uses and are cheap to buy. He also had his laptop with some videos of vblogs listed below – YMMV but worth a nose through them.