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Clubs, Groups and Societies For discussions about various clubs, groups and societies relating to our hobbies, such as the BVWS (incl NVCF), BATC, RSGB, APTS, CLPGS, THG, TCC etc. This is NOT an official forum for any of these organisations.

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Old 19th May 2018, 2:56 pm   #1
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Anyone else likely to be over at the Scottish amateur radio convention tomorrow?

(Braehead arena junc 25/25A of M8)

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Well, it was a smaller event than Sarcons of the past, but there was a lot of people there and plenty of stuff.

There are people on this group looking for signal generators and there were several to choose from. A pair of AVO HF135 ones, were both on the same stand with a label saying 'make an offer, both working'

I bought a number of clip-on ferrites at 1 each
An HP1840 100MHz oscilloscope which was running and seems to be fully working 45
A Racal Dana automatic LCR bridge
A few HP GPIB controlled VHF switches for work
A few RSGB RAE books for the radio club.
A large callsign map
A new 22AH 12v deep discharge battery and charger

I think I've been suffering from radio rally withdrawal symptoms!

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Hi David,
Yes, plenty of stuff and I think a smaller turnout than last year.
I won a copy of this years RSGB Callbook in the raffle
Also picked up a DATA I/O 60A 'Logic Programmer' for... free - however, it's missing most of it's pods so not sure if it will be much use.
I did buy some small alloy 'project boxes' with telescopic antenna (used to be something else).
So, a good day out overall.

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Old 20th May 2018, 6:28 pm   #4
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Ah, you told me the price was irresistably zero. I just thought the plastic case looked good...

Nadine (wife of GM3SEK) won not one but three bottles in the raffle. When they were parked on Ian's table I joked that it looked like the raffle table had been moved.

I wouldn't have bought anything like as much stuff if my car hadn't been so close to the main door.

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