Talks

Talks
Deep Space Communication

Ever wondered how we get data back from satellites and probes in deep space? Well, the members of the Hilderstone Radio Society were given talk by Matt, M0LMK, on the subject as our first talk of the new club year. The talk was very well attended and it was great to learn about the history […]

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A history of Dxpeditons

A fantastic turnout for the last club meeting of the year at Crampton Tower, the last meeting of the year will be at the Jolly Farmer, Manston for the Christmas meal. We welcomed two good friends of the club, two Peters, G0KOK chauffeured G3MLO who gave us an enlightening talk on the history of DXpeditions. […]

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Talk on DMR by Matt Payne M0LMK

The Hilderstone radio club is at the cutting edge of amateur radio, keeping up with the latest developments in digital technology. Matt Payne gave members a fascinating talk on DMR or digital mobile radio which promises clear voice signals with fellow amateurs across the world. Matt has set up a repeater station which enables amateur […]

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The Cosmos and Amateur Radio by John Hislop G7OHO

The Cosmos is relevant to amateur radio in many instances. Radio signals are received on Earth from a variety of sources such as Moon Bounce, the FUNcube satellite, the Voyager spacecrafts, the International Space Station and the Sun. John gave a fascinating talk which made members appreciate the wider aspects of amateur radio.

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Relativity and Amateur Radio

John Hislop gave a fascinating talk about how Einstein's relativity has relevance to hams. We talk about the ether but does it exist? Do radio waves need a medium to travel through? The Michelson and Morley experiment proved the non-existence of the ether but Einstein realised that the result led to the fact that radio […]

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Three Youngsters give talks

The theme of Thursday’s meeting was how there are wonderful opportunities for young people to be had in amateur radio. The evening started with 12 year olds Ethan Beckett and Benny Yu giving a presentation on their once in a lifetime event speaking to astronaut Tim Peake on the International Space Station. They explained how […]

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New gateway node

Matt Payne gave an excellent talk about his setup which enables amateur radio enthusiasts in the area to link up with other amateurs across the world. Matt originally created his gateway to allow him to connect to his cliff top home and link to the local repeater whilst walking on the beach using a handheld […]

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Demonstration of 3D printer

Bob Fidler brought along the 3D printer which he built from a kit. Members were very impressed with the demonstration and Bob presented the club President Charles Taylor with a special key fob.

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How many hams does it take to light an LED?

The Hilderstone radio club enjoyed a stimulating demonstration on the many ways to construct a circuit to light an LED. An exciting new method of combining components using blocks, called DitroniX, was shown. The members thought it would be useful in schools and colleges. Clive Widdus showed how to light LEDs using conducting dough which […]

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A Royal Navy career in Morse by George Miles G3NIR

We had an enjoyable talk from George Miles G3NIR about his association with Morse in the Royal Navy. It seems George had the 'gift' when he took his first test as a 15 year old recruit. He had a distinguished career with only one memorable mistake when he failed to fully transcribe a message. Because […]

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