First Buildathon

Ian Solly building his RF probe
Ian Solly building his RF probe.

The club held its first ‘buildathon’ at the Crampton Tower hall when members spent several hours on a Saturday morning completing a project. There is little time at the Thursday meetings so a buildathon provides the opportunity to focus on a project and finish it in day.

Ian Solly and his son Ben proudly showing their project
Ian Solly and Ben proudly showing their project.

 

 

Ian Lowe and his son Ben built a dummy load, a special device for attaching to a radio transceiver, which fits in a treacle tin! This was the first time that Ben had used a soldering iron. Ian Solly built a radio frequency detection probe, which is useful in oscillation circuits.