SatNOGS update

Santa’s elves left almost all of the remaining parts in the post box so the build is starting nicely. The photo below shows the progress and it is quite clear that there’s still a bit of a way to go but the main work is done. For the mechanical parts at least.

SatNOGS progressNext steps are to attempt to make up the belts and do the same for the azimuth section.

After that then its done to the electronics parts which are now based on a raspberry pi and ‘should’ be more straightforward and are less likely to end up with a bricked WP-LINK device!

All things told we’re on track to show off the finished article at the NARSA Rally at Norbreck on the 10th April. Perhaps there’s a section for 3D prnted parts in the construction competition


Next Training Weekend Dates

We will be running the next set of training for both the foundation and intermediate level licences on the weekend of the 27th and 28th February. These are weekends that precede the regular club meeting where the exams will take place.

If you’d like to get involved with amateur radio and haven’t a clue then come along to one of our meetings and we can discuss your needs. Alternatively get ahead and download the correct form from the RSGB website here and forward to us or use the contact form below

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Foundation training

The clubs latest foundation training weekend will be, once again, held at the Dales in Maryport. We’ve chosen the weekend of the 24th and 25th October as the most sensible date with the exam the following Monday (26th) at the club.

If you’d like to get involved with amateur radio in West Cumbria then take this opportunity and come along and get your licence. Use the contact form here to register your interest