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May Meeting – Report
On 16th May we held an auction of, mostly, stuff from the shack of the late G7CVC (not a CARA member) from Tewkesbury. Tony G3YYH was, as usual, the auctioneer, Andrew M0MVA kept records of bids and successful bidders, Peter G3YJE collected monies owed, and Tim G8PZD acted as gatekeeper checking that lots were not […]
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May Meeting
A change to the previously advertised programme for May - we will now be holding an auction of, mainly, Silent Key (SK) stuff including an HF transceiver, various VHF and UHF FM handhelds, power supplies, antennas (mainly mobile whips) and books.

Everything is sold as seen and is bought at the buyer's risk. Members must come prepared to pay for their purchases in cash.

Although we welcome visitors and prospective members, only CA
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April Meeting
At the next meeting we'll hear two short talks, each lasting about 30 minutes, given by club members.

Peter G4ENA will present an illustrated talk called “Radio with Ropes Attached” relating his interesting experiences operating on the HF bands from his canal boat.

The second talk will be by Alan M0NRO on 3D printing – those of us who saw his “products” at the Constructors’ Exhibition will confirm that this
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Various 3D printed things, including mast guy rings, project boxes, and things.

It's our constructors contest tonight.
Here we have a QCX 5w cw transceiver.

February Meeting – Report
The Table Top Sale on 21st February proved to be another popular and well attended meeting. The tables were well populated with items for sale, including antennas, linear amplifiers, hf and vhf transceivers, computers and test gear - plus lots of bits and pieces such as components, cables, tools and mast hardware. Something for everyone perhaps!

Some sellers were content but others reported that trade
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February Meeting
Table Top Sale

Thursday 21st February at the Robin's Nest, Cheltenham Football Club, Whaddon Road, GL52 5NA.  Doors open at 7.30 for a nominal 8pm start.

Sellers - please display your wares (related to radio or electronics) on one of the tables and sell to the assembled multitude!  Bring a large cloth, eg an old blanket, to cover the table to avoid damage.   Sellers must be members of CARA

Buyers - come with well
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February Meeting
Table Top Sale

Thursday 21st February at the Robin's Nest, Cheltenham Football Club, Whaddon Road, GL52 5NA.  Doors open at 7.30 for a nominal 8pm start.

Sellers - please display your wares (related to radio or electronics) on one of the tables and sell to the assembled multitude!  Bring a large cloth, eg an old blanket, to cover the table to avoid damage.   Sellers must be members of CARA

Buyers - come with well
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January 2019 Meeting
Michael G3PCL has kindly agreed to tell us about Baluns, devices which connect unbalanced coax to a balanced antenna. Different types of Baluns are discussed together with circuit diagrams and constructional details. Suggestions are made as to which Balun type to use with a particular balanced / unbalanced antenna. There will be lists of suitable components to use to make your own Balun and several home made Baluns wi
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CARA News
An archive of CARA News in PDF format, going back to March 2014.

New issues are added at around the same time as publication to the membership, and are usually the same as is used to print (so some styling might be different to the email version.)

2019

CARA News January 2019

2018

CARA News December 2018

CARA News November 2018

CARA News October 2018

CARA News September 2018

CARA News August 2018

CARA News Ju
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Foundation Course
The foundation course on 19th / 20th January is now full.   

For further information please email Barry at training@g5bk.uk
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We hope you had a good 2018, and wish you all the best for 2019!

73, and good DX, from the CARA committee

Hey! Starting using Mastodon yesterday. Just learned about it and the term fediverse when I upgraded to 15.

I like the hands-on aspect of ham radio and have made most of my antennas. Currently my focus has been on building and modding a . Mostly I work the digital modes, partially because I have a terrible case of mic-fright I've yet to overcome. 😞

Two other interests are collecting spinning tops and making cocktails. They do go together, don't they?

Christmas Lunch
There were 17 of us the CARA Christmas Lunch on 18th December, and a good time was had.  We enjoyed a three course meal accompanied but much lively chat.  Here are a few photos.

                                                   l-r Barry M0HFY   Tony G3YYH   Peter G4ENA   Ken G3LVP

                                      Some of the ladies.  l-r G3LVP/2   G3TEV/"   G4E
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Tonight is the CARA AGM, so we'll be looking back at the year, selecting a new committee for the next year, and having some nibbles.

To be honest, not a meeting worth live tooting!

This Thursday our meeting will be a Skills Evening - tables will be set up around the room with the following demonstrations:

DX QSLing – Tony G3SNN

American Radio History website – Peter G3YJE

Looking at the output of a Tuna-Tin QRP tx – Peter G3YJE

Making off BNC and N type connectors – Ken G3LVP and Giles G0NXA

FT8 – Barry M0HFY

Linux and some apps – Mike G4GUG

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