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Antenna Shootout – Wet String

Antenna Shootout – Wet String

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

In June the Club held its annual ‘antenna shoot out’. Poor antennas are sometimes referred to as comparable with ‘wet string’.  Peter (G4HSO) took the opportunity to try such an antenna in real life. Brine soaked length of strings acted as a vertical and counterpoise.  Connection to the feeder coax was made via buckets of […]

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Sandringham School Buildathon

Sandringham School Buildathon

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Helping feed youngsters into the magic of radio and electronics, VARC today supported a buildathon at Sandridge School, St Albans. This is part of the build up to the first UK school contact with Tim Peake on the ISS.

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