Presentations in Nov Meetings ; Voice Keyers & Antenna Baluns

We had two interesting presentations in November.

Trials and Tribulations of Building a Voice Keyer and Sequencer For Older Rigs' by Phil G4FVZ.  If any member wants a copy of Phil's slides and further details of the ISD1820 or ISD1760 voice modules then see him at a club meeting or a PM via the Forum or He also has more details on the DE8BQA FA-SM voice/CW/sequencing unit.

 'Cooking with Antenna – the dessert course' by Will G1YYU. Will gave a facinating talk on the practical aspects of building baluns and demystifying the process.  He also provided information on where to obtain the ferrites and the high voltage capacitors.  He is now available for balun consultaion to Club members!

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