Finningley ųWave Round Table 2018

7th + 8th July 2018

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Finningley Roundtable Programme July  7th & 8th  July 18

(Talks & timings are approx. & may change.)

Site Open from Friday lunch time ~1:00pm for Camping / Caravans to Monday midday.

Saturday 7th July Registration from 09:00

Registration / Refreshments name badges please see Stuart Boast G3WDL on arrival Tea or coffee & Biscuits charge £10.00 per day includes buffet lunch including unlimited tea & coffee all day! (Note all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the radio society) Please register at the bottom of the page if you are coming along. 

Construction award entry’s for the UK Microwave group trophy

Please bring along your construction projects however small or large for entry into the UK microwave group competition a table in the main workshop for entries please include as much documentation, and Name & Callsign.

Test lab Manager Martyn Gawthorpe G8FEK Saturday & Sunday bring along your LNA’s Filters, Transverters, home brew test kit for testing & verification.

A of Sample Test Kit Available

  • Noise Figure Measurement to 12Ghz
  • HP8970 HP 346A RFD 2305 Noise sources
  • Racal Dana frequency counter with Rubidium standard >23cm
  • Marconi 2024 signal generators
  • HP 8920B Test set
  • R&S power meter 200Mhz -4Ghz
  • High power loads & Attenuators
  • HP 8563A with WaveGuide mixers to 50Ghz

UK Microwave Chip bank will be here with their ever expanding selection of SMD components for all those construction projects and a completely free service to UK uWave group members

(Please contact Mike G3LYP for assistance) Chipbank will be located in Building II http://www.microwavers.org/

RFDesign / G3AAF electronics products “Magic Flux” trader http://www.g8fek.com/ Noise

Sources very Low noise amplifiers etc.

Test kit sale’s Spectrum Analysers & communication test sets, Connectors, Microwave cables etc.


Saturday 7
th July

Demonstrations across the grounds key teams / all to participate as required Stuart Wisher G8CYW, Richard G0RPH, Barry G8AGN, Gary M1EGI and others.

5.7Ghz ATV demonstrations across the grounds

Nanowave DATV Demonstrations Bernie G4HJW

288 Ghz Demonstrations Roger Ray G8CUB

Lunch 12:30

An informal talk and Q&A will take place in the lecture room at 14:00 by Bernie G4HJW followed up by a presentation & practical demo of SMD techniques Kevin G3AAF with a hands on practice session.

18:30 Pre-dinner drinks Reindeer inn for 19:00.


Sunday 8
th, open from 9:00am

Antenna range on Sunday 9th from ~11:00am please bring along your Horns, Dishes, Yagis etc for testing from 23cm to 24G pls see Gary M1EGI ANO Please note David Wrigley G6GXK  is unable to attend and run the range this yr ..but has provided some comprehensive instructions on the process and taking the measurements so please be patient as there will be a  learning curve … TBC Results to be posted on the reflector & scatterpoint.

Sunday Talks

11.30 Barry Chambers G8AGN “How to see from A to B – 5.6 GHz ATV using FPV modules”

12:15-13:45  Lunch Judging construction competition Main Workshop

14:00 Bryan Harber G8DKK 5.7Ghz Amplifier experience

14:45 Kevin Avery G3AAF working with 0402 SMD componets & update on the 13cm BT Source.

Tea & coffee break

16:00 wrap up & close.

Have great weekend 73 & we look forward to seeing you…

The FARS Team

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