2019 CAT19 & Finningley µWave Round Table

The weekend of 29th & 30th June will see us host our µWave Round Table, along side our friends from the BATC for their annual convention, CAT19.

CAT19 – Saturday 29th

Finningley µWRT – Sunday 30th

Attendance per day will be £10, payable upon your arrival. This covers you for a lunch, and as much tea/coffee as you can consume!

A new format for the weekend for 2019 combining the BATC’s CAT19 event with our µWave Round Table. With ample opportunity for both groups to meet and discuss all things µWaves, and ATV, sharing ideas and experiences, should see us with a busy and interesting weekend.

We will have the usual relaxed gathering, with a few demos, talks, test lab, and antenna range.

The full details of the weekends events are TBC, but check back here a few weeks before the event weekend.

CAT19 Adgenda for Saturday 29th 

08:00 Site opens for set-up

10:00 Site opens to public (£10 entry including lunch)

11:30 BATC Shop and Portsdown Clinic opens

11:30 Simple approach to matching PA devices of unknown input impedance and output load requirement – Bernie G4HJW

12:00 Lunch (provided by FARS)

13:00 Introduction and BATC Update – Dave, G8GKQ

13:15 QO-100 demo (outside and in) – Jen, G4HIZ

14:00 Introduction to Software Defined Radio for Beginners – Heather, M0HMO

14:30 Coffee Break

15:00 Seeing from A to B using 5.6GHz FPV ATV – Barry G8AGN

15:45 DATV Receive Systems/software – Dave, G8GKQ

16:30 Close

19:00 Dinner (The Red Lion in Epworth – Book with Kevin)

Finningley uWRT Adgena for Sunday 30th

08:00 Site opens for set up

10:00 Open to the public, meet and greet

13:00 Talk on SMD construction, workshop practice & placement of 0402 components –  G3AAF & G7CKX

17:00 Close

All day – Antenna Range, WX permitting

All Day – Demonstrations optical & Microwave across the grounds.

All Day – Test Lab with G8FEK

All Day – Trader tables – Sam G4DDK / Alan G3NYK

The Test Lab will be available Saturday and Sunday.

Please bring along something you’ve built and get it put through it’s paces, you may also leave it in the top workshop, with a short write up on your build (please remember to include a name and call), for  entry in to the construction comp.

Noise figure 10 MHz – 12.8 GHz

Noise source calibration 10 MHz – 12.8 GHz

mW level power meter calibration 9 kHz – 12.4 GHz

Return loss 1 MHz – 6 GHz

2 port testing filters and amplifiers 100 kHz – 12.4 GHz

Spectrum analysers 9 kHz to 12.8 GHz (and 26.5 GHz)

Power measurement 100 kHz – 18 GHz