CCARC NEWS 12-11
25 March 2012 ISSUE No 12-11
In this Issue:
- Club special offer on soldering station
- New shack PC
- Panadapter as club project? Anyone interested?
1. Club special on soldering station
Chris, VK2YY is able to obtain the Hakko soldering station below at a discount for any club members interested; here is Chris’s email to me:
These irons heat up very quick and the quality is outstanding
The price is around $40.00 less than you would usually expect to pay
They are $160.00 with GST
more info at: http://www.hakko.com/english/products/hakko_fx888.html
If you are interested, please contact Chris VK2YY directly via email at vk2yychris at gmail dot com
2. New shack PC.
We now have a more powerful Shack PC located at the operating position rather than in the back corner. This PC can be used to control the TS-590S and run digital modes, contest logging, DX Cluster, Grey line and other programs to assist operation. Thanks to Geoff VK2ZC for the new PC Hardware, to Tom VK2KTC for the RAM and Harddisk and to Ed, VK2ARE for the LCD monitor.
3. Panadapter as club project? Anyone interested?
A panadapter produces the waterfall display of the band (or part of a band) that you are operating on. This feature is usually only found on the most expensive amateur rigs or SDRs. It is possible however to add a panadapter to many rigs that don’t have this feature as standard and Chris has come across a kit that he is proposing as a club project.
More info at http://www.radio-kits.co.uk/
If you are interested in this project, please contact Chris VK2YY directly via email at vk2yychris at gmail dot com
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