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Christmas Dinner at the Gate Hangs High.
This was an excellent occasion attended by many members and their wives.  The food and service was excellent.  Many thanks to Ralph and John for organising it most efficiently.  There are some photos of the event hereI apologise for the appalling quality of the photos.   Apparently there was considerable condensation on the lens.
Banbury Space Studio Big Bang Exhibition
This was a very large event.  There were over 45 exhibitors most of whom had a science / technology leaning.  Over 2000 children attended this event and a good proportion of them looked in one our stall.  In the earlier part of the day there were mainly groups of children with a teacher.  With these groups we gave a little explanation of what amateur radio is about and then allowed some of the group to have a couple of overs on the VHF rig we had set up.  By the end of the day we had allowed about 40 children to have their first experience of speaking on the air.  As usual people who are happy to chat endlessly on mobile phones became totally tongue tied when confronted with a microphone. 


Particular thanks are due to Antony and Frank who did sterling service with their handholds to ensure that that there was always someone with whom the children could talk.  Photos of the event here

Next meeting Weds 13 December.
This is a construction night meeting combined with a normal club night.  Antony M0IFA will be chasing us all up on the digital front end for the clubs HF transceiver and Frank M0BJN will give a short talk on fault finding in ham equipment.

The next normal club meeting will be on Wednesday 13th December.  There will be a normal club meeting on 20th December but there will be no meeting on 27th December.


Shack Pictures here
We have started the shacks section with pictures from Philip and Pete.  In view of the security questions raised by John G8OXZ we are only identifying them by the first name of the owner.  Hopefully this will make you more confident about sending pictures.  Please let us have some more shack pictures.

There will be the usual Thursday evening net on 144.515 FM relayed on 432.525 FM at 1930. Look forward to hearing from you all.

Welcome to Banbury Amateur Radio Society

We meet regularly on the first and third Wednesday of each month for general club meetings and on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month for contruction projects. On the occasions where there is a fifth Wednesday in the month there is no meeting.

 We meet at 169 Bloxham Road, Banbury, OX16 9JU. The clubhouse is at the bottom of the garden. Go through the side gate and walk down the garden. We have a wide range of radio equipment and aerials which club members can use.

We are an informal group and always ready to welcome new members to the club. Come along and give us a try. We run courses for each of the levels of amateur licence when we have enough applicants.  We have three qualified instructors and a huge amount of experience within our membership all of whom will be willing to help you get whatever licence for which you are aiming.