2014 Bath Buildathon

The next Bath Buildathon is to be held on Saturday 4 January 2014

The aim of the event is to encourage newcomers to have a go at homebrewing radio equipment under the watchful eye of some experienced radio constructors.

Previous events have all been very successful and the team are expecting a repeat performance this year.

The kit chosen for the 2014 Bath Buildathon is the 20m PSK Centenary Receiver that was developed for the RSGB Centenary Day and featured in the September edition of RadCom. The receiver was specifically designed for the newcomer so you can be confident that you will go home with a working 20m PSK receiver.

The Buildathon is planned to run from 09.00 to 17.00. All soldering and test equipment will be made available on the day. The cost of the day will be £25 to include the cost of the kit, room hire, use of tools, tea, coffee, biscuits, etc. You just need to bring yourself and a packed lunch.

Places will be limited to ensure that everyone gets good mentoring from one of the local tutors so interested parties are advised to book early.

There will be two free places available for young amateurs who are still in full-time education. Nominations for those places need to be made by a parent or other responsible adult by Friday 13 December 2013.

The nominations need to include some detail of why the young person would like to attend. If there are more than two nominations the Bath Buildathon Crew will make the selection based on the nominations. The free place does not include cost of transport to/from Bath.

Intermediate Practical Assessments will also be available on the day.

For further details, please contact Steve Hartley, G0FUW by e-mail at G0FUW@tiscali.co.uk