Each year, Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) annual constructors competition recognises all types of home construction be it software or hardware
Among the entries were a 10m, 144MHz Transverter, MKARS80 80m transceiver kit, a Valve Audio Amplifier, Discone antenna, Portable operation wire antenna extender, and a centre-loaded HF whip antenna for mobile operating, but the members vote determined it would be a software entry that would claim top prize.
Charlie M0PZT was awarded first prize for PZTLog, a powerful logging app that he has built from the ground up and released free to the amateur radio community.
As well as receiving the £15 top prize Charlie's name will be added to the Society M1FDE Shield which will be presented at the October AGM. The Shield was first awarded in 2009 in memory of keen constructor Anthony Martin.
Read illustrated reports of the evening - http://www.essexham.co.uk/news/cars-construction-night-2015.html
Download the PZTLog amateur radio logging software for MS Windows - http://www.m0pzt.com/pztlog/