October Branch meeting: Blackwood Cup

Our October Branch meeting was held on Tuesday 19 October from 1pm at The Collective Community Hub,  1/33 Johnsonville Rd. We normally meet on a Sunday, but we needed to find a venue that would allow the appropriate physical distancing. A Tuesday slot was available in the larger space at The Collective Community Hub.

The meeting featured our annual competition for the Blackwood Cup. There were only two entrants this year, a QRP magnetic loop controller (entered by John ZL2JPM) and the simplest possible morse code practice device (entered by George ZL2AG). John took out the prize for the second year running. Congratulations!

In addition Mike ZL1AXG gave a presentation on “Selecting a portable shortwave receiver” and demonstrated his recent purchase of a Tecsun PL-330 receiver.

Tea, coffee and biscuits were available as usual following the meeting.