The HADARC Monthly meeting opened with the raw sound of an electric guitar solo. People looked around wondering if they had joined the right club or not. The video we saw looked at valve amplifiers and how a valve works in practice. Under a high magnification microscope a tube was slowly pulled apart from the glass, then the screens and grids all the way to each physical element that constructs a tube. We looked at how the air is removed from the envelope by the process of burning barium on the getter cups. All in all, it was really interesting and one Club Member Jill, said she had tried to build her own Tube diode. That indeed is impressive.
We then moved the to the AGM. Matthew VK2BAI stepped down as current President to make way for new ideas in the Club. Chris VK2YMW was elected as HADARC’s new President with Rod VK2DIO as Vice President. All Committee roles where filled including Rod VK2DAY, Steve VK2KHA (secretary), Andrew VK2TAN (treasurer) and Steve VK2AAV.
The back table had such good bargains, some 50 kits of battery new connectors disappeared into members hands like magic.
It was a fun night and HADARC also signed up a new member.
Please join us at the next mid-monthly meeting in 2 weeks at the Hornsby Rifle Club with the popular experimenters evening.
73 for now, let keep radio-active!