News - 2018 April Club Meeting

Club member Andrew (VA3NED) stepped up on short notice and made a fascinating presentation on his ongoing development of RF connected raspberry pi computer systems whose applications seem almost limitless. With the proliferation of inexpensive sensor systems, everything from weather station data to tire pressure monitors can be detected or fed into these systems and then transmitted from remote locations using radio syncing.

Andrew's software facilitates the transmission of various kinds of data and then the aggregation of data into useful time-series and geographically tagged data sets and visualizations. Without this software the data would be difficult to make sense of, but with the programs trends become obvious and decision making based on the data becomes possible.

Those interested in Andrew's presentation can see his slides on the "Speaker's Materials" page in the members' section of the website.

Planned speaker Dana Shtun has been re-scheduled for next month's meeting.

Geoffrey (VE3GHB) put out a call for anyone interested in forming a study group for the advanced radio qualification. Time and place of meetings is to be decided based on how many are interested and when participants are available. Email ve3ghb@barriearc.com if you are interested but did not sign up at the meeting.

Michael (VE3QZQ) gave an update on website upgrades and other online tools now available to club members. If you require access to the members' portion of the website or to the cloud drive for the club then email admin@barriearc.com. Please be patient as use of these services is rolled out to club members.

Planning continued for the club hamfest and field day.

Don't forget that next month's meeting will be the annual general meeting and will include the presentation of annual financial reports and election of the club's board of directors.