Tag Archives: Tech Night

Tech Night – KC1XX Visit

Our Tech Night meetings feature technical discussions and presentations on a broad range of topics. Our Tech Nights take place in a lab oriented environment where hands on elements and round table style discussion is encouraged. For information on the topic for our next Tech Night session, see our Tech Night page.

Our “August” Tech Night (actual, late July) will feature a tour of the KC1XX World Class Contest Station.

Tech Night

Our Tech Night meetings feature technical discussions and presentations on a broad range of topics. Our Tech Nights take place in a lab oriented environment where hands on elements and round table style discussion is encouraged. For information on the topic for our next session, see our Tech Night page.

Tech Night First Church Parking and Meeting Entrance

Parking Information: 
Please park in the Front Door Agency or Eaton and Berube Insurance parking lots. As you head north on Concord St., the Front Door Agency driveway is the first driveway after the church driveway. The Eaton and Berube Insurance driveway is the second driveway after the church driveway. Those that require handicap parking should use the spaces marked as such at the church parking lot. We must reserve parking directly next to the church for other church activities.

Parking at Our Meetings
Parking at Our Meetings

Our Ham Radio Video and Photo Collections

We have been building quite a collection of Ham Radio video and photos over the past few years. We have pictures and video from Field Days, Contests and Activations, Club Meetings, Tech Nights, Youth Events, Picnics, Classes, and other Member Activities.

We’ve decided to collect all of this great content in one place here on our website so that our members can enjoy it. You can view it via the following links:

Take a trip down our Club’s Memory Lane or catch up on some topics from one of our many Tech Night sessions. There is lots of material here to use for fun and learning.

Most (but not all) of this content is in members-only sections of the pages so be sure to log in to our website to view all of the media that we have collected.

Thanks to all of our members for making so many great memories! We are looking forward to much more to come…

Fred, AB1OC

Our Latest “Tech Night” – A DSO138 Oscilloscope Kit Build

Our latest Tech Night became a Tech Day this past weekend. We got together on Saturday afternoon to build another kit – the DSO138 Oscilloscope. We had a great turnout with over 15 kit builders and helpers present.

Finished Oscilloscope Kit
Finished DSO138 Scope Kit in case

Brian, AB1ZO choose this really cool kit for us to build. Here are some specifications for the finished DSO138 Oscilloscope kit:

  • Analog bandwidth: 0 – 200KHz
  • Sampling rate: 1Msps max
  • Sensitivity: 10mV/Div – 5V/Div
  • Sensitivity error: < 5%
  • Vertical resolution: 12-bit
  • Timebase: 10us/Div – 50s/Div
  • Record length: 1024 points
  • Built-in 1KHz/3.3V test signal
  • Waveform frozen (HOLD) function available

The kit came with all Surface Mount parts pre-installed.

The kit included a very nice case to finish off the project. This was a pretty big project to complete in a single afternoon but quite a few of our builders completed their kits and got them working!

The gallery below contains more pictures from our kit build. Everyone was very focused on the building process as we all wanted to get our kits to work in the time we had together.

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Some folks did not quite get their kits completed and are planning to finish them at home. The following are some links and videos to help.

Here are some videos which show the assembly of the kit and its enclosure and the operation of the completed scope. The first video shows the kit in operation.

 

 

 

 

I know that Brian is planning to do more kit builds throughout the year so be sure to keep an eye on our Tech Night page to see what is coming!

Fred, AB1OC