Details are now being finalised for our participation in Burgess Hill Town Day 2022, which has not been possible over the last couple of years because of you-know-what.
MSARS will once again be represented on the field, and this year we will forgo the trailer and fall back to a QRP portable setup, but with a new look and a new approach. We'll still have an events shelter, several tables and be sporting the club banner, but we'll be less focused on operating, and more concerned with displaying what we get up to, in an attempt to attract some fresh blood and raise our local profile. There will be vintage radios, regular radios, SDR's, WebSDR's, a FlexRadio system being operated remotely and a demonstration of digital radio and hotspots using PiStar. There will also be multiple large display screens running off a generator showing several digital modes being operated and with maps detailing reception reports in real-time. We'll also be able to play out various radio-related videos, and we have plenty of glossy colour handouts for visitors.
We really do need as many members as possible to come and help us out on the day, by bringing more eye-catching hardware or something we can show the public that may pique their interest. If we can put on a good show this year, we can build on it for next year. There is a bit of a buzz around the club right now, so please come and help us shake things up further. It's your club - I'm sure most of you can spare an hour or two!
Setup is from 09:00am, public start time is 11:00am, and we'll be all wrapped up by 3:00pm.