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This Week:

Presentation on Friday 09June2017 : “LoRaWAN technology”
Ross is giving a presentation on Friday 09June2017 8pm – the details follow.
It would be great if you all could attend!
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I’ll do a talk on Friday at WoSARS, on the subject of a fairly new radio technology called LoRaWAN.
This is a technology which involves sending very small (just a few bytes) of data relatively long distances from small radio nodes using very little power, to radio gateway systems, capable of co-ordinating and moving the data through the internet to client applications.
The talk should consist of a small presentation, a video explaining the radio basics of the technology, and an actual demo involving LoRaWAN chips, a Raspberry Pi, an Arduino and an internet based system.
I have been looking into this new technology, and have had a week or so to tinker with and build up a demo.
Not amateur radio but the concept of the technology has large parallels with the sort of thing amateurs do (QRP particularly).
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We are very sorry to announce the passing of one of our long standing members – Eric Margetts (GM4 BOA). 

Many thanks to all of you who attended and helped out during the very successful Braehead rally!

Apologies for the website being out of date recently – this was due to some internet connection problems I have been having 🙁

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Other News:

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Note: The “Scottish Amateur Radio and Electronics Convention” takes place on 07 May 2017 in Braehead. Please click this link to get more details: Scottish Amateur Radio and Electronics Convention

Congratulations to 4 candidates for passing their Foundation Licence exams! That is a total of 10 passes for 2016! (25 November 2016).

Many thanks to those who provided some transport to the Museum of Communication visit on Saturday 27 August 2016. Click here for Museum Details

A WOSARS “Dropbox” account has been created. This provides us with an area to store files that can be easily downloaded by clicking a download link.

Our entry in the “RSGB 2017 Yearbook” has been processed by the RSGB and should be appearing within it when published.

Many thanks to those who attended WOSARS club AGM on Friday 10 June 2016. The secretary will provide the minutes to the new committee in due course.

Congratulations to 2 candidates for passing their Foundation Licence exams! That is a total of 6 passes this year! (20 May 2016)

Congratulations to 3 candidates for passing their Foundation Licence exams and receiving their call signs! (01 April 2016)

Presentations In The Pipeline:

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