A great Tech Night last evening at SES in Cleveland to kick off the new BDARS year!

Johan VK4KR gave us a great “show and tell” of his homebrew dummy load. Cleverly packaged with a recycled PC heatsink, he’d built it for less than $40, complete with colour TFT screen and Arduino logic.

Martin VK4MCU showed how easy it is to work the world with new digital voice gear. With a laptop, hotspots and a microphone to envy(!), Martin quickly reached into the UK from our meeting room. His DV demonstration was based around BlueDV, DVmega DVstick 30 and the Treehouse project. Martin is happy to help newcomers to digital voice – contact martin@bdars.org.au.

Bob VK4YA rounded off the night by showcasing his homebrew home automation. Again, Bob packaged up very cost effective sensors with a Raspberry Pi to provide a reliable security and warning system.

All up a super night with good attendance.