TinkerSoc was recently successful in being awarded a student projects grant for the use of re-establishing an amateur radio presence on campus. We have been working hard and have purchased a set of equipment that we hope you will find useful!
We should like to thank the donors of this student project grant that has made this project possible, we really could not have done this without the aid of their generosity.
We intend to host a number of radio events over the summer, so everyone can get the chance to use the equipment. We will then make it bookable by the start of the new academic year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Here is a list of the equipment that we have purchased and intend to make available for all members, including students and staff at the University:
HF, VHF and UHF Portable Setup
A setup for taking outside and erecting anywhere. Will require an amateur license to use and can be utilised for training:
- Yaesu FT-857D 100W Mobile Transceiver
- YT-100 ATU
- SWR Meter (one for HF, one for VHF and UHF)
- Clansman 5.4 Meter Mast
- Balum (1:1)
- 20 Meters of Kevlar 28 (for creating the antennas, i.e. dipole).
- High Power External Speaker
- DTMF & Remote Control Hand Mic
- Housed in Flight Case and powered with 4200MaH 4S LiFePO4 (charger, watt meter and alarm).
A setup for tracking cubesats and pico-ballons. Can be used by anyone:
- Satnogs station that we have starting building
- Yagi Antennas
- Rasp Pi 2
Software Defined Radio Static Setup
(Wideband SDR. Will be available to any Kent uni student / TinkerSoc member to use remotely through a web interface.):
Portable Software Defined Radio
Wideband SDR receiver for portable use and for, research, experimentation; e.g. creating our own GSM Base Stations. This will be available for Tinkersoc members and research use only.