Notes from the 6 May 2008 meeting
Appeal for the Science Museum
- Attracts museum patrons. The discussion was that the station needed to be “cutting edge”. Ideas included things connected to computers, APRS, PSK, packet, CW sender-reader, satellite connection.
- Related to radio most people use like cell phones and WiFi.
- Educational, a clear role of the museum, especially with all the school field trips to the museum. Demos suggested: wavelength demo, wave functions with strings, suspended slinky, a tone sung into an oscilloscope, valves as demo of transistors, physical crystals.
Appeal for Ham Volunteers
- HF operations for those without stations at home. Typically morning are very busy with the afternoons more likely to be open to making contacts.
- A teaching gig, the most important role for ham volunteers. It’s a chance to share accumulated knowledge and inspire youngster to get interested in science and engineering.
- Attract new hams.
- Get together with other hams just for the fun of it.
A portable, lockable cart with a radio as a trial. Kind of like the kind you see in a shopping mall.
All the club reps applying their imaginations to this project.
Based on imagined station, build a proposal to the science museum management.