In August 2020 the GQRP club released a detailed agenda for its Online Convention 2020, which took place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September.
In the FAQ released at the same time we covered the issue of recording the presentations.
"They will be made available on-line to all ticket holders as soon as possible after the event".
The chairman Steve G0FUW has now written to all ticket holders with details regarding the online recordings. If you were a ticket holder and you did not get your email please first check your spam folder and only then please contact the chairman.
As promised earlier, in December 2020 the Club set up a YouTube channel and made them widely available to the rest of the Club membership and the wider radio amateur community - but those who paid to attend got the benefit of the early release.
We regret that we were unable to accept late registrations after the event. The online event, replaced the club’s annual GQRP convention at Telford due to current Covid-19 restrictions.
The two-day event comprised of a series of online presentations and knowledge-sharing meetings where people could share ideas.
After the event our chairman stated "The Club's first ever Online Convention was a great success. You have told us that loud and clear". - such was the volume of positive feedback.
The packed presentation list included:
• “Building QRP transceivers” with Hans Summers G0UPL, designer and manufacturer of the QCX QRP transceiver.
• “HF propagation and QRP” with Steve Nichols G0KYA, author and chairman of the RSGB’s Propagation Studies Committee
• “Homebrew SSB Transceivers” with Pete Juliano N6QW, co-presenter of the Soldersmoke podcast and a prolific home brewer.
• “Vector Network analysers explained and the NanoVNA” with Alan Wolke W2AEW, a professional electrical engineer who works for Tektronix.
• “Antennas for QRP” with Callum McCormick M0MCX, YouTube star and inventor and manufacturer of the DX Commander vertical antenna.
• “FT8/FT4 for the QRPer” with Anthony Luscre K8ZT, who will take a detailed look at this the fastest-growing mode in amateur radio.
There was also be range of knowledge-sharing sessions, including “Using Antenna analysers” with Heather M0HMO, “Running a QRP DxPedition” with Dom M1KTA, “Battery technology for QRP portable” with Bill G4ERV, “Omni Directional antennas” with John G8SEQ, "My mag loop experiments with milliwatt QRP" with Mark MM0DQM and many more.
The event cost only £4 for GQRP club members. Quite a bargain.