Slim Jim Antenna Project UPDATE

This just in from Barry Allison (VE3NA):

The original instructions for the Slim Jim 2 metre antenna gave dimensions that were in error due to calculations based on an incorrect value for the velocity factor of the 300 ohm twin lead given by the cable vendor. Folks that received and already built their kits based on the previous instructions will be given a replacement length of 300 ohm cable to correct the problem that resulted in a high SWR.

Download the (updated) project documentation here: Click to Download

Slim Jim Antenna Project

The Slim Jim Antenna kits are now available for all that signed up, at a price of $25.  Contact Barry Allison (VE3NA).

Barry will have the kits available at the OVMRC Christmas DInner.

Credits for the kit project and the documentation go to Barry Allison (VE3NA) and Marc Bélanger (VE3BOE).

Download the project documentation here: Click to Download

If you need a PDF reader, you can download that here: Foxit Reader.

Invitation To Attend Raspberry Pi Boot Camp


For those of you who are just starting to play around with Raspberry Pi and/or Linux, we are holding an event that aims to pair newbies with experts and provide a place for you to ask questions and to get ideas.

If you are having trouble getting your Raspberry Pi and/or “Linux stuff” installed or working properly or are merely curious what all the fuss is about, this is the place to visit.

This event is open to anyone and is offered * free of charge * , however, we are accepting donations for the Algonquin Students’ Association Food Cupboard drive. Information can be found on the event web page.

The pertinent details for the event are:

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 from 0900h to 1600h Eastern
Algonquin College, Woodroffe Avenue Campus (Ottawa), Room T119

To reserve your spot, please use the registration link found on the main event page.

Folks may feel free to drop-in whenever they like throughout the day. Free parking is available in lots 8, 9 and 12 and there is also adequate public transit across the street to/from Baseline Station. detailed directions available on the main event site.

We are planning to have a few short demo presentations spaced throughout the day to demonstrate various Raspberry Pi projects or cool things that you can do with them. Please check back on the main site often as we refine the schedule.

Buyapi, a local distributor of Arduino and Raspberry Pi products, will likely also have Raspberry Pi units and other related products available there for sale.

Lunch (pizza or subs) will be provided for a small fee for those who are interested.

73, Tyler Tidman, VA3DGN