Thames Valley IP Users Group
Ah - now there is a good question!!
Well we are a bunch of people for whom just sending mail or bulletins across the AX.25 BBS system is not enough of a challenge. There is lots of TCP/IP software out there now that the Internet is so popular and most of it will work over radio links. The reason for us getting together in a club is so that we can help one another in finding out how to make the best use of all this software and put together the radio equipment necessary to move the data so created.
Most meetings are an informal affair that allow the members to meet face to face to discuss problems or announce new discoveries they have made. On occasion, we have a more formal talk, if someone is prepared to share a topic with the group or if we have a visitor from outside the group.
There is often a theme to the evening even if its not a formal 'do' with announcements, updates on the various projects the club is involved with and of course a coffee/tea break - can't do without liquid refreshments!!
Where do we meet
As we are now a small group, we alternate between one members house and of course a pub. :-)
When do we meet
After a long consultation period when the club first started, we decided on the second Thursday of each month so as to avoid all the other local club meetings. we start at 8pm, ish. If you are first there, get the beers in/kettle on.