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===Welcome to the Edmonton New Technology Society===
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== About Me ==
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A little bit of an electronics nerd, I have my own [http://www.orcapipe.com/electronics/workbench_8-22-2012.jpg electronics workbench] at home, with an ever-expanding assortment of test gear and tools. I also greatly enjoy [http://www.flickr.com/photos/rborges/ photography], and audio/video systems including home theater and "classic" hi-fi, like [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/LEAK_TL12/TL12.jpg tube amps] and [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/Otari_MX5050.jpg reel to reel tape decks]. I enjoy [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/LEAK_TL12/recapped.jpg restoring] old stereo gear to working condition, and I've built half a dozen or so [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/PHA/ headphone] [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/HA-1/ amps] of [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/headphone_amps.jpg various size] and [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/cigar_amp_interior.jpg design]. I've been a licensed [http://www.orcapipe.com/electronics/radio/radios.jpg amateur radio] operator since early January 2013, my callsign is VE6ORC. Unfortunately, living in an apartment really restricts my antenna possibilities, so I've made a [http://www.orcapipe.com/electronics/radio/magloop.jpg magnetic loop] that tunes up from 17m to 10m, and a dipole for the 20m band strung up from one end of the apartment to the other. I'm more active on VHF/UHF.
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'''What is ENTS?'''<br>
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== Skills Canada ==
The Edmonton New Technology Society (ENTS) is a non-profit, member-driven society of technology enthusiasts, hobbyists and friends. ENTS offers its members a place to create, build, repair and otherwise work on projects. ENTS first opened its doors in August of 2009 and since then has grown to be a fully self-sustaining collective of like minded individuals who come together over common interests and goals.<br>
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Throughout high school, I slacked off in the electronics lab most of the day while easily earning an A (and probably not actually deserving it), and my teacher encouraged me to enter the [http://skillscanada.com/ Skills Canada] [http://skillsalberta.com/ provincial] competitions while they were still in their infancy. I won first place in the provincials both years I competed, 1995 and 1996. Prizes included a Fluke 79 DMM in 1995, and a 0-30v 0-3a variable bench power supply in 1996, as well as a $1000 cheque for my school's lab.
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== Work at ENTS ==
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In January/February 2012, I was tasked, "promoted" if you will, with designing and building the electronics benches that are in the main work area. They are an L-shape in the corner, with the long segment 14 feet long starting from the short wall, and the short segment 10 feet long starting from the long wall. They are 2 feet deep, and stop approximately 1 foot from the end of each wall. I'm certainly no construction engineer, but it was a learning experience, and they turned out pretty good for someone not really knowing what the hell they were doing. [[File:Benches1.gif|200px|thumb|right|bench sketch]]
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ENTS is a co-op; members' monthly dues are put towards our operating costs. With the dues collected ENTS is able to provide the workspace and the supplies for our members to work.
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As a registered non-profit society in the province of Alberta, ENTS is organized under and governed by a set of bylaws and policies, ratified by the membership. The current version of these documents can be viewed at [http://docum.ENTS.ca. DocumENTS] <br>
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'''How can I join?'''<br>
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The easiest thing to do is check out our '''[[Joining|joining]]''' page and look around, ENTS offers tiered pricing to accommodate our member's financial needs. <br>
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If you'd like to visit ENTS a few time before joining you're more than welcome to. You can e-mail '''[mailto:directors@ents.ca directors]''' to book a time or jump in to our '''[[Contact_Us#Contact_Us|IRC channel]]''' and chat with the whole group. <br>
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'''Can I visit ENTS before joining?'''<br>
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Yes, prospecting members are strongly encouraged to attend one of our weekly project nights. HackTuesday happens every week from 6pm-10pm and it's a great opportunity to explore the space and meet the members, for more info, check the [[HackTuesday]] page. <br>
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There's not a lot of flags to inform members that there have been updates to the wiki. If you're interested in watching the changes as they happen, you can check the '''[[Special:RecentChanges| Recent Changes Special Page]]''', this will show you the recent edits so you can check them out. <br>
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Revision as of 22:51, 6 February 2013

Orcinus


About Me

A little bit of an electronics nerd, I have my own electronics workbench at home, with an ever-expanding assortment of test gear and tools. I also greatly enjoy photography, and audio/video systems including home theater and "classic" hi-fi, like tube amps and reel to reel tape decks. I enjoy restoring old stereo gear to working condition, and I've built half a dozen or so headphone amps of various size and design. I've been a licensed amateur radio operator since early January 2013, my callsign is VE6ORC. Unfortunately, living in an apartment really restricts my antenna possibilities, so I've made a magnetic loop that tunes up from 17m to 10m, and a dipole for the 20m band strung up from one end of the apartment to the other. I'm more active on VHF/UHF.


Skills Canada

Throughout high school, I slacked off in the electronics lab most of the day while easily earning an A (and probably not actually deserving it), and my teacher encouraged me to enter the Skills Canada provincial competitions while they were still in their infancy. I won first place in the provincials both years I competed, 1995 and 1996. Prizes included a Fluke 79 DMM in 1995, and a 0-30v 0-3a variable bench power supply in 1996, as well as a $1000 cheque for my school's lab.

Work at ENTS

In January/February 2012, I was tasked, "promoted" if you will, with designing and building the electronics benches that are in the main work area. They are an L-shape in the corner, with the long segment 14 feet long starting from the short wall, and the short segment 10 feet long starting from the long wall. They are 2 feet deep, and stop approximately 1 foot from the end of each wall. I'm certainly no construction engineer, but it was a learning experience, and they turned out pretty good for someone not really knowing what the hell they were doing.
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