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In an effort to make the monthly Frederick Amateur Radio Club meetings more informative and enjoyable, we are looking for folks to give a 20-45 minute presentation to the club on something that they know well. You don’t have to be a Ph.D. in electronic engineering or even hold an amateur license, just have something of interest to present to our membership.
Individuals who would be willing to speak on a ham related topic at one of our monthly meetings are encouraged to contact us. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 PM at the Independent Hose Company on Baughmans Ln.
Here is a compiled list of all ideas for possible presentations that has been received.
|– Introduction to HAM Radio||– Digital modes||– Satellite communications|
|– Controlling your radio remotely||– Stealth antenna designs||– Ham radio and the internet|
|– Emergency Power Systems||– Proper Station Grounding||– EME|
|– DXpeditions||– Mobile installations||– General Computer Usage and Maintenance.|
|– Useful Open Source Software.||– Networking Basics.||– Basic soldering skills|
|– APRS Usage||– Operating QRP both @ home/field||– TNC Computer and Radio Integration|
|– Amateur Television||– Antenna modeling tools for Dummies|
|– Workshop. How about a kit-building session where we all make something like a Tuna Tin transmitter
( http://www.amqrp.org/kits/ )
|– Theory and operation of simple tube radios (let us understand our roots)|
|– Presentations about what ham radio was like in the 30s – 50s, from some experienced ham family members|
|– Ham uses for the Raspberry Pi ( www.raspberrypi.org ), a $40 credit-card sized computer than runs Linux|
|– HSMM-MESH – Rolling Multimedia Network for mobile event, real time video and audio coverage.|
We are looking for more ideas, so if you are willing, we are inviting you to share your knowledge.