The Great Hagerstown Hamfest!

May 2, 2020

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Presentation: No Power, No Comms, Puerto Rico Disaster

Update (3/13/2018): Marty is currently back in Puerto Rico on assingment with FEMA. This presentation will be rescheduled for April.

Guest speaker and MDC Section Manager, Marty Pittinger, KB3MXM, will be discussing his recent assingment in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 19:00

Presentation: Solar and Modern Power Systems for Ham Radio

Edit: 3/20 - Due to the incliment weather this meeting has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule for a future date.

Guest speaker - Bob Bruninga, WB4APR

The technology of power systems has changed drastically in the last decade, yet most ham's concepts of shack power, field power, emergency power and renewable power are woefully out of date. Did you know you can use a modern loaptop power supply on anything from 100 to 240 VAC OR 150 to 330 VDC? It can provide up to 6 amps for portable operation and take only 10% the size and weight of older power supplies. Also Home Solar has come of age. Payback is now in under 5 years and then you get free power for LIFE!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 19:00

2018 Technican License Class

Our 2018 Technician's Licensing Class will run from Friday April 20 through Sunday April 22 at the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Pre-registration is required by March 16 if registering by mail or March 20 if you prefer to do so in person. You can download the registration form here.

The fee for the class is $30 for adults or $15 for those 18 and under and includes a copy of Gordon West's Technician License Manual as well as refreshments during the class.

Ham Radio in Scouting Opportunities during 2018 in Franklin County, PA

What: Ham radio experiences for Boy Scouts at 6 weeks of 2018 summer camp: Radio merit badge, Radio Direction Finding, 3 rd party radio operation, VE Session. Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) camporee, with Radio merit badge, another STEM related merit badge, Radio Direction Finding, 3 rd party radio operation, Ham-in- a-Day class, VE session.