As promised, here is the presentation I presented at the Jan 16 club meeting. I put up an adobe PDF file as well as the Powerpoint file. I also started a forum thread if people want to share ideas. If you want to build one, the dimensions in the presentation under "wires" are a good place to start for a free space ant. Thanks for attending even though the wx was not so good.
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the last decade, yet most ham's concepts of shack power, field power, emergency power and renewable power are woefully out of date.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!
Beginning December 28, 2017 there will be a monthly Fusion Net on the 447.975 repeater. This new net will begin at 7:30 PM on the last Thursday of every month. The objective of this net is to exercise our digital capabilities. I hope to see many of you there.
Gary DePalma, AC8NE, will be discussing his 6 meter stealth square loop antenna as well as an introduction to the EZNEC antenna design software.
Bill Collins K3WJC and myself (KC3FDA) will be giving a presentation on the new web resources available to the club. The presentation will include a walk-through of how to set up an account, the various features which are available, as well as the different options available for posting content.
The 58th annual JFK 50-mile Ultra-Marathon takes place on Saturday November 21, 2020. The Antietam Radio Association will once again assist with communications and other critical functions for this year's runners.
For more detailed information about the JFK, see the event's webpage at www.jfk50mile.org.