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November Monthly Breakfast Cancelled 

In response to the latest Covid-19 news, the ARA determined that it was prudent to cancel the traditional monthly breakfast.

December's breakfast fate has not yet been determined.

6-Meter loop antenna presentation

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.

Download here:  PDF and PPT

Presentation: Solar and Modern Power Systems for Ham Radio

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the last decade, yet most ham's concepts of shack power, field power, emergency power and renewable power are woefully out of date.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!

Date: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 19:00

FUSION NET

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.
Butch
NI2W