Our August 2022 club meeting included a presentations by Jeff Padell, WX1USN on solar photography. Jeff is an accomplished photographer and an avid amateur astronomer owning several of his own telescopes as well as belonging to some astronomy groups and societies.
Our July 2022 club meeting included a presentations by Phil McNamara, KB1CYO about Narrow Band Emergency Message System or NBEMS for short. The system is driven by the free FLDIGI suite of software available for Windows, Mac and Linux. The hardware requirements are; any radio (HT, Mobile, HF) that has a mic and speaker jack , and a radio interface. If your radio has a USB port, you are all set. If not, the easiest way is with a SignaLink or RigBlaster and appropriate cable sets which you can purchase or home brew. For a computer, the only requirement is a sound card and mic connection. Because of the low overhead, an old Windows 7 machine with 1GB of ram and a small hard drive is perfect. Obviously, more ram is better. The presentation also includes a demo of the functionality of the software.
Our June 2022 club meeting included two Youtube presentations about Long Wire antennas. The first video is about the different types of Long Wire antennas, and the second is a review and demonstration about a Nelson wire antenna.
Our May 2022 meeting included a presentation by Chris Phillips, KB1KHI about the recent happenings with the Walpole High School Robotics Team.
Our April 2022 meeting included a YouTube presentation that was a walk and talk from the 2021 Near-Fest hamvention in Deerfield New Hampshire. The video is not included in this file, but is provided as a YouTube link.
Our March 2022 meeting included a YouTube presentation included a presentation by Chris Reynolds, KB1NLW about the work his company did in designing the guidance systems used by yhe U.S. military.
Our February 2022 meeting included a YouTube presentation that was an interview with Bob Heil of Heil Sound. The video is not included in this file, but is provided as a YouTube link.
Our January 2022 meeting included a presentation by Phil Phil McLaughlin, KB1CYO on building a portable VHF / UHF go kit.
Our December meeting included 2 Youtube videos; DMR For Beginners – HAM Radio – TheSmokinApe, and What Is A Digital Ham Radio Hotspot DMR DSTAR C4FM Hotspots Explained.
Our November meeting included a presentation by Chris Reynolds, KB1NLW on the trials and tribulations of his new 20 meter CW kit build.
Our October meeting included a presentation by Chris Phillips, KB1KHI titled Dirt Fishing, which is everything you would want to know about metal detection. Chris shows off not only his expertise on the subject, but also includes his vast array of the various detectors and accessories he uses.
Our September meeting included a YouTube presentation by Mike Bowman, KG2MG titled Dayton Hamvention 2016 Walk and Talk. Normally, the presentation is stitched into the meeting video. However, in order for Mike to get the credit he is due (and possible YouTube monetization), his video is a separate link pointing to his YouTube. If you never attended Hamvention, this is how it looked back in 2016 when it was held at the Hara Arena. It has since moved to a new venue. This video is strictly the club meeting less the presentation. If you want to see the presentation (and I highly recommend it), click on the link and enjoy yhe show.
Our August meeting included a presentation by Chris Reynolds, KB1NLW titled Feed Lines for Dummies Like Me. Chris designs all of his own antennas, and is our go-to guy for antenna modeling expertise. Chris is an Extra class license holder and an electrical engineer. In addition, Chris is also a Volunteer Examiner with the Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Group.
Our June meeting included a presentation by Phil McLaughlin, KB1CYO on home beer brewing. Phil has over 20 years experience in home brewing, and is our resident expert on the process. This presentation covers a comprehensive overview on the process including the history of beer, and what Phil uses in his making his own brews. Phil is an General class license holder and an engineer. Phil is also a Volunteer Examiner with the Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Group.
Our May meeting included a presentation by Barry Devine, K1BFD on computer security. This presentation covers what products and services Barry uses to secure his home computers and online presence, and why he chose them. Barry is the Vice President of the Norwood Amateur Radio Club and also serves as it’s WebMaster. Barry is an Extra class license holder and a computer engineer. In addition, Barry is a co-founder of the Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Group where he serves as a Volunteer Examiner.
Our April meeting included a presentation by Chris Reynolds, KB1NLW about his new, very affordable 12 bit oscilloscope. This presentation is not only for people familiar with using oscilloscopes, but also for newbies. Chris is an Extra class license holder and an electrical engineer. In addition, Chris is also a Volunteer Examiner with the Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Group.
Our March meeting included a presentation titled Disasters – The Recovery Process by Rick Cantin, WA1HAM. Rick has extensive experience in Emergency Management having held the position of EMA Assistant Deputy Director with 2 different local EMA organizations before becoming a FEMA Reservist in 2016 where he worked as a Disaster Survival Specialist. Currently, Rick is working as a FEMA Help Desk Covid coordinator dealing with helping families of Covid victims in obtaining funeral expense reimbursements. Rick is an Extra class license holder, having done it the hard way by passing a 20 word per minute code test. Rick is also a Volunteer Examiner with the Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Group.
Our February meeting included an outstanding presentation by Chris Phillips, KB1KHI on his work with the Walpole High School Robotics team. Unfortunately, I had to remove the music audio on a few of the videos shot by Chris due to potential copyright violations. Chris is an Extra class license holder, and a computer and electrical engineer. Chris also is the president of the Norwood Amatuer Radio Club.
Our January meeting included a presentation by Barry Devine, K1BFD entitled building your own locally hosted WordPress website. Barry mentioned that step-by-step directions for for setting up the local environment on your home PC or Mac as well as building a fully functional WordPress site are available in our members website. Barry is a computer engineer and an Extra class license holder. In addition, Barry is a co-founder of the Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Group where he serves as a Volunteer Examiner.
Our December meeting was a pre-Christmas members chat.
Our November meeting was a pre-Thanksgiving members chat.
Our October meeting was another friendly members chat.
Our September meeting featured a presentation by Chris Reynolds, KB1NLW on his Phaser 20 meter kit build and diagnosis. In the essence of time, this presentation is the entirety of this video. Chris is an Extra class license holder, and an engineer. Chris is also a Volunteer Examiner with the Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Group.