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.