January 2014 Club Meeting - "Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio"

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January 17, 2014 

7:00pm MST

New Location

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ


Handyman Corner

by Tom, W8TK

A new feature of OVARC monthly meetings is the Handyman Corner presented by Tom, W8TK.   These short presentations show how to accomplish small projects around the shack.  The first Handyman Corner presentation will show how to install a PL-259 connector.  Although these sessions are targeted to our newer hams, they may provide some new ways for the more experienced hams to accomplish these tasks.  


Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio

What is D-STAR?  How does it work? 

Presented by Scott Boone, K7ADX

D-STAR is a mode that has been growing since its introduction to the U.S. in 2005.  It is now a mature technology that offers many exciting opportunities for Amateur communication.  He will explore D-STAR’s technology and how it all works, what it offers and some of the exciting new advancements that are coming in the near future.

About Scott

Scott was first licensed in 2012.  Within that year he has upgraded to Extra.  He enjoys all modes but spends most of his time on VHF/UHF and with digital modes.



Board Elections

Elections for Board members will be held at the January 17 Club Meeting.  There are 5 open positions on the board.  The following 7 people were nominated at the December 20th Membership Meeting.  The official list of nominees will be on the ballot to be distributed at the January 17 Club Meeting. 

Sorted by call sign suffix

  • Howard, KC7AC
  • Scott, K7ADX 
  • Ron, W7AI
  • Dave, N7AKC
  • Gary, KT7AZ
  • Gary, AE7GP
  • Ron, W7HD

Nominations will remain open until Friday, January 10th.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any nominations that you would want considered at the January elections.