November 2016 Club Meeting - "Surviving Low Sunspots "

Friday, November 18, 2016

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

Handyman Corner

Presented by Tom, W8TK

TBD

 

Surviving Low Sunspots

 

Presented by George Cooley, NG7A

solarn0nbhAs sunspot activity diminishes, perpetual propagation on the higher bands, with its petite, easy-to-hide antennas becomes a distant memory. Fortunately all is not lost, as conditions on the lower bands improve.
Surviving Low Sunspots suggests how to cope on the high bands, discusses the possibilities of low band operations and offers ideas for practical antennas. A visual demonstration of antenna structures will be included. Whether you live on several acres or a postage stamp HOA-patrolled lot, there is something for everyone. 

 

 

December 2016 Club Meeting - "Holiday Party"

Sign Up for the Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club

 

2016 Holiday Party Potluck

 

Sunday

December 18, 2016

3:00PM - 5:30PM

Ascension Lutheran Church

1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

 

Open to OVARC members and guests only.

Members may bring a guest. 

Room for 96 so sign up early. 

Everyone will need to RSVP.  

In addition to a dish to pass, each member and guest(s) should bring at least one non-perishable food item for the church food drive. 

 
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October 2016 Club Meeting - "APRS – What and Why and How "

Friday, October 21, 2016

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

Handyman Corner

Presented by Tom, W8TK

"Build an antenna tuner for $5"

 

APRS - What and Why and How

APRS 

Presented by Bob Stephens, AF9W

The Automatic Position Reporting System is a geolocation and messaging system that can provide critical tactical information for public service and emergency communications.  Bob will talk about why APRS is more than just “Where am I” and how to get on the air using this technology. 

About Bob

AF9W has been a ham since 1979.  His primary interests are public service and emergency communications, QRP CW operating, and Elmering.  He has been using APRS at public service events for over 5 years and currently provides the tracking equipment for the lead vehicle of the El Tour de Tucson.