AMRAD founder and past president Paul Rinaldo, W4RI, passed away November 29, 2019 at the age of 88. In addition to founding and running AMRAD for many years, Paul was also a past CTO of the ARRL, and first publisher of QEX magazine. Celebration of his life will be held December 9, see this link for details.
Upcoming Meetings (tbd)
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NOTE: Monthly meetings are held at Linaspace, 2701 Prosperity Ave, Suite 215, Fairfax, VA 22031 after a tacos session. (thanks to Mark Kanawati) (close to Tippy’s) Meetings are usually on Saturday afternoons, and open to non-members. Consider yourself invited. Monthly meetings are reserved for technical talks
Saturday luncheons (also known as Tacos) are held every week around Noon at Tippy’s Taco House 8632 Lee Highway (US Rt 29) near Cedar Lane, Merrifield, (Fairfax), VA (Map and directions) Everyone is invited. There is no format: demonstrate your latest project, ask for technical assistance, or simply eat a tacos.
(NOTE: More info on each meeting presentation can be found within the AMRAD Newsletter, thanks to Dick Barth, W3HWN)
At the August 3rd meeting Francis Gary Powers, Jr. presented: Spy Pilot, Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy.
On July 13th, Mr. James Schier from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) gave a briefing on the 1960’s era Apollo Manned Space Flight Network Unified S-band (USB) system that combined tracking, ranging, telemetry. command, voice, and video signals into a single communications system.
At the March 16 2019 meeting, Steve Peterson gave a presentation on Humanity Road/VERT presentation. Mont Co CERT has developed a program to retain members’ interest in serving their community. The presentation discussed virtual activations by their VERT and includes lessons learned and best practices.
There was not an organized February meeting due to last-minute schedule conflicts, just regular tacos sessions
For the January 12 2019 meeting Terry Fox, N4TLF (via Skype) discussed CP/M emulators, 3D printing, and small CNC for making circuit boards.
The December 15 2018 AMRAD meeting was the annual business meeting
The Nov 17 2018 AMRAD meeting presentation was Introducing BooyaSDRWeb Remote Operation. See these links: