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Upcoming Meetings

  • Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 7:30 PM at the Dolley Madison Library, McLean, VA. Ken, KE2N will provide an update on Broad Band Ham Networking (BBHN).. Ken will discuss the MAIPN (Mid-Atlantic IP Network) and his experiences using on-line tools to find microwave paths for wireless broadband. Check out the website at:
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Dolley Madison Library, McLean, VA.  Program to be announced
  • Monthly meetings will be held at the Dolley Madison Library , 1244 Oak Ridge Ave, McLean, VA.  Meetings are 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 taco.

 Recent Meetings

  • Monday, January 11, 2016, Tysons Pimmit Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043.  Note that this was a special, business meeting for various annual reports and to hold elections.  Some discussion was held about future AMRAD directions and interests, including the repeater.
  • Wednesday, December 9 – A quorum was not met, so no formal business was held.  Kevin Barth, K3BAR, gave a presentation on Civil Emergency Response Teams (CERT) in Montgomery County.
  • Thursday, November 12 – John Bailey, KC4BCI, talked about computer security.  See:
  • Thursday, October 8 – George LeMaster, WB5OYP, discussed LF transmitting antennas using simple formulas
  • Thursday, September 10 – Mark Kanawati, N4TPY talked about a potential opportunity for AMRAD to assist in designing and constructing another amateur radio satellite.
  • August 13 – George LeMaster, WB5OYP discussed the 2200 and 630 Meter bands section of the FCC Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) of 7/2/2015, along with some background information on how the utilities use PLC.  You can read the FCC document at:

Upcoming Events

  • Frostfest will be held in Richmond, VA on Saturday, February 6, 2016.  More information can be found here:  Richmond Frostfest
  • Charleston Amateur Radio Society (CARS) Saturday, February 6, 2016, in North Charleston, SC.  Charleston Hamfest
  • Maryland Mobileers Hamfest, Saturday, January 30, 2016 in Odeton, MD.
  • The Vienna Wireless Society Winterfest Hamfest will be held on March 20, 2016 at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus.