Upcoming Meetings

  • November 12, 2014, 7:30pm NOTE: This meeting is on WEDNESDAY! - Karl Berger, W4KRL, will make a presentation on the Arduino for ham radio projects. - at Dolley Madison Library, McLean. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/dm/

  • Nominations will be open for Directors and Alternates with terms expiring this year: Terry McCarty, WA5NTI, George Lemaster, WB5OYP, Joe Palsa, K3WRY, and Terry Fox, WB4JFI.

  • December 11, 2014, 7:30pm - Annual Business Meeting including election of Directors and Alternates - at Dolley Madison Library, McLean. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/dm/

Recent Meetings

  • October 9 - Bill Liles, NQ6Z, discussed the race to make the first transatlantic two-way contact. The 1920s was an exiting time for amateur radio as hams were allowed back on the air after WWI. Bill drew on material from the RSGB archives as prepared by Elaine Richards, G4LFM.

  • September 11 - Terry McCarty, WA5NTI, gave an update on his work in promoting license training to emergency services and 4H clubs. Glenn Baumgartner, AK4QJ, updated us on his construction of moonbounce equipment

  • August 14 - Ray Cole, K4GAA, presented his work on cave radio communications at 3.5 kHz.

  • July 17 - Ron Payne, WA6YOU, shared his adventures operating from various countries during his ham career. He displayed superb examples of 1950s and 1960s spy radios.

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