When: Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:00pm.
Where: The Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Rd, Gilford, NH. 03249. Our meetings are in the basement of the main building. Enter the double doors that are closest to the road when looking at the building from the parking lot. Proceed down the steps on your right. An elevator is available by entering the main building from the left side under the covered breezeway.
If you’re new to the area and need help and directions, talk-in is on our Gunstock Repeater.
NOTICE: Future meeting topics are subject to change, especially due to the cancellation of the February meeting. There are times when guest speakers schedules conflict and they may have to be re-scheduled. Please check back here for updates as the meeting dates get closer. Below you will find a list the main topics. Depending on how long they run, we are working on providing some surprise “short” programs after the break.
April 4th Program
Speaker: Dave Worrall / N2IRO – SWR, Tuners and Cables & Transmission Lines: So your radio makes the signal and your antenna sends that signal out, but how should the radio and antenna be connected together? Join us to find out about these topics and the pros and cons of what your options you have in these areas.
May 2nd Program
Speaker: Dale Clement / AF1T – Antenna Demonstration: A speaker is often considered to be the most important part of a stereo, and that analogy carries over to your radio and it’s antenna. Want to see and hear about different antennas and their design ? Our guest speaker has some wonderful live demonstrations of how antennas actually work. Come see with your own eyes !!!
June 6th Program
Speaker: TBD – Field Day: We had a wonderful field day last year !!! This slot is being left open for our field day coordinator to inform you of all the arrangements and plans. We are also planning to have a remote guest speaker via Skype.
July 11th Program *** Please Note Date Change ***
Speaker: Andy Bourassa / W1LJJ: – Stories from being a merchant marine radio operator. If you enjoyed Andy’s last talk, we are sure you will enjoy more of his interesting stories.
August 1st Program
Activity: Fox Hunt: Organizer: Clayton Ferry: This is one of those activities that you don’t know is so much fun, until you get involved. We are doing this a month early this year to better take advantage of daylight. This activity is usually followed by an ice cream social – stay tuned for details !!!
Speaker: Clayton Ferry / N1VAU – Grounding: How should your ham station be grounded ? What are the elements of a well grounded station? How does grounding interact with lightning protection, and RF grounding ? What is a ground loop ? What type of conductors should be used ? How many grounds should you have ? How should ground rods be installed ? Is it okay to use your home’s electrical ground ?
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