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.
Speaker: Pasha Roberts / W1LMT: Many of us use LightningMaps.org as a source of real-time worldwide lightning strikes for our ham operations. The backbone of this fast, accurate system is a network of low-cost sensors built by volunteers.
CNHARC member Pasha Roberts (W1LMT), built and activated the first station in New Hampshire, and will describe the Blitzortung project at the meeting.
He will cover the history of this project, radio technology used to detect lightning, the computer systems that coordinate strike information, and what it takes to build your own lightning detection station in this growing network. The Northeast needs more sensors!
Program: Annual Holiday Party.
Programs Looking for a Speaker
– 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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