Welcome

Our  Meetings:

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.

Upcoming Meetings:

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.

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  !!!

After the break, Dave N2IRO and Barry W1JFK will briefly revisit the balun question that came up last month.

June 6th Program

Speaker: Aleda Nichols KC1CCU  – Field Day: We had a wonderful field day last year !!! There will be a short presentation about our field day preparations this year.

Speaker: Andy Bourassa / W1LJJ:   Andy gave a fascinating presentation last time about radio while he was a merchant marine.  He says he has plenty more stories, so I hope you will come and see what he has in store for us.

July 11th Program      *** Please Note Date Change ***

Speaker:  TBD

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 !!!

September  5th

Speaker: TBD

October  3rd

Speaker: TBD

November 7th

Speaker: TBD

December  ??th

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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