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.
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: Paul Anzalone / N1PA: Paul will be giving a talk to help club members understand some of the features that Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) brings to Amateur Radio. This will include a brief introduction to DMR and also help us become familiar with available features from a user’s perspective.
Our main topic will discuss networks in the area that are available and what they have to offer.
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 !!!
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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