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.

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 !!!

September  5th

Speaker: TBD

October  3rd Program

Speaker: Jeff Millar / WA1HCO:  How familiar with Software Defined Radios (SDRs’s) are you ?   Jeff designs them and he will be here from the Nashua Amateur Radio Club to tell us all about them.

I have asked Jeff some questions and I hope you will bring yours as well.  He will cover some of the basics, talk about capabilities, attributes (Pros and Cons) and I am sure much much more.

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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