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Club Meeting

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 19:00 to 20:30
Event Description: 

Monthly meeting


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2 October, 2014

     The regular scheduled meeting of the New Bern Amateur Radio Club was held this date at the Courtyards.    The meeting was called to order at 7:30 by President Dave Warwick, K4DJW. Introductions were made from the floor. There was 20 members and two guest on the roster.

Ed Wafford, W4EDW our ARES coordinator announced that all members interested in ARES should fill out a FSD-98 form and submit it to him. Ed is running an ARES net Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm. At this time we are using  2 meter simplex, 146.550. Running simplex is a real test for your radio and antenna setup. Many members have found out that in a real emergency there gear might not be able to get the help they might need. This weekly net is good practice for most of us. 

     Jim Scheer, W4NLD gave a presentation on SDR and the Flex Radio System. Besides using your PC and advanced software there is so much this high tech system can do that the average radio cannot. The radio system of the future is here, all you need is a small pile of money.

     The Annual Maysville Hamfest is 12 October. Bring your old gear and some cash. This is the only Hamfest I know of that is free to get in,free to tailgate and always a good time. Hope to see you all there.

     The door prize was won by Mr. Lucky,Dick Hallberg, K0UXZ.

     Motion to adjourn at 8:30
Bob Melle, AJ4XS,Secretary

By Jerry42