If you want to be a Ham, here's your chance! Classes will begin on 17 March to lead to testing for the Technician's license. The announcement below will soon be released to local media. Please help spread the word among your friends and acquaintances who might be interested! Thanks. --K3ACT
Anne Arundel Radio Club will be offering a free class to prepare interested persons to become licensed Ham radio operators. This class is intended for persons who are not presently licensed, and will prepare the student to take the licensing test to receive a Technician license. The class will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, 17 March 2012, and will be held each Saturday (5 sessions) until and including 14 April. The classes will last for 3 hours each Saturday, and exams will be held following the last class at 1PM on April 14. All classes and the exam, which will also be free, will be held at the Anne Arundel Radio Club clubhouse located at 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Rd, Davidsonville, MD, 21035. The only cost for the student will be $25 for the official ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, which will be the course textbook. For further information, contact Rick Creager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who successfully complete the class and pass the exam will receive a hand-held radio courtesy of LDG Electronics! (while supplies last)
Sale was a huge success Thanks to all who attended!
On Tuesday, 27 December 2011, our remarkable Holly, N3MB, queen of the morning "Holly Net" on 147.105, went to the hospital for surgery. I am glad to report that I talked with her this afternoon (Thursday, 29 Dec.)and she is home from the hospital and recovering well. When I asked her what she would like to report about her surgery, she said "Well, I'm just glad it is over." Well Holly, we are too, and we wish you the speediest and best of recoveries.
The old Waldorf 145.35 machine is now at 475 feet in Prince Frederick. It should cover up to Annapolis and all of Southern Maryland. Check it out.
145.350 pl 156.7
I would like to have some of the pictures that were taken at the Dec Christmas Party. Please send them to me at email@example.com. Your contributions will be appreciated. Aslo, if you have any stories or articles that you think may be useful in the Ham Arundel News please send them along as well. Thanks
Bowie museum tunes into holiday spirit with December shows
Our own Tony Young - WA3YLO who volunteers at the Radio Television Museum in Bowie is in the news.
Take this link to read the article:
Here is the December issue of the Ham Arundel News
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Antennas
This video, made in 1981 but still 100% relevant today, is Hosted by Frank Rutter, K3AW (now an SK). Using a desktop antenna range at 3GHz and appropriately sized antennas he is able to produce very informative demonstrations of many different antenna designs. You'll get a better understanding of antenna patterns, take-off angles, gain, polarization, and more.
Don't miss it! 7:30 - Thursday night 11-17-11.
73, Rick - KK4GV
The November newsletter is attached. Inside you will find the nominations for next year's club officers.
John N3JDY (our RF Technician) and I stayed after work Friday night and plotted VSWR using professional equipment on our antenna range. We will also test them for gain and patterns when we get more time on the equipment.
You can see our results (John's works better) in the attached pdf. After opening the file click the rotate icon once counterclockwise to see the plots right side up.
We all really had a great time building our Yagi's at the project night. They were a big hit around our office full of RF engineers today too.
73, Rick - KK4GV