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Next Meeting — February 5th (returning to BSA)

Topic: Introduction to Arduino Hardware

As a tie-in with our February RaRa Academy, this month we will cover Arduino hardware. Forest Shick (WA2MZG) will get us started with Arduino hardware.

February’s meeting presentation will start with a very short discussion of various hobby-style, microcontroller modules. Then Forest will focus on the Arduino Nano.

We will examine the different hardware interfaces available on the Nano: Digital I/O, A/D Conversion, Interrupts and more. Forest will also provide a short discussion on prototyping – how to do it easily.

If you’re interested in programming for the Arduino, this presentation will get you set up for the February 22nd Academy on “Very Basic Arduino Programming”. Signup will be available at the meeting.

Forest has been interested in electronics since he was 12 years old. He has been a ham and a life member of ARRL for over 40 years and a past President of RaRa. His professional career started at Motorola Communications Division where he worked with UHF & VHF land mobile and rail transit radios. He also worked at Harris RF Communications in the VHF / UHF land mobile radio group and later at a small company designing battery operated, microprocessor-controlled instruments.

If you plan on attending the “Very Basic Arduino Programming” academy, it is a good idea that you attend the February RaRa meeting and get a head start!

Please join us on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, 7:00PM at the Boy Scouts Headquarters at 2320 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road, Rochester, New York 14623

Elmer’s Corner Q&A Program

January’s Focus: Open discussion starting at 6:15PM, Hosted by Forest Shick, WA2MZG.

 

 

Information from Past Meetings

Slides and other information is shared for club and personal use. Any other uses must receive permission from the speakers.

January 15th

Featured Speaker: Karl Heinz Kremer (K5KHK)

Subject: POTA — Parks on the Air

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

 

December 4th

Featured Speaker: Tim Guyot, KB1POP

Subject: Getting Started with VHF/UHF

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

November 6th

Annual Action

October 2nd

Featured Speaker: Mike Moore, KC2NM

Subject: Public Service and Amateur Radio - Who, What, Where and Why?

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

September 4th

Featured Speaker: Scott Theis, W2LW

Subject: Review and discussion of Club Station Requirements

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

August 7th

Featured Speaker: Tim Brown, WB2PAY

Subject: CPR and Early Defibrillation Saves Lives

Additional Information: PDF of Slides   SCA vs Heart Attack Flyer    Stop the Bleeding Flyer

May 1st

Featured Speaker: Scott Theis, W2LW

Subject: A Technical Discussion of Electric Vehicles

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

April 3rd

Featured Speaker: Robert Hobday, N2EVG

Subject: The Magic of Radio Captures Our Imagination

March 6th

Featured Speaker: David Bishop, Program Coordinator, ASRAS

Subject: Peering into Not-so Empty Space, Best of Astronomy for 2018

February 6th 2019

Featured Speaker: Jarred Jackson, KF2MR

Subject: All Mode Operation on VHF and UHF Bands

January 2nd 2019

Featured Speaker: Paul Jason Kolacki, K2FX

Subject: Official Observer Program

December 5th 2018

Featured Speaker: Duane Fregoe, K2SI

Subject: Everything Digital — Let Your Radio and Computer Talk to Each Other

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

November 7th 2018

Annual Action 

October 3rd 2018

Featured Speaker: Join Mike Fries, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of the NWS

Subject: Skywarn®

Additional Information: Skywarn Webite

September 5th 2018

Featured Speaker: Ralph Dutcher, KD2BDZ, and Jon Dickason, N2JAC

Subject: Go-Kits

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

August 1st 2018

Featured Speaker: Gary Skuse, KA1NJL

Subject: The Future of RaRa

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

May 2nd 2018

Featured Speaker: Ed Gable K2MP

Subject: The History of the Telegraph, Mr. Morse’s Code,
                  Telegraph Keys and Things That go Dit in the Night.

April 4th 2018

Featured Speakers: Mike Rink W2HYP and Phil Visalli K2ELV

Subject: Operating HF with AllStar 

March 7th 2018

Featured Speaker: Robert Karz, K2OID

Subject: How to Succeed at DX with a Modest Station

Additional Information: PDF of Slides 

February 7th 2018

Featured Speaker: Mike Moore, KC2NM

Subject: Public Service

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

 

January 3rd 2018

Featured Speaker: Jim Veatch, WA2EUJ

Subject: Soundcard Based SDR Transceivers

Additional Information: PDF the Slides 

December 6th 2017

Featured Speaker: Scott A. Theis, W2LW

Subject: Cyber Security

Additional Information: PDF the Slides 

November 1st 2017

Annual Action 

October 4th 2017

Featured Speaker: Tim Duffy, K3LR

Subject: Contesting 

September 6th 2017

Featured Speaker: Jamie Oliver, KF2B

Subject: KiCad, Open Source PCB Design Overview

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

August 2nd 2017

Featured Speaker: Scott A. Theis, W2LW

Subject: Introduction to Microcontrollers

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

December 4th 2015

Featured Speaker: Ryan Tucker, W2XH

Subject: Software Defined Radio (SDR)

Additional Information: PDF of Slides 

January 8th 2010

Featured Speakers: Jim DiTucci N2IXD & Ross Mazzola KC2LOC

Subject: From Snail-Mail to Radio-Email

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

February 7th 2008

Featured Speaker: Raj Dewan, N2RD

Subject: Antennas on a Suburban Lot

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

September 7th 2007

Featured Speaker: Edward F. Asam, W2NED

Subject: QRP Adventures

Additional Information: PDF of Slides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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