Upcoming Meetings

  • November 12, 2014, 7:30pm NOTE: This meeting is on WEDNESDAY! - Brennan Price, N4QX, Chief Technology Officer of the ARRL, will brief us on the upcoming World Radiocommunication Conference. - at Dolley Madison Library, McLean. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/dm/

  • Nominations will be open for Directors with terms expiring this year: Terry McCarty, WA5NTI and George Lemaster, WB5OYP.

  • December 11, 2014, 7:30pm - Annual Business Meeting including election of Directors and Alternates - at Dolley Madison Library, McLean. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/dm/

Recent Meetings

  • October 9 - Bill Liles, NQ6Z, discussed the race to make the first transatlantic two-way contact. The 1920s was an exiting time for amateur radio as hams were allowed back on the air after WWI. Bill drew on material from the RSGB archives as prepared by Elaine Richards, G4LFM.

  • September 11 - Terry McCarty, WA5NTI, gave an update on his work in promoting license training to emergency services and 4H clubs. Glenn Baumgartner, AK4QJ, updated us on his construction of moonbounce equipment

  • August 14 - Ray Cole, K4GAA, presented his work on cave radio communications at 3.5 kHz.

  • July 17 - Ron Payne, WA6YOU, shared his adventures operating from various countries during his ham career. He displayed superb examples of 1950s and 1960s spy radios.

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Upcoming Events

  • October 25 | Southern Maryland Tailgate Fest Location: Hollywood, MD Sponsor: St. Mary's County ARA Website: http://www.k3nhk.org
  • October 26 | Mason Dixon Hamfest Location: Westminster, MD Sponsor: Carroll County Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.qis.net/~k3pzn

  • March 22, 2015 | Vienna Wireless Winterfest Location: Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, Virginia http://www.viennawireless.org/winterfest.php

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