Upcoming Meetings

  • Nominations are open for Directors and Alternates with terms expiring this year.

  • December 10, 2014, 7:30pm NOTE: This meeting is on WEDNESDAY! - Annual Business Meeting including election of Directors and Alternates - at Dolley Madison Library, McLean. There will be a technical presentation TBD. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/dm/ NOTE: Library will be closed. Enter through side entrance door on Oak Ridge Avenue. This is to the right of the library main entrance from the parking lot.

Recent Meetings

  • November 12 - Karl Berger, W4KRL, presented lessons learned while building and enhancing an Arduino-based Morse Decoder using the Goertzel algorithm for tone detection. He reviewed useful design tools including IdealCircuit for filter simulation and VeroDes for laying out a stripboard.

  • 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.

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Project Proposal - Weak Signal Detection

Frank Eliot W3WAG proposes development of an innovative weak signal mode. AMRAD members and others are asked to comment on and expand his concept described in this paper: Weak Signal Paper 2014.11.10.pdf

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