#Upcoming Meetings * **January 9, 2014, 7:30pm - To Be Determined** Dolley Madison Library, McLean, VA. * **February 13, 2014, 7:30pm - "Fun With Electric Motors"** Karl Berger, W4KRL will take us back to the 19th Century to explore the fundamentals of direct current motors. #Recent Meetings * December 12 - Annual Business Meeting. Directors elected for 2014-2015: Paul Rinaldo, W4RI, Frank Gentges, K&0slashBRA, Karl Berger, W4KRL
* November 21 - Bill Liles, NQ6Z “100 Years of Amateur Aerials” The Radio Society of Great Britain is 100 years old this year. For the celebration they have gone through their archives and produced a set of talks. One talk is on 100 years of amateur aerials. Bill presented this talk with photos and discussion. * October 10, 2013 - Ron Payne, WA6YOU - "Coax Connectors - The Intimidating Interface." Ron demonstrated installing PL259 and BNC coax crimp connectors and weatherproofing methods. * September 19 - Mark Braunstein, WA4KFZ, provided an overview of printed circuit board fabrication for the electronics experimenter. Mark has personal experience using CNC routers in a commercial enterprise. Other options for do-it-yourselfers include conventional photo-etching and contact etching with laser printed masks. A number of domestic and foreign fabricators offer fast turn around at low cost but with confusing choices for software and file formats. **[[Click here for Past Meetings|pastmeetings]]** #Upcoming Events * ** January 26, 2014 - MMARC 2014 Post Holiday Hamfest** Odenton, MD, Maryland Mobileers Amateur Radio Club [[https://sites.google.com/site/marylandmobileers/hamfests-1/hamfest-2]] * **February 1, 2014 - Virginia State Convention (Frostfest)** Richmond, VA, Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society [[http://www.frostfest.com]] * ** February 23, 2014 - Winterfest** Fairfax, VA, Vienna Wireless Society [[http://www.viennawireless.org/winterfest.php]] ---- [[AMRAD Wiki|amradwiki]]
André Kesteloot, N4ICK, demosntrated an Arduino-based "Spread-Spectrum Frequency-Hopping Transmitter Module" that he has developed. André needs ideas for the receiver side of the system. AMRAD members engaged in a lively discussion about how the receiver could detect and lock on to the transmitted signal.