#Upcoming Meetings * **January 9, 2014, 7:30pm - "Rubidium Frequency Standards and Teardown"**, Frank Gentges, KØBRA, will brief us on rubidium frequency standards. The, upholding a proud AMRAD tradition, he will teardown a Frequency Electronics type FE-5682A standard. 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, KØBRA, 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. **[[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.