* **May 15, 2014, 7:30pm NOTE: THIRD THURSDAY - Practical Applications for High Speed Mesh Networks, Keith Elkin, KB3TCB** For more information see Keith's website at [[http://www.remoteamateur.com]]
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* **June 12, 2014, 7:30pm NOTE: SECOND THURSDAY - TBD**
* April 17 - "Fun With Electric Motors" Karl Berger, W4KRL reviewed the fundamentals of direct current motors and ran tests on a century-old open frame dc commutator motor that has slip rings connected to one rotor winding. This enabled observing the rotor voltage on an oscilloscope. All control of the motor control was done with an Arduino using Pulse Width Modulated power supplies, Hall-effect current sensors, and servo-driven instrumentation.
* March 20 - "An Amateur-Radio Solution to Frequency-Hopping Synchronization" André Kesteloot N4ICK and Maitland
Bottoms AA4HS jointly presented a creative approach to the spread
spectrum challenge posed by André in his December 2013 presentation.
* February 13 - cancelled by snow
* January 9 - "Rubidium Frequency Standards and Teardown" Frank Gentges, KØBRA, briefed us on rubidium frequency standards. Then, upholding a proud AMRAD tradition, he toredown a Frequency Electronics type FE-5682A standard.
**[[Click here for Past Meetings|pastmeetings]]**
* **May 16-18 - Dayton Hamvention** Trotwood OH [[http://hamvention.org]]
* **May 25 - Memorial Day Hamfest** West Friendship MD, Maryland FM Association [[http://www.marylandfm.org/Hamfest.htm]]
* **June 8 - Manassas Hamfest** Manassas VA, Ole Virginia Hams [[http://www.manassashamfest.org/]]
* **June 26-28 - RadioActivity 2014** Timonium MD, Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club [[http://www.maarc.org/MAARC_Docs/Flyers/RadioActivity2014.pdf]]
* **July 20 - Maryland Hamfest & Computerfest** West Freindship MD, Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society [[http://bratsatv.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Hamfest-2014-Flyer.pdf]]
* **August 3 - Berryville Hamfest** Berryville MD, Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club [[http://www.shenvalarc.org/hamfest]]
* **October 4 - Charlottesville Mini Maker Faire** Charlottesville VA [[http://makerfairecville.com/]]