Philip Gates

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September Meeting

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] We had a great turnout for our meeting on Saturday.  It was another great opportunity to consult on technical problems, talk about your hobby and take a look at some show-and-tell items that folks brought in.  After our business meeting, Kerry Miller, AD5ABC, provided our presentation.  Kerry has quite a …

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RFI from LED lighting.

I certainly like the many options we have with LED lighting and the energy savings and long life are hard to beat!  I really don’t like the RFI that radiates from some of these lighting products, though.  Some screw-in bulbs that I have purchased from big box home improvement stores, I have simply returned when …

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RSVP for BARC events

Let us know if you can make one or both of these upcoming events by answering a few questions here: Build a dual-band portable antenna: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8Z3ZL7Y Texas QSO Party: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/855V9KC Don’t be left out!

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August meeting and presentation.

Congratulations to three newly-minted hams who passed their tests last Saturday.  A big thank you to the VE team for providing this important and convenient service to the local amateur radio community. Bryan Texas Utilities Electrical Distribution engineers joined us during our usual meeting time to educate us about radio interference from electrical sources.  BTU …

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July 2018 Club Meeting

Good attendance at our July meeting.  We were back in the USDA meeting and had good discussions of club business, lots of fun conversation, and a great presentation from Matthew Barry about the basis of digital signal processing.  We  missed you if you couldn’t make it but, we’ll look forward to seeing you in August! …

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Dick Zimmer in RELLIS recollections

Amateur Radio operators are well-accomplished and innovative people.  Many of us have had the opportunity to be a part of high-impact work that makes our lives safer, better-informed, and more comfortable.  You can learn more about just one example in Dick Zimmer’s, W5DZ,  RELLIS Recollections interviews.  Among other things, Dick worked on manned space flight, including …

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Mr. Carlson’s Lab

I can’t vouch for all of his work but, this fellow with Mr. Carlson’s Lab on YouTube has quite an array of radio and electronics video recordings.  They are high-quality, well-lit and well-edited.  He also has a paid subscription YouTube channel with member-exclusive video recordings.   Lots of good ideas and projects!  Click here:   Mr. Carlson’s …

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VE6AB, Jerry Clement.

You may have seen Jerry’s work on the cover of QST magazine, as he has been featured in that journal more than once.   You might enjoy exploring Jerry’s interests in amateur radio, machining, photography and outdoors hobbies on his web pages.  Jerry does some very detailed amateur radio work with antennas, and mobile, portable and …

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Alternate Meeting Location

On 16 June, we’ll meet at Peace Lutheran Church.  Here is the address:  2201 Rio Grande College Station, TX 77845.    Here is a link to the location on Google Maps:  https://goo.gl/maps/xrmzrFmv5vs The parking lot entrance is actually at the intersection of Airline DR and Shenandoah DR. Click on the photo to enlarge. I’ll look forward …

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Amateur Radio Cards

        I got my amateur radio cards.  Do you have yours?  What is your “elevator speech” when someone asks you about that handie talkie you are carrying?  What will you say about all the fun you are having with your hobby?  These cards are easy to get from local printers or, order …

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