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This Month at OVARC

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February Membership Meeting - February 16, 2024 - 7 PM
 
Supporting Ukrainian Hams
We all have many different interests in our hobby of ham radio, but a trait we all share is that of service and helping others. Along that theme, Ukrainian hams have stepped up to aid their army, providing equipment to enhance the army’s ability to communicate. Over the last 20 months Curt has had the privilege of working with several Ukrainian hams on numerous projects.  In his presentation he will present details – both successes and failures – of antennas, transmission lines, and battery chargers. These projects span original design work, manufacturing engineering, delivery, and feedback from the radio signalmen. Curt comments “This experience has been the most impactful of my 48-year amateur radio career.”
 
About Curt Laumann
Curt was first licensed in 1975 in Minnesota.  He currently holds an Extra Class license and has explored many facets of the hobby.  Over the last several years Curt managed and reinvigorated the University of Arizona club through facility and organizational improvements.  He enjoys coaching and mentoring students; Morse code; portable operations (SOTA, POTA, satellite grid roving, contesting); construction of various antennas and ham radio widgets; and 3D printing.  Curt has worked as a physicist, design engineer, and process engineer (previously certified Six Sigma Blackbelt).  For a few decades Curt pursued flying: he is a licensed private pilot in airplanes, and a commercial pilot in gliders, and held a glider instructor certification.  Over the last decade Curt returned to amateur radio as his primary focus.
ALSO:
Presentation by JOE – KC2J
Joe has a miniature antenna design shop going in his garage. He’s been cobbling up a number of HOA friendly antennas and will “show ‘n tell” some of his latest designs that are simple to construct.​
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MEETING LOCATION:
NEW LOCATION: Building A, Room 207
 
Pima Community College NW Campus
7600 N Shannon Rd,
For a MAP to the meeting location, see below:

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(OVARC Groups.io Link (members only), click HERE)
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Next Online Monthly Raffle - February 16, 2024.

 

OVARC will conduct its next "online raffle" February 16, 2024. An electronic process has been created to allow you to purchase your raffle tickets on-line, and a separate "randomization program" will select a winner. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

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