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March 2020 Membership Meeting - CANCELLED
Due to concerns for the health of our members, the March 20th OVARC Membership meeting was CANCELLED.
We will attempt to re-schedule our guest speaker, Norman, VK6GOM.
Norman is located over 8,000 miles always in Busselton, Western Australia.
Over the years Norman has looked into one of the many benefits of Amateur Radio, that being our cognition and how our hobby positively impacts our cognitive skills. Norm will also tell us about ham radio operations in Australia and perhaps a bit about the activities in his a local club, the Bunbury Amateur Radio Club.
Other 2020 OVARC Membership Meetings...
Due to concern for the health of our members/guests, and in compliance with CDC, State, and Local Government directives, OVARC Membership meetings will not resume until an "all clear" is announced by these agencies. Thank you for your cooperation.
How to: Horizontal Loop Antennas by
John Payton (N7GHZ)
OVARC Member John Payton (N7GHZ) has created a PDF presentation on Horizontal Loop Antenna Design, as well as additional info and videos.
To download John's PDF, click HERE.
To access the other material including videos, click HERE.
RESCHEDULED - Titan Missile Museum
Due to bad weather on Saturday, February 22, 2020, the Titan Museum Field Event has been re-scheduled to Saturday April 18.2020, at 8:30 AM MST,
Click HERE for a Map
The missile silo is one of 54 built in the 1950's and is the last one in original condition. Tours are available and highly recommended, but have become so popular that reservations are required.
The site also has a huge HF discone antenna which is maintained by the Green Valley ARC and is available to licensed hams. https://titanmissilemuseum.org/museum/ham-radio-operators/.
There is a separate parking area for those using the antenna, and you can drive right up, connect your radio to the feedline PL259, and enjoy. On previous outings we have worked stations all over the world. Learn about discones https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discone_antenna
We will arrive around 08:30 and be on the air soon thereafter. Drive is about 45 minutes from Oro Valley and is just off I-19. Last year we had to cancel at the last minute because of hazardous icy road conditions, which actually resulted in a couple fatal accidents on I-19, so check your email before heading out if the weather threatens. As usual, bring your lunch and a chair. And don't forget the museum tour!
73 de W8TK
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