— Recent Club Activity —
Dr. Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF joined us to discuss his space weather research, Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI), incorporating a network of Amateur Radio operators to monitor space weather from their backyards.
Carl K9LA visited our club via Zoom to discuss solar cycles and propagation.

Slides of his presentation are available here.

Click on the image on the left or the Youtube icon at the bottom of our webpage to view the full Zoom presentation.

The recipient of the MARC Service Award for 2020 is John L. Day of Montgomery College.
He has been a tremendous help over the years both to our club and in support of Amateur Radio in our community.
Situational Awareness Using APRS and Winlink by Eliud N3QYJ and Ellen KC3MJV, recorded during Field Day 2020. This video demonstrates how Amateur Radio, through its unique capabilities of APRS and Winlink, delivers critical data to First Responders during disasters when internet and cell service have been disrupted. Operating mobile and home-based stations, hams help assess the status of roads, shelters, downed wires, etc., and forward that information to fire, police and medical units as needed. Presented during the height of the pandemic, this demonstration illustrates the adaptability of our great operators to respond to emergencies even while adhering to health protocols (masks and social distancing).
For those who missed the presentation by Chon Gann K3DHS or who want to review the presentation, a recording is available.
For those who missed the presentation by Dr. Michael Sauri KA3IXO or who want to review the presentation, a recording is available.
On May 6, MARC will hold another "on the air" Club meeting on the KV3B 146.955- repeater. Chon Gann K3DHS, will talk to us about Amateur Radio and Federal Emergency Communications in the 21st century. The outline of his presentation is:
  • What is Federal Emergency Communications
  • Why HF in the 21st Century
  • Opportunities for the amateur radio operator
  • The Big Three (MARS, CAP, USCGA)
  • DHS SHARES and Interoperability
  • Open Discussion and Q&A
Please join us.

It is recommended all persons interested in participating in the "on air" presentation review the powerpoint slides which covers the subject matter of the presentation. The slides will help provide a basis for questions during the Q&A session.

On April 15, MARC will hold a special "on the air" Club meeting on the KV3B 146.955- repeater. Dr. Michael Sauri KA3IXO, a specialist on infectious diseases, will conduct a presentation on the current status of COVID-19. He will also be taking Q&A's from those checking in. Very timely so please join us.
It is recommended all persons interested in participating in the "on air" presentation review the powerpoint slides which Dr. Sauri recently presented to the Association of Biosafety and Biosecurity International (ABSA). The slides will help provide a better perspective of the current Pandemic and serve as a basis for questions during the Q&A session.
Thanks to everyone for another terrific Field Day (2019)!
The new MARC trailer was washed, waxed, and detailed in preparation
for Field Day 2019. This is the first year that our new crank-up mast will be used.
The roof-mounted solar panel and battery systems have been sized to support two operating positions. Click photo for more detail.

 
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