The Play & Learn Raspberry Pi class scheduled for July 28 had been changed to a "Wire Antenna Class".
MARC will present a survey of wire antennas on Monday Night, July 28, at 7:00pm at Fire Station # 7. This class will review feedline types, baluns, dipole antennas, off-center fed (OCF) antennas, and instruments for testing, tuning, and evaluating wire antennas. If time permits, we will erect an OCF 40 meter antenna and check it out with instruments. All experience levels with antennas are welcome. If you’d like to learn about wire antennas, this class is for you. If you know all there is to know about wire antennas, we need you to share your knowledge and expertise with the rest of us. If you’re in between, come see what you can both learn and contribute.
Handouts will be provided with space for your notes. Come on out and participate in the discussion and learning.
At the August General Meeting, MARC members will cast a VOTE to purchase, or not purchase, the existing repeater systems from MERA. Per the McKinney Amateur Radio Club Inc, Constitution and By-Laws a member must have attended at least one meeting in the prior six months to vote.
This is a very improtant meeting for all MARC members so make plans to attened.
Mike Baker-W8CM will give a presentation on how our repeater system is constructed and how a repeater system works.
A unique and pleasant challenge ahead for MARC
Recently, David Brandenburg, K5RQ, presented the club with a challenge to increase the funds available to the Walter Lemons Memorial Fund which encourages and supports youth in amateur radio. The Brandenburg Life Foundation will match our fund raising efforts to this end dollar for dollar between May 1 and November 1 up to $1,000. This was introduced to the club via an e-mail blast and a presentation at the last monthly meeting. The Board of Directors formalized our acceptance of Mr. Brandenburg’s challenge at its May meeting.