Mayland Amateur Radio Club
2018 Training Topics and Club meeting Programs



RTC Training, 2nd Thurs   (Name / Topic)  1.5 hr max
Club meeting Program, 4th Thurs    (Name / Topic) 30-60 minutes
January

SHAred RESources (SHARES) High Frequency (HF) Radio Program    KC4TVO

 2018 Planning
February

Winlink Basics    KC4TVO & WA9OTP & KI4ZUI
FT-8  KZ5Ed
March

Assembling a station   Session 1
     Antenna, Balun, Op position, Feed line, Surge Protect
Contest Logging   KZ5ED

April

Deployment Antennas      KI4ZUI & N4JRC Summits on the Air    N4JRC, WD1P
May

Agency Activation Exercise review     WA9OTP
Coast Guard Operations Manual    KI4ZUI
QRP / Dayton Hamfest     WD1P
June

Planning for Field Day
 Homing Pigeons   KZ5ED
July

Assembling a station   Session 2
    Antenna tuner, Transceiver, Power Supply
HotDoggit ride & ICS  WD1P
Honduras Missions  WA9OTP, KC4TVO, KI4ZUI
August

Winlink
Panama Invasion KC4TVO, KI4ZUI
Sept

Cancelled due to WX
Impedances / Matching  Antennas, Feed line, Baluns   KI4ZUI
Oct

Winlink
HT Comparative Antenna Testing   N4JRC
Nov

No training     Business  Meeting on 2nd Thurs
Elect officers    
No  Meeting   --  Thanksgiving.
Dec

No training.    Christmas Meal
No Meeting  --  Christmas meal  earlier in the month.


Suggestions for training and meeting programs:

More topics and resources Contesting / DX  / operate 'split'
YouTube Videos Radio Frequency Interference
Equipment reviews - My new toy. ARRL Radio Technology Topics
Technology updates - DMR, RMS Express,
Ham Radio on Mission Trips
Electronics construction project - build a kit
Ham Radio operating while traveling in other countries
HT  programming with computers "The good old days"