Another hands-on TCRA meeting as we test and prep equipment in advance of our 2017 Field Day that upcoming weekend. PLEASE NOTE - a portion of the meeting will be restricted to members only. Any non-members will be asked to leave the room while the club discusses official business.
Nathaniel A. Frissell, W2NAF, presents "HamSCI and the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse" - a discussion about HF propagation during the upcomming 2017 total solar eclipse in August.
Join us as we watch what it takes to organize a DXpedition to one of the top 50 most wanted DXCC entities.
TCRA will be hosting a small scale, 1A Winter Field Day event on Saturday from 10 AM until ??? (whenever we all decide to go home and warm up). We'll be using the same location as we have in the past for our normal Field Day - "The Loop" in the Wachung Reservation in Mountainside, NJ.
Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.
We believe as do those entities of ARRL Organizations like ARES & RACES that maintaining your operational skills should not be limited to fair weather scenarios. The addition of a Winter Field Day will enhance those already important skills of those that who generously volunteer their time and equipment to these organizations. This is why WFDA is open to all licensed amateur radio operators worldwide.
Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them. WFDA's goal is to help enhance your skills and ready you for all environmental conditions found in the US and Canada during the spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Preparedness is the key to a professional and timely response during any event and this is what local and state authorities are expecting when they reach out to the emergency service groups that offer their services.
If you are serious about emergency communications as we are; we welcome you to join us for our yearly event. We are sure that you will find this event a pleasant change and challenge to that of a normal summer time field day.
Join us for a magnetic loop antenna demonstration.
At this meeting, we'll have a hands on event where we'll build a few different types of antennas - a VHF ground plane antenna, and an HF end fed antenna. At the end of the meeting, two lucky winners drawn from a hat will get to take these antennas home with them!
If you'd like to build your own to take home, we'll provide a parts list prior to the meeting.
As promised, we'll host an online discussion and tutorial session on the HF beacon mode WSPR, as part of the WSJT-X program. We will be using Skype to facilitate this presentation, so you will need a Skype account to participate. Any and all are welcome! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.