|The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is approaching fast! Festivities kick off Friday night, August 13th, at 6:00 PM PDT (2021-8-14 01:00 UTC) with three great live presentations from Ham Radio Workbench Podcast, Ham Radio 2.0, and the RATPAC.|
This video explores Smith Chart basics, and uses that information to learn about the RF performance of a paperclip.
Would this make a good antenna, at what frequencies does it resonate?
A Smith chart makes this really easy to see.
At its March 4, 2021 membership meeting, we’re delighted to welcome Luci Finucan, who is part of the STEM Education team at Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank, WV. A physics major with graduate work in education, Luci is one of a few international ambassadors accepted into an elite STEM education program called the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP) .
UPDATE after presentation: Here is the public link about the Greenbank Radio Telescope Facilities: it’s a beautiful, 12-page color PDF with many of the facts and figures that Luci shared with us. Continue reading below for more about the observatory and about Luci.Continue reading “Green Bank Observatory STEM Educator will speak to SVARC”
SVARC VP Rich Kennedy K3VAT reminded us at the last meeting that the International Space Station has an amateur radio station onboard. Here’s a link for getting more information about how to contact them:
Here is the public link about the Greenbank Radio Telescope Facilities: it’s a beautiful, 12-page color PDF with many of the facts and figures that Luci shared with us last meeting.Continue reading “Amateur Radio in the International Space Station”