MicroHAMs Amateur Radio Club

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MicroHAMS Club Meeting >> Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00 PM

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 3:38pm

Location: Building 35/4801  Map:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+building+35

IMPORTANT NOTE!!!!!!
Heads-up to all: we got bumped from our Club Meeting room for Tue 11/19, for this month only, we’ll be in the same bldg, same floor, but different room: 35/4801

Agenda
  • Ham Help
  • Program: Miguel Mayorga, KC7IGT : Amateur Satellites for everyone!, Getting started, growing your station, not breaking the bank!

This month’s program is presented by Miguel Mayorga, KC7IGT.  Miguel will show you “How to work our amateur satellites” covering which satellites are easy to get started on, what the minimum equipment is and how to not break the bank while getting on the air and having fun on a new mode.

Miguel is no stranger to satellite operation and has been operating through these amazing machines for many years.  Having started with a simple station and progressively added capabilities through they years, he’s gained a great deal of experience on a range of birds.  He has the experience to show you how to get started with a minimum of effort and equipment and what to do when you’re looking for “the next thing”.  Needless to say, Miguel knows what it takes to be successful in making contacts and having success with amateur satellites.

Our December meeting will be a Christmas dinner get together, with details forthcoming.

Ham Help

If you don’t know everything about amateur radio yet, that’s OK. As a club, we have a broad spectrum of interests and experiences. Please feel free to ask questions during this segment. This is also the time and place to share your amateur radio discoveries and experiences, no matter what they are.  If you’ve run across something interesting that you think might help other hams, no matter the topic, consider taking 3-5 minute to share it with others during our “Ham Help” segment!

Categories: Northwest Clubs

MicroHAMS Club Meeting Tuesday, October 15th at 6:00 PM

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 6:21pm

Location: Building 35/4561  Map:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+building+35

Agenda
  • Ham Help
  • Discussion January field trip as well as ideas about other places of interest to amateur radio operators
  • Program: Mike Mraz, N6MZ: QSLing for Dummies, Everything you ever wanted to know about QSLing but didn’t know to ask!

Mike Mraz N6MZ will cover the ins and outs of QSLing and in particular, how to make sure you get that card from that rare DX you just worked as well as some best practices for your own outgoing QSL cards.

Mike is no stranger to QSLing.  He’s got more than 400 countries confirmed under the DXCC program, and Mike has been the DX on more than a few occasions.  Only a few hams worldwide have matched that level of on the air accomplishment and needless to say, Mike knows what it takes to be successful in insuring you receive that card you so richly deserve.

We will also discuss the details of the January field trip to the Telecommunication Museum in Seattle.

Ham Help

If you don’t know everything about amateur radio yet, that’s OK. As a club, we have a broad spectrum of interests and experiences. Please feel free to ask questions during this segment. This is also the time and place to share your amateur radio discoveries and experiences, no matter what they are.  If you’ve run across something interesting that you think might help other hams, no matter the topic, consider taking 3-5 minute to share it with others during our “Ham Help” segment!

Categories: Northwest Clubs