SLSRC is once again honored to have Rick Crockett WØPC as a presenter...this Friday, May 22 at Missouri Baptist Hospital. His topic will be "Remote Control Operations using modern radios."

Rick got hooked on shortwave listening as a child in Detroit using his grandfather's radio which led to building better radios and antennas.

He started by building a one tube radio for his 3rd grade science project and won 1st place. His family moved to the west coast where the High School's District Magnet School included an Electronics Program complete with a ham station in the Electronics Lab. Within a few months as a Novice, he made the trip to the San Francisco FCC office and moved up to an Advanced class then on to Extra class.

Rick has been paying back the hobby by teaching entry level through Extra ham license classes for around 40 years. Currently he is teaching the Amateur Extra class and the ARRL's Introduction to Emergency Communications Course (EC-001). Rick's greatest reward was being the recipient of the ARRL's Herb S. Brier National Instructor of the Year in 2001. 

His other ham radio interests are in digital modes, rag chew SSB nets, CW and RTTY contesting where WØPC/7 currently holds the Nevada and Pacific Division all time high score record.

 Rick and his wife Helen, ACØNF, are retired and enjoy traveling around the country attending most of the major hamfests. They have an HF mobile station for use while in motion and operate a remote base station from hotel rooms at the end of the day.

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SLSRC is honored to once again welcome Ward Silver NØAX as guest speaker at our April 24th general meeting. Ward’s programs are always a “don’t miss” event.

About the YASME Foundation

The YASME Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of Amateur Radio in developing countries.

"Danny Weil was a pioneer of what is now known as the 'DXpedition.' While not the first to DXpedition, Danny was one of the first to travel to more than one location to operate, and to travel from place to place - often solo in a sailboat and lugging hundreds of pounds of radio equipment - specifically to provide DXers with a 'new one.'  Lloyd and Iris Colvin perfected the DXpedition and took it into the modern age in the 1970s and 1980s, with operations from more than 100 countries, using modern transport methods and state-of-the-art radio equipment.

"YASME was both the name of Danny Weil's boat, and the name of the not-for-profit foundation that was created in 1959 to provide financial and logistical support for the travels of Weil, the Colvins, and others." - Scott Robbins, W4PA 

About Ward Silver, NØAX

Ward Silver has been a ham since 1972 when he earned his Novice license (WNØGQP). His experiences in ham radio led him to a 20-year career as an electrical engineer, designing microprocessor-based products and medical devices. In 2000, he began a second career as a teacher and writer, leading to his receiving the 2003 Bill Orr Technical Writing Award and in 2008 he was recognized as the Dayton Hamvention's "Ham of the Year".

Ward is Lead Editor of the two primary amateur radio technical references, both published by the American Radio Relay League -- the ARRL Handbook and the ARRL Antenna Book. He is the author of all three ARRL licensing study guides and writes the popular QST magazine columns "Hands-On Radio" and "Contest Corral". His popular email newsletter, "The ARRL Contest Update" reaches 25,000 readers twice a month. He has written two other Wiley titles, as well; Two-Way Radios and Scanners, and Circuitbuilding Do-It-Yourself. The ham radio detective mystery, "Ray Tracy: Zone of Iniquity" and a tutorial, "Antenna Modeling for Beginners" are his most recent books.

On the air, he enjoys DXing, contesting, building antennas, and participating on his local ARES emergency communications team. He is a founder of the World Radiosport Team Championships and is a member of the YASME Foundation's Board of Directors. Outside of ham radio, Ward plays the mandolin, dabbles in digital photography, and enjoys biking, camping, and canoeing.

View his books at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/H.-Ward-Silver/e/B001IGOAJ2

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SLSRC is once again honored to have Roger Volk KØGOB as a program presenter on February 27. 

Since his last presentation to the club, Roger has "downsized" and as a result, has experienced some challenges in maintaining his HF station in his new location.

Below is a preview (in Roger's words) of his February program, and a bio of Roger. 

"See and hear how Roger, KØGOB, built not one but two Ham stations at a senior living complex and take notes of portions that may be applicable to condos, apartment buildings and restricted antenna locations.  Where there is the will, there is a way.  Roger will pass around some specialized tools he used to make the final installation look professional on buildings not owned by the resident Ham." 

Roger Volk, KØGOB, Professional Engineer, received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri in Rolla (Now Missouri University of Science and Technology).  He received his MBA from St. Louis University and worked as an engineer and engineering manager at Monsanto for 28 years before retiring at age 52.  He consulted for seven more years before learning that “work” is a four letter word that should not be used in mixed company.  Roger is President of the MARA (Monsanto Amateur Radio Association),and an officer with Missouri Digital Group (D-star Repeaters and Reflectors in St Louis Area) and Treasurer of the Missouri Repeater Council.

 

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Video, Slide Deck, and Related Materials are available below. 

About Christopher

In his spare time, Christopher has been an avid Amateur Radio operator since 2000 with focused interests in QRP CW, APRS/Packet, mesh networking, and antenna experimentation and design. Additionally, he is very active with ARES and SKYWARN. He and his wife are both seasoned storm chasers with over 7 years of experience with providing reports and photos of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

Professionally, Christopher works as a Threat Analyst with Solutionary's Security Engineering Research Team (SERT). He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EHv7) specializing in emerging threat intelligence, digital forensics, and vulnerability research.

Currently he is finishing his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in Cyber Security from Louisiana Tech University.  His research background covers control systems, wireless sensor networks, cognitive radio and micro aerial vehicles.

Resources from the Presentation

Slide Deck PDF

  • Download link below

Links

Documents

  • Software Defined Radio with GNU Radio (download below)
  • Software Defined Radio Handbook (download below)

 

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SLSRC was honored to once again welcome Ward Silver NØAX as guest speaker at our August 22 general meeting. Ward’s programs are always a “don’t miss” event, and this was no exception.

Ward's presentation was entitled, "Beverages and Other Low-Band Receive Antennas," and his slideshow is downloadable below. 

About Ward Silver, NØAX

Ward Silver has been a ham since 1972 when he earned his Novice license (WNØGQP). His experiences in ham radio led him to a 20-year career as an electrical engineer, designing microprocessor-based products and medical devices. In 2000, he began a second career as a teacher and writer, leading to his receiving the 2003 Bill Orr Technical Writing Award and in 2008 he was recognized as the Dayton Hamvention's "Ham of the Year".

Ward is Lead Editor of the two primary amateur radio technical references, both published by the American Radio Relay League -- the ARRL Handbook and the ARRL Antenna Book. He is the author of all three ARRL licensing study guides and writes the popular QST magazine columns "Hands-On Radio" and "Contest Corral". His popular email newsletter, "The ARRL Contest Update" reaches 25,000 readers twice a month. He has written two other Wiley titles, as well; Two-Way Radios and Scanners, and Circuitbuilding Do-It-Yourself. The ham radio detective mystery, "Ray Tracy: Zone of Iniquity" and a tutorial, "Antenna Modeling for Beginners" are his most recent books.

On the air, he enjoys DXing, contesting, building antennas, and participating on his local ARES emergency communications team. He is a founder of the World Radiosport Team Championships and is a member of the YASME Foundation's Board of Directors. Outside of ham radio, Ward plays the mandolin, dabbles in digital photography, and enjoys biking, camping, and canoeing.

View his books at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/H.-Ward-Silver/e/B001IGOAJ2

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