2018 GCARS Educational Program Lineup
(copies of past programs are on an attached page- check them out!)
January 1: Field Day and Contest Ready: HF Operations February 5: FT-8 Mode Demystified and Explained
March 5: Back to Basics- Analog and Digital Repeater Operations
April 2: Hands-On Making: Build and Program an Arduino-based SWR Bridge
May 7: What is Happening In My Radio?: Block Diagrams
June 4: How To Do Amateur Radio Satellites Work
July 3: Inductors in RF Circuits
August 6: How to do NTS Traffic
September 3 : Hands-On Making: The BITX 40 Transceiver
October 1 : Guest Lecturer- Program to be determined
November 5: Emerging Technology in Amateur Radio
December 1: GCARS Cristmas/Holiday Season Party!
Get your thinking caps on and your soldering irons warmed up, because this is going to be, Lord willing, a busy year in amateur radio education and building, with many programs and presentations across a wide spectrum of subjects. Orders for kit building will be taken, when possible, two months in advance of the build (with a couple of extra kits included for project late-comers). In addition, if there is enough interest, we hope to have special meetings for “Build Days” and “Deep Dives” where folks will be invited to participate in making more advanced projects or delving into advanced radio subjects in sessions lasting several hours.
73 de Bill Stevenson, AJ4JZ, GCARS VP and Education Program Chairman