2017 GCARS Educational Program Lineup
January: Going the Distance: How to QSL (Confirm) a DX Contact February: The VHF and UHF Digital Communications Revolution March: Hands-On Making: Build and Program an Arduino CW Identifier April: EmComm: Must-Know Information for Every Ham May: What is a Digital Storage Oscilloscope and How to Use It June: DMR: Codeplugs and Other Essentials for Getting on the Air July: Hands-On Making: “Moxon” Gain Antennas for UHF
August: Transformers (Baluns and Ununs): More than Meets the Eye
September: Hands on Making: Build an Attenuator Circuit for Hidden Transmitter Location
October: Amateur Radio Satellite Communications You Can Do
November: Review of Emerging Technology in Amateur Radio
December: GCARS Christmas/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