Possible activities!


Foxhunt REVERSE -- collect data; discuss at following meeting.

Student Roundup Student Roundup contest Oct 21 - 25

Field Day Actual activity and planning meetings

Winter Field Day Actual activity and planning meetings

VHF contest

SOTA Activation Summits On The Air, Pistol Hill, Tucson east side

Meteor Shower Use MSK144 software on 2 or 6 meters, make digital contacts.

Titan Missile Museum Operate using the discone antenna


2m Repeater Cavities -- What are cavities on the 2-meter repeater, what are their function, and how to you tune them? followed by a demo

Stealth Antennas possibly presented by KB9AZ

Lightning Damage how to manage and eliminate the potential for lightning damage

Kitt Peak & UA campus N7KHZ radio astonomer / ham radio operator... works for UA, also WA3HRMEMI Interference K7DF ?

Grounding Stations K7DF ?

RF Spectrum K7DF ?

Satellites K7DF ?

Satellite Ground Stations K7DF ?

Receiver sensitivity Contact K7DF, presentation created by KW7CN (who designed radio altimeters for missiles, wrote book on radio altimeters)

Falcons / Hawks KB7KEY Falcons / hawks outfitted with tiny little transmitters

National Weather Service on the south side of the campus where NWS is located... C-CAM,,, National Weather Service. Weather balloons, weather stuff.... research HARP radar (same stuff Chris W does) does a lot of atmospheric work



SDR technology development? Elecraft software engineer


Moonbounce Moonbounce communications

SDR purchase $20 SDR off amazon; install SDR#, YTR leads: config SW, practice decode: PSK31, SSB, CW, FM

Satellite Training Satellite operating training

Meteor Scatter Lecture and operating activity - 10m beam replaced with 6m beam by this time.

CW Academy 8-week course to learn CW


APRS Droid actiivty, set up on your smartphone, purchase audio cables beforehand, get passkey beforehand


RepeaterBook -- listing of repeaters (also on iOS, Android)

Echolink (also on iOS, Android)


Ducie Island DXpedition

Amateur Radio on a Sailboat The owner of the Tucson Racquet Club uses amateur radio on his SAILBOAT in the Pacific Ocean. He is willing to talk about this to our club.

build activitIES / Demos

2-meter Vertical Gound Plane Build this antenna for new members!

End-fed antenna Build a 50:1 balun, hang an end-fed wire and use the combo on 20 meters in the field

Trap Dipole

Installing Coax Connectors Demonstration and practice installing PL-259 connectors onto RG-8x or RG-213 coax cable. This will be a soldering approach, NOT requiring any crimping tools.