weekly net - topics

Below are ideas for discussion topics, which loosely follows the outline of the ARRL Handbook.

---activities---

Awards

Contests

Nets - traffic and casual nets

Ragchewing

ARRL Field Organization

Emergency Communications

Direction Finding

Satellite Operation

Repeaters

Image communications

Digital Communications

VHF Communications

Microwave Communications

EME (Earth-Moon-Earth)s

---ac Theory and Reactive Componentstivities---

Quality Factor or Q of Components

Impedance

---safety---

RF Radiation and Electromagnetic Field Safety

Safety when building

---analog circuits---

Power Supplies

---Modulation types---

AM

SSB

FM

Digital Modes (WSPR, FT8, PSK31, Olivia, RTTY)

CW

Packet Radio

APRS

SSTV

FSTV

Radio Control

Spread Spectrum

---filters---

ELSI filter design tool

---transmission lines---

Matching antenna to transmission line

Matching transmission line to radio

Balancing devices: BALUN, UNUN

Impedance transformers

Waveguides

---antennas---

Trap dipoles

Verticals

Yagi

Quad

Quagi

Circular polarized beams

ELSI filter design tool

---propagation---

VOACAP

WWV / WWVH

Troposphere

MUF Prediction

Trap dipoles

---hamfests---

What to buy

How to negotiate

What NOT to buy

Experiences

---where to buy stuff online---

Favorite general retail dealer

Components?

Wire?

Tools

Kits to build

Measurement equipment

Local sources of stuff (in Tucson)