Tech Meetings. Talking about & Doing Projects

Talk & Do Topics

This page will include all information for our 2nd Tuesday of the Month Tech meetings
This is NOT a business meeting, which is held on the last Tuesday of each month.

Schedule


Date Topic/Project Comments
Sep 12, 2023 Hamfest presentations  
Oct 10, 2023 Beginning Antenna, Hunt a POTA activator, WRC antenna tuning  
Nov 14, 2023

Antenna coax soldering

Everyone bring your soldering irons, solder, cutting tools, razor (or knife)

Dec 12, 2023 Holiday Party – Potluck  
Jan 9, 2024
  • Create your own POTA map with Google Maps – Jerry D
  • ADI files – deep dive – Jerry D
  • How to use the POTA website – Jerry D
  • Winlink – Gus
Bring your laptops.
Feb 16,2024 no meeting this month – Community Center remodel
Mar 12, 2024

 NO MEETING – Mississippi Voting (Primaries)

 
Apr 9, 2024
  • Bring your laptops. FT8 — setup and how to use (esp POTA) – Jerry D
  • How to use FT8 with Gridtracker, and PSK Reporter and why? – Jerry D
  • WSJTx (FT-8) demo – Jerry & Brian

Bring your laptops, we will help you setup FT8.
May 14, 2024
  • ADI files — Deep Dive – Jerry
  • Hurricane Prep and discussion – Gus
  • HF Radio GOTA – Joe
  • Demo on how to do a POTA – Jerry
Bring your laptops
Jun 11, 2024
  • POTA 101 – Prereq: register an account – Jerry
  • POTA 101 – Pt 1: Deep dive into pota website – Jerry
Bring your laptops
Jul 9, 2024    
Aug 13, 2024
  • Hamfest presentations 2024
 
Sep 10, 2024
  • POTA 101 – Pt 2 Demo – how to prepare and upload an adi file – Jerry

 

 

This section is what our members want to learn about:

Possible Future topics

These topics are not guaranteed to be presented, or done as projects, but are here to help us brainstorm what we would like to see or do as time goes by.

  • [ ] hamfest presentations 2023
  • [ ] Topic: wsjtx (FT8)
  • [ ] Topic: Antenna Tuners: Types and how to use
  • [ ] Topic: Antenna Tuning
  • [ ] Topic: Anything on Antennas
  • [ ] Topic: Baluns
  • [ ] Topic: “Basic Shack” Requirements and Setup
  • [ ] Topic: DC Power Management
  • [ ] Topic: Dipoles
  • [ ] Topic: Dressing for Success — Gang colors
  • [ ] Topic: Earn a ham license in 1 day: Tech class in AM and test in PM
  • [ ] Topic: Grounding
  • [ ] Topic: Hamfest 101 – Planning and Prep
  • [ ] Topic: Lightning protection
  • [ ] Topic: Loggers: Pros and Cons of various choices
  • [ ] Topic: Loggers: what are they, what are they used for?
  • [ ] Topic: Mesh Networking
  • [ ] Topic: Mugs – Shirts, caps, capes, vests, socks and skivies
  • [ ] Topic: Multi-band Vertical Antenna
  • [ ] Topic: Preventing RF from coming into your shack
  • [ ] Topic: Satellites
  • [ ] Topic: Tower installation
  • [ ] Topic: Uploading logs
  • [ ] Project: 6 meter Jpole/Slim Jim antenna
  • [ ] Project: 6 meter SWR
  • [ ] Project: Arduino projects
  • [ ] Project: Building equipment
  • [ ] Project: Fox Hunt and tools for fox hunts
  • [ ] Project: How to do Anderson Power Poles/Hands on
  • [ ] Project: Off center Fed Dipoles
  • [ ] Project: Proper use of Baluns
  • [ ] Project: Setup and tuning of the Wolf River Coil
  • [ ] Project: Soldering Coax Connectors
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