Tomorrow we are having an antenna building session tomorrow on the 3rd floor of the Glennan Building, in the Sears Lab. At the same time and in the same place we will be having an amateur radio exam session. We will be starting around 2pm and going to sometime around 4 pm. All are welcome to join us or just say hi, we will be making a bunch of 2 meter Yagi Uda antennas out of PVC and tape measures. A 2 meter J-Pole using TV twin-lead will also be attempted. Wire dipoles may also be making an appearance if there is interest.
We’re holding a ham cram/exam this Saturday to help participants in the March for Science get licensed. All are welcome. Information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1853893414885001/
We’ve received a request to coordinate communications for Cleveland’s March for Science on April 22. If you’re interested in volunteering, please email email@example.com.
We’re also tentatively planning a ham cram this Saturday for students and community members interested in getting licensed before the march; further bulletins will be posted here.
Our own Rachel AC8XY will be giving a talk at CWRU Hacker Society tomorrow evening: Glennan 408 at 7:30 pm. The talk description is below:
Ham, or amateur radio, has a long and proud history of jerry-rigged, taped-together, and improvised solutions. With a license, you can communicate in a variety of different modes, code programs, solder circuits, and experiment with a segment of the electromagnetic spectrum. I will be giving a quick intro to amateur radio history, experiments, and operations, as well as ways to get involved on this campus.
Last weekend, KB3WOS, KB1QHX and I presented our paper on ham radio sloyd at the IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference in Princeton, NJ. We got a fantastic tour of the local ham radio sights from Dr. Rebecca Mercuri, KA3IAX, whom we met during the conference, and had some nice QSOs on the N2RE repeater.
Well done, all!
Most of us will be at the Engineers’ Week banquet tomorrow night, but AC8XY may be in the shack – call the shack phone (216.368.3579) to see who’s around if you want to drop by.
My article on ham radio sloyd was just published in the Winter 2017 issue of Case Alumnus! Thanks to our friends at CAA for the beautiful formatting.
If you’re visiting this site because of the article, welcome! Please consider giving us a call or visiting during Thursday operating hours.
We have exam sessions scheduled this Tuesday at 4pm and 2:30 and 5:30 on Thursday. All are welcome. Please see License Exams for more information.
UPDATE: The latter exam session on Thursday has been moved to 4pm on account of the Engineers’ Week Reception Thursday evening. An additional exam has been added to the schedule for this Friday at 4pm.
Congratulations to all who passed the exam today!