By Gerry Villhauer - WØGV
Hello DRC Members,
I hope your summer is going well. Mine has been super busy, most recently a trip to Oshkosh Wisconsin to Airventure 2017. If you are an airplane person and have never been there for the annual event sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) you need to go. It is such a huge event that it is hard to describe it.
Remember that August 20th is our annual DRC Hamfest at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. You can visit our website W0TX.ORG for details. Come out, have a great time with your fellow hams and support the club.
Another thing to remember is our September meeting. At this meeting we elect or re-elect four members to our board of directors and our club President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer from the folks on the eight member board. If you are interested in running for a board position, please contact one of our board members.
Thanks to Bill (W6OAV) for his presentation on Sporadic E on the VHF bands at our August meeting. It was a very interesting and timely program because July and August are the prime months to take advantage of Sporadic E operation.
Our August meeting program will be given by Larry Irons (K0LAI) and the subject will be Packet radio. Packet radio has been around since the 1980s when personal computers were mated with radios. Since then many types of submodes of packet radio have emerged including APRS and Winlink 2000. We have several members who are very involved in packet and would be happy to have more members evolved in this digital mode. Come and learn how you can learn to enjoy this mode of ham radio.
Thanks to our new members for making the DRC “Your Club”. Please come to meetings and other events and stay active. Your name and call will be listed in this issue of the Round Table.
73 for now,
Denver Radio Club