General Meeting – Norman P. Murray Center, March 21st @ 7pm.

Guest Speaker: Michael Spohn N1SPW to explain Parks On The Air

At our last online meeting, there was an expressed interest in Parks On The Air (POTA). Michael Spohn has some experience with POTA and will join us to explain how POTA works.

 

POTA began as a sponsored activity of the ARRL in 2016. It’s goal was to get Ham operators out of the shack and into the field, particularly at Federal and State parks and National Forests. When the program ended at the end of 2016, it had become so popular, a group of Hams created a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to keep it going.

 

In Mike’s presentation, he will discuss the history of POTA, its explosive growth, and how you can get started in this fun activity. He will also explore the gear he uses, how he deploys it in a park, and many of the things he has learned – the ‘hard’ way. If you are looking for an incredibly fun and challenging Ham experience – join us at the March meeting in person at the Murray Center or on the Internet.

 

ParksParks On The Air / How To
Mon, Mar 21, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Ham Radio Examinations will take place prior to the General Meeting and also at the Murray Center. Testing session starts at 6pm and is $15/session.

Pre-registration is not required and you don’t need to be a SOARA member to take the test. Please contact our Education Director, Steve Kuver, if you have questions about testing at k6uvr@soara.org

Online General Meeting, February 28th

Guest Speaker: Jason Oleham KM4ACK from Murfreesboro, TN

 

Jason is a huge fan of the tiny little Raspberry Pi computer and uses them on a daily basis for all things ham radio.

During the early years of learning Linux and the Pi, he was often frustrated with the complexity and various ways to install applications. Another pain point was online tutorials that often assumed the user had previous experience with Linux. With no formal computer programming training, he began to write Build a Pi (BAP). BAP is a Linux script written in Bash that makes it as easy as possible for someone with little to no Linux experience to get a Raspberry Pi up and running with ham radio applications. The script does the heavy lifting for you.

Jason’s primary modes of operation are JS8call, Winlink, and APRS. Interested to know what got him into ham radio? This video explains the tragic event. https://youtu.be/XSCxKsl-83M

You can also read about Jason in the Member Spotlight on page 13 of the April 2021 QST and visit his webpage athttps://app.simplenote.com/publish/2Y1FNZ

 

 

Raspberry Pi Made Easier
Mon, Feb 28, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PST)

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https://meet.goto.com/ErikWresch/new-meeting

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 579-207-405

Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://meet.goto.com/install

 

 

 


Ham Radio Examinations are TBD however, an online session may be scheduled. Testing is $15/session.

Pre-registration is not required and you don’t need to be a SOARA member to take the test. Please contact our Education Director, Steve Kuver, if you have questions about testing at k6uvr@soara.org