Please bring your old used eye glasses to the January 26th MARC meeting!
As a way to help a good cause and to say thank you to the Lions for using their club house for Winter Field Day we are a having a impromptu eye glasses drive. The Lions have a recycle program for eye glasses. Here is a link to what they do with used glasses pdf
There will be a collection box at the meeting. If you forget to bring your used eye glasses to the meeting, you can bring your used eye glasses to Winter Field Day.
A member said they will donate $2 to the New Capital Fund for every pair of glasses donated during the meeting and Winter Field Day.
January MARC Meeting will be on January 26th at 7:00pm EST at Grace Brethren Church (1715 E. Day Road, Mishawaka).
The January meeting will be a presentation on optimizing your home antenna.
Brian (K9TI) will give a presentation on antenna modeling software ARRL HFTA, high-frequency terrain assessment, coupled with the second piece of software. This allows you to model various antennas at various heights at your location. The antenna's efficiency and gain are greatly affected by the type of antenna and specific height being dictated by the terrain surrounding your station's location, even within several miles. Many times, higher is not best, or an expensive antenna such as a cobweb may not outperform a simple Dipole at just the correct height for your specific location. The club will be taking the names of those who wish to have their shack location used as an example to determine their best antenna choices.
Save the Date. Winter Field Day is coming up.
Winter Field Day is scheduled for January 28th and January 29th.
You can find complete information at https://www.winterfieldday.com/index.php
MARC and Winter Field Day
MARC will holding Winter Field Day from 14:00 to 18:00 EST on January 28th only at the Lions Club House, 402 W. Chestnut, New Carlisle, IN.
We will have a 7300 running SSB using the club call sign, W9AB. The Adventure group will be operating bands as they choose.
Please come out and join the fun!
For More information Download the MARC Winter Field Day Flyer
At tonight's MARC board meeting officer assignments were made.
President - Dave Ellis K9AWT
Vice President - Pete Shaw KB9ZRV
Secretary - Robert Bower W9RWB
Treasurer - Bob Paton KD9TGU
Member at Large - Scott Coppersmith KD9QOG