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Meeting Presentations

The following is a list of presentations that have been given at RARS general membership meetings over the years. Links are provided to the presentation materials that the presenters have given us permission to post. Please note that not every meeting included a presentation—some had an event, like awards, elections, or show & tell, instead—and not every presentation had slides. Please also note that updating this page with prior years' presentations is an ongoing effort.
  • 2023
    • RARS Repeater Update, presented by Chuck de Court W3WZN and Danny Hampton K4ITL, April 11, 2023
    • A Radio Astronomer's View of Propagation, presented by Dr. Kerry Kingham WA4BQM, January 10, 2023 (PDF)
    • Principal Events 2023: Brief Presentations on the NC QSO Party, RARSfest and Field Day, presented by Marty Young W4MY, Nancy Torborg KB2TNR, and Curt Phillips W4CP, respectively, February 14, 2023 (EXciter)
    • Issues in Radio Spectrum, presented by Jon Siverling WB3ERA, ARRL Technical Relations Specialist, March 14, 2023

  • 2022
    • 3D Printing, presented by Paul Holzworth KD4BFN, January 11, 2022 (PDF)
    • The SDR Transceiver Comes of Age – A Comparison: IC-7300 vs FTDX101D, plus Free Remote Station Operation, presented by Gary Schwartz K3OS of Hickory, NC, February 8, 2022
    • Awards, RARS Birthday Party, and RARSfest Update, March 8, 2022
    • Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), presented by Josh Landewee KF0JIL, Bridgecom Sales Representative, April 12, 2022
    • AUXCOMM, presented by Virginia Enzor NC4VA, May 10, 2022
    • Field Day, presented by Curt Phillips W4CP June 14, 2022
    • Mid-Air Refueling Mission & Communication Methods Used, presented by Joe Owen K4HEW, July 12, 2022 (EXciter)
    • Small Resonant HF Loop Antennas, presented by Richard Quick W4RQ, August 9, 2022 (PDF)
    • Things Hams Were Taught That Are Not True, presented by Chuck Till K4RGN, September 13, 2022
    • Esperanto and Amateur Radio, presented by Murray Merner K4MHM, October 11, 2022
    • RARS Officers Elections and Show and Tell by RARS Members, November 15, 2022
    • Parks on the Air Explanation, presented by Ben Davis KN4RFT, December 13, 2022 (PDF)

  • 2021
    • Currently Available Handheld Transceivers, presented by Steve Molo KI4KWR, January 12, 2021
    • Homebrew Building a Transistor Single-Conversion Superheterodyne Receiver, presented by Alan Victor W4AMV, February 9, 2021
    • Bletchley Park, UK—History of the WWII Allied Code Breaking Centre, presented by Ray Burlingame-Goff G4FON (SK), March 9, 2021
    • ARRL Update, presented by Marvin Hoffman WA4NC, ARRL NC Section Manager, April 13, 2021
    • N1MM Field Day Logging Program (Contest Logging Program), presented by Tom Lewis N4TL, May 11, 2021
    • Field Day, presented by Curt Phillips W4CP, June 8, 2021
    • Intro to HF Propagation, presented by Carl Luetzelschwab K9LA, July 13, 2021 (PDF)
    • New RF Safety Rules, presented by Chuck Till K4RGN, August 10, 2021 (PPTX)
    • Wind Turbines, Solar Power & Traditional Ways of Generating Electricity, presented by Brian Henderson VE6ZS, September 14, 2021
    • NCPACKET, presented by Tadd Torborg KA2DEW, October 12, 2021
    • Show and Tell by RARS Members, November 9, 2021
    • Meteor Scatter, presented by Zach Thompson KM4BLG, December 14, 2021

  • 2020
    • DXpeditions in the Western and Eastern Caribbean with the Medical Amateur Radio Council, May & Oct 2019, presented by Bob Conder K4RLC, January 14, 2020
    • Blue Ridge Microwave Society, presented by Dr. Dennis Sweeney WA4LPR, and Stan Dillon K4RCA, February 11, 2020 (PDF)
    • RARSfest Update, presented by Tara Goodwin W4TSW, March 10, 2020
    • A Tribute to the Golden Age of Radio: A RARS Variety Show, presented by Virginia Enzor NC4VA, April 14, 2020 (EXciter)
    • Radio and the Disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, presented by Brian Harrison KN4R, May 12, 2020
    • Field Day, presented by Bob Starkenburg W4TTX, June 9, 2020
    • Patrolling The Ether: The FCC's Radio Intelligence Division (RID) in WWII, presented by Brian Harrison KN4R, July 14, 2020
    • An Introduction to the NanoVNA, presented by Dan Marks KW4TI, August 11, 2020
    • Antenna Tuners, presented by Doug Hall K4DSP (SK), September 8, 2020 (Google Docs)
    • RARS Officers Nominations and Show and Tell via Zoom, presented by Election Committee & Club Members, October 13, 2020
    • The IEEE MOVE Truck, presented by Jay Diepenbrock KM4EP, November 10, 2020
    • Heil Sound, presented by Bob Heil K9EID, December 8, 2020

  • 2017
    • Build A Multi-Band Off-Center Fed Attic Dipole, by Dan Marks KW4TI, Novemer 7, 2017 (PDF)

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