RF Hill Amateur Radio Club Blog

Outernet Presentation

Hello everyone, thank you for visiting the RF Hill Amateur Radio Club – W3AI web site. Attached is a copy of our recent presentation by Chris, NS3W on Outernet Satellite Communications and Google’s Project Loon. Click here to see the Outernet Presentation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

March 31st, 2016 Program: Everything 10 Meters

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 Everything 10 Meters by Jim, WA3YLQ and Dan, WA3NFV Introduction to 10 Meters: Who, What, Where and Why. The Simplicity of Antennas: Learn about Simple Dipole and Vertical Antennas; suitable as a Club Project; construction, kiting and expected performance. Ten Meter Band Operations and Characteristics: Band propagation and comparison to other bands. Operating activity, and the use of Beacons. Operating Modes and the Best hours of operation. The Technician sub-band. The NPARC 10 Meter Net: Its’ purpose and practices: Why, When and Where.

February 25th, 2016 Program: DX by Jerry, K3BZ

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 DX Expedition, Part 2 by Jerry, K3BZ At our January meeting, Jerry K3BZ presented a video of the 2002 DXpedition to VP8THU – South Thule Island in the South Sandwich group of remote islands nearly in Antarctica, east of the Falkland Islands. The So. Sandwich group includes some of the most remote and perilous islands on the face of the planet. In 2002, So. Sandwich was followed by a stop at So. Georgia Island, as VP8GEO. It happens that another trip to these same two islands is taking place this year. VP8STI – So. Sandwich –...

December Meeting: Cookie Night; Donate to Pennridge FISH

Hello everyone! This is a reminder that our December 2015 meeting is being held early this year. December’s meeting has been pushed up to Thursday, December 17th, 2015. Our program this month is Cookie Night which will feature rag chew in addition to members bringing their favorite cookies to share with everyone (similar to our Pie – 3.14 – Night). We also would like to take a few moments to remind everyone how lucky we are in this world. We would like to remind our members to spread some holiday cheer with other families in the area that might need some...

Thank You to our Ham Fest 2015 Visitors and Volunteers

We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who visited and volunteered at the RF Hill Amateur Radio Club – W3AI Ham Fest on Sunday, October 18th, 2015! Thank you to everyone for another great year! We can’t wait to see everyone in 2016 including our newly licensed amateur radio operators for our 40th Annual Ham Fest! As always bookmark our site and Like” our Facebook” page for the latest information on our upcoming events and meetings! On behalf of the entire RF Hill Amateur Radio Club — Thank You! Sincerely, Christopher NS3W