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November Meeting: FM Operating Practices

What's the right way to operate on VHF and UHF FM? There are a lot of opinions floating around the country, many at odds with one another. At the November UARC meeting, Thursday, November 14, we will have a chance to discuss these issues. Is it OK to call CQ? How do you tell the difference between weak signal strength and low audio? Why are some stations not giving legal identification?

Gordon Smith, K7HFV, will be presenting. Having been licensed for over 60 years, he has had plenty of time to develop bad habits and he tells us he will be happy to share them with everyone and encourage them to adopt them. He will discuss different influences such as FCC requirements, standards set by ARRL, influx of CB'ers, and tradition.

The November meeting is also time for nomination of officers for 2020. The Board will present its choices and there will be an opportunity for nominations from the floor. Be thinking about who you would like to have lead the club in the coming year.

The meeting will take place Thursday, November 14, at 7:30 P.M., in room 1230 of the Warnock Engineering Building on the University of Utah campus.

Except for July and August, UARC meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 P.M.

See the map for information on finding the building. The room number varies depending on availability.

Of course, the meeting will include the “standard” meeting features:

  • Availability of ARRL books from Rick, the bookseller
  • An opportunity to join UARC or renew your membership
  • An opportunity to join ARRL or renew your membership
  • The chance to meet face-to-face the people you talk to on the air
  • The “Meeting after the meeting”: A chance to enjoy pizza or other gastronomic delights with other hams. It happens at Litza's Pizza, 716 E. 400 South.
  • The “Meeting before the meeting”: A similar get-together for those who can leave work early enough to get there by 5:15 P.M. These are held at “The Village Inn,” 910 E. 400 South.

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Last updated 10-28-2019.