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October 8 Electronic Meeting: Homebrew Night

We are counting on you for the program for the October UARC meeting, at least if you have been doing some building of your own equipment in the last year. October's meeting is “Homebrew Night,” the night when hams have the opportunity to show off the transmitters, keyers, power supplies, antennas, and other things they have made to become part of their amateur radio stations (home, portable, or mobile). Anything that can be used in amateur radio and hasn't been shown at a previous UARC Homebrew Night is fair game to show.

As with recent meetings, we will stream a Zoom meeting to YouTube so that anyone can watch — and participate via the YouTube chat, but for the homebrew meeting we have something slightly different in mind for those who have projects to present.

Here's what we are asking:
  • If you have an amateur radio related homebrew project — or something that you think you can convince us is ham-related — please let us know about it RIGHT NOW. You can contact any of the UARC officers, or email your idea/details to: homebrew@utaharc.org.
  • You do not need to be a member of the Utah Amateur Radio club to participate.
  • What we are looking for is pictures of your project. These can be in the form of individual photos, a Power Point, LibreOffice or PDF presentation. The photos may be emailed to us using the homebrew@utaharc.org address if you like: If you don't have a presentation at the ready, that's OK — just let us know at that address what your project is all about.
  • If you wish to make a video about your project, that's OK too — just try to keep the motion to a minimum (as little panning as possible, avoid a shaky camera) so that the Zoom stream can present the video as clearly as possible. If you are doing a video, please contact us well ahead of time as a file that size cannot be emailed.
How it will be presented:
  • Those who have let us know beforehand about their project will be invited to participate in the actual Zoom session where you may narrate your photos. Because not everyone knows how to use Zoom, one of the board members will be presenting the photos while you, the owner of the project, can explain what it is that you have done. If you have a video, a similar thing will be done.
  • If you are on the Zoom session — and the project is pretty simple — simply putting it on camera may work: Again, let us know what you have in mind.
  • If you do NOT wish to participate on the Zoom session — or simply can't get on Zoom for whatever reason, we would be happy to present your project for you.. In that case, please include enough explanatory text with your pictures to convey the best details of your project.
We are asking that you propose your project to us by the end of the day on Monday, September 28, 2020. From there, we will get back to you to work out the details on how might be the best way to do your presentation.

We hope to see you — and your project — in October!

For those who plan, simply, to observe, the meeting will begin at the normal UARC meeting time of 7:30 P.M. We will try to have the stream going by 7 P.M. to work out any technical problems. It's a good idea to connect a little early to make sure everything is working on your end and UARC's. Point your browser at https://www.youtube.com/c/utahamateurradioclub and look for the live feed. For more detailed information see http://www.utaharc.org/youtube/

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Last updated 09-23-2020.