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Nov Program

Are you are interested in Propagation or Solar Event Topics? If so then please join us at the Thursday, November 21st Monroe County Radio Communications Association (MCRCA) meeting. The meeting as always is open to members and non-members alike. The meeting place is the Monroe Red Cross 1645 N. Dixie Hwy. Doors open at 7:00 pm for the 7:30 pm meeting. The guest speaker for the evening will be Carl Luetzelschwab K9LA. Carl (licensed since October 1961) retired in early October 2013 after 41 years as an RF Design Engineer with Motorola and Raytheon (formerly Magnavox). Carl’s interest in propagation goes back to his college days at Purdue University (BSEE 1969, MSEE 1972). The web site http://k9la.us/index.html contains selected articles and presentations about propagation and solar topics from his monthly Practical Propagation column in CQ Plus (formerly WorldRadio), and from contributions to other Amateur Radio publications, and from various presentations he’s given. These items are grouped into Monthly Feature, Timely Topics, Basic Concepts, Tutorials, General, 160m, HF, VHF, Contesting, Webinars and DXU presentations. You can also read about his early Novice days at the My Novice Days link, his aviation days at the Aviation link, RF power amplifier topics in the RF Power Amps link and antenna topics in the Antennas link and the Receive Antennas link. Also check out some of his early “detective” work in the WN9AVT Mystery link. Carl and his wife Vicky AE9YL have been on several DXpeditions (YK9A, OJ0, and many trips to ZF as ZF2LA and ZF2YL). Carl is on the Top of the Honor Roll (worked all current DXCC entities), has 160-Meter DXCC and needs only four zones on 80-Meters for 5BWAZ. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you at the November 21st MCRCA Meeting. Mike N8KUF – MCRCA President


Calendar

Check out the new club calendar under the Club Info link in the blue ribbon or the calendar snippet in the right-hand column of the homepage. It shows this year's upcoming events for MCRCA, ARPSC and RRRA.


Hamfest Videos

Check out the Monroe Hamfest Videos in the Galleries under the Club Info link.