February 2: “Winlink for Radio Amateurs,” Zachary Beese, WWØK (be sure to click on blue "Read more" tab near right margin)

Bullet Points from Zach’s presentation:
Winlink -- A brief history
Winlink -- usage of forms and templates (like ICS-213, radiogram, etc.)
Winlink -- modern digital replacement/supplement to ARES nets and activations
Winlink -- account setup/creation
Winlink -- VHF / packet and VARA-FM
Winlink -- HF / ARDOP and VARA
Winlink -- relay + sysop / gateway programs
Winlink -- my station setup
Winlink -- other equipment options
Winlink -- Demo of my relay (live with VHF packet connection)

January 5: “Grounding and Lightning Protection,” Chuck Brudtkuhl WAØROI

Thursday, 7 pm: Number 1 Honor Roll DXer Chuck WAØROI will explain equipment installation techniques to minimize lightning impact. His presentation is based on 10 days of training related to RF and AC power mitigation at PolyPhaser (near Reno, NV).

Chuck’s in-person and on-line presentation will originate at Northcrest Community, Grand Room, 2300 Northcrest Parkway (an entrance drive south from 24th Street, across from Ames Community School System offices). Please follow Northcrest Community’s current safety protocol.