January 2016 SCARC meeting

The next meeting of the Story County Amateur Radio Club will be Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be in Conference Room North AB next to Bessie Myers Auditorium on the first floor of Mary Greeley Medical Center (MGMC). In the program KC0JUO will present "Volts: Move ‘Em Without Losing ‘Em."

The presentation will be a discussion on connectors and wiring for 12 volt DC powered equipment, including a focus on selection, installation and use of Anderson Powerpole connectors. The standard connector for ARES and RACES equipment, Powerpoles incorporate highly conductive, silver-plated, copper contacts allowing minimal contact resistances at high currents. The self-wiping contacts also feature indentations that keep connectors mated in high vibration applications and provide quick-break, snap-action on disconnecting. The meeting will conclude with a Powerpole Hands-On Workshop where participants can bring their equipment and cables to properly install Powerpole connectors using available crimping tools. SCARC will have Powerpole “sets” available for purchase at the Workshop.

The closest parking is in the lot north of the ER and ambulance garage. Enter through the North Door where MGMC meets McFarland Clinic.