April 2016 SCARC meeting

The next meeting of the Story County Amateur Radio Club will be Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be in the Bessie Myers Auditorium on the first floor of Mary Greeley Medical Center (MGMC). The program will start at 7:30 pm followed by the business meeting starting around 8:30 pm. The program will be Radio Propagation Beacons: What are they and how do you use them by Arnold, AG3V. NCDXF/IARU Radio propagation beacons can be found on 5 amateur bands (20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 m) . There are currently 18 permanent beacons operating around the world. Each beacon station transmits for 3 minutes each hour, 24 hrs a day, in a cycle so that no two beacons are transmitting at the same time on the same frequency. The history and purpose of these beacons will be discussed as will various computer and smart phone apps and hardware for monitoring them.

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