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Bill Becher, AA8RW, as a follow-up to last month's presentation on transmission lines will give a presentation on "The Smith Chart: A graphical method of analyzing antennas, transmission lines, waveguides and other high frequency networks".
Abstract: Although the digital computer can be, and is, used to calculate impedances, reflection coefficients and other complex attributes of communications circuits and equipment, there is still a use for this type of graphical calculation. Particularly important are computations needed to assess and correct the amount of mismatch in antenna systems. Use of the Smith chart calculator also provides an intuitive look at some of the theoretical concepts often missed when relying on the digital computer to make the more mathematical intense computations
Pizza and drinks will be served, and a tour of the shack will be given following the meeting. Members may join or renew membership at this time as well.
On November 21st, from 6:30 pm
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We held officer elections!
Congratulations to our board for 2013-2014:
President: Jamesen Eisele (KD8PIJ)
Vice-President: Justin Paupore (KD8PHY)
Treasurer: Chunpeng Wang (BG6CCQ/KD8MLS)
Webmaster: Krishna C. Garikipati (KD8PHV)
And, as before, our Station Manager is Steve Culp (K8QKY).
Oct 25, 2013: Prof. Amir Mortazawi gave a presentation on the physics and application of transmission lines used in radio broadcast and Amateur stations.
Sep 19, 2013: Roger Place, W8ZRF, gave a presentation on how he created a device enabling a paraplegic Amateur to continue enjoying Ham radio.
Mar 14, 2013: Physics Professor F.D. Becchetti, W8ZLK, gave a presentation on the radio problems that Amelia Earhart may have encountered on her attempt to circumnavigate the earth.
Feb 14,2013: Prof. Aaron Ridley, department of AOSS, gave a talk on designing, planning, and launching a high altitude ballon with various instrumentation on-board.
Dec 13,2012: William (Bill) Becher, AA8RW, reviewed our new Kenwood TS-590S Transceiver
Nov 13,2012: Bruce Graham (KT8TD), a member of the local Arrow club, gave a presentation on the filters used in radio equipment.
Communicate with other ham radio stations around the world using U-M's amateur radio station W8UM, obtain your own FCC Amateur Radio License, and get involved in an exciting hobby that you'll enjoy for a lifetime.
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