K1IG: “Giant Antennas of the Navy” at Nashoba Valley ARC Hybrid Meeting, June 16, 2022

Nashoba Valley ARC logoBruce Blain, K1BG, writes:

The Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club’s June meeting is Thursday, June 16th at 7:30 PM at the Pepperell Community Center (in Pepperell). Doors will open at 7:10 PM.

We will also “simulcast” this meeting via Zoom (details are below), giving people who live outside the local area or who have concerns about meeting in person an opportunity to participate. 

This month’s guest speaker will be George Allison, K1IG, who will talk about Giant Antennas of the Navy. For its worldwide operations, the U.S. Navy has need for very large antennas and powerful transmitters. The sizes of these systems are measured in miles, not meters, and power is in megawatts. George will show you three of these; if you’ve got a few hundred square miles of land, maybe you’d like to build one yourself! 

This is sure to be an exciting and interesting presentation.

We will also have a quick discussion about Field Day plans and Field Day budgets. 

Need directions? Click here and put your own address in box “A”.

Thanks and 73. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Bruce, K1BG

978-772-2773 or bruce.blain@charter.net

PS. Thanks to the Pepperell Community Center for the use of the building, and thanks to Jim Hein, N8VIM and his employer, Medtronics, for the use of the Zoom account.


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