N2RJ: “Software-defined Ham Radio” at the Billerica ARS Meeting Online, July 5, 2023

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Our guest speaker at our meeting on Wednesday, July 5 at 7 PM, will be Ria Jairam, N2RJ. Ria is from Sussex, New Jersey and is well known and respected around the ham radio community. Among her many credentials are:

  • Life member, ARRL
  • Past Director, Hudson Division, ARRL (2019-2023)
  • Member of : Amsat, NJDXA, FRC, YLRL, RSGB, Sussex County ARC, Fair Lawn ARC, RIO DX group
  • FRC Section Manager, Northern NJ
  • SKCC #2725, 100WAAW #927, BH #155

Ria’s many awards include the following:

  • DXCC 327 mixed (329 including deleted)
  • 9 bands DXCC (5BDXCC + 30, 17, 12, 160)
  • Challenge 1900+ confirmed (2050+ worked)
  • VUCC 388 grids, as well as many Hudson Division and W2 call area wins in ARRL DX SSB, ARRL DX CW, CQWW SSB, etc.

Her most memorable DXCC QSO: Bouvet 3Y0E. “Weak but workable” – to me, anyway. and Honorable mention – ZD8I – was calling CQ on PSK31 and he answered! Ria will be speaking to us about a fast upcoming trend in ham radio, SDR radios, and how they are used in ham radio. I am sure this will be a very interesting and informative presentation. Please join us on Wednesday, July 5! You won’t want to miss this presentation.

BARS will announce the link to join the Zoom meeting before the meeting, but it will be posted to the BARS email list and should not be shared outside our Club. Are you on the email list? If not, please send an email to bars-subscribe@w1hh.org and then simply reply to the robot response from the server and you will be subscribed.

Observing our Zoom meeting requires only a web browser and headphones/speakers. You do not need a webcam or microphone unless you want to speak or be seen.

Before our meeting date, please go to https://zoom.us/test and see if it will function for you. If you have problems, we can try to assist – feel free to ask questions on the BARS email list.

We are looking forward to “seeing” many of you on Wednesday 7/5 here at 1900.

Doug, N1WRN

[For Zoom conference details, email Bruce Anderson, W1LUS, at w1lus -at- hotmail -dot- com.]

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