Grounding is one of the first things we learn about in order to get our Technician license, but do not really understand until we put up our first antenna.
Come join Ed Williams, KE5UCT as he shares with us a new PowerPoint on grounding on Monday October 22 at 7:00 pm.
What does the ground on or under an antenna do?
1.) Provides something for the antenna to push against. In other words, a ground supplies the "other terminal" for the feed-point of Marconi-style or single-wire end fed antennas
2.) Provides an alternative path for currents that would normally be induced in lossy soil or objects under the antenna
3.) Provides a low loss return path for displacement currents caused by the antenna's electric field
4.) Provides lightning protection
A good ground system is an essential part of a good ham station for various reasons. First and foremost, grounding is for the safety of your family, home, and ham equipment. Lightning not only destroys ham radios, but often starts house fires, thereby jeopardizing the safety of your family
Friends with Health Conditions
Dave Routzon-His leg is doing much better
Max Miller had a stroke and is doing better but has a long recovery and is now in rehab at:
Manor Care Rehabilitation Center
7625 Glenview Drive
Monte Meadows-Had a stroke in June, and he is doing much better and was able to return to work
Oct 22-Monthly Club Meeting 7pm
Nov 7-New Tech Class 6:30pm-10:00pm
Nov 10-Board meeting 8:30am
(iron horse restaurant)
Nov 26-Monthly Club Meeting 7pm
(DX from Taiwan-circa 1988)
Dec 15-board meeting 8:30am
The October meeting will be an overview of grounding by Ed Williams, KE5UCT. We will be hosting a test session on Tuesday October 23 at 7:00 at the new NRH Library. Anyone wanting to get their license or upgrade will need two(2) forms of ID one with a photo, $14.00 cash, pen, pencil, calculator with memory cleared and a copy of current license for upgrades.
The Azle ham fest will be November 10th from 8:00am to noon. Please visit the WC5C website for details http://wc5c.org/WC5CClub/NCTECH/tabid/152/Default.aspx
We are in need of some ideas for the upcoming 2013 club meetings, please summit your ideas via email to Linda at email@example.com
or myself at firstname.lastname@example.org
so Linda can include the ideas in the upcoming newsletters. As discussed at the monthly board meeting we are looking at Dickey's BBQ on Rufe Snow for the annual club Christmas party in January more info to come.
As part of our on-going training, our RACES Member renewal class was held on October 13, 2012 at the Joint EOC in Fort Worth it was a great success. There are also a number of public service events being held in October which we can use your help on such as : A double header week-end on October 27. We will be working 2 public service events at the same time.
*The Walk to End Alzheimer's-will be in Trinity Park this year. We will need operators for that walk to help with logistics and communications in the park. Please sign up as soon as possible.
*Also happening on October 27 is the "No Limits" Half Marathon at Texas Motor Speedway. This event will take place within he confines of TMS facilties, and should be a really fun event to work. The winners in each of the categories will be part of a Victory Lane celebration similar to the NASCAR and INDY car winners. We will need about 18 volunteers for this event so please sign up as soon as possible at the website http://www.tarrantraces.org/
Gerry Dalton - W5MAY
City of Fort Worth Fire Department
Office of Emergency Management
RACES Liaison Officer
Cell: (214) 532-1905
If you know of anyone who would like to receive/earn their Technician license let them know there will be an upcoming class in November. We have 18 people signed up to take the class and still room for more. Class dates are Nov 7,14,28 and Dec 5. At this time instructors are needed for some of the classes, any help would be appreciated. Classes are held at the Fire Training Station
on Dick Fisher Drive in North Richland Hills, TX for 4 consecutive weeks from 6:30pm-10:00pm. our website: http://www.nrharc.org/Calendar.htm