Re: Looking for feedback from members

Gary Stickel

Let me add to “stealthy antennas”: …when you have no trees on your property.  
Now THERE’s a challenge for ya! 


On Feb 12, 2022, at 11:16 AM, Gary Stickel <garystickel@...> wrote:

“ Stealthy HF antenna’s “:  
I “second” that!


On Feb 12, 2022, at 9:23 AM, Michael McMillan <kd9dcw@...> wrote:

On Feb 12, 2022, at 2:04 AM, Jeff Buffington N4POD <jeffn4pod@...> wrote:

Grounding and Bonding would be a good subject....

Also... it'd be neat if we could get Bob Heil to be at one of our meetings... he's been doing a lot of Zoom meetings of late... so we'll need to make sure we have good internet at the meeting.

I like the POTA stuff... we had a demonstration last year about that... might be good for a follow up.

Of course, FIeld Day is coming up... so that's something we probably should plan on having in the next couple of months. I am going to need some help getting this one planned out... always takes a mutli-person effort.  Do we want to do GCA or somewhere else more public?

On Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 9:26 PM Brad (the Voice of the Village) Berger <km4ojk@...> wrote:
Howdy Ben,

How about Surge Suppression techniques (AC, antenna, phone line, etc).


On Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 1:35 PM Ben Poff <piscator359@...> wrote:
Good afternoon!

We are soliciting feedback from club members on what kind of program presentations folks would be interested in this calendar year. This club is blessed with a wide variety of members with incredible technical capabilities and interests, and the Admin team would like to be able to showcase those interests and talents, while also providing opportunities for everyone to learn something new and expand their own skill set. At this point I would consider everything as "being on the table", so don't self-censor something you might have in mind just because you think "nobody else likes this", or "this is too big or complicated". Your topic could become the Elmer Hit of the year! I've started collecting some feedback already, and so to help lube up the old brain gears I'm providing a list of things already suggested.
  • Emergency Operations/Communications
  • Portable antennas
  • POTA (Parks On The Air)
  • Training sessions on Extra Class
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • M.E.T.E.R.S/Hospital Net
  • Simplex Net/Operations (Emergency drills involving Simplex comms & relays)
  • QRP Ops
  • Portable power rigs (i.e., battery builds with BMS and solar power)
  • DIY and HomeBrew projects (i.e., Show and Tell, kit building, etc.)
  • Fox Hunting
  • ARES
As you can see, its a good start, but we need your input! What are we missing? Maybe there's a small piece of one of these topics that you want specific information on, so tell us what that is!

If you don't have another topic to throw on the pile, then let us know your favorites from what is listed. Remember, this is your club so tell us what you want to see and hear!

You can respond via the TLARC, or send me a note directly at piscator359@....

Thank you for your time and effort in this matter!

Ben - KN4VIF
TLARC Vice President 2022

Ben Poff, EMS-LA 
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