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Author Topic: Making a list of potential guest speakers for meet  (Read 1493 times)
AG5T
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« on: March 27, 2004, 07:31:33 PM »

I am putting together a list of ideas for speakers and presentations for club meetings. They can be amateur radio or otherwise radio-related or even could be a family night activity not related to radio. Here are some ideas I have - I'm looking for other ideas so let me know! What presentations/speakers are most memorable from your meetings? Thanks.

Amateur Satellites with contact during meeting
Slide show of someone's dxpedition
A qsl manager that handles several dx stations
Someone from the National Weather Service
Broadcast engineer from tv or radio station
Videos of dxpeditions
ECHOLINK
Demo on how to use the qsl bureaus
Show and tell of very old equipment
Pizza night?
Safety expert (power company?)
Your ideas
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KE4SKY
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2004, 03:50:19 PM »

How about any of the following:

Comm officer from FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Team

Shift supervisor of your county 911 dispatch center

Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service forecast office

Local public safety or emergency management coordinator

RACES Radio Officer

Hospital volunteer cordinator

US Coast Guard or FAA radio station HF operator

Section Traffic Manager

Section Emergency Coordinator

ARRL Official Observer Coordinator

ARRL Technical Coordinator

Champion "Big Gun" contest rover operator

That should give you a whole year of meetings. 8-)
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N3ZKP
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2004, 01:24:13 PM »

Two more suggestions:

Someone from the disaster services department of the American Red Cross or The Salvation Army.

On both the above, local units probably don't have distinctive disaster departments. The best bet is the regional offices of both organizations.

Lon
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2004, 01:14:34 AM »

At the beginning of this month, I gave a presentation on slow-scan television to our local club, which was followed by a "live demonstration" where we sent images between two notebook computers (one connected to an LCD projector so everyone could see) via 2 meter HTs.  

The presentation included numerous sample images, with examples of problems one can encounter on the air, as well as how good reception can be with good propagation.  The question/answer session that followed was almost as long as the presentation itself, and we seem to have stirred up a lot of local interest in SSTV, on both VHF and HF bands.  

SSTV can be worked with little more than a PC and a radio, using free software available on the Internet, making it a fun and accessible mode that everyone can enjoy.

-- Patrick Innes
   W4TQI
   Tallahassee, FL
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WA6EIK
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2004, 03:14:51 PM »

Do you have any names of guest speakers that our club could inquire about speaking at our club banquet, monthly meetings, etc.

Thanks,
Duane Park WA6EIK
Trustee of the W6TRW ARC
email: wa6eik@arrl.net
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