The SLSRC Program for May is “Show and Tell” about what you have been making, some new projects, or a new mode of ham radio you are using, etc.
Also, did you go to Dayton this year...or even in previous years? What were the highlights of the trip....did you purchase any new “toys”? If so, tell us about it at the May meeting.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on May 27th at the meeting.
We are all aware we have to show respect to radio as it pertains to radio frequency burns and tower safety, but how much do we consider how Amateur Radio impacts our driving? In recent months we have heard a lot about Missouri and their distracted driving laws. Illinois has also been in the news with the Amateur Radio Parity Act being proposed by Illinois Representative Kinzinger. The ARRL has been actively following these items in both the state and federal arenas, but what should we be doing? My 2nd suggestion to you is to follow the politics in your state and know what has impact on you, whether it is radio-related or not.
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Do you listen to podcasts? Did you know there are quite a few amateur radio podcasts out there for you to listen to? Here is a list of regular occurring podcasts that you might enjoy.
by John Mountain, KJØMTN
Field Day is rapidly approaching and planning is in full swing by individuals, radio clubs and other organizations all over North America. The SLSRC is working on the final plans for this year’s event which will again be held at Stacy Park in Olivette. This event is sponsored and governed by the ARRL. You don’t need to be a member of any club to participate. You only need to want to expand your Amateur Radio experience.
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Ten amateur radio operators spent four hours each Saturday in March completing the Introduction to Emergency Communications class sponsored by St. Louis Metro ARES/RACES and instructed by Peter Brisbine, N0MTH.
The April presentation will be all about the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi was introduced in February 2012 as a teaching tool to help teach computer science in schools and developing countries. Since it's inception, there have been 4 major versions, the latest Pi 3 was released in February 2016.
The Pi is a fully functioning computer, complete with a processor, RAM, video, ethernet and I/O pins. Not only did the education community grasp the Pi by storm, so did the hobbyist community with their pet projects and specialized applications. Today, there are hundreds of uses for the Pi, everything from running as a Linux server to home automation and SDR applications.
Kyle will give some information about the current Pi, demonstrate how to setup a Pi from scratch, and also have some guests show off what they have done with their Pi in the amateur radio community.
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St. Louis Weather Spotter Classes for Winter/Spring 2016 have begun. They are presented by Jim Kramper (NØLSX), Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in St. Louis, MO
Click here for a list showing the dates, times, and locations for each class.
Were you part of the pile-up of eyeball QSO’s that occurred at grid square EM48xq? Did you see the activity that was occurring in Madison County, IL? Have you started playing with the new toys that you purchased at the Gateway Center in Collinsville? If you were not one of the nearly one thousand people at Winterfest, then you have missed out on a great hamfest for 2016. Now you will have to wait until January of 2017 to join in on the excitement.