July 22, 2016 Meeting – Speaker, Ward Silver, NØAX, – Propagation 101

SLSRC was once again honored to welcome Ward Silver, NØAX, as guest speaker at our July 22nd General Meeting. Ward’s presentations are always a “don’t miss” event. This month’s presentation, “Propagation 101”, covered the basics of VHF and HF propagation, explaining several common occurrences you may have experienced.

The meeting was held at 7:00 PM in rooms 419-420 of the Goldfarb School of Nursing, located in the Clinical Learning Institute building on the campus of Missouri Baptist Hospital, 3015 North Ballas Road.

Ward is the Lead Editor of the ARRL Handbook and the ARRL Antenna Book. He is the author of all three ARRL License Manuals and the Q&A Study Guides along with writing the monthly QST column “Hands-On Radio.” The ham radio detective mystery, “Ray Tracy: Zone of Iniquity” is his contribution to the dramatic side of ham radio. He serves as a Contributing Editor to the ARRL, and consults on a variety of projects and programs in the ARRL Contest Branch.  You will also find his byline in the popular Wiley “for Dummies” series; Ham Radio (now in its 2nd edition), Two-Way Radios and Scanners, and Circuitbuilding Do-It-Yourself.

An electrical engineer, he designed microprocessor-based products and medical devices for twenty years before beginning a second career as a teacher and writer. Ward was first licensed in 1972 as a Novice (WNØGQP) and enjoys DXing, contesting, and participating on his local ARES emergency communications team.  He is a founder of the World Radiosport Team Championships and is President of the YASME Foundation.

Outside of ham radio, Ward plays the mandolin, dabbles in digital photography, and enjoys camping, canoeing, kayaking, and Ultimate Frisbee.