July 26th Monthly Meeting and Ward Silver (NØAX) Program

The program for the SLSRC Meeting on July 26th is a presentation on “Ham Radio 2.0” by Ward Silver (NØAX).

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 study guides along with Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur and the three volumes of ARRL’s Hands-On Radio Experiments. He serves as a Contributing Editor to the ARRL and consults on a variety of projects and programs in the ARRL Contest Department. You will also find his byline on the popular Ham Radio for Dummies, now in its 3rd edition. 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 and enjoys radiosport, using new digital modes, and participating in his local emergency communications team. He is a founder of the World Radiosport Team Championships and is President of the YASME Foundation.

Ward will be presenting to us his thoughts on Ham Radio 2.0;

“Change is in (and on) the air as hams are operating and communicating in brand-new ways – sometimes alongside and complementary to traditional ways and means, sometimes instead of, and sometimes extending or beyond them. Ham Radio 2.0 is my name for the new era ahead. Amateur radio has gone through a number of similar renewals – what’s different this time? What are these new technologies? Who are the hams doing these things?  What happens to Ham Radio 1.0? How does the amateur service acknowledge, nourish, and incorporate them? I’ll have some observations on the technologies and communities of amateur radio that I see ahead.”

Our meeting will be July 26th at 7:00 PM located at the Goldfarb School of Nursing, Rooms 419 & 420, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, 3005 North Ballas Road.   It is centrally located at the intersection of I-270 and I-64/US-40. Take the Ballas Road exit from Highway I-64/US-40 or I-270 and travel south one block. Turn right to enter the campus.