SLSRC’s Meeting & Program, Friday, August 23rd- Presenter, George Waddell (WØGRW) on Testing and Measurement Equipment

This week’s program for the August 23rd meeting is on Testing and Measurement Equipment by George Waddell (WØGRW). 

George has been an Amateur Radio operator since 2013 when he passed the Technician Exam at the 2013 Dayton Hamvention. In 2016 he successfully tested for Extra. His interests include operating using digital modes and some light contesting. For the SLSRC, he is the IT Committee chair and maintains the club’s laptop and hardware that is used for logging QSOs at club special events.

He graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now MST) with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and has been asking the right questions, breaking stuff, and causing trouble since 1984. He has worked for Monsanto, Pfizer, Aventis Pharma, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Baxter Healthcare, Amtrak, and Sachs Electric.

Currently, George works at Enterprise Rent-A-Car as a Senior Software Engineer. He works in the Rental Billing department and is responsible for systems that send rental invoices worldwide.

This presentation will introduce test and measurement equipment that can be used for Amateur radio. Voltmeters, power supplies, component testers, oscilloscopes, and spectrum analyzers will be talked about. The goal is that you will feel more comfortable with this equipment by the end of this presentation:

  • RF/AC/DC measurement
  • Multimeters
    • VOMs
    • VTVMs
    • DMMs or the modern multimeter
  • Power Supplies
  • Component Testers
  • Signal Generation/Measurement
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Spectrum Analyzers
  • PC Software and Hardware

Our meeting will be August 23rd 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.

Meeting information and directions can be found at the following website;