January 22nd Meeting and Program: “Amateur Radio: Some Thoughts”

January 11, 2021…

The program for the January 22nd meeting is “Amateur Radio: Some Thoughts” by Art Zygielbaum, KØAIZ.

Art Zygielbaum, KØAIZ, retired in 2017 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an Emeritus Research Associate Professor. Art joined UNL in 1998 after a nearly 30-year career as an engineer and manager at the NASA/ CALTECH Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). He has a BS in Physics from UCLA, MS in Electrical Engineering from USC, and Ph.D. from the UNL in Geography/Remote Sensing.

Art became a ham in 1961 as a Novice (WV6SAL) and now holds an Extra Class License. Giving back to the hobby he loves, he was ARRL Nebraska Section Manager from July 2009 through 2013, ARRL Midwest Division Vice Director from July 2015 through 2020, and became Midwest Division Director in January 2021. He is past President of the Lincoln Amateur Radio Club, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Amateur Radio Club, Rio Hondo Amateur Radio Club, and UCLA Amateur Radio Club.

When on the air, he operates HF, VHF, and (some) UHF using voice, digital, and (rarely) CW from home, portable (QRP), and mobile. Art’s home station is Internet-enabled and can be operated from anywhere. He wrote a good part of the software to make that work. While in California, he was active in Red Cross communications and RACES. He is a storm-spotter in Lincoln and likes building equipment, writing software, contesting, DXing, and ragchewing. Art also serves on civic and public service boards and is a member of Lincoln Downtown Rotary.

The presentation “Amateur Radio: Some Thoughts” includes a bit of history about Art and his interest in Amateur Radio, background on the ARRL, the state of amateur radio and the ARRL, and why he is encouraged about the future of our hobby. This will give us an opportunity to learn how the ARRL is important to ourselves, our membership, and our Amateur Radio community.

The meeting will be held ON-LINE Friday, January 22nd  at 7:00 pm, streaming starts at 6:45. Join us by clicking on this link  https://www.youtube.com/c/slsrc(w0src)/live