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August 2021 Meeting – In person meetings are back!

That’s correct, in person meetings are back! The Club has secured the Party room at Rudy’s BBQ in Allen for our Monthly meetings. For those that are comfortable doing so, please join us on Tuesday, August 10 at 7pm. Our in person presenter will be special guest Dick Morgan, K6RAH. his presentation will be an updated version of his propagation paper, which is entitled ‘We survived Solar Cycle 24, now the fun begins!’.

Please note that we will also be simulcasting the meeting in Zoom for those that are not comfortable getting together just yet.

Either way, please join us! We look forward to seeing everyone!

Rudy’s BBQ
1790 North Central Expressway
Allen, Texas 75002

May 2021 Meeting

Join us for the May meeting when we welcome back special guest Dr. Ed Fong. Dr. Fong will be presenting further information on his varied line of antennas. For more information on Dr. Fong, see the link below. The meeting will be on Tuesday, May 11, beginning at 18:30 on Zoom. We are also working on a venue for in person meetings, so watch your email for information on this.

More information on Dr. Fong: https://edsantennas.weebly.com/

February 2021 Meeting

MARC will hold its next general business meeting on Tuesday,
February 9th starting at 7:00PM.

Tim Duffy, K3LR – CEO of DX Engineering – will be presenting
our February topic about his K3LR station, so be sure to join!

This meeting will be held via the Zoom remote conferencing
service. See the newsletter or watch for emails with link in place.

Determining SWR Using nanoVNA Document and SWR Readings Sheet Template

Submitted By Michael Payne – K5MFP

The first document is how to use a nanoVNA to obtain the SWR of an antenna, and the second one is a sheet form where you can record the SWR measurements from using a nanoVNA, a MFJ analyzer, or any other piece of hardware.

https://w5mrc.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/swr-using-nanovna.docx

https://w5mrc.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/swr-readings.docx

March 2020 Program – POTA Presentation

The MARC meeting for March will feature our very own Andy Barnes, W5KZJ, giving an updated presentation about the Parks On The Air (POTA) program. Find out what new Parks have been added and how you can get involved, either activating or chasing the Parks!

Please join us for this and more on March 10, 7pm, at Spring Creek BBQ, 75 and 380 in McKinney.

We hope to see everyone there!

OWS Siren Test March 7th – Signup Link

Please join the McKinney Amateur Radio Club for the Outdoor Weather Siren test on Saturday March 7th!

-The net will begin at 11:40 on the 146.740 repeater – Please be by the radio at this time and be on location by 11:50.

-Test will begin at 12:00 and conclude around 12:15

-Lunch afterwards at Fuddrucker’s McKinney (2045 N. Central Expressway – Just north of Spring Creek BBQ)

Please CLICK HERE for more information and/or to register

We look forward to seeing everyone!