May 2018 NABRC Monthly Newsletter #email

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May Meeting

WHEN: Monday, May 14, 2018
6:30 PM - Fellowship
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE: North Augusta Public Service Station #2
Five Notch Road
North Augusta, SC

TALK-IN: 145.350 Mhz (-) (PL tone: 156.7)

Program: Greg, K5CVD, will be doing a presentation on NTS and message handling. We will practice sending messages in NTS format as well, so please bring some pencils and/or pens.

Dave, WB5NHL, will discuss the recent Windows 10 update and its effect of SDR's. He will also share ways to stop the update or to repair the issues caused by the update.

School Clubs

Our school clubs are always looking for Elmers to help out. Schofield Middle School in Aiken meets on Thursdays after school. North Augusta High School meets on Wednesdays after school.

The North Augusta High School ARC now has permanent antennas installed on top of the Auditorium! We will be testing them out and using them this afternoon.

Please come out and support these great clubs!

Collegiate Radio Amateur Wins Radio Club of America's "Young Achiever Award"

ARRL member Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, a 19-year-old student at Michigan's Kettering University, has received the Radio Club of America's "Young Achiever Award." The RCA Young Achiever Award is presented to students of high school age or younger who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in wireless communications, and who have delivered a presentation at the annual RCA Technical Symposium. Receiving the award allowed her to attend the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) held in Orlando in early March.

"I was shocked to have received this award. I never dreamed I would be able to attend such a prestigious wireless event," Willet said in an article for Kettering University News. "It was an honor be recognized by the Radio Club of America and to be presented with this award. It was an eye-opening experience for me to be exposed to the field of wireless communications and to be introduced to the discussions taking place among first responders and the government regarding emergency situation preparedness."

Willet, who is from Lawrenceville, Georgia, is the recipient of the ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Scholarship. At Kettering, she is pursuing a double major in mechanical engineering and engineering physics. She is president of her school's recently revived Amateur Radio club, GMTE Amateur Radio & Electronics Club, K8HPS.

"As an Amateur Radio operator, I've mostly only experienced the hobby side of radio," Willet said. "This conference allowed me to see a broad range of applications for radio and technology.... It was very energizing to attend all sorts of workshops and seminars, and learn how much our daily lives are touched by the field of wireless communications." Read more.

From the ARRL Letter for May 3, 2018.