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Durham FM Association

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Welcome to the DFMA

Upcoming Events
11/05 DFMA Meeting, Bullockís BBQ, 6pm
11/11 VE Test Session, Efland Bahai Ctr, 7pm
11/11 OCRA Meeting, Efland Bahai Ctr, 7pm
11/17 JARSfest, Benson 8am-12:30pm
11/19 DFMA Board Meeting: NC4CD Office, 7pm
11/26 DC Auxcomm Meeting: DC EOC, 7pm
12/03 DFMA Christmas Dinner, Bullockís BBQ, 6pm Press the [Calendar] button at left for more info

The DFMA is an amateur radio club centered in Durham, NC, with members from all over the Research Triangle Area. We support an excellent set of repeaters but members enagage in all aspectus of ham radio. We meet monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at Bullock's Bar-B-Cue at 6pm for dinner with a program beginning at 7pm. The meetings are open to all with an interest in Ham Radio.

Click on the "buttons" at the left for additional information on the related web pages.

Latest News

November 5 Program: Collins KWM-380 Rebuild

John Green, KX4P, has prepared a Power-Point presentation on his rebuild of a 1980 Collins KWM-380. He shows why and how this project materialized. There are even some movie clips showing the repaired radio operating SSB and CW. John has put a lot of effort into creating this very interesting presentation. You donít want to miss this one!

Dee, KU4GC, 11/2/19

October 1 Program: Visualization

Eric Monson, a Data Visualization Analyst at Duke University Libraries, will be giving a presentation of his choosing. Eric holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics, but has been working for twelve years with Duke faculty and graduate students from Math to Computational Biology to Art History, helping them transform, visualize and understand their data.

Dee, KU4GC, 9/30/19

September 3 Program: A New Website for the DFMA

Jimmy, KF4KHU, our new vice president KF4KHU will be the program for the club meeting. He will be talking on the new club website that he is developing. He is also exploring add-ons available to 501c(3) organizations that could add useful functionality to the site, and the use of social media to draw new members into the club.

Dee, KU4GC, 8/31/19

August 6 Program: Election of Officers &
A Video on the History of Radio and Radio Waves

- Election of Officers: (See The Link for nominations as of this time.)
- A Video on the History of Radio and Radio Waves: (Martin, KA5JUJ notes: "A friend in Oklahoma, an electrical engineer who designs power transmission lines for utilities, sent me a 26 minute video about the history of radio and radio waves that I really liked and believe that the club members would really enjoy.")

Dee, KU4GC, 8/1/19

July 16 Program: The Digital Revolution - FT8

In this period of few or no sunspots and even less propagation, there has been one saving grace. Even in conditions where everything seems to be in the noise, there are QSOs taking place and contacts being made. This is due to the digital mode FT8. It was widely used for the last Field Day and still seems to be getting new converts.

Dan, KR4UB, will present Tuesday's program with an introduction to FT8.

Don't miss it! 73, Dee, KU4GC, 7/13/19

New Field Day Pictures in the Gallery

In a effort to get some new pictures on this website's picture gallery, Field Day pictures offered by John, KM4MDR and Dee, KU4GC have been added. You can access them by clicking on the "Gallery Button" on the left.

You can also find recent Field Day pictures on the OCRA website: ncocra.org .

Dee, KU4GC, 7/6/19

Find earlier news by pressing the [News] button at the left