Welcome to the DFMA
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
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.
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
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