Saturday, June 24th: HAM Radio Introduction and International HAM Radio
10:30 AM – Noon: Set up HAM Radio Station at the library (at picnic table behind Library).
1:00 PM: Learn how to operate Radio Jeudevine.
Enter the exciting world of Amateur Radio, a two-way shortwave radio service and hobby that takes you around the world and around town, too. Discover how you can help provide communication services in safety and emergency conditions. HAMs are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. Two local HAM radio operators will set up a real amateur radio station in the library, and workshop participants will have an opportunity to operate the station live on the air.
The many facets of amateur radio attract practitioners with a wide range of interests. Many amateurs begin with a fascination of radio communication and then combine other personal interests to make pursuit of the hobby rewarding. Some of the focal areas amateurs pursue include public service and safety communications, radio contesting, radio propagation study, technical experimentation, promoting the hobby, and computer networking. There will be information about local and regional HAM clubs and organizations, licensing, and getting started. Get started now at the largest HAM club in the world, the American Radio Relay League: http://www.arrl.org/
The workshop facilitators are David Ferland of Plainfield (HAM Operator for 29 years in Central Vermont) and David Hale, also of Plainfield (HAM Operator for 27 years in Central Vermont). For more information about the HAM radio or the workshop call David Hale 279-3258, or David Ferland 454-1177.
Tuesday, June 27th at 6:00 PM: Pizza and
a Book: Thunderstruck
Book Discussion on Thunderstruck by Erik Larson Larson a nonfiction book about the invention of the wireless and the hunt for a murderer!
Phone: (802) 472-5948
Address: Jeudevine Memorial Library
93 North Main St.
P.O. Box 536
Hardwick, VT 05843