Saturday, June 24th: HAM Radio Introduction and International HAM Radio Field Day
 
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!

  • Jerry Schneider will lead the discussion!
  • First ten people to sign-up get a free, new copy of the book!
  • Door Prize: whoever wins will get a $20.00 Gift certificate to the Galaxy Bookshop!
Well-known nonfiction writer, Erik Larson, tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.

Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners; scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed; and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. Meanwhile, Crippen, “the kindest of men,” nearly commits the perfect murder.

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