November Meeting Tonight

Hi everyone!
I am pleased to announce that we have a full agenda for our club meeting in November (tonight)!
We’ll start with our main presentation.  Our good friend Dana Shtun, VE3DSS is doing a presentation on the Arecibo Observatory.  Dana was at “El Radar” (as the locals refer to it) in 2014 for the 50th anniversary.  Dana will take us behind the scenes at Arecibo with the great help provided by the local hams there.
After our presentation, we’ll be doing a vote on where to have our Christmas dinner (the usual selection at this point is Mandarin, Wok of Fame, or Spoonful).  Any alternate suggestions are desired and welcome.
Finally,  our second presentation will be by yours truly on understanding computer networking.  This is going to be a series of presentations that will help club members get up to speed with computer networking – particularly the network protocol TCP/IP – which is the protocol of the Internet, the protocol that runs in your home and on your computer, and the protocol used any ham device or software with a computer network ability (HSMM, Dire Wolf and AGWPE software TNC, remote control of SDR dongles – I/Q over IP, Echolink, IRLP, Allstar Network repeaters, D-Rats, and many, many more).  More than just a way of controlling a ham radio remotely, IP networks are forming the basis of distributed radio systems.  The purpose of this presentation series is to take a ham, who may have little or no understanding of computer networking, and introduce basic concepts and terminology.  This presentation series will use a combination of video recording and video conferencing to allow people from out of town to see the presentation live and record the presentation for future reference.
So stay tuned for more information.  I’ll be doing a test of Google Hangouts – the videoconference and screen capture technology.  Anyone who has a Gmail account, and would like to assist with the test as an audience, please email me –
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Joe de VA3POR
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