BARS Meeting: December 7, 2016 – “Show and Tell” with 2 Featured Presentations

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:30 PM
The next meeting of the Billerica Amateur Radio Society (BARS) is Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Join us at 5:30 PM for a pre-meeting gathering at Bertucci’s, 14 Littleton Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824

Presentations for the “Show and Tell” include:
Eric, WB1HBU: Feature Talk on the “SDR Play”
Jay, AI1EE: Featured Talk on the “The new Kenwood TH-D74 HT”
Andy, KA1GTT: Show and Tell on “An early Drake Receiver”
Mike, K1TWF: To wrap things up a mystery gear challenge to the group on what its purpose is. This should be fun!

What is an SDR Play: (From HRO web page)
“The SDRplay RSP1 is a powerful wideband full-featured Software Defined Receiver which covers all frequencies from 10kHz up to 2 GHz.All it needs is a PC (Supported Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Raspberry Pi 2/3 & Android) along with an appropriate antenna to provide excellent communications receiver functionality.”

What is a Kenwood TH-D74 HT: (From Universal-Radio web page)
“This triband radio operates on the 144, 220 and 440 MHz bands. Supported modes include: DV / DV Fast data / FM / NFM / WFM / AM (receive). A built-in ferrite bar antenna enhances reception of medium wave and HF to 10 MHz. It is equipped with a built-in TNC (1200/9600) and provides APRS® (Automatic Packet/Position Reporting System) and there is an integrated GPS! It will also support D-Star.”

Chelmsford Bible Church
Formerly known as Matthews Memorial Church
128 Gorham St. (Route 3A)
East Chelmsford, MA 01824


Please park in back and enter by the rear door. A map is on the sidebar.

Bring a ham friend (or aspiring ham) friend.

Note: The weekly BARS Wednesday night net will not meet on this evening because of the club meeting. Members are encouraged to get on Billerica (147.12) on their way to/from the meeting instead.

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