Tech Night

Recent Tech Night - Loggers (HRD and DXLab)
Recent Tech Night – Loggers (HRD and DXLab)

As part of our mission to help our members develop and expand their technical knowledge, we hold a monthly Tech Night Session.

Tech Night Topic Member Survey
Tech Night Topic Member Survey

These sessions cover a variety of topics that our members have identified as being interesting.

Directiona Antenas Demo
Dave Michaels, N1RF Demonstrating How Directional Antennas Work at a Tech Night

Our next Tech Night will be an Oscilloscope Kit build. We will this kit build at First Church on Saturday, February 18th to give us more time to complete the kit. Don’t miss it!

Connor Finchum, KC1GGX building his Pixie Kit
Connor Finchum, KC1GGX building his Pixie Kit

Our most recent Tech Night was about Getting the Most from your HF Transceiver and More. You can see the video from a recent Tech Night below:

December 2016 Tech Night – Popular Loggers, HRD and DXLab 

Other Tech Night topics have included:

  • Getting the Most from your HF Transceiver and More by Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC and Dave Michaels, N1RF.
  • Popular Loggers – Ham Radio Deluxe and DXLab Suite by Dave Merchant, K1DLM and Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC.
  • Low-Band Antennas by Dennis Marandos, K1LGQ; Hamilton Stewart, K1HMS; Brian McCaffrey, W1BP; and Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC.
  • RF Simulation and Matching by Jeff Millar, WA1HCO
  • Directional Antennas by Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC; Dave Michaels, N1RF; Brian Smigielski, AB1ZO; and Greg Fuller, W1TEN
  • Surface Mount Solder and Desoldering, a Hands-On Presentation by Jeff Millar, WA1HCO
  • All About Field Day  by our Field Day Planning Team.
  • Building Your First Station and Getting On The Air by Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC and Dave Michaels N1RF
  • Software Defined Radios by Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC and Skip Youngberg, K1NKR
  • Advanced Repeaters (DMR, EchoLink, DMR and D-STAR) by Anita Kemmerer; AB1QB, Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC; and Bill Barber, NE1B
  • Antenna Modeling with EZNEC by Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC
Jeff Millar, WA1HCO Demonstrating Surface Mount Soldering
Jeff Millar, WA1HCO Demonstrating Surface Mount Soldering

All of our Tech Night presentations are included in our members-only video and presentation archives below.

Kit night is coming again! Our February Tech “Night” will feature an Oscilloscope Kit build! To provide more time to build this kit, our February Tech “Night” session will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 1-4 pm at First Church in Nauss, Hall.

Oscilloscope Kit In Enclosure
Oscilloscope Kit In Enclosure

We will be building the JYE Tech DSO138 DIY Digital Oscilloscope Kit. Members can build this nice single channel oscilloscope and mount it in the enclosure package shown in the picture above. Here are some specifications:

  • Analog bandwidth: 0 – 200KHz
  • Sampling rate: 1Msps max
  • Sensitivity: 10mV/Div – 5V/Div
  • Sensitivity error: < 5%
  • Vertical resolution: 12-bit
  • Timebase: 10us/Div – 50s/Div
  • Record length: 1024 points
  • Built-in 1KHz/3.3V test signal
  • Waveform frozen (HOLD) function available

The kit comes with all Surface Mount parts pre-installed. Here are some videos which show the assembly of the kit and its enclosure and the operation of the completed scope:

 

 

 

 

Kit ordering is now closed to allow for processing and shipping the kits which have been ordered. If you have questions about this kit, please contact Brian, AB1ZO at programs@n1fd.org.

Our Tech Nights are held at the First Church in Nashua, NH in Nauss Hall. Please park in the second or third lot next to the Church. We hope to see you at our next Tech Night!

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