Next meeting is on Thursday, February 6 starting at 7:00 PM at the Newtown Public Library.
We will have a presentation by Charlie Li, W3QJD:
"Advancement of the radio art: hacker culture, open source, the maker movement and where ham radio stands"
Ham radio is often advertised as talking and communications between people. However, looking outside the immediate hobby reveals the radio art increasingly used as a tool for other purposes, socially and recreationally. We will explore the beginnings of modern hacker culture, the rise and demise of Heathkit, open source software, pirate radio, the maker movement and what all of these bode for ham radio in the future.
Some small form-factor hardware demos may accompany the presentation.