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Possible Proposed Project Nights
If you have an idea for a project night or would be interested in presenting a project, please contact Mike Dougherty KD8MMH here.

Echolink  (I'm Interested!) 
Getting hooked up with Echolink.  Echolink is a free voice over the internet connection system.  You can use remote radios, link repeaters together, and talk to people in other parts of the world using their repeaters.  The discussion will show you how to get connected and using the service.
J-pole Antenna   (I'm Interested!)
A great antenna, that is durable and easy to build.  You choose the band - 2-meters (146 MHz), 1.25-meters (223 MHz), or 70cm (446 MHz).  There are many ways to build j-poles, this project will concentrate ladder line types. Estimated Cost: $10.  Class size: 10.
Slow Scan TV Methods and Equipment  (I'm Interested!)
Help in putting together the hardware and software components to send and receive SSTV Signals.  Requires a computer with a soundcard, a radio, a computer to radio interface, and the (free) MMSSTV software.
Anderson Power Pole Connectors  (I'm Interested!)
The choice of the ARRL ARES program.  Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the newest power connector to enter the Amateur Radio scene.  Learn the standards, how they plug together, and how to crimp them on wires.  Estimated Cost: $10, includes some connectors, additional available for purchase. Class Size:10.
Easy Digi Digital Mode Sound Card Interface (I'm Interested!)
Build a simple sound card interface to work with digital modes liked PSK31, Olivia 8/500, SSTV, and more.  This kit requires basic soldering and kit building skills. Estimated Cost: $25, includes sound card kit, jacks, project box and SubD socket. Class Size: 5. (Easy Digi Communications)
Power Pole Tester Power Pole Tester (I'm Interested!)
Build a simple tester to check correct wiring for power pole connections.  Simply plug in this tester to check if the power source has been wired correctly before you plug in your expensive radio. Requires one set of 15A Power Pole connectors (black and red housing, crimp connectors), a 1/4 watt 1K ohm resistor, a Bi-polar Color LED and Power Pole cover boot. Estimated Cost: $5. Class Size:10.