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Next Meeting August 5, 2014

Join us at our next MAC meeting on August 5, 2014

at 7:30pm at the Lincolnwood Community Center.

At MAC's recent meeting on July 1, Jerry K9RCL (left) inspects items on the popular $1.00 raffle table.

Dave W9DCO (left) gave a talk about contacts he has made using Earth-Moon-Earth communication,
also known as
moon bounce. He explained EME is a radio communications technique
which relies on the propagation of radio waves from an
Earth-based transmitter
directed via reflection from the surface of the
Moon back to an Earth-based receiver.

David W9DCO and Arne W9FO at the July 1 MAC meeting.

Photos by K9KDE

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 23:26

Spark Gap Transmitters

April 1, 2014 Meeting ReCap

At our April 1 meeting Arne W9FO, gave a talk on Spark Gap transmitters.
As he put it, "They were even before my time."

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 April 2014 23:48

Cold Snap 2014

Pass the word. Wake the kids, tell your neighbors.

Due to the extreme weather, this month's MAC meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 14th, 2014.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 23:50

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Hot News

The MAC club started the year off with another hands on antenna making project. 
We started making an End Fed Multi Band HF wire antenna. This antenna will work on 6, 10, 15, 20 and 40 meters!

Due to the cost of materials, the END FED ANTENNA project is open to paid members

At the February meeting, we'll finish the project by mounting the toriod in to the match box and solder
all the connections including 52 feet of wire..
For more info on this project check out this PDF:
Thanks to Lyam N9LVG for researching this awesome club project.