05 Oct October 2023 CLUB MEETING – What Performance Parameters Make a Difference In Modern Rigs? with W4VBD
Join us for the in-person October 2023 meeting of the Fayette County Amateur Radio Club on 10/26/23 @ 7pm. All are welcome.
This month’s program will be “What Performance Parameters Make a Difference In Modern Rigs?” by our own George Fenn, W4VBD.
Originally from Oklahoma, George and his family moved to Georgia in 1993 for a new job, and now is a software engineer for the Unisys Corporation.
As part of teaching the Radio Merit Badge to his Boy Scout Troop, George passed the Technician exam in 2007 as a birthday present to his dad George, W5VBD (sk), who was first licensed in 1951. George had been around ham radio all his life because of his dad, but it had never been an interest until this point. Even with his Technician, nothing was done with it. In 2017 he upgraded to General so he would be able to talk with his dad on the radio who at that time was in a nursing home back in Oklahoma. This was done using the internet service RemoteHamRadio.
His son Jacob, W3VBD is a General and a third generation ham using his grandad’s Yaesu FT-840.
George’s interests are mainly HF, where at his home QTH using 40m and 20m SSB he enjoys ragchewing and special event stations; HF in the field using QRP for POTA/SOTA operations with a Yaesu FT818; plus digital using DMR through a ZumSpot hotspot. He especially enjoys antique radios along with their history.
Meeting will be held at the Fayette County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 110 Volunteer Way, Fayetteville, GA. The EOC is co-located with the 911 center. We plan to stream the meeting live via Zoom and will provide the link later as the meeting date gets closer.