Past Meeting Topics

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00

September Club Meeting

No meetings during July and August, next Meeting will be Sept 24th at 7 PM

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:00

ARRL at 100 -- A Century of Ham Radio

This year the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for amateur radio, celebrates 100 years of "Advancing the Art and Science of Radio." As part of its Centennial celebration, the ARRL has produced a video, "ARRL at 100 -- A Century of Ham Radio," which explains the League's history and mission over the past century. Ben, AK2X, will present the video for this month's program. Please join us! 


Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:00

Edwin Armstrong - Inventor of Modern Radio

If one is asked to name famous inventors who contributed to the development of modern radio communications Edwin Armstong's name may not come immediately to mind.  Yet he invented virtually -all- of the technology that moved us beyond spark-gap transmitters and crystal detector receivers.  Join us for a program on the life, inventions and travails of Edwin Armstrong.

Redd Swindells - AI2N

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:00

Special Event Stations

Special Event Stations are organized to help commemorate historical occasions or other special events. Special Event Stations are a great opportunity to gain publicity for both the entity served and the Radio Club operating the SES.  AND many special event stations provide a special QSL card or certificate.  Join us for a program on Special Event Stations. 

Redd Swindells - AI2N

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 19:00

Ham Radio History, Part 2

This month we'll present a continuation of October's "Ham Radio History" program.  Please join us for "Ham Radio History, Part 2", spanning the years from 1948 to 2000.


Wed, 11/20/2013 - 19:00

Fulton ARC Meeting - Wednesday, November 20

This month our normal meeting night falls on the day before Thanksgiving.  To avoid this, Fulton ARC will share a meeting night with Oswego County RACES on Wednesday, November 20th at 7pm.  As a bonus, we will be treated to a program by Judy Levan, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service (NWS), who will provide a SKYWARN training session on Winter Weather Hazards.  See the November 9th post for more information.  Please join us!

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 19:00

Ham Radio History - an Overview, Part 1

Fulton ARC is privileged to have many new members; some young, some not so young, some seasoned hams and some who are fairly new to the hobby.  Perhaps a look back is in order.  Wednesday's program will be the first installment of a two-part series: an overview of the History of Amateur Radio.


Wed, 09/25/2013 - 19:00

September 2013 Meeting Topic: RF Safety

As responsible amateurs enjoying extensive radio privileges it is beholden on us to maintain our stations in a safe condition, for ourselves as well as for our families, neighbors and the general public.  Part of this responsibility is to assure that personal exposure to our Radio Frequency emissions is maintained within established guidelines as mandated by the FCC.  This month's program topic will be RF Safety.  Join us!


Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:00

Fulton ARC May Meeting - Wednesday, May 22 at 7 PM

This month's meeting will be dominated by planning for our Field Day Outing on June 22-23, 2013.  W2CXV will be QRV as 1A WNY from the Scriba Volunteer Fire Department on Route 104 in Scriba (just East of Oswego).

AI2N and committee

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 19:00

Amateur Radio on the Internet

Following the general club business meeting, Ben Townsend AK2X will give a presentation on Amateur Radio on the internet.

Topics will include:

  • Registration for and use of the Fulton Amateur Radio Club Website.
  • Spotting Networks and Reverse Beacons
  • Echolink
  • ARRL's Log Book of the World and eQSL
  • Tips on keeping you and your computer safe on the internet.

Bring your questions!

Ben Townsend
Webmaster for the Fulton Amateur Radio Club

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 19:00

Video Tour of ARRL HQ

The next meeting of the Fulton ARC will be on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 pm. This month's program will feature a video tour of The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Headquarters in Newington, CT. The ARRL is the largest organization of ham radio enthusiasts in the USA.

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 19:00

Slow Scan TV (SSTV)

Analog SSTV – the popular visual mode for hams.”

FARC President Dave Granoff, K3AS, will discuss the basic theory of soundcard digital mode transmissions, and focus on how to set up a station that can successfully send and receive Slow Scan TV. He will also go over the etiquette and graphic design concepts that are applied along with the popular MMSSTV v1.13 software in order to generate standard images.

samples of SSTV transmissions
David Granoff - K3AS
President of Fulton Amateur Radio Club

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:00

Feedline Loss

Presentation by Redd Swindells, AI2N on different types of feedline.

Redd Swindells, AI2N