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PHD student and president of the UT Amateur Radio Club

It’s 2018 and UTARC is STILL alive, well, and meeting

Here is the announcement from our new President, Stefano Nerozzi, N5STT, for Spring 2018

I’m happy to announce that the first UTARC meeting of 2018 will be tomorrow, January 25 at 7pm in the main lounge on the 2nd floor of ETC.

The tentative schedule for the rest of the semester is the following:

Feb 6, Feb 22, Mar 6, Mar 22, Apr 3, Apr 19, May 1

Alternating between Tuesday and Thursday seemed the best option for everyone’s schedule in the past, so I decided to keep it that way.

Starting with the new semester I’d like to set up an agenda of topics of interest to be discussed in each meeting. Everyone’s suggestions are welcome!

It’s 2017, and we are STILL alive and well

We have been meeting constantly since the last post, but that is certainly not clear from this site.

Here is some news about the club for 2017:

Andrei Loghin, our past president has graduated from UT, and the new president of N5XU is Michael Christoffersen.

Our Spring, 2017 meeting schedule is:

2/9 – ETC 2.114
2/22 – RLM 6.112
3/9, 3/22, 4/6, 4/19, 5/4 – ETC 2.114

On the operating front, here is an extract from Andrei’s status report:

Yesterday we became operational on 80m! The 20/40m dipole has been transformed
to an 80/40m. We used the wire from a very old dipole.

Shout out to Dale (our electrician), Christoff, and Fred for helping out on the
project.

Initial antenna analyzer measurements showed a 2.6 SWR around 3.65MHz. The peak
is very narrow, so it’s a picky 80m wire. You will need to tune, however we
have full band capability. Dipole also has a 1.2 SWR around 7.15MHz. The peak
here is much more broad.

N5XU is alive and WELL !

Despite postings on Facebook, and our N5XU list server, this site has fallen into gross disrepair.

Our meeting schedule for the Fall 2016 semester is:

Greetings all,

Got rooms reserved for this upcoming semester. Here’s the current schedule:

8/31, 9/15, 9/28, 10/6, 10/19, 11/3, 11/16, 12/1

All of them are in ETC 2.102 from 7-8pm. They are biweekly and alternate
between Wednesdays and Thursdays.

December General Meeting, Dec 3, 2014, 7 pm, Shack, ETC 10.202

The UT Amateur Radio Club will have its last general meeting of 2014 on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 7:00 pm in the Shack in ETC 10.202. (For those not familiar with our shack, take the elevator to the 9th floor, and find the stairway on the North hallway and arise to the 10th floor)

Andrei Loghin is the new club president for 2015, and Kris Drewniak has joined the board. Walt Fair is recovering in Houston and will be back with the club in 2015.

As usual, all are welcome to this meeting, and we will be reviewing the status of our amateur station and will likely spend most of the time in the shack making contacts and learning about the new configuration. For those not familiar with amateur radio, we will spend some time explaining this fascinating hobby and the requirements for obtaining an FCC license.

Look forward to seeing y’all next Wednesday.