Dan Gealt holds an Extra Class Ham license (of course, with a weather-related call sign: WX2P) and is a volunteer examiner, former president of Warren County Radio Club, Skywarn spotter, a National Weather Service Cooperative Observer, a reporter on the Capital District Weather Net (every day of the year on the Prospect Repeater system), a RACES and ARES member and a radio communications volunteer for the Warren County Office of Emergency Services.
In terms of weather… Dan has been looking at weather maps and data since before the first weather satellite was launched (April 1, 1960, for you weather trivia fans). Currently, he is a volunteer field tester for a company named WeatherFlow and we are in the process of testing a new personal weather station which features ultrasonic wind measurement and a rain sensor with no moving parts at all.
Dan Gealt has a degree in engineering from RPI and over the years he has taught a number of engineering math, physics, electronics and computer science classes at SUNY Adirondack.
Dan looks forward to talking to the Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association club about the weather, history of weather observation and even a bit about how all of this relates to amateur radio.
Please join us at the January meeting, on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 7:00 pm. It looks to be a very interesting one!
Our December meeting is this Monday, Dec 10. it is at the usual location, the Wilton EMS building off of Jones Road. In December, we don’t have a speaker, but it is our annual holiday meet and greet. If you want, you may bring a snack to share. We will not have a Board of Directors meeting, so we will start the gathering at 6:30 PM instead of the usual 7 PM.
I hope everyone has a good holiday season, stay warm, keep dry.
Our November meeting will be on Monday, November 12, at the Wilton EMS building, just off of Jones Road in Wilton. Meeting time will be at 6:30 for the board meeting, with the general meeting starting at 7:00 PM.
Our speaker will be Brian Szewczyk, NJ1F, He will be speaking about the WRTC 2018 (World Radiosport Team Championship) experience, He has participated in previous WRTC events, so he is no newcomer about this contest. The WRTC was held on July 12 to 16 this year, in Germany.
Please be sure to come to hear about ham radio being operated, unlike any other contest you may have participated in.
I was a bit late with the September issue, as time flew by until it was too late. So if you think you somehow missed the September issue, don’t worry, you’re not crazy. Here is the October Sparks from the Spa Newsletter.
Our October meeting will be held at the usual place, the Wilton emergency squad. 6:30 PM is the board meeting, and 7:00 PM for the general meeting. Randy, KL7TJZ, a member of the Silent Service, will be our October 8 speaker.
While in the military he handled communications aboard submarines. He will talk about how subs communicate with the outside world.