Tech Talks are presentations by members on equipment, techniques, operating procedures, adventures, and any topic of interest to amateurs and others. Talks can be hands-on demonstrations, Power point presentations, or any other venue the presenter wishes. There is a projector screen in the meeting room.
Tech Talks begin following a short business meeting. We are always looking for new topics please contact
Bob KC9RF about the knowledge, expertise, and experience you can share. Thank you all for your contributions.
Contact Bob go to the contact/join page.
2022 Tech Talk Schedule
Wednesday January 12, 2022 Ferrite, chokes, and RFI
Wednesday September 8, 2021
Parks on the Air by Dave N9DBS and Bob KC9RF
Wednesday August 11, 2021
SATERN Patriot North Exercise by Scott W9JU
Wednesday July 14, 2021
How to build a Linked dipole for 20/40 meters
Wednesday May 12, 2021 Virtual Meeting
RF filters by Jeff Kitz KD9FYU
Wednesday March 10, 2021 Virtual Meeting
Go Boxes- What's a Go Box and how are they used
Wednesday February 10, 2021 Virtual meeting
Power Poles what are they and how can they help organize my station.
2020 Tech Talk Schedule
Wednesday October 14, 2020 Virtual meeting
Bob KC9RF will be giving a talk on RTL-SDR. What is it? and how does it work?
Wednesday June 10, 2020 6:00 pm Virtual Meeting and possibly live at Eagle River Fire Station
Paul Clay N7EKY will be giving a Tech Talk on Wires X on how to hook up
Wednesday May 13, 2020 6:00 pm Virtual Meeting Via Zoom
Don Solberg K9NQ will be giving a Tech Talk talk on a water cooled LDMOS legal Limit Amplifier. This is an Amp that Don Built. You won't want to miss this presentation.
Wednesday April 8, 2020 6:00 pm Virtual Meeting Via Zoom
Bob Barnum KC9RF will give on online demo of Web SDR
Wednesday March 11, 2020 6:00 pm at the Eagle River Fire Station
Tech Talk by Roger Schutt (KD9EPX) Propagation for HF, 6 meters the magic Band and VHF/UHF.
Wednesday February 12, 2020 6:00 pm at the Eagle River Fire Station
Tech Talk by Dave Stott (N9DBS) get started contesting.
Wednesday January 8, 2020 6:00 pm at the Eagle River Fire Station
Tech Talk by Paul Clay (N7EKY) Building and implementing a HotSpot (MMDVM)
2019 Tech Talk Schedule
Wednesday December 10, 2019 6:00 pm at the Eagle River Fire Station
Tech Talk Bob (KC9RF) November followup of remote station. How to reset & recover from software/hardware hangups.
Wednesday November 13, 2019 6:00 pm at the Eagle River Fire Station
Bob (KC9RF) will Demo the use of a Raspberry PI remotely connecting to a Rotor, Amplifier and a Icom 7300 at his home station.
Wednesday October 9, 2019 6:00pm at the Eagle River Fire station
October Tech Talk will be using the Raspberry PI (a very Small but powerful computer)for Ham Radio applications. This will be presented by Paul Clay (N7EKY) and friends.
Wednesday September 11, 2019 6:00pm at the Eagle River Fire station
Phil Hejtmanek KF9US will prepare some demos highlighting the use of a spectrum analyzer with tracking generator to tune stubs for interference reduction and examine/adjust filter performance. If you have any Duplexers, Filters Etc. this would be a great time to bring them to the meeting. Phil has a wealth of knowledge to share as you won't want to miss his presentation.
Wednesday August 14, 2019 6:00pm at the Eagle River Fire station
Scott Ruesch W9JU will update the club on (SATURN) Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network Activities.
Wednesday July 10, 2019 6:00pm at the Eagle River Fire station
Bob Barnum KC9RF Will make a presentation on WSPR (weak Signal Propagation Reporter) Check out how your antenna works with this software.
Wednesday June 12, 2019 6:00pm at the Eagle River Fire station
Bob Barnum KC9RF will present what he learned at Dayton Hamfest with current trends in Amateur Radio
Wednesday May 8, 2019 6:00pm at the Eagle River Fire station
Northland Pines ARC Equipment Auction- Replaces Tech Talk
Saturday April 27, 2019 10:00am at the business Incubator Enterprise drive Eagle River after 9:00 Breakfast
at the Friendship House. Tech Talk on Digital audio for DMR, C4FM and Dstar demo and configuration by Paul Clay N7EKY.
Wednesday April 10, 2019 6:00pm at the Eagle River Fire station
Mike Niles KA9RAB will lead a discussion on how to put a Repeater on emergency power, from the perspective of how it was implemented at the Iron Range Amateur Radio Club.
Wednesday March 13, 2019 6:00pm at the Eagle River Fire station
Michael Martens (KB9VBR) Will make a presentation on DMR.
Mike is a very knowledgeable HAM in many areas, including digital voice. He owns his own antenna company. Maybe you have seen his Jpole antennas on Ebay.