NMRCC 2017 Meeting Topics & Thoughts

From the incoming 2017 President David Wilson

In the coming year I plan to give everyone a couple minutes at each the meeting to share with us their latest project they are working or let us know if they are looking for anything the need for a radio project. I also welcome your input for new program ideas that we can add to our meetings. At our March meeting, we hope to have a special presentation from a local broadcast engineer and historian that Richard is trying to put together for us.
We will also be adding a couple field trips to our club schedule next year. I’m planning a program on the NBC radio broadcasts of the 1930’s that took place on-board the early America stratosphere balloon flights. I will be setting up a group tour of the Albuquerque Balloon Museum for our June meeting. One of the museums exhibits is of an early Stratosphere balloon so this should go nicely with that program.

Upcoming Meetings in 2017:

January 8th –  Plastic-Bakelite AA5 radios
February 12th – Wild Card Sunday
March 12th – Old tube boxes, books and KOB History program
April 9th – Code keys, bugs, sounders
May 21st – Spring Picnic (TBA)
June 11th – Field Trip ABQ Balloon Museum, plus Presentation on Stratosphere radios and history
July 9th – Early plastic, Catalin and Bakelite radios
August 13thRadio repair workshop
September 10th – Unusual devices to stump the experts
October 15th (new date) –  Fall Picnic (Wilson’s) Field Trip to Goddard Hall-Klipsch NMSU
November 12th – Little known radio manufacturers
December 10th – Holiday party (Toppo’s)