The Greater Wheeling Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will hold its Wednesday, February 13, 2013 meeting at the White Palace at Wheeling Park, Wheeling WV. White Palace is located inside Wheeling Park at 1801 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003 (map via bing).
Speaker and Topic
Amateur Radio Operations in the Digital Age – Jerry Fankhauser
speaker for the February 13th, 2013 meeting will be Jerry Fankhauser.
Jerry has been a ham radio operator for over 50 years, and his call sign
is WA8HTO. Jerry is an Extra class operator, the highest level which
can be obtained through the Federal Communication Commission. Amateur
Radio Operators were first licensed in 1934. In 1999 and 2000 the FCC
issued major changes in the regulations to streamline the licensing
system and bring the Amateur Radio service into the digital age. Since
2007 the agency discontinued the requirement that Morse Code be used in
has a wealth of experience in the electrical/electronic "arts”. While
the focus of the presentation will be ham radio operations and
equipment, don’t be surprised if Jerry goes off tangent and talks about
his toaster oven at home that he modified to include a parallel port. A
what????....Yes, a parallel port! He connects the toaster oven to an old
computer, then through an EXCEL spreadsheet, regulates the temperature
for reflow soldering. Jerry will provide our group with a wealth of
information, not to mention an entertaining story or two.
Our Education Session for February will be John Parkinson demonstrating online video websites, YouTube, Vimeo, and live streaming site Ustream.
also will have a special treat, offered by Luke Rapp, which happens to
be his current science project. Luke will present us with a demo on an
arduino controlling a light, servo motor, and a TV via IR. Please
welcome Luke Rapp to this month’s meeting.
Scott Petrock will lead the SIG session on the Mac OS X Operating System.
We will meet on the first floor of the White Palace. Social time, SIG groups, and registration will be from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. The buffet style dinner will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. and the Ed Session and Main Presentation will start after the meal. Cost for the evening is $18.00 for AITP members, $10.00 for AITP student members, and $23.00 for guests. We will have our 50/50 drawing and door prizes for those in attendance.
RSVP to Join Us
E-mail Karen Kovacs at email@example.com to RSVP, or make your reservation at the AITP portal at http://www.aitp.org/events/event_details.asp.
Reservations are essential to ensure there is sufficient food and
seating available for our group. Please respond early to give the
restaurant ample time to prepare. No shows will be billed for the
To find out more about the Greater Wheeling Chapter of AITP,
visit our website at http://aitp-wheeling.org.