So if you ran a local club… what would you do?

Walked out of our club meeting today as the newly elected VP. And the new president is also a relatively new ham, having been a member for 2 years. We’re committed to involving the long-time members and increasing their participation, but we’d also like to reach out to younger folks in the community. I’d like to reach out to the local maker groups, high schools and colleges, for starters.

What kinds of things could local clubs do that would definitely get newer folks interested?

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new uhf 1200 baud packet digi and no damn APRS

i installed a pk-96 running as a digi with a drop on 446.200 in the Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls area
trying to get a bit of interest going as there is NO data network running around here
it currently is not internet connected, so just put “chipp” in your unproto path and run in unproto so everybody can see and interact with the traffic
its running 15 watts at 150ft and yesterday i heard it 45 miles away in the jeep with a crappy magmount and a Baotater
so you cats in and around EN44 if you dont have a TNC or software at least let me know if your hearing the brrraaappp of the beacon, it fires every 10 min and i have a ht in the house that beacons every 10 min via the digi
so far im pretty lonely
if i can scrape up some interest ill turn it into a UroNode with internet connectivity on the 44.ampr net

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New Satellites on the Horizon:

Recent International Amateur Radio Union satellite coordination requests provide new details on several satellites expected to launch before the end of the first quarter of 2017. The first satellite expected to launch is UBAKUSAT. UBAKUSAT, developed by Istanbul Technical University along with TAMSAT, GUMUSH, and ERTEK Ltd. is a 3U CubeSat with a Mode V/u inverting linear transponder, CW beacon, and a digital telemetry downlink. The transponder downlink frequencies will be 435.200 MHz – 435.250 MHz with an uplink of 145.940 MHz – 145.990 MHz. The CW beacon frequency will be 437.225 MHz and the digital telemetry downlink will be 437.325 MHz. UBAKUSAT will be delivered to the International Space Station aboard the JAXA HTV-6 resupply mission, scheduled for launch on December 9, 2016, for future deployment. The mission is expected to last 6-12 months.

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