Club Meeting:EMP and Your Radio Equipment

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Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm09/07/2017 7:00pm Club Meeting:EMP and Your Radio Equipment

Could amateur radio survive to pick up the pieces of an Electromagnetic Pulse event, man-made or otherwise?

That's the question Pittsburgh, Kansas-based amateur radio operator Tyler Constantini, KB0PQP, will try to answer on Thursday, September 7 in an unusual Skype/Visual presentation to the Sangamon County Radio Club. The program, at 7 p.m., will address not only the technical side of an EMP, but also the personal impact he contends could have on individual ham radio operators, their equipment and their families.

EMPs--a short burst of electromagnetic energy capable of disrupting or damaging electronic equipment--can be natural or man-made, the latter scenario worrisome because of the development of weapons that could unleash a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) high above the Earth's surface. Constantini will describe and explain the technical side of how this could happen and what steps need to be taken to prevent your ham radio equipment from damage or destruction. 

Each month's meeting includes a presentation related to ham radio. The general public is welcome to attend as well as area ham operators and SVRC club members.

The American Red Cross Building, 3rd floor at 1045 Outer Park Dr. Springfield 09/07/2017 8:30pm America/Chicago public
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The American Red Cross Building, 3rd floor at 1045 Outer Park Dr. Springfield
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Could amateur radio survive to pick up the pieces of an Electromagnetic Pulse event, man-made or otherwise?

That's the question Pittsburgh, Kansas-based amateur radio operator Tyler Constantini, KB0PQP, will try to answer on Thursday, September 7 in an unusual Skype/Visual presentation to the Sangamon County Radio Club. The program, at 7 p.m., will address not only the technical side of an EMP, but also the personal impact he contends could have on individual ham radio operators, their equipment and their families.

EMPs--a short burst of electromagnetic energy capable of disrupting or damaging electronic equipment--can be natural or man-made, the latter scenario worrisome because of the development of weapons that could unleash a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) high above the Earth's surface. Constantini will describe and explain the technical side of how this could happen and what steps need to be taken to prevent your ham radio equipment from damage or destruction. 

Each month's meeting includes a presentation related to ham radio. The general public is welcome to attend as well as area ham operators and SVRC club members.

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