REMINDER: Thurs Oct 26th ARRL Maker event 7pm Conshohocken

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Jim Fisher

Oct 24, 2017, 8:35:14 AM10/24/17
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

from 1900 -2100 hours

at the Montgomery County Fire Academy,

1175 Conshohocken Road in Conshohocken, PA.

Mr. Tom Gallagher NY2RF, ARRL CEO, will be the featured speaker for this meeting. Mr. Gallagher will present on the Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative, the direction the ARRL board of directors is taking, and the future of amateur radio and our founding organization. He will also discuss potential collaboration between amateur radio and the maker movement that is becoming prevalent throughout the county. All amateurs in the local area are invited to attend this special meeting. Further information about the venue can be found at

PLEASE pass on to anyone who may be interested.

jim fisher

"Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'"
  --  Jedi Master Yoda

Jim Fisher

Oct 27, 2017, 12:38:26 PM10/27/17
to hive76-discussion, The Hacktory
MakeLV asked how the ARRL event went last night. I am forwarding my response to:

1) Hold myself accountable

2) Apply guilt.

Also sent this to an amateur radio operator:

So, along with Amateurs visiting Makerspaces (and vice versa), I just
realized that if Amateur Radio folks wanted Arduino or Raspberry Pi
presentations they could reach out to the Makerspaces for

I truly believe that this work is to be done at ground level with air
support by ARRL. ARRL seems to be doing/willing to expand it's side.
IT IS US that is lacking. Both sides. It's slowly happening, but we
can help move this along by each supporting each other with each
giving presentations to the other in the areas of your expertise.

I can help be that conduit as I am involved in both worlds.

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From: Jim Fisher <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:51:53 -0400
Subject: Re: [MakeLV] REMINDER: Thurs Oct 26th ARRL Maker event 7pm Conshohocken
To: Build things for fun! <>

It was ok.

All amateurs. NO makerspacers.

My personal take is the ARRL is willing to do what they are supposed
to do at their level, but the amateurs and makers are where the work
gets done.

Amateurs MUST visit the Makerspaces.

Radio enabled or curious Makers must visit the Radio Clubs.

Each must attend each others' events.

The ARRL's role is to support it's membership; NOT DO EVERYTHING for them.

TRUST ME, I am guilty too. I should be doing RF things at my Makerspace(Hive76).

Everyone has the same time constraints, but I believe less YouTube and
more YouDo in real life, at any location, is still where/when the
magic happens. <-I'm tweeting this.

Thanks for asking!

On 10/27/17, scott p wrote:
> I wasn't able to make it to this, but I'm curious about how it went and
> what kinds of things were discussed.
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> A. Scott Piccotti
> Aerial - Photo - Marketing - Design
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