Next AARC General Meeting: May 12th, 2023 @ 7:00pm

“SWR meters make you stupid”

Eric, KL7AJ, will provide us with the presentation that he will be giving at Dayton Hamvention in a couple of weeks.

For decades, there has been a lot of misinformation propagated and shared with respect to transmission lines. Based and expanded upon Walt Maxwell, W2DU’s classic “Reflections” series, SWR Meters Make You Stupid goes a few steps farther, with a detailed description of the Vector Network Analyzer (VNA), a wonderful device that was not available to hams during Walt’s lifetime. This talk will use minimal math, and I will introduce my simplified “Fat Purple Crayon” (FPC) Smith Chart, which takes all the dread out of the Smith Chart.

We will again meet at the home of Eric Nichols KL7AJ at:

138 Shenandoah Drive, on Birch Hill


There are still some estate items available for purchase on our Square Store

Albert Noe, KL7NO – Estate Sale

Not everything sold at the 2021 AARC Hamfest, so we’re listing the last few items.

Please visit AARC’s Square store to view/purchase items: KL7NO Estate Sale

Items can be scheduled for pickup by contacting: