Volunteer Speakers List

This is a list of people who have volunteered to make presentations at amateur radio club meetings or club functions.  Please contact them directly.

           (Listed alphabetically by last name.)


Name: Tom Abernethy, W3TOM
Subject of expertise: ARRL Atlantic Division Director
Distance willing to travel: Any place in the MDC Section
Address: PO Box 73, Accokeek, MD 20607
Phone: 301-292-6263
E-mail: <W3TOM@ARRL.ORG>


Name: Stu Benner, W3STU
Subject of expertise: RFI, bonding, grounding and shielding
Distance willing to travel: MDC Section and adjacent areas
Address: 4755 Dave Rill Rd., Hampstead, MD 21074
Phone: 301-730-2144
E-mail: <w3stu@arrl.net>
Notes: Request reimbursement of travel expenses.
            Owner of EMConsulting, LLC. See web page at: <www.emcwizard.com>


Name: Dr. Paul A. Bernhardt, KF4FOR
Subject of expertise: The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
Distance willing to travel: MDC Section
Address: 5704 Ridge View Dr, Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone: 703-960-9656 (H), 202-767-0196 (W), 703-946-2910 (C)
E-mail: <paul.bernhardt@nrl.navy.mil>


Name: Bob Bruninga, WB4APR
Subject of expertise: Solar and Modern Power Systems for Ham Radio
Distance willing to travel: MDC Section
Address: 115 Old Farm Ct, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Phone:  
E-mail: <bruninga@usna.edu>
Notes: The technology of power systems has changed drastically in the last decade, yet most ham's concepts of shack power, field power, emergency power and renewable power or woefully out of date. Did you know you can use a modern loaptop power supply on anything from 100 to 240 VAC OR 150 to 330 VDC?
It can provide up to 6 amps for portable operation and take only 10% the size and weight of older power supplies. Also Home Solar has come of age. Payback is now in under 5 years and then you get free power for LIFE!


Name: Bruce Carpenter, W3YVV
Subject of expertise: Bonding and Grounding. Effects of Induced Electromagnetic Pulses (Lightning).
Distance willing to travel: Contact W3YVV
Address: PO Box 84, Dayton, MD 21036
Phone: 410-531-7072
E-mail: <w3yvv@arrl.net>


Name: Tom Calomiris, K3TC
Subject of expertise: Antennas, RF Circuit Design (RF Amps, Oscillators, etc), Spread Spectrum Communications, VHF Weak Signal
Distance willing to travel: Contact K3TC
Address: 3213 Dunnington Rd, Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone: 301-572-2916
E-mail: <Thomas.J.Calomiris@verizon.net>


Name: Jim Cross, WI3N
Subject of expertise: Former ARRL Maryland-DC Section Manager
Distance willing to travel: Any place in the MDC Section
Address: 16013 Dorset Rd, Laurel, MD 20707
Phone: 301-725-6829
E-mail: <jcross3@gmail.com>


Name: Bryan Dorbert, N3ST
Subject of expertise: The Mid-Atlantic Repeater Council (T-MARC) Frequency Coordination
Distance willing to travel: Within 75 miles of Gettysburg, Pa.
Address: 99 Feeser Rd, Littlestown, PA 17340
Phone: 410-960-5990 (C)
E-mail: <n3st@tmarc.org>


Name: Keith Elkin, KB3TCB
Subject of expertise: HSMM (High Speed Multi Media), MESH and networks for Radio Amateurs
Distance willing to travel: Within 100 miles of Frederick, Maryland.
                Longer distances require transportation to be provided or expenses paid at the rate of $0.51 per mile,
                portal to portal and return.
Address: 601 Wilson Place, Frederick, MD 21702
Phone: 301 378 2361
E-mail: <mesh@kb3tcb.com>


Name: Rick Hambly, W2GPS
Subject of expertise: Global Positioning System (GPS), Amateur Radio Satellites (AMSAT)
Distance willing to travel: Contact and ask.
Address: 363 Hawick Court, Severna Park, MD 21146-1409
Phone:410-987-7835 (Home)
E-mail: <w2gps@cnssys.com>


Name: Thomas D Horne, W3TDH
Subject of expertise: I am prepared to talk about setting up a Packlink Client station to use the Winlink2000 radio email system for EMCOMM. As it is for EMCOMM, I do not cover the use of sound card software in place of a Terminal Node Controller (TNC) except to explain why that approach is generally considered inadequate for an EMCOMM client station.
Distance willing to travel: I would certainly go up to Baltimore, down to Alexandria, west to Winchester, east to Cambridge. Winchester is about as far as I would want to go for an evening meeting. If Google maps says it is two hours or less I can do it. If it is further than that I would need overnight hospitality and gasoline money.
Address: 711 Ludlow St, Takoma Park, MD 20912-7309
Phone: 301-445-3557
E-mail: <hornetd@verizon.net>


Name: Ross Merlin, WA2WDT
Subject of expertise: Public Service Communications - Maintaining Readiness When Nothing Bad is Happening
Distance willing to travel: Any place in the MDC Section
Snail-mail address: 12034 Coldstream Drive, Potomac, MD 20854-3619
Phone: (Cell) 202-631-0690
E-mail:<WA2WDT@ARRL.net>


Name: John Ohm, W8IS / AAM3MD
Subject of expertise: MARS, what it is, and its role in supporting the em comm community, the military and other governmental organizations.
Distance willing to travel: Frederick to Baltimore
Address: 2232 Cherokee Drive, Westminster, MD 21157-7800
Phone:  
E-mail: <w8is@arrl.net> or <aar3ck@winlink.org>


Name: David J Prestel, W8AJR
Subjects of expertise:
    Foundation for Amateur Radio (F.A.R.) Scholarships
    Fusion Repeater Set-ups
    T-MARC Coordination of Repeaters
    Help with Starting Amateur Radio License Classes
Distance willing to travel: Any place in the MDC Section
Address: 10160 Tanfield Ct, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: 410-203-9432 or 443-812-4403
E-mail: <W8AJR@arrl.net>

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