Ham radio party at NYC Resistor this Saturday

Ham radio party at NYC Resistor this Saturday


Whoo! In celebration of ARRL Field Day this weekend, NYC Resistor is having a ham radio party on Saturday! MAKE’s thrown in some awesome door prizes: 3 copies of Make: Electronics, 3 copies of Getting Started With Arduino, 3 copies of MAKE Volume 22, and 1 Make: Components Pack 1.

ARRL Field Day is June 26-27th, it is a national event during which radio operators promote ham radio by setting up stations and transmitting in parking lots, open fields, etc. To celebrate, we are throwing a ham radio party where we will be making contacts, giving demos, and dancing. Remember, hams were some of the original hackers.

Preparty Class: 6pm-8pm: Learn to Solder by Building an Arduino Morse Code Oscillator, cost $90, register.


8:00pm – 1am: Transmitting on the HF Bands

TBD: Talking to Satellites

8:30pm: Old School Radio Goes New School Digital

9:15pm: Scanning Fun, listening on local fire departments, police departments, zoos, parks, lifeguards, and airport frequencies

10:00pm: Powering a Lightbulb with Radio Waves

11:00pm-1:00am: Ham Radio Dance Party, Dj Eric Beug will remix beats live out of transmissions made by ham radio operators sitting on the stage

Door Prizes: Like all ham events we will be giving away awesome door prizes from MakerBot Industries 3-D printers, Adafruit Industries, and Make Magazine.

Ham radio party

June 26, 8pm-1am

NYC Resistor, 87 3rd Ave., 4th FL., Brooklyn, NY

$Free, but BYOB

RSVP (18+)


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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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