CRES Club Meeting

February 19, 2015

Using LTspice for Circuit Design

The meeting will be on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the New Albany Public Library, starting at 6 pm with a social time (bring a dinner to eat; kitchen facilities are available), then at 6:45 a short business meeting. Please plan to join us for what promises to be an excellent presentation.

The featured presentation will be by our own Al Mecozzi WA8LBZ on "Using LTspice for Circuit Design." Al has considerable experience with this program and will demonstrate some of the clever things it can do. It should be an interesting presentation, so plan to attend.

For more information or to get your own copy of LTspice IV for Mac and Windows PC's visit Linear Technology. There are other software options to download there as well. Linear's website is chalk full of all manner of interesting solutions that are of interest to amateur radio and maker enthusiasts.

Mark your calendar now!

CRES Radio Club

The CRES radio club was established in 1962 and serves the central Ohio area. Its goals include stimulating interest in amateur radio, the exchange of technical information, emergency readiness, and social activities for the membership and their families.

The Name CRES
The Western Electric facility at 6200 East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio, also had a branch of Bell Laboratories co-located within the same facility. An umbrella organization within Western Electric provided guidance and funding to various employee clubs for both Western Electric and Bell Laboratories employees. The emphasis for these employee clubs was on Civic, Recreational, Educational and Social activities. Thus the various employee clubs under this umbrella guidance were known as the CRES Amateur Radio Club, the CRES Cycling Club, etc. With the demise of funding support of that organization, the CRES Amateur Radio Club eventually became a public club that was open to everyone. It retained the same club name: The CRES Amateur Radio Club, but we redefined CRES to be "Columbus Radio Enthusiasts Society."

Original QSL card

QSL card from around 1970

Weekly Net
The club sponsors an informal 2 meter NET every Sunday evening at 9 PM on its repeater (146.67/131.8) and via Echolink at W8ZPF-L (Node 782142). The NET is open to everyone - you do not need to be a member to join in. Visitors are always welcome and encouraged to participate.