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The joys of amateur radio

8 days ago

Speaking Opportunity Details

Context of talk

Special event presentation

Speaking fee or available expense budget

No compensation

Virtual Talk


Expected Talk Duration


One time talk or multiple (if)


If in-person: Talk location

11950 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20878, United States   [ View map ]

For our Cross Potomac BBQ coming up 21 August 2022, we are looking for a speaker who can give a motivating talk about what amateur radio has brought them. Years ago, a war amputee operator had come to give a talk on how amateur radio had allowed him to stay in touch with some of his old Army buddies and then make dozens of new ones. He spoke of how a military veteran's net had helped him through his darkest times. And last but not least, he would meet his future wife, an Army veteran, on the air on one of those nets.

If you feel you have a story that can inspire us all to realize how lucky we are to practice this hobby, we would like to hear from you.

Date of talk (if)


Expected audience

50 to 200

Your club or organization's info

The gathering is co-organized by the MDC and Virginia sections of the ARRL and Ham Community.

All other details

The talk should start at around 3PM and will kick off the brief speeches then given by the BBQ organizers. It should last no more than ten minutes. It will be given outdoors but under the roof of the Nuthatch Pavilion at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg MD.

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