January 2018–Printing In The Third Dimension

A New Ham

Congratulations to Robert Baltos, KC3KST after successfully passing his Technician’s Grade License Exam.

3D Printing Presentation

Our main speaker for the evening was Bob Doherty who did a fine job explaining and even demonstrating 3D printing to the group. One of LARC’s pillars is Education. We are fortunate to have many members with diverse backgrounds and willing to share their knowledge. 

Prep before the meeting which included a live demonstration of 3D printing.

This key is one of the many ways 3D printing can be put to use.The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

An example of what is possible with 3D printing. The above is a working straight key.

Bob presenting 3D Printing Technology

Once again Bob did an outstanding job with his treatment of 3D printing. Maybe not radio per se, but then again creativity is bringing together technologies from many fields to solve a problem in an innovative way. It is said that after trying a hundred different filiment materials for his electric light, the solution was finally found in his wife’s sewing basket. Thread, which when carbonized, did the trick. Focus is good, but sometimes defocusing is even better. Let your mind wander.Stay open to new ideas, and new tools.

Captivated audience.
Bob with 3D printer operating in the foreground.
Over fifty people attended.

By my count there were 38 members signed in, 10 ham guests, and at least 3 wives and children bringing the total attendance to well over fifty.

KI4DNO Larry Walker General YES YES POL-218A
WD4LKY Charles Bukoski Advanced LIFE NO
KB4BDQ Judith Bukoski General LIFE NO
KG4YNI Ernest Haynes Amateur Extra YES NO POL-296A
N4FRK Victor Saxe General NO NO
KT2T Michael Oliver Amateur Extra LIFE YES POL-322A
KI4NBE George Gafford Amateur Extra NO NO POL-316A
WZ1P Daniel Gagnon Amateur Extra NO NO
K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
KI4WRX David Zdanowicz Amateur Extra YES YES
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840
KJ4RNJ Joy Eibe General NO NO
KF4Q William Busbin Amateur Extra YES YES
KK4BMI David LaFave General LIFE YES
K2OU Gary Perkins Amateur Extra NO NO
W4ZSC Albert Sheppard Amateur Extra YES NO POL-843
NJ4Y Matthew Stevens Amateur Extra YES YES POL-680A
N4ESS Richard Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE NO PAS-570
N4PEG Margaret Lang Amateur Extra YES NO HIL-1000
KK4LYQ William Paul Amateur Extra YES NO
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens General YES YES POL-838
KK4OGM Ronald Herring Amateur Extra NO NO
KG4PWF James Scott General NO NO POL-173A
KA2BVC Alwin Pogue Amateur Extra YES NO
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES NO POL-782
KK4YXR Franklin Fitzgerald Technician YES YES POL-801
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KK4ITX John Leahy Amateur Extra YES NO PAS-607
KM4CUG Debra Leahy Technician YES NO
KM4BAO Robert Doherty General YES NO POL-829
KC2RMZ Brian Volz Technician NO NO
AE4RM Roger Meadows Amateur Extra YES NO POL-914
KM4STS Liam Holzer General NO NO
KM4STT Aimee Holzer General NO NO
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO
KN4FBD John McCullough Technician YES NO
W4SAJ Stephen Justus Amateur Extra NO YES POL-115
K4XZM Gerry Carpinetti Amateur Extra
N4WDH Duane Archibald Amateur Extra
W5JI Joseph Di Mare, JR Amateur Extra New Member
KN4IOC Howard Johnson Technician
KK4VCN Eleanor Marshall Technician New Member
W4VCO Byron McKubben Advanced
KR4R Johnnie Ritter,JR Amateur Extra
N7BUP Philip Stickney Amateur Extra
KN4JIQ Tanner Sims Technician
KN4ITQ Joseph Lunsford Technician New Member