Jack, WT8N; Jim, K8ELR, and I met this afternoon with the folks at the museum, and the plan now is that our tower and beam will be up by the end of May. That’s really great news. Get the tower and beam in place should make WA2HOM a really great station to operate.
In other news:
- John, the museum exhibits director, said that the Morse Code display is almost complete. It’s set to go alongside the “see your voice” exhibit.
- For the third tabletop exhibit, they were working on a crystal radio exhibit, but they’re still not 100% sure how well it’s going to work. I suggested that perhaps instead of the crystal radio, we set up something along the lines of the Diana Eng video that visually shows how directional antennas work. This kind of display could also demonstrate antenna polarity.
- I had a discussion with J.P. Golden, the curriculum director of Elderwise, about teaching a class for seniors. We had a good discussion about how to best structure a class for seniors.
Their website says, “Elderwise is an independent, member-driven organization offering learning experiences and camaraderie for the over-fifty community in Southeast Michigan.” My thought is that I could teach a class there and perhaps get some of them to come down to the museum and operate the station during weekdays.