PRC mtg Oct 3rd

innovation center
Garfield Hts. Library Innovation Center

Field Trip to the Innovation Center

On October 3rd we’ll be meeting at the Parma Snow Library, 2121 Rockside Road to receive a tour of the new Innovation Center. Innovation Center is home of a variety of “awesome” high tech machines such 3D printers and laser cutters.  The tour will be an overview of the machines capability, safety, etc. No actual demos will be given.

We will meet in the main lobby at 7:15 pm.  The tour, conducted by Matt Skvasik, Adult Services Supervisor, will begin promptly at 7:30pm. No one will be able to join once the tour is underway. These introductory sessions are required if anyone who intends to use the equipment in the future. To make this session count for qualifying just present your library card and a photo ID at the tour.

Here is a link to a brief article about the Innovation Center:

IMPORTANT: Please confirm with us immediately if you plan to attend. We’ve been asked to provide a  number attending ahead of time. This tour is open to the public, as well, so they need to know the size of the group. To confirm, write:

Pencil this in for November 7th

On November 7th Larry Shimerka, KC8VZZ and Mike Peters, KD8ZMN (inspired by a QST article on making a slot antenna) will talk about a project that’s planned to be made from a retired dish antenna. We’ll learn the principle of the slot antenna, used in VHF and UHF commercial designs.

PRC serves Raspberry Pi


On December 5th we will receive an enlightening presentation on this versatile, inexpensive, pocket sized computer.  Thinking about getting on the Raspberry Pi express?  You won’t be alone. Recently, Raspberry Pi sold its 10,000,000th product!   Stay tuned for details on this program.

In the mean time read about 10 clever uses for the device:  Make: 10 Raspberry Pi Projects


As always, our meetings, nets and events are open to everyone.   invite a friend.

Hal Rogers K8CMD

President/ Communications Director