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191Re: [AmateurRadioLeadership] Does your club own a projector ?

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  • Norman Schklar
    Aug 8, 2013
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      We use my projector.  Have been for about 7 years.  Don't know what happens when the bulb blows.

      Norm WA4ZXV

      On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 6:43 PM, Bruce <n1bn@...> wrote:

      The last time i was "asked" to be the club VP I stated that I would only do it if the club bought a digital projector to use at the monthly meetings - for the featured speakers.

      I found a used 8 year old Proxima projector at the TRW ham swap meet for $150. We have since put 60 hours on the lamp and it is still going strong - even though not as small and bright as the current models - it is a workhorse.

      Renting projectors is expensive. So we got lucky with our purchase. And use it almost every month. I feel that any general club meeting without graphics or displays or eye candy - is more boring than a meeting with these things.

      Projectors start about $400 when on "sale" at the Staples type stores. A cheap investment in keeping members and guests coming back to monthly meetings.

      And I often plug my iPad into our "old" projector to show video or graphics or websites. Apple has a neat little VGA adapter ($30) to make this possible.

      Go forth and project !

      Bruce N1BN
      Pasadena Radio Club

      And to toot my own horn, here is my most recent Field Day film...
      Show it at your club meeting if you like. Enjoy
      Projected from my iPad at our July meeting.

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