Hello everyone. We recently received a question about what Virtual Meetings are. So here is an explanation:
Our club wanted an open border regarding our meetings. We understand that not everyone can make it to our meetings, some are here just for the winter months, others might not even live in the State or even the country for that matter. Most of our club consists of members who lead a busy life. Some have families. Some have Church functions. Some are involved in Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts. Others have jobs. We felt that many of these members were missing out on our meetings and training topics. Since Ham Radio is about being open minded and reaching far off places we decided to do what we refer to as Virtual meetings. We do these meetings on months that we don’t have a normal meeting. Our normal meetings
I do this out of one of our homes via YouTube. The reason YouTube? For starters it’s free. Allows us to store our videos so you can watch them later. Or if you missed the meeting because Life got in the way, you can go back and watch later. We encourage everyone to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Search YouTube for Mesa Amateur Radio and subscribe, or follow this link, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJiX41x8gOHpi2ZS1PwKdFw
So on nights when we do a virtual meeting, hop on over to the YouTube, grab a box of popcorn, and join us. We have live chat, and yes I do answer the chat, but there are others in the chat that can answer questions as well. Our topics are varied and of course there is the joy of watching us go on tangents or off topic.
Will we keep doing these? Unsure at this point. We like them, but there is discussion to doing every other month instead of the plan we have now.
Our videos and meetings get better and better the more feedback we get along with the more equipment and ideas we have. If you have questions, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.