All are welcome to
our upcoming DVRA Club Meeting
February 14, 2018
Intro to Drones
The Delaware Valley Radio Association will be hosting DVRA Member Stephen DeLuca, KD2OTC. Stephen will deliver a presentation on “Drones”.
This presentation will focus on the current state of the consumer drone technology describing the different types of drones available, as well as, typical uses for them. A review of drone subsystems will be discussed with a particular emphases placed on remote control and remote viewing technology (FPV). In addition, hot topics such as the new “sport” of drone racing and the FAA’s Part 107: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) will be presented. Certification and regulations applying to drones will also be reviewed.
Stephen DeLuca, KD2OTC, is an FAA Part 107: sUAS certified drone pilot. Stephen has been interested in computers from an early age. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ in 2010 and his Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 2014. His professional interests center on full stack digital hardware development and implementation. In his spare time, Stephen continues to build high performance custom gaming PC’s, as well as, building and flying drones. He lives in Flemington, NJ and currently works for Intel in Allentown, PA as a VLSI backend physical silicon design engineer.
All are welcome to attend. A combined Directors/Business Meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, followed by a social/refreshment period from 7:30 to 8:00 PM, a five minute announcement of this month’s upcoming activity dates, and the featured presentation at 8:05 PM. All will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on Lower Ferry Road, West Trenton. Feel free to join for all or part of the meeting.
Directions to DVRA Club Shack
The DVRA Radio Shack is located off of Exit 2 on Bear Tavern Road in Ewing Township next to the Trenton-Mercer Airport.
DVRA repeater 146.670 (PL131.8)
The DVRA club radio station is immediately adjacent to I-95 Exit 2 at Mercer County Airport in Ewing Township. Head south on Rte 579 and immediately turn east into the short road marked NJ Dept of Transportation before you get to the airport entrance. If lost, just look for all the radio antennas across the street from the Ewing Water Tower!