Upcoming Meeting

Our next EARS club meeting will be on Tuesday, September 19, 7 p.m., at the Springfield Justice Center. Our presentation will be on Precise RF magnetic loop antennas.  Our presenters, Travis and Roger, will join us via Zoom.

As part of our business meeting discussion, we will be having a special topic discussion on amendments and revisions to the EARS constitution. This move is being taken to move us closer to being ready to apply for 501(c)(3) status. The Board would like to have as many members as possible present at the meeting to help discuss this important topic.  On 9/9, an email was sent to those on the EARS general mail list that contained the proposed amendments for review.  If you are not on the email list and would like a copy to review, please email Howard at president@emerald-ars.us.


PreciseRF designs and manufactures magnetic loop antennas (MLAs). The HG3 QRO is our flagship magnetic loop antenna. It delivers unprecedented capability, performance, and convenience. It employs a proven, accurate, and repeatable stepper motor design with an integrated digital SWR bridge that allows for auto-tuning based on an SWR scan. Band selection, remote tuning, and is controlled by a microcontroller driving a high-resolution stepper motor, and ensures compatibility with most radios. It is ideal where an HOA restricts full-size wire antennas, or where there just is not enough room to erect a conventional antenna.

Travis (KK7BKJ) is a software engineer and product manager with over 20 years of experience in bringing products to market. With degrees in Computer and Software Engineering, as well as an MBA, he runs the day-to-day operations of PreciseRF.

Roger (W1RMS) is the founder and chief engineer for PreciseRF. A retired Tektronix engineer, he has designed numerous products and started multiple businesses in his career. Today he focuses on continuing to develop new products for PreciseRF.


Our meeting agenda will follow the pattern set out in our by-laws—–

“Unless changed by the President or presiding director at their sole discretion, Regular Membership
Meetings will be guided by Roberts Rules of Order and conducted as follows:

1. Call to Order

2. President’s Opening Comments

3. Roll Call

4. Educational or training presentation

5. Announcements

6. Approval of Minutes of prior meeting

7. Treasurer’s Report

8. Committee reports

9. Reading of pending membership applications

10. Old Business

11. New Business

12. Adjournment”

If you have any questions, please feel free to email vicepresident@emerald-ars.us

Last Updated on September 9, 2023 by Vice President


Our next monthly breakfast social is 10 a.m. on September 2 at Prime Time in Springfield.   Please note, this is a new location.  To let us know you’re coming, please contact me at vicepresident@emerald-ars.us by the morning of Friday, August 25.