Club Program Ideas: Demonstrate Software

Port Setup In this series on Club Program ideas, I’m providing possible programs for clubs to use in their meetings. You can find a full explanation of the approach in Club Programs – The Series.

Today’s program idea is to demonstrate a new or existing software program.

Clubs typically have members that specialize in certain areas and have expertise with the software programs in that area. Others in the club would like to know more about the software not just from web sites, but from people they know who have practical experience using the software. This provides the perfect match of need with expert.

The program:

  1. Purpose of the software program
  2. Top five features of the program
  3. Interactions with other programs (are you using other programs while using this one and how do you operate)
  4. Navigation

Demonstrating software requires a laptop, screen and projector to be effective in a room. But, it is a powerful way to demonstrate how a segment of the hobby manages with the software.

Examples to demonstrate:

  • WriteLog contesting software
  • Telnet packet software (or web sites)
  • Logging programs
  • Log of The World (have someone upload to LoTW while at the meeting as the demonstration)

Have you ever had this program for your club meetings? Let us know how it went in the comments.

Scot, K9JY

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