At the February meeting, the Vice-President, Craig McClure KJ4LAA, demonstrated a software-defined 2-meter receiver (SDR) that he has built.
His presentation was held in the Ham Radio room of the EMA office at the Morgan County Courthouse. The device was connected to a roof antenna for the 2 meter band and to his laptop computer via USB.
A waterfall display (by frequency) on his computer screen indicated transmitted activity. When he tuned to one of those energy peaks, one could hear the received voice transmission.
The complete SDR setup cost less than 50 dollars (computer not included, of course). Everyone enjoyed the demonstration of what can be done with a SDR device.