Rhody Run Reminders

As a reminder, we will meet at the Safeway/Haines Park and Ride Lot at
9am to sign in and get your vest.

You should be at your Mile Post by 1030. We hope to have Race Central
up by 1000.

Hopefully Roger from MP1 can pick up the vests after the sweep vehicle
moves through the course.

73, Dick Illman

Download: 2019 Rhody Run Assignments

Baofeng Channel Lineup V-13

Version 13 of the standard Baofeng channel lineup for Jefferson County volunteers is now available on the “VHF Radio Channels” page under the “Resources” tab.  The full listing is now visible on the page, and a link to the MS Excel file can be downloaded to import into your programming software.

Note that the UV5R file cannot be stored on this website, so just send us a message via the “Contact Us” page if you cannot import the MS Excel file.

May Membership Meeting 5/1/19

This month, Jerry Fry will introduce a suggestion for another club project, a 150 watt dummy load.

Also, Roger Maynard will give a presentation on APRS and what it can do for you. Come learn about this fast-growing digital mode that is available to any radio amateur with a VHF radio and a computer. We will introduce the basics of using the website, APRS.fi.

Cape George Ham Radio Station Saturday Morning Activities

What goes up must come down–unless it’s a wire antenna you bravely erected in thick forest last year. In this case, getting the old antenna out of tangled branches was much harder than erecting the new one…

Cape George Fire Station Radio Room will be open this Saturday, March 16th for club operators from 0800 hours through noon. Lead operator will be Jerry Fry W7PT, and his focus for the day will be a class on installing coaxial cable connectors.

If you need to assemble some cables and connectors, bring ’em in for expert advice and assemble them under the expert eye of Jerry. We may have some spare cable and fittings–perfect for assembling a few jumper cables for your home station.

The HF station is working and will be on the air for the morning nets; other equipment in the station needs set up and testing, so there should be plenty to keep a few folks busy. (Yep…a bad jumper cable delayed getting on the air last week…lesson learned!)

If you want to use the station for some other ham activity while you’re there (a few contacts maybe?) Just ask Jerry…

More Neat Stuff: World’s Smallest SDR

Click the link below to download this PowerPoint presentation from the February JCARC Meeting

JCARC March 2019 Membership Meeting

Power Point from 1/2/19 Meeting: APRS in Depth

Dick Illman’s APRS presentation is packed full of information, going well beyond the basics.  It is a good overview of the extensive capabilities of APRS coupled with the Internet and Winlink 2000.

The good news: APRS is affordable, fun and increases the usefulness of your 2 meter radio station during events and emergencies. Only a technician license is required, until you want to move into HF radio.

Click here to download Dick’s PDF presentation:
jcarc january 2019 membership meeting

Wikipedia has a simple overview of what APRS is all about.  The page may be a little out of date, but the basics are here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_Packet_Reporting_System

Click here to view Bob Brunega’s APRS pages.  A bit confusing, but lots of informative links through this page: http://www.aprs.org/


Repairs Progressing on Cape George Fire Station

After a lengthy delay, the repairs are nearly done on the Cape George Fire Station.  The January meeting will be at Cape George.  The club radio station will take a little more time to put back into operation while we deal with antenna issues from fallen trees during some of our December storms.

See you at the meeting!

Merry Christmas

W7JCR Christmas Dinner at Nordland Garden Club, 12/5/2018

Dick, AH6EZ, demonstrates his home hamshack to club members

JCARC Annual Holiday Potluck

Wednesday December 5, 6:00 PM, 
Nordland Garden Club, Marrowstone Island

You get to have your Passport stamped for this meeting…

Because of the continuing repairs at the Cape George Fire Station and the limited kitchen facilities at the Chimacum Fire Station, we have relocated our Annual Holiday Potluck gathering to the Nordland Garden Club.

It is located on Garden Club Road about .8 miles north of the entrance to Marrowstone on Flagler Road (Highway 116). I did not know that the club had done this years ago. There is a turn around loop at the end of Garden Club road, just beyond the building. Expanded parking is available on Garden Club road, as you approach, or turn around and head west.

The door should be open about 5pm with the potluck meal to begin at about 6pm. We will likely need to set up the chairs and tables. Bring a dish to share and your own table service and BYOB. I believe that we have the ham and snicker doodles taken care of.

AH6EZ Open House

December 5th, 4 PM, just before the potluck:

Although it will be pretty dark and hard to see the antennas (I have a good flashlight), I invite anyone (maybe the first 10 or so who RSVP by email) who are interested to visit my shack. Newer hams not on HF are especially welcome.

I suggest an arrival time of 4pm. The driveway can hold a fair number of vehicles but a contingency is to park at East Beach Park and walk 4 doors south to my house at 2800 E Marrowstone Rd. Telephone 360-385-4854

Dick Illman AH6EZ
2018 JCARC President (2019 JCARC Vice President elect)
JC ARES Emergency Coordinator