Jerry Fry, W7PT has been instrumental in presenting technician classes and training for new hams. His next class is February 3-4, 2018. The class is now filled, but here is the latest from Jerry:
The class is full with 2 extras to fill in for the no-shows. All students have been sent a confirmation. Could you each pass the word to those who need to know. I will be starting a new “Waiting List” for those who responded with a request to be added.
73 – Jerry, W7PT
Note to tech students: The ARRL is coming out with a new question pool this year. The current question pool is valid until June 20, 2018. After that date, the old study guides will not be current.
The solution? Take the Technician test before June 30, or be sure you are using a new study guide to prepare for any test after that date. For more information, check out the ARRL website.
The things we practice regularly, and the tools we have in our pockets will determine how well we respond when other modes of communication fail.
This month’s JCARC meeting will include a demonstration of ANDFLMSG, a version of FLDIGI that is simplified and tailored to use on android devices including cellphones. Continue reading
Communications Interoperability Training with Amateur Radio Community Set
Elements of the US Department of Defense will conduct a “communications interoperability” training exercise November 4-6, once again simulating a “very bad day” scenario. Amateur Radio and MARS organizations will take part. Continue reading
Kurt Steinbach, KG7EKI and Dan Moreillon, KQ7DRM erect the VHF/UHF GP6 Antenna
It all started last year when some of our board members thought that an HF Antenna would be a good addition to the Cape George fire station–this would allow us to have live demonstrations of HF modes and equipment during monthly club meetings, which are currently held at that location.
We submitted our request and got permission for our antenna plan, PLUS a room on the lower floor to be a designated radio room. It turns out that the East Jefferson Fire Department is interested in emergency ham radio stations in most, or all of their Fire Stations. Jefferson County DEM showered us with some radios and other equipment, and before we knew it, we had enough stuff to build a pretty nice all-mode station.
The presentation for the April meeting by Dick Illman was on digital radio systems, with an emphasis on some of the newest VHF technology:
To download the slides (PDF) from Dick’s presentation, click here: JCARC April 2017 Membership Meeting
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The W7JCR, Port Townsend ARES repeater on Morgan Hill is presently running on low power (4 watts) while the main unit is undergoing repair and maintenance. Other than some minor differences in the ID voice and some loss of range, … Continue reading