Cyber-Security Program Oct. 1

do-not-track-the-latest-from-mozilla-bfKyWC-clipartJCARC and MIARC,

The Port Ludlow Amateur Radio Club, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Foundation and the Port Ludlow Computer Club (Digitallife), is sponsoring a Community Educational Program on Cyber Threats and Computer Security. Our speaker will be Kevyn Eckstrom, a Cyber Expert who routinely provides educational programs to Federal entities as well as other Organizations and Communities. This will be a great opportunity to get educated on all of the latest Cyber News, and is open to all interested, so please share this information with your friends and neighbors.

Here are some topics that Kevyn is thinking of covering.

Threats and mitigations * PC’s – Mac’s * Smart phones * Baby Monitors * Home surveillance cameras * The “Internet of Things” (refrigerators, thermostats, door locks, modern automobiles, televisions, etc) * OpSec (Operations Security in the real world) * Don’t be fooled by the cart before the horse * Questions and answers – interact with the audience

The program will be October 1st and start promptly at 6pm, in the Port Ludlow Bay Club located at120 Spinnaker Pl, Port Ludlow, WA 98365. We will need to have a good count of who is going to be attending for set up purposes, so please make your reservation with Nancy Mckibbin, via direct email secretary@n7pl.org, by phone 360-437-0337 9am to 9pm only please, or at any lunch or Club event.

Nancy

JCARC Meeting, Wednesday August 4, 2016 Cape George Fire Hall

The JCARC meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Cape George Fire Hall, 3850 Cape George Road. The doors open at 7pm for social time, the meeting starts at 7:30pm, and is usually over by 9:30pm.

Meeting Agenda:

Introductions around the room Question of the Month?
Secretary’s and Treasurer’s report Old Business
National Park On The Air Activation
New Business
Adjourn

PROGRAM:

The audience at the meeting will be able to choose (being a democratic society…) between two interesting videos.
One is about early wireless and the construction and demonstration of a small spark gap transmitter.

The other is about antenna patterns as demonstrated with scaled down antennas and an RF detector that varies a tone amplitude so you can hear as well as see the antenna radiation patterns.

If you have program topic you would like or want to provide for future programs let us know.

73,
Dick Illman AH6EZ
President

Big Ham Estate Sale in Silverdale (from Chris, N7ZW)

I just received this today, July 20. Apparently there is a lot of good stuff for sale. I know there has been a lot of interest in JCARC In events like this. Read on. 

……………

The Kitsap County Amateur Radio Club (KCARC) is assisting in the sale of items belonging to Jim Smith, KA7APJ, who is no longer able to use or keep them. Mr. Smith had a business relationship with Maldol Antennas, and there are literally hundreds of Maldol products. In addition, the KCARC has some items that are excess to our needs and are also offered for sale.

This sale will start July 20th, 2016, and end July 27th. You are asked to submit an offer via email to W7PV@arrl.net, for the specific items you want. Should one item have more than one asking price offer, the offers will be contacted for their highest & final bid; the item will be sold to the highest bidder at the next lower bid price, plus $1. Reasonable offers below the asking price will be considered. Items priced as MO means make an offer.

All items must be picked up and paid for on Saturday, July 30th, in Poulsbo, WA, at Calvary Chapel Silverdale, 12791 Central Valley Road. The church is closer to Silverdale but has a Poulsbo address. All funds (cash or check only) will be collected by Ron KE7KIZ, the club treasurer; checks should be made out to KCARC.

Follow this link for the current list of KA7APJ equipment and the KCARC equipment: https://goo.gl/TNa9PM 

Prices were primarily determined by researching sold items on ebay, or at least similar items. Some items are New Old Stock (NOS), which means they have not been opened but their age is unknown. There will be other items available on the 30th which are too numerous to detail. Many of the Maldol products are detailed on the following websites:

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://tacci.biz/cq/maldol.html&prev=search

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://book.emanga.jp/%25E3%2583%259E%25E3%2583%25AB%25E3%2583%2589%25E3%2583%25AB.html&prev=search

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.woto.cn/accessories/maldol/20070419/102.html&prev=search

Processes like this are never perfect, but the KCARC Equipment Committee is committed to making it as fair as possible to the bidders, the club, and the present equipment owner.

73, Paul W7PV

JCARC Meeting, Wednesday July 6, 2016 Cape George Fire Hall

The JCARC meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Cape George Fire Hall, 3850 Cape George Road. The doors open at 7pm for social time, the meeting starts at 7:30pm, and is usually over by 9:30pm.

Meeting Agenda
Introductions around the room Question of the Month? Secretary’s and Treasurer’s report Old Business Cascadia Rising Experiences New Business Adjourn

PROGRAM
Summary and perhaps slide show of our 2016 Field Day. This will be a great time to thank Jack West for all of his work on this project and acknowledge the team of members who participated, got on the air, and had fun.
Silent Auction of equipment donated from Living Estate of KB7FO. See the attached list of equipment. There has not been time to check the equipment but other than the usual likely dead portable radio batteries, the major equipment looks pretty good.
If you have program topic you would like or want to provide for future programs let us know.

73,
Dick Illman AH6EZ President

Regular Meeting 6/1/2016

JCARC Meeting, Wednesday June 1, 2016 Cape George Fire Hall

I will not be conducting the Educational Net until June 22 but tune in anyway because there may be other learnings to be had.
Our Secretary and Treasurer will be running the meeting as our VP is also out of town. The JCARC meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Cape George Fire Hall, 3850 Cape George Road. The doors open at 7pm for social time, the meeting starts at 7:30pm, and is usually over by 9:30pm.

Meeting Agenda
Introductions around the room Question of the Month? Secretary’s and Treasurer’s report Old Business
Cascadia Rising Update? New Business Adjourn

PROGRAM
Jack West, our Field Day Chairman, will be providing an update on FD preparation and training on how to use N3FJP logging software.

If you have program topic you would like or want to provide for future programs let us know.
73,

Dick Illman AH6EZ President

Rhody Run

rhody-run-logoThe annual Rhody Run will be Sunday, May 22, 2016.  Those ARES folks who have volunteered to assist with this event can find more information on the Jefferson County ARES/Vecom website at https://jeffersoncountyares.wordpress.com/

Field Day Planning

FD2016The latest planning information for field day can be found on the FIELD DAY page…just click the “FIELD DAY” tab on the menu at the top of the page.

Emcomm Portables – a Comparison

Click for larger image

RCA Cambio W101 V2. Click image to view manufacturer’s website.

Dick AH6EZ has been looking for a small, affordable laptop computer to use with digital modes, especially for those who are on a tight budget.  He has purchased two machines for evaluation, 1.) an RCA Cambio W101 V2, and 2.) a Nextbook Flexx 9.

 

Click for larger image

Nextbook Flexx 9. Click image to view manufacturer’s website.

Both machines have quad-core microprocessors, Windows 10 and run on 5 volts–important for extended use in the field.

Click HERE to download Dick’s side-by-side comparison spreadsheet (PDF).

JCARC Meeting, Wed. April 6

Wednesday April 6, 2016
Cape George Fire Hall

The JCARC meets every first Wednesday of the month at the Cape George Fire Hall, 3850 Cape George Road. The doors open at 7pm for social time, the meeting starts at 7:30pm, and is usually over by 9:30pm.

  • Meeting Agenda
  • Introductions around the room
  • Question of the Month
  • Secretary’s and Treasurer’s report
  • Old Business
  • Bylaw revision – to be voted upon at May meeting
  • Cascadia Rising Update
  • New Business
  • Adjourn

PROGRAM

We have arranged to have Karl Hatton, KG7EKL, our Jeffcom 911 Director, teach us how to be better communicators when gathering information from field communication resources such as other hams or FRS neighbors. He will provide examples of the type of information they want from us for different emergency situations and how to manage possibly hysterical callers to create the simple and concise messages that our EOC and 911 dispatchers need.

If you have program topics you would like or want to provide the June or September programs let us know.

73, Dick Illman AH6EZ President

Dual Band J-Pole Antenna

At the VECOM meeting this morning I showed off the Ed Fong Dual Band J-Pole that I had just bought. Several asked me how to get one themselves, so check out these two websites. The first one describes the antenna and has a link to the 2007 article and the second is ordering information. (BTW, we think that the instructions in the 2007 article can lead you astray since he uses different materials than are available today. We’ll go over this at the April JCARC meeting.)1) http://www.miklor.com/COM/Fong/DBJ2-EdsDesk.php

2) http://edsantennas.weebly.com/