Club Meetings July 11, 2018

Hopefully you all know by this time that the July 4 Board and Membership meeting was postponed until July 11 so that you would all have the opportunity to celebrate America’s Independence Day.

We will be reviewing our 2018 Field Day operating event led by Jack West. I have some homework for you to benefit from the July meeting. I am calling it Antenna Elmering. If you want to put up a new HF or VHF/UHF antenna or improve an existing antenna, you can come to the meeting with the following type of information;

  1. Your budget and restrictions such as HOA, CCR, neighbors, or spouse.
  2. The size and shape of your residence lot.
  3. The rough locations and heights of possible antenna support trees.
  4. The goals for the antenna: little pistol or big gun…
  5. The location of your ham shack.
  6. Your existing or planned radio.

You can either send me a drawing before the meeting or you can surprise us at the meeting.

There is plenty of experience in the club and we may be able to steer you toward several antennas with different cost/performance/aesthetic ratios. We want to get you successfully on the air.

73,
Dick Illman AH6EZ
2018 JCARC President
JC ARES Emergency Coordinator

Meetings Changed to July 11th

Club meetings normally occur on the first Wednesday of the month.  Due to conflict with the 4th of July holiday, the July JCARC meetings will occur on the second Wednesday, July 11th.

Field Day Preparation

Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club takes pride in being a top performer at field day, and it takes lots of folks to make it happen.

Field Day Committee Chair Jack West has done a lot of planning, and has some documents for members to review. If you can help out, please download and study this packet (4 documents) and respond in writing to Jack ASAP. Field day is June 23-24…less than a month away!

The following files are in MS Word format:

  1. FD OPERATION NOTES 2018
  2. FD SETUP SQUENCE 2018
  3. JCARC FIELD DAY 2018
  4. JCARC FIELD DAY NEEDS YOU 2018

The following files have been converted to PDF format:

  1. FD OPERATION NOTES 2018
  2. FD SETUP SQUENCE 2018
  3. JCARC FIELD DAY 2018
  4. JCARC FIELD DAY NEEDS YOU 2018

For more information, contact Jack at w7ld.lucky.dog@gmail.com.

Digital Radio Powerpoint

Click the image or the link below to download Clint Hurd’s powerpoint presentation (PDF) on Digital Radio, as shown at the club meeting on 5/2/2018.

Intro to Digital (PDF)

Next Meeting Wed. May 2, 2018

My apologies for the error in the next meeting announcement.  It should now be correct.  I understand Clint Hurd is working on the program, an intro digital communications, so don’t miss it…

de Roger, KL7HI

Now, NO MORE ADS…

Starting today, we have upgraded our WordPress blog to eliminate the annoyance of ads on the front page.  The website should look cleaner and a little more useful without the distraction, so…ENJOY!

Roger, KL7HI

Monthly Meeting Notes from 3/8/18

Wednesday’s meeting program was construction of a 2-meter yagi for foxhunting or portable use.  Here is Dick AH6EZ’s powerpoint and some photos from the evening project:

AH6EZ’s Powerpoint presentation:

JCARC Mar 2018 Membership Meeting (1)

Photos by Elizabeth, KI7AUH:

Billl and Dick install the reflector

Installing the reflector

Checking the director elements

Measuring and cutting driven elements

Field Program Your Baofeng

Just posted on the Jefferson County VECOM website: Here are some aids to help you program your Baofeng manually when needed. Click here to view the post.

New Hams

Jerry Fry, W7PT reports that all students in this past weekend’s technician class passed the test and will soon receive their licenses as ham radio operators. Congratulations to those new hams, and we look forward to hearing you on the air.

A special thanks to instructors Jerry W7PT, and Mark Miller K6JMM for their dedication in promoting ham radio.

JCARC Meeting Wed, Feb 7

We will have the normal 5:30 Board meeting at the Chimacum Cafe, and social time at the Fire Hall starting at 7pm.

  • The program this month will be about QSL cards.
  • We will discuss and plan for a March production line assembly of tape measure yagi antennas.

Please be prepared to pay your 2018 dues (cash or check) if you haven’t done so already.

73,
Dick Illman AH6EZ
JCARC President