SWIARC Mtg Thursday
Club meeting is this Thursday 07/24 at Council Bluffs Red X, North 16th at ‘G’ Street, 7:30PM. Program is more History of Ham Radio by George KD0NME, plus a radio display including an active HF rig with demo of how to work ‘split’ (i.e.: How to listen on 14.195 and transmit 5 or 10kc higher as necessary when working popular DX stations).
READ THIS TEASER AND THEN HIGHLIGHT THE ‘blogs.wsj’ LINK, AND THEN CLICK ON IT TO READ. (FUNNY WHEN SCOTT REDD GOT TO OFFUTT GATE AND A GENERAL CALLED TO LET HIM IN.)
Retired Navy Vice Adm. Scott Redd, the former head of the National Counterterrorism Center, is on one of the teams expected to compete for top honors. Current Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Dave Mueller is on another top team with NetApp CEO Tom Georgens. Serving as the grand marshal of the event is Retired Navy Adm. Edmund Giambastiani, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs, himself a ham radio buff.
The event, once every four years, requires teams of two people using identical equipment to contact as many radio operators in as many places as possible in 24 hours. In all, 59 teams from 38 countries are competing.
READ ARTICLE TO SEE MENTION OF ‘BUTCH’ K0DWC
WHO USED TO RUN GENERAL PONTIAC IN CO/BLFS.
SWIARC meetings are held 4th Thursdays, 7:30PM, at the Council Bluffs Red Cross, North 16th at ‘G’ Street. All are welcome. (Be early.) For more info, get on the Co/Bluffs 146.82 R- repeater or E/M to Greg, N0GR at ARRL dot net, or Rich, WA0ZQG at Hotmail.
If you’re new around here, one way to get acquainted is to visit a club meeting or get in on some 2M nets like:
Sunday 9PM 146.94 R-
Monday 9PM 146.94 R-
Wed 9PM 146.82 R-
Sat Noon Swap Net 146.82 R-
There are a bunch of other nets on other repeaters. Look further down here – the articles below – for a list of 2M and 440 repeaters. Note: Only the first half dozen articles are displayed on the Home Page here. You have to get into the last displayed article and THEN NOTICE TITLES OF THE NEXT UP or DOWN ARTICLE at the top of the page and click on it to go further down.
A recent article in SWIARC’s Printed Circuit newsletter has been criticized for accuracy. The article was originally scheduled to be printed first thing a couple of months ago, April I think, but due to editorial and printing issues, was delayed until the 2nd quarter issue just mailed. . Reviewing the article yet again, here are …
SWIARC member Brian KM0Y and famed Lincolnite Joe K0NEB (ex WA0WRI) both went to the big Hamfest in Germany held the same day as Field Day here (because no one else anywhere in the world can operate that weekend). . Brian writes: Friends: After the big Hamfest in Friedrischxmumble Germany, Joe K0NEB and I took …
Fred K0FG (ex WB0BLR) was in town for his wife’s HS 50th, also to show off his home made HF Mast stabilizer which has survived about 200k miles on his van. (It is however, removable for car washes and the like.) . At the moment the mast sports Hustler coils for 40 & 20M as …
Last week’s tornado(e) did a lot of damage including to this HV line from the South Council Bluffs coal fired generating station over to Clive IA just this side of Des Moines. . Shown is a still standing tower between ZQG’s and NME’s with the 3 wire 161kV line on one side and the heavy …