SWIARC News

George NME and 2 loops

George NME and 2 loops


George KD0NME gave us another history lesson Thurs 07/24, from James Clerk Maxwell who theorized existence of radio waves, to Hiram Percy Maxim, inventor of the machine gun and other things, also forming the ARRL a hundred years ago in 1914. The highlight of the evening was his spark gap transmitter and receiver, a 100kV Taser used to excite a 1M diameter loop, and Harbor Freight four dollar digital meter to measure the output of a similar loop a couple feet away.
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We also got to look at a Kenwood 440 HF rig from 1986 (100W out, digital freq display, 100 memories & gen cov’g receiver), plus a Kenwood 930 deluxe transceiver of a similar era.
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NEXT HAMFEST IS EMERSON IA ON Saturday 02 August, $3 admittance.
Talk-in is on 145.29 R-
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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.
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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-
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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.

Robert KC0MUX

Robt MUX makes news

OK, so sometimes he goes by ‘Bob’ but he does get around and on Field Day he was with the HEARTLAND HAMS off Hwy 59 North of Shenandoah IA. . A couple other guys got mentioned also. Click on the picture.

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Q2 issue, page 3

Printed Circuit newsletter accuracy

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 …

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Postcard from Germany

German Hamfest

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 …

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IC 7000 remote mount

K0FG visits for 50th

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 …

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This is how it should look

Tornado(e) takes down HV

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 …

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