Yes, Mike HZF won first prize at McClelland 03/01, but a few minutes earlier we called the D/P ticket belonging to Don YLA who was NOT present. However, since it was 2nd prize, a TDX Chinese dual band H/T, we announced it on .82 and he came back (from a mall pkg lot). Took a few minutes. Everyone else who won prizes happened to be there including Mike HZF shortly after 11AM when things were getting a little thin. See you at Lincoln NE Fest 03/15. D&L Antenna will be there too.
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 (4th Thurs at the Red Cross for SWIARC) 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 THE NEXT UP or DOWN ARTICLE TITLE at the top of the article page and click on it to go further down.
. Everybody thinks Amateurs helped invent Cellular Radio. Not so. Amateurs (using surplus Motorola equipment) built some of the first VHF Repeaters enabling an increase in usable range for those freqs. They were intended to make the VHF bands useful over city-wide geographic areas where before you either had to be on top of a …
. SWIARC is concentrating on Basic Electronics for the month of APRIL, and this is our first example, explaining the simplest use of electricity to heat. Actually, it’s usually more efficient to heat with coal, oil, or gas because electricity is often generated from one of those sources, and having to go through two processes, …
. It’d been scheduled for 11:30 (earlier Chinese H/Ts at 0930 and 1030), but people were leaving so we awarded 1st prize shortly after 11AM to SWIARC member Mike KD0HZF. Other winners included: Don WB0YLA, TDX dual band H/T Joe KC0CDP, Baofeng d.b. H/T Ed N0JJQ, Baofeng d.b. H/T . Mike KD0HZF, $20 gift cert. …
EasyPal is free downloadable software that can be used to send and receive digital pictures using your HF radio. Connect your external speaker output from your HF radio to your computer sound card line input jack, install the software and you can start receiving some high definition colorful pictures over the air. Tune your receiver …
We were going to have a program on Feedback, but never got around to it. David Sarnoff, president of RCA in 1935, said Feedback was the most important invention in electronics. . Prior to Lee DeForest (early childhood in Council Bluffs) adding a third wire to Fleming’s one way ‘Valve’ (a tube diode) there was …