April 2019 - Tower Safety
Dale Handy NX7G filled in with a segment from the March 20, 2019 Ham Nation podcast regarding tower safety after two notable hams have been killed in tower climbing accidents recently:
We also discussed several different radios that someone starting out might want. Some of the suggestions are:
Baofeng handheld radios: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H4VT7A/
QYT mobile (car) radios (about $75):
QYT KT-8900D - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N194IF4
QYT KT-8900R - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XZ3RXLX
MFJ magmount antenna: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1722
Feburary 2017 - Feedlines
Alan Fielding K7EFZ & Bob Secondo N7QM presented information about feed lines, how different kinds work and what's better or worse.
January 2017 - RTL-SDR Software Defined Radio
A presentation by Jesse Dickson KC7SIK on the RTL-SDR dongle
January 2016 - Portable HF Dipole
Harvey Hunter WA3EIB gave a great presentation on a portable HF dipole antenna.
Preparing yourself and your equipment from an Electromagnetic Pule (EMP) or Conoral Mass Ejection (CME) by Joel Croft K7BCI
Solar Flare or EMP? (Word)
What is a CME? (Word)
Low Battery Buzzer Kit - Bob Secondo N7QM
For our May meeting, we will be building a Low Battery Voltage Alarm Kit. Bob discussed how the kit works and why you should have one. The cost of the kits are going to be around $8 which includes an enclosure. If you are interested in building a kit, please give your money to a club officer by April 2nd.
YouTube video on building the FK915 kit
ARRL 100 year Celebration:
Bob Secondo N7QM & Alan Fielding K7EFZ showed their 2 meter 17 element Yagi for EME (Moon Bounce) communications.
Christmas party tickets were discussed. It was voted to continue giving every member a ticket for each month they are a member to encourage members to pay early.
Technician Classes starting Thursday in Shelley by Alan Fielding K7EFZ or Saturday at EITC by Steve Taylor KC7IHV.
Membership cards will be given out at the Feburary meeting
Bliss Wheeler W7RUG Presented information on Broadband Hamnet (HSMM Mesh) networking.
Christmas Party December 4th at Perkins
Yaesu FT-7900R prize for members only
Yaesu FT252 HT for everyone
Books, hats and other various prizes
Vote to change the bylaws as they were posted on the ERARC site.
Bylaws were accepted unanimously.
Vote for 2014 officers
Nancy Fielding KE7MUU President
Gary Williams AE7LE
Jesse Dickson KC7SIK Secretary
Bud Roseberry KD7BXH & Tom Hoffman KG7CGU voted Treasurer with Bud serving during the winter and Tom during Bud's absence.
John Richardson WA7CRE presented on his home brew quadrature receiver (Presentation)
Bob Secondo N7QM Presented Locating Noise (Presentation documents and noise examples)
Quarterly Prize Drawing
This month we had our quarterly prize drawing. John Richardson WA7CRE won the drawing and received a book.
Chuck Olsen AC7GD discussed RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) and how those in RACES would be activated by Bonneville County in an emergency situation.
Annual Club Picnic held at Nancy & Alan Fieldings family park east of Firth
Had fun games and prizes and a wonderful Chicken and Rib dinner.
Built the kits members ordered from the June meeting. Meeting led by Bob Secondo N7QM & Alan Fielding K7EFZ
Bob Secondo N7QM explained about a project for the July meeting involving building kits to project your mobile radio from voltage swings and to keep your radio from draining your vehicle's battery.
National Weather Service Weather Spotter Training
NOAA Pocatello - http://www.weather.gov/pocatello
Social Media Links
Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/NWSPocatello
Antenna ideas for homes with HOA restrictions by Bob Secondo N7QM and Alan FIelding K7EFZ
W1AW Operating Schedule - http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-operating-schedule
Learn CW Online - http://lcwo.net/
Code Quick - http://www.cq2k.com/
Texting vs Morse Code Video - http://www.cq2k.com/images/Text_vs_Morse_Leno_2005_05_13.wmv
CW Operators Club - http://www.cwops.org/
- Youtube video mentioned to demonstrate soldering. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cl5QI4pqKc