MicroHAMS Club Meeting 1/16/2018

Tuesday, January 16th at 6:00 PM

NEW Location: Building 35/4563

Map:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+building+35

Agenda

 

 

Image source: Gordon West Radio School

Programming Radios

Speaker:  Scott N7SS

Learn how to program anything. Bring your programmable radio. Learn how to program it by yourself in the field. You can’t leave until you can program it!

Future Club Meetings

Come tell us what you would like to learn and do at our meetings.

Ham Help

If you don’t know everything about amateur radio yet, that’s OK. As a club, we have a broad spectrum of interests and experiences. Please feel free to ask questions at this part of the meeting.

Access

146.58 MHz FM simplex will be monitored for anyone who needs help finding the site or for access to the building. (Monitoring is done with handhelds, so range is limited.) If you’re running late and are locked out, please call us on the radio. We’ll send someone to let you in.

SECURITY NOTE: Anyone who does not have their own Microsoft badge for unescorted access to Microsoft buildings MUST be escorted into Building 35 and conference room 4563 by a badged MicroHAMS member. Do NOT under any circumstances attempt to “tag” onto or “tailgate” Microsoft employees entering the building. Please congregate about five minutes before the meeting outside the lobby entrance on the south side of the building. If you have a Microsoft badge, please check outside the front entrance for other club members who need to be escorted.

MicroHAMS meetings are open to club members, those interested in joining the club (see club membership policy at http://www.microhams.com), and guests of club members. Others may also attend a club meeting by sending email to the club at least seven days prior to the meeting. Space for guests is limited.

 

73,

Tim Myers, KK7TM

MicroHAMS Secretary

 

 MicroHAMS Club Meeting 11/21/2017

Tuesday, November 21st at 6:00 PM

Location: Building  35/2347

Map:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+building+35

Agenda

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) — Scott Honaker, N7SS

Slide deck from Scott’s presentation


Ham Help

If you don’t know everything about amateur radio yet, that’s OK. As a club, we have a broad spectrum of interests and experiences. Please feel free to ask questions at this part of the meeting.

Access

146.58 MHz FM simplex will be monitored for anyone who needs help finding the site or for access to the building. (Monitoring is done with handhelds, so range is limited.) If you’re running late and are locked out, please call us on the radio. We’ll send someone to let you in.

SECURITY NOTE: Anyone who does not have their own Microsoft badge for unescorted access to Microsoft buildings MUST be escorted into Building 35 and conference room 4561 by a badged MicroHAMS member. Do NOT under any circumstances attempt to “tag” onto or “tailgate” Microsoft employees entering the building. Please congregate about five minutes before the meeting outside the lobby entrance on the south side of the building. If you have a Microsoft badge, please check outside the front entrance for other club members who need to be escorted.

MicroHAMS meetings are open to club members, those interested in joining the club (see club membership policy at http://www.microhams.com), and guests of club members. Others may also attend a club meeting by sending email to the club at least seven days prior to the meeting. Space for guests is limited.

73,

Tim Myers, KK7TM

MicroHAMS Secretary

MicroHAMS Club Meeting Invitation 10/17/2017

 

Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00 PM

Location: Building 35/4561

Map:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+building+35

 

Vertical  Antennas Demystified

There’s no shortage of myths, mysteries, magic, and miracles out there in the realm of antennas — especially vertical antennas. Scott Honaker, N7SS, cuts through all the fog, bringing us facts instead.

Ham Help

If you don’t know everything about amateur radio yet, that’s OK. As a club, we have a broad spectrum of interests and experiences. Please feel free to ask questions at this part of the meeting.

Access

146.58 MHz FM simplex will be monitored for anyone who needs help finding the site or for access to the building. (Monitoring is done with handhelds, so range is limited.) If you’re running late and are locked out, please call us on the radio. We’ll send someone to let you in.

SECURITY NOTE: Anyone who does not have their own Microsoft badge for unescorted access to Microsoft buildings MUST be escorted into Building 35 and conference room 4561 by a badged MicroHAMS member. Do NOT under any circumstances attempt to “tag” onto or “tailgate” Microsoft employees entering the building. Please congregate about five minutes before the meeting outside the lobby entrance on the south side of the building. If you have a Microsoft badge, please check outside the front entrance for other club members who need to be escorted.

MicroHAMS meetings are open to club members, those interested in joining the club (see club membership policy at http://www.microhams.com), and guests of club members. Others may also attend a club meeting by sending email to the club at least seven days prior to the meeting. Space for guests is limited.

73,

Tim Myers, KK7TM

MicroHAMS Secretary

 

MicroHAMS Club Meeting Invitation 6/20/2017

Tuesday, June 20th at 6:00 PM

Location: Building 35/4561

Map:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+building+35

Agenda

Dayton Hamvention

Scott, N7SS, will share with us his review of the new venue for the Dayton Hamvention and the new toys!

Ham Help

If you don’t know everything about amateur radio yet, that’s OK. As a club, we have a broad spectrum of interests and experiences. Please feel free to ask questions at this part of the meeting.

Access

146.58 MHz FM simplex will be monitored for anyone who needs help finding the site or for access to the building. (Monitoring is done with handhelds, so range is limited.) If you’re running late and are locked out, please call us on the radio. We’ll send someone to let you in.

SECURITY NOTE: Anyone who does not have their own Microsoft badge for unescorted access to Microsoft buildings MUST be escorted into Building 35 and conference room 4561 by a badged MicroHAMS member. Do NOT under any circumstances attempt to “tag” onto or “tailgate” Microsoft employees entering the building. Please congregate about five minutes before the meeting outside the lobby entrance on the south side of the building. If you have a Microsoft badge, please check outside the front entrance for other club members who need to be escorted.

MicroHAMS meetings are open to club members, those interested in joining the club (see club membership policy at http://www.microhams.com), and guests of club members. Others may also attend a club meeting by sending email to the club at least seven days prior to the meeting. Space for guests is limited.

73,

Tim Myers, KK7TM

MicroHAMS Secretary

MicroHAMS Club Meeting 5/16/2017

Tuesday, May 16th at 6:00 PM

Location: Building 35/4561

Map:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+building+35

Agenda

Vetco Electronics

Warren McPherson, President of Vetco Electronics in Bellevue, is our guest speaker. In case you didn’t know, Vetco is an amazing local vendor of electronic parts, Raspberry Pi kits, cables, adapters, wire, tools, and so on. KK7TM says, “If they don’t have it, I probably don’t need it.”

Ham Help

If you don’t know everything about amateur radio yet, that’s OK. As a club, we have a broad spectrum of interests and experiences. Please feel free to ask questions at this part of the meeting.

Access

146.58 MHz FM simplex will be monitored for anyone who needs help finding the site or for access to the building. (Monitoring is done with handhelds, so range is limited.) If you’re running late and are locked out, please call us on the radio. We’ll send someone to let you in.

SECURITY NOTE: Anyone who does not have their own Microsoft badge for unescorted access to Microsoft buildings MUST be escorted into Building 35 and conference room 4561 by a badged MicroHAMS member. Do NOT under any circumstances attempt to “tag” onto or “tailgate” Microsoft employees entering the building. Please congregate about five minutes before the meeting outside the lobby entrance on the south side of the building.

MicroHAMS meetings are open to club members, those interested in joining the club (see club membership policy at http://www.microhams.com), and guests of club members. Others may also attend a club meeting by sending email to the club at least seven days prior to the meeting. Space for guests is limited.

73,

Tim Myers, KK7TM

MicroHAMS Secretary

 

MicroHAMS Club Meeting 4/16/2017

Tuesday, April 18 at 6:00 PM

Location: Building 35/4561

Map:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+building+35

Agenda

ELAD SDR Transceiver

Our special guest Bill Silvernail, K7QHN will be speaking and demonstrate his ELAD SDR Transceiver!

New Board of Directors

The election of our new board of directors was held and we will announce their names and new roles in this club meeting.

Ham Help

If you don’t know everything about amateur radio yet, that’s OK. As a club, we have a broad spectrum of interests and experiences. Please feel free to ask questions at this part of the meeting.

Access

146.58 MHz FM simplex will be monitored for anyone who needs help finding the site or for access to the building. (Monitoring is done with handhelds, so range is limited.) If you’re running late and are locked out, please call us on the radio. We’ll send someone to let you in.

SECURITY NOTE: Anyone who does not have their own Microsoft badge for unescorted access to Microsoft buildings MUST be escorted into Building 35 and conference room 4561 by a badged MicroHAMS member. Do NOT under any circumstances attempt to “tag” onto or “tailgate” Microsoft employees entering the building. Please congregate about five minutes before the meeting outside the lobby entrance on the south side of the building.

MicroHAMS meetings are open to club members, those interested in joining the club (see club membership policy at http://www.microhams.com), and guests of club members. Others may also attend a club meeting by sending email to the club at least seven days prior to the meeting. Space for guests is limited.

73,

Tim Myers, KK7TM

MicroHAMS Secretary

kk7tm@kk7tm.com

Agenda for MHDC 2017 and Live Stream Info!

FINAL UPDATE: We are really sorry about the quality and all the problems with the live stream this year. Watch the MHDC 2017 page for links to any of the video we manage to salvage. de KU7M

UPDATE: 15:26PM Things seem to be working again, rebooting the BlackMagic box seem to have fixed it. de KU7M

UPDATE: 14:24PM Yes, we know the sound is broken. We will reboot the BlackMagic box at the break and hopefully that will fix things. de KU7M

UPDATE: 13:25PM Things are working again… de KU7M

UPDATE: 12:57PM Back from lunch, but the stream has locked up. Beginning to think someone doesn’t want this to happen. de KU7M

UPDATE: 11:50AM The live stream is now up, but of course we are eating lunch…. de KU7M

The event today will be live streamed via YouTube.

Here is the agenda for today’s event.

  • 8:45AM – Introduction and Kick off (N7SS)
  • 9:00AM – Russian SDR manufacturer, new products introduction (N3QQ)
  • 10:00AM – Latest DSTAR Developments (WB4QBX)
  • 11:00AM – A Unified DNS for Amateur Radio: AR-DNS.NET (K7VE)
  • 12:00PM – LUNCH!
  • 13:10PM – Hams Moving Data – RAMROD 2017 RFID Team Update (WR5J
  • 13:30PM – SDR Dongles – A flexible tool for exploring the RF environment (KB7WSD)
  • 14:30PM – BREAK
  • 14:45PM – RF Seismograph (VE7DXW)
  • 15:45PM – BREAK
  • 16:00PM – Digital Operations for Emergency Communications Volunteers (NS7C)
  • 17:00PM – Prize Drawing, Wrap up