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

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

 

MIcrohams Digital Conference 2017 Prizes

ARRL kindly sent us some gift certificates.  We have also purchased some great prizes.  We have one kit with an RTL-SDR USB dongle and coaxial cable jumper kit.  Another kit has a Raspberry Pi, MicroSD card and audio device.  If you aren’t familiar with these devices, after seeing the presentations, you’ll know exactly why you’ll have to get them.  Naturally, we’ll also have some Microsoft products available.

We’ll have a drawing at the end of the day and allow winners to choose their prize.  You must be present to win.

 

Microhams Digital Conference 2017 – Topics and Speakers

The Microhams Digital Conference 2017 is fast approaching (Sat March 18th) and we’re finalizing details.  The room and food are ready and we’re finalizing the speaker list.  Here’s who we have confirmed so far with a couple more to come.  (Registration for this year’s event has been closed.)

  • Alex Schwarz, VE7DXW
    RF Seismograph – Measuring propagation with your own transceiver
  • Grant Hopper, KB7WSD
    SDR Dongles – A flexible tool for exploring the RF environment
  • Bryan Hoyer, K7UDR
    How small powerful computers are changing the shack at the EOC
  • Scott Currie, NS7C
    Digital Operations for Emergency Communications Volunteers
  • Curt Black, WR5J
    Hams Moving Data – RAMROD 2017 RFID Team Update

MicroHAMS club meeting – January 17th, 2017

MicroHAMS Club Meeting
Tuesday, January 17th at 6:00 PM
Location: Building 35/4561

Agenda
Portable Radio Kits by Scott N7SS
Come see Scott’s Blue Box to get some ideas about how to make your own portable radio station that is highly functional even when the going gets rough. When you make your own custom rig, it also has to be smart, fun, and cool. N7SS shows us one way of how that’s done.

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 or Tim’s phone at (425) 898-3815. 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

(posted on Tim’s behalf, de KU7M)