MicroHAMS Club Meeting 7/18/2016

Tuesday, July 18th at 6:00 PM

Location: Building 35/4561

It’s here:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=microsoft+building+35

Agenda

  • Show and Tell – bring something cool to chat about!
  • Ham Help

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

 

IMPORTANT LAST MINUTE LOCATION CHANGE!

MicroHAMS Club Meeting

Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00 PM

NEWEST location: Building 35 /4561

I just found out our new location in building 27 is now offline until September. We need to go back to our previous location in building 35 effective immediately.

Agenda

  • Dayton review!
  • ARRL Field Day 2016
  • Ham Help

 

 

MicroHAMS Invitation 6/21/2016 at NEW Location

MicroHAMS Club Meeting

Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00 PM

We have a NEW location: Building 27, conference room 1052

Agenda

  • Dayton review!
  • ARRL Field Day 2016
  • Ham Help

New Meeting Site Information

Microsoft Corporate Main Campus Building 27, conf. room 1052

3009 157th Pl NE, Redmond, WA

Here’s the map: http://binged.it/1SQH42V

Visitor parking is available near the front of the building. See circle #1 in the picture below. There is no visitor parking in the underground parking garages. There is no visitor access to the building from underground. (So don’t park there.)

There are two entrances to the building, but we will be using only the SOUTH lobby entrance at circle #2 in the picture below.

map bldg 27Machine generated alternative text: World • United States • WA • King Cc • Redmond • Overlake Electrig Statiorf Till Microsoft Building 28 NE 25 m St Microsoft Building 27 NE 2 th st

Here’s what the SOUTH lobby entrance looks like from the front of the building.

 south lobby

Machine generated alternative text: ء عت

 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 phone. Or just stand outside the conference room window where we can see you. 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 27 and conference room 1052 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 SOUTH lobby entrance 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

New Club Meeting Site Information

Microsoft Corporate Main Campus Building 27, conf. room 1052

3009 157th Pl NE, Redmond, WA

Here’s the map: http://binged.it/1SQH42V

Visitor parking is available near the front of the building. See circle #1 in the picture below. There is no visitor parking in the underground parking garages. There is no visitor access to the building from underground. (So don’t park there.) There are two entrances to the building, but we will be using only the SOUTH lobby entrance at circle #2 in the picture below.map bldg 27

Machine generated alternative text: World • United States • WA • King Cc • Redmond • Overlake Electrig Statiorf Till Microsoft Building 28 NE 25 m St Microsoft Building 27 NE 2 th st

Here’s what the SOUTH lobby entrance looks like from the front of the building.

Machine generated alternative text: ء عت south lobby

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.)

SECURITY NOTE: Anyone who does not have their own Microsoft badge for un-escorted access to Microsoft buildings MUST be escorted into Building 27 and conference room 1052 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 SOUTH lobby entrance 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 Meeting 4/19/2016

Agenda

  • Board of Directors Election
    • Phil, N2EU
    • Scott H., N7SS
    • David J., W7CF
    • Javier, KG7ELE
    • Tim, KK7TM
  • Icom IC-7300 DEMO

Star of the Show: The Icom IC-7300

IC-7

Will Jourdain is the new Icom America Amateur Sales Manager who gave the demo.

This exciting new product from Icom is no ordinary HF+ 6M transceiver. It has SDR internals, a color touch screen, waterfall & scope features, and it is priced in the entry level range.

Product Information:

http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7300/default.aspx

News/Events

HAMWAN News – Bart Kus

  • Connect Canada to the US network
  • Longest link will be from Haystack to Victoria, B.C.

HAM License Exams at MSFT on May 25th

Technician and General and Extra exams

May 25th, 4:00 PM sharp at Studio C / 3017

MHDC Feedback:

  • More and shorter talks desired

Participants

Bart

Amy

Dave W.

Grant

Dean

Mark

Terence

David J.

Kenny

Wayne

Michael

_DHM

Bill

Peter

Ed (Icom)

Will (Icom)

Paul (Icom)

Scott H.

Phil

Dennis T.

Tim

MicroHAMS Club Meeting Invitation April 19th

MicroHAMS Club Meeting

Tuesday, April 19th at 6:00 PM

You’re invited to our next MicroHAMS meeting coming up Tuesday, April 19, 2015 (always the 3rd Tuesday) at 6:00 PM  at Microsoft Building 35, Conference Room 4561.

Agenda

  • Board of Directors Election
  • Radio Mobile program
  • VHF propagation
  • Ham Help

MicroHAMS Membership

Important: In order to vote in the election, you must be a member in good standing. That means you’re current with your membership dues. (If your membership has expired or is close to expiration, you should have received a notification by email.)

Here’s the link for MicroHAMS membership dues:

http://www.microhams.com/about/dues/

You’re strongly encouraged to use PayPal instead of sending a check by snail mail.  You won’t need a PayPal account if you don’t want one; just use a credit card.

What are our club dues used for?

  • “Thank You” gifts for our guest speakers
  • Training materials for people who want to become licensed hams
  • Various club events like Field Day
  • Tools library (test equipment, etc.)
  • Reference library (books)

Meeting Site Information

Please see this map or the picture below. Building 35 is near the intersection of 159th Ave NE and NE 40th St on the southeast corner. Parking is available near the front of the building at ground level.

MeetingMap

 

146.58 MHz 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone who is not currently badged for unescorted access to Microsoft buildings MUST be escorted into Building 35 and to conference room 4561 by a badged MicroHAMS member. Do NOT under any circumstances attempt to “tag” onto or “tailgate” Microsoft employees entering Building 35. Please congregate about five minutes before the meeting at the front entrance of the building, which is where the orange circle with the number 1 appears on the map picture above.

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

MHDC 2016 write up on ARRL website

The MicroHAMS Digital Conference got a nice write up on the ARRL website. While Ward-N0AX is quoted in the post, I believe he was actually the author as well. Thanks Ward to the kind words and coming out to talk!

NOTE: I will be sending off the raw video feeds to the production editor next week. Hopefully we will start seeing the individual edited talks from Budd-WB7FHC soon…

73,

Kenny, KU7M

MicroHAMS Digital Conference Wrap-Up

The video from the live stream is now available on YouTube.(Link)  At some point in the future, each session will be edited down (with more camera angles, etc.) and links will be made available on the MicroHAMS web site.

In the mean time, the stream is available and the actual presentations can be downloaded from the MHDC 2016 page.  The agenda with the original presentation times and YouTube stream start times is below.

A video interview with Jeremy-NH6Z is also available now, Jeremy shows off the NWDigitalRadio products demo’d at the conference.(Link)

 

Time YouTube

Stream

Speaker Presentation
8:45 Scott N7SS Introductions
9:00 0:00 Ward Silver Ham Radio – Now What?
10:00 1:01 Alex Schwarz MSDR Radio Software
11:00 1:59 Casey Halverson/Morgan Redfield Hamshield Kickstarter
12:00 Lunch
1:15 2:58 Curt Black RAMROD Digital
1:30 3:13/3:17 Bryan Hoyer NW Digital Radio UDRX
2:30 Break
2:45 4:26 John Petrich Homebrew VHF-UHF+ SDR
3:45 Break
4:00 5:32 Phil Horkin Line of Sight MIMO