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.  Register before we fill up!

  • 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 Digital Conference 2017!

Announcing the tenth annual MicroHAMS Digital Conference! This is our 10th year producing the conference and we will be bringing speakers on the cutting edge of digital communications both hardware and software. Lunch and snacks are included with the price of the conference and we’ll have free Internet access.

The next MicroHAMS Digital Conference will be held on Saturday March 18th, 2017 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA.

Registration is now open until March 12th. Due to room size limitations, it is required that you register for the event: http://www.microhams.com/mhdc2017/

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)

MicroHAMS Club Meeting November 15th at Building 35/4561

Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00 PM

Location: Building 35/4561

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

 

Agenda

N7SS Presentation on HAARP – High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program

The arrest of two men who were planning on blowing up HAARP is in the news:

http://www.arrl.org/news/two-arrested-in-georgia-for-planning-to-attack-haarp-facility-in-alaska

Scott will share with us the mythology and conspiracies followed by pictures and facts about the facility. To get the wheels of the mind spinning, start here:

https://1drv.ms/p/s!AgFdscwV4Kf5gaw8hNkkOJznvBIwvA

Ham Help

If you don’t know everything about amateur radio yet, that’s OK. Welcome to the MicroHAMS Collective. You and your questions will be assimilated. Resistors are futile.

 

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 Meeting October 18th — SteppIR

MicroHAMSMicroHAMS Club Meeting

Tuesday, October 18th at 6:00 PM

Location: Building 35/4561

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

Agenda

  • SteppIR speaker and/or antenna demo
  • 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

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.

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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