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 – 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

 

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