MicroHAMS Club Meeting Invitation 5/15/2018

Tuesday, May 15th at 6:00 PM

Location: Building 35/4563

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

 

Agenda

VHF+ radiosport: Limited rover style

Guest Speaker: Darryl Holman, WW7D

 

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. With 20 hams, there’s bound to be 40 different answers!

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,

 

JJ Salley, W0JJS

MicroHAMS Secretary

MicroHAMS February 16, 2016

Participants

Mark

Amy

Dean

Scott H

Mike

Rick

Kenny

Peter

Javier

Phil

Dennis

Dave W.

Jeffrey

Don

Michael

Tim

Events

Ham fairs list by Lynn N7CFO:

http://www.n7cfo.com/amradio/hf/hf.htm

March 5th – Mike and Key Hamfest Saturday in Puyallup, WA

March 19th – MicroHAMS Digital Conference

Additional fun item at MHDC:

The Icom IC-7300 “SDR” might make an appearance. Prototype was shown at Orlando.

Speakers

Peter K4PNG

Report of First SDR-SIG Meeting

21 people attended

HDSDR presentation

SDR dongle

SDR Console demo

Next meeting, Tuesday, March 29th, 6pm at Building 27

Kenny KU7M

Buster AMBESERVER

History

Robin AA4RC built D-Plus and a backdoor

DV-Dongle / DVAP

G4KLX built DSTARRepeater and ircDDBGateway

It lets you access D-STAR reflectors

NWDigital

AMBE CODEC for digital voice

UDRX-440 needs AMBE

ThumbDV

PiDV

Buster is a Mac application by:

NH6Z, Jeremy McDermond

From <http://www.nh6z.net/Amatuer_Radio_Station_NH6Z/About_Me.html>

Remote access to the AMBE service was desired and the AMBE server was born.

G4KLX and K7VE

Buster + Raspberry Pi + AMBE 30000R by NWDigital

Buster is Open Source.

Kenny did a super cool demo on a Mac.

FYI about D-STAR reflectors

  • Reflector 1C is general first contacts
  • Reflector 35C is Seattle area
  • Dstarinfo.com tells what intended uses of reflectors are.

MicroHAMS Special Club Meeting at Icom Tuesday, May 19th at 6:00 PM

 

Icom small

This is an invitation to a super-special MicroHAMS club meeting coming up Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (always the 3rd Tuesday) starting promptly at 6:00 PM at Icom America, 12421 Willows Rd NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 (see the map below). We are also planning on a presentation by Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO!

Icom map

Unlike our usual meetings, being on time at 6:00 PM sharp is critical this time. There is only one person who has a key to let us in — Ray Novak, N9JA — and he will be fully occupied once we get started. Therefore, be on time. Please congregate about five minutes before the meeting at the main, front entrance on the west side of the building. It is marked MEET HERE on the map above. Again, please be on time. You don’t want to miss out.

If you have trouble finding us, try 146.58 MHz simplex — using an ICOM radio, of course.

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

Invitation to our April 21st Meeting

MicroHAMS Club Meeting

Tuesday, April 21st at 6:00 PM

Agenda

  • Marshall Denny from Comm Academy – technical details of Node, RPi, and ExOR.
  • HAM Help

 

This is an invitation to our next MicroHAMS meeting coming up Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (always the 3rd Tuesday) at 6:00 PM  at Microsoft Building 35 (see this map or the picture below), Conference Room 4561. 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.

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.

Invitation to Our March 17, 2015 Meeting

MicroHAMS Club Meeting

Tuesday, March 17th at 6:00 PM

Agenda

  1. Election of Board of Directors
    • Members who are current with club dues can vote.
  1. Software Defined Radio (SDR) Show and Tell
    • If you have one, please bring it!
  1. HAM Help

This is an invitation to our next MicroHAMS meeting coming up Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (always the 3rd Tuesday) at 6:00 PM  at Microsoft Building 35 (see this map or the picture below), Conference Room 4561. 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.

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

MicroHAMS Club Meeting Notes – June 17, 2014

Participants
Phil Moscinski, N2EU
David Jenni, W7CF
Scott Slack, KD7VBS
Wayne, KE7WTW
Don, KC7YZW
Peter Glaskowsky, K4PNG
Michael Schulz, K5TRI
Mokhtar Khorshid
Larry Viesse, W7PAN
Travis
David, KG7LEO
Michael Gray, AJ6E
Brad Snow, N1QEW
David Wyatt, KG7LVL
Tim Myers, KK7TM

News / events
• Icom visit – July meeting, perhaps. Need a confirmation still. Stay tuned.
• MicroHAMs will not have a formal meeting in August, but we can get together for dinner and chat.
• ARRL Kids Day, June 21, http://www.arrl.org/news/kids-day-is-saturday-june-21
• Chehalis Hamfest, July 26, http://www.cvars.org/
• Salmon NW QRP club at Valley Camp by North Bend, July 11-14, http://valleycamp.org/page/salmoncon
• Scouting & HAM radio activities – contact Tim Myers kk7tm@kk7tm.com
• More upcoming events: http://www.n7cfo.com/amradio/hf/hf.htm

Notes
MicroHAMS and Snohomish ACS ARRL Field Day
Saturday, June 28, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM at the Everett EOC
We need a headcount now.
Please click the following link for event details and a signup.

SEA-PAC Update
~3,000 HAMs attended
Friday conference
Contesting – notes available from Tim Myers kk7tm@kk7tm.com upon request
Mesh Workshop
Saturday
HAMfest – tons of stuff for sale
Scott Honaker, N7SS, gave a super presentation on the Oso landslide disaster.
There were many presentations, 6 tracks wide, all day.
Sunday
HAMfest
http://seapac.org presentations should be available soon

Rotator Project
In progress. We’re recruiting volunteers for software development.

3D Printing
Phil has a 3D printer that he built and has many lessons learned.
He might bring it to a MicroHAMS July or September meeting.

HAM Help

Inside Microsoft
Sorry, this part is for Microsofties and vendors only.
See the Microsoft Garage http://garage (on corpnet).
There are two MSFT-internal Yammer groups about HAM radio.
There are also a couple MSFT-internal DLs: hamradio and ercham

Invitation to Tuesday, May 20th Meeting – Dayton Hamvention® and ARRL Field Day Prep

We will be meeting at our regular place this month. Our Icom visit is tentatively pushed out to July.

MAY 20th MEETING AGENDA

  • Dayton Hamvention® 2014
  • ARRL Field Day

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From <http://www.arrl.org/field-day>

This is an invitation to our next MicroHAMS meeting coming up Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (always the 3rd Tuesday) at 6:00 PM  at Microsoft Building 35 (see this map or the picture below), Conference Room 3561. 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.

map

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.) The phone number for the conference room is +1 (425) 707-8182 for those who are not yet licensed or do not have a radio. If you’re running late and are locked out, please call us on the radio or phone. 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 3561 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

Invitation to January 21st Meeting

CQ CQ CQ MicroHAMS!

This is an invitation to our next MicroHAMS meeting coming up Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 (always the 3rd Tuesday) at 6:00 PM  at our NEW 2014 location at Microsoft Building 35 (see this map or the picture below), Conference Room 3561. 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.

Topics for the January 21st meeting:

  1. HAM Help! (There are no dumb questions.)
  2. Dennis, K7DEN – Antenna Rotator Controller Project Update
  3. Scott, N7SS – Portable Systems Presentation
  4. David, W7CF – Elecraft KX3 Ultra-Portable HF and 6M Transceiver

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.) The phone number for the conference room is +1 (425) 707-8182 for those who are not yet licensed or do not have a radio. If you’re running late and are locked out, please call us on the radio or phone. 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 3561 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