MicroHAMS Club Meeting Notes – February 17, 2015

2015 ARRL Field Day

We had a presentation by Michael Roessler of the Mercer Island Radio Operators (MIRO) followed by an election about what we will be doing for the 2015 ARRL Field Day June 27-28. The results are:

  1. Location: We’ll be joining forces with other groups on Mercer Island at Luther Burbank Park.
  2. Booth: We will not create a separate, dedicated MicroHAMS booth this time.
  3. MicroHAMS Field Day Czar: Tim Myers, KK7TM

Here’s the website:

http://fieldday.roesslercentral.com/

And here’s a brochure that gives a good overview of this fun event:

http://fieldday.roesslercentral.com/media/1006/fd_2015_brochure.pdf

Board of Directors Nominations Tonight

Current Board:

Phil N2EU

Kenny KU7M

Dennis K7DEN

Scott S. KD7VBS

Scott H. N7SS

David J. W7CF

Tim KK7TM

Plus:

Javier KG7ELE

Michael Schulz K5TRI

Board of Directors Election at Our March Meeting

Weekly activity

Mike Schulz proposed weekly breakfast meeting Saturdays or Wednesdays lunch. The combination of ham radio operators plus food is always a good social event.

Microsoft on the Air

Every Thursday at 12:30 PM

147.56 MHz Simplex

Not a formal net. Just join in and have some fun!

Antenna Rotator Project Update – David Jenni and Dennis

Dennis ordered the parts and we’ll still have hardware.

Dave created a GIThub for the software part.

See: https://github.com/microhams

Kenny KU7M – Bruce Perens’ TAPR Slides about ALGORAM

http://algoram.com/

HT of the Future!

Open source CODEC is desired.

Whitebox SDR – http://radio.testa.co

Slides are available here:

http://algoram.com/presentations/Hamcation2015.pdf

MicroHAMS Digital Conference — MARCH 21st

This world-class digital ham radio conference is in its eighth year. Don’t miss it!

Register in advance online at: http://microhams.com/mhdc

Please tell your friends at other HAM clubs.

Peter K4PNG – New Low-Cost Tablets

Dell has a super-thin model.

WinBook TW700 is only $60 and comes with a real USB 3.0 port plus a small USB port for power.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/439773/TW700_Tablet_-_Black

73,

Tim Myers, KK7TM

Secretary

MicroHAMS

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