MicroHAMS Club Meeting Notes 6/16/2015

Meeting Date: 6/16/2015 6:00 PM

Location: Building 35, Conf. Room 4561

Participants

Javier

Josh

Andrew (NEW)

Bill N7WP

Don

Dennis

Mike

Peter

Bart

Phil

Scott S.

Scott H.

David Jenni

Michael

Tim

2015 Field Day at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island on June 27-28

HAMWAN – Bart Kus

Setup after 2:00 PM Friday, June 26

Javier can help with truck.

GOTA – David Wyatt

Notes

  • NEW MicroHAMS website: http://microhams.com
  • Dennis has the antenna controller boards now.
  • Pay David for your boards starting next month.

Events

July 10-12.  Salmoncon.  Pacific Northwest QRP Group annual weekend outing.   North Bend, WA at Valley Camp.  http://valleycamp.org/   http://valleycamp.org/page/salmoncon  Contact Wayne McFee nb6m@att.net .

July 17-19.  Glacier Waterton International Peace Park Hamfest.  Glacier Meadows Campground, 13 miles west of East Glacier on MT Hwy 2.  This is an ARRL sanctioned event. www.gwhamfest.org  .

See history on YouTube.

From <http://www.n7cfo.com/amradio/hf/hf.htm>

Logging Software – Michael Schulz – K5TRI

N1MM

Good for contesting.

It’s free.

Has a real callsign DB.

Can automatically enter the band.

You can record and play CQs.

It finds duplicates in real-time.

Ham Radio Deluxe

V5.x is free.

Latest version is a subscription.

It has cluster spots.

It can track awards.

Works with Logbook of the World automatically. (See http://lotw.arrl.org)

Log4OM

http://www.log4om.com/

DXLab

http://dxlabsuite.com/

Show-n-Tell

APRS Tracker

AP510

~$130

GPS 1W transmitter with Bluetooth

http://www.sainsonic.com/ap510-aprs-tracker-vhf-with-gps-bluetooth-thermometer-tf-card-support-aprsdroid.html

FC-102 Frequency Counter

Ebay – search for “FC-102 Frequency Counter”

~$30

Elk Antenna

Dual-band log periodic

~$150 at SEA-PAC

www.elkantennas.com

AlexLoop

Magnetic loop antenna

It’s one of the few ones that you can use for transmitting.

http://alexloop.com/

80M horse fence antenna

~$85

http://kf4bwg.com/

The next MicroHAMS Digital Conference will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Mark your calendar!

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