Results of the November 6th Test Session

From the email of Steve Shank, KB9HQX: 

Fellow Members:

Here are the results of our final test session of the year.

 

 

Did you hear the crickets chirping?

Well, your VE Team had fun swapping stories.

Those on hand were: Fred Adelsperger, W9PBY;Mike Chambers, W1IDX; Don Cook, K9GT; Charles Philhower, WA9KZC; Steve Shank, KB9HQX & Ron Showalter, KA9EEA. Lending moral support, Jerry Bussen, KC9NPQ.

Our next Test Session will be on Saturday, February 5, 2011. As always, breakfast beforehand at the VFW.
73,
Steve 

Thanks Steve!

 

Veterans day parade

 Thanks to Steve Shank, KB9HQX, Mike Chambers, W1IDX, Leon Jobe, KD8BO, Ed Anderson, N9NEI, Dave Sloan, N0EOP, Ralph Bane, KC9PKF, Fred Adelsperger, W9PBY, Ron Weadick, K9WE  and Terry Mathews, KC9ITS for all your help at the Veteran's parade. Without all your help it wouldn't have been a success..

Give yourselves a big pat on the back. Great job!!! I hope I didn't leave anyone out.
 
73,
Mark, WN9L

 

(Mike emailed me a couple that were missed, so I added them. 73's James Hall N9XLC)

1929 QSO party

  Thought some people would be interested in this.. It's a contest where you built a tube transmitter in the style of those used in 1929 or before and then make contacts with it. The actual on-air portions run Dec 5/6 and 10/11. I guess most of the activity will be on 80m.

See this link for more details. Here is a Youtube video of one transmitter made by w0vlz.

 

Veterans day parade

 Hey guys, I've been told we need more help for the parade this Saturday, 6 Nov 2010. Apparently we're a few people shy. Anyone who wants to volunteer can contact Mark Lasley via email or phone 993-2166.

Thanks!

Final Thursday at J's

   Sadly, this is the last Thursday lunch at J's Restaurant. They are closing at the end of business on Sunday, 7 November 2010. I know I'm going to miss the food! The group has decided to try Joe's Pizza starting next week. Gary, K4IFA has reserved a table for us for the next couple of months. From what I gather the meeting time is the same.

 

See you guys at J's on Thursday and Joe's next week!

 

North American Repeater Directory

Hi All,

    I just found this on-line repeater directory. Indiana repeaters have not been populated. I have volunteered as an admin for Indiana. I should get information this evening on the tools that I will have available as an admin. Individuals can make entries or send them to me and I will add it for you. Try to provide as much information about any repeater that you want added. To see what I will be trying to enter see the Colorado state page.

   The URL is http://www.repeaterbook.com/index.php

This site includes the most up-to-date amateur radio repeater listings (updated by you and our admins) for the US and Canada. We are adding repeaters everyday, but need your help. Please submit new updates to repeater data whenever you see something outdated or incorrect.

What makes this site different than others? We use admins located in the states and provinces that we cover to collect repeater data and add it to the site. This is not just some outdated and stale repeater directory with copied information from the ARRL.

Repeaterbook is more than a repeater directory. We also cross-reference with EchoLink and IRLP status to give you a comprehensive view of a repeater. There are also many export functions for Google Maps, Google Earth, Excel, or your favorite rig programming software.


Any questions please contact me desloan @ earthlink.net (take out the spaces).

73,

Dave NØEOP

New Feature: Members-only pages

 It is now possible to post pages with content for member's eyes only. I have posted a couple such pages in the History section of the "Books". One of the pages is the most recent copy of the roster for download.

The only way to view these pages is to have an active account here that has been upgraded to Club Member or Officer and to be logged in. You can't even see the links to the pages if you are logged out or if you are logged in as an unauthenticated member.

Digital modes?

 Anyone in the area run any digital modes? I hear some APRS packet but that's pretty much it. At least unless you count Dstar, apparently I've heard one of the Cincinnati Dstar repeaters. I have a MFJ 1278B Multimode Data controller and an AEA PK-12 packet modem that are going fairly unused so far. I used my PK-12 a lot back in the 90s when packet was still pretty hopping. Looks like that's all dried up and all anyone cares about anymore is APRS.

I'm thinking about building a sound card interface for software digital modes. I found one here. Pretty simple, I think. Just gotta order the parts from somewhere like Mouser or Digikey and then build it up. Shouldn't take more than an hour to build. PSK31 looks interesting to try. I've been listening on 2m ssb for anything and I hear nothing. Guess I need to build up my Softrock RXTX or get my ts520 going. :)

73s
James
N9XLC

Password Boogie

 Hey guys, there's been some confusion about the password that is assigned when you first create an account. You don't have to keep that password, no way. You should be able to log in once and then you have the option to change it to a password you can remember. Just click the "My account" link under your name and then select "Edit" and change it there.

The assigned password is just a way for the system to confirm your email address is valid.

If you guys have any problems please let me know.

IRLP

Anyone using the IRLP on 444.025 Mhz + offset and 74.4 CTCSS? Curtis has information about his system at http://2590salem.webs.com/4106.htm Nice way to talk to an area when their is no direct propagation available.

73,

Dave N0EOP

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