may XARC General Meeting

All:

We will be hosting a Zoom meeting this Thursday (May 13) at 8:00PM. A separate mailing will come out with Zoom info.

Agenda
Past Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
2M Net Report
Fusion Net Report
Spring Fox Hunt Report
Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
Other Business
Presentation “Logging Programs Overview”
Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month


Rich, K2RAH

XARC Spring Fox Hunt 2021

The XRX Amateur Radio Club spring 2021 Fox Hunt is this Saturday, May 8, 2021.

This fox hunt will be an on-foot only hunt as we continue to maintain social distancing a little longer. The hunt will be held at Ellison Park. We will meet at the parking area on Blossom Road . There are two parking areas fairly close together, but we will be at the one closer to Landing Road, near the Orchard Grove pavillion.

Registration begins at 9AM. There will be at least 3, maybe 4 foxes, all on 2 meters. It should be fun for all experience levels, and is a good way to practice your fox hunting techniques.

There will be walking involved, possibly as much as 1 – 2 miles during the event, depending on how many foxes you search for. Ellison Park is rather on the low side, so I can’t guarantee it won’t be wet in some spots, but we will attempt to avoid waterlogged areas. Parts of the park have steep elevation changes, but we won’t place foxes anywhere that may involve unsafe climbing or descending. But hiking footware is a plus.

An HT or scanner that receives 2 meters is all that is required to participate. Loop antennas, yagis, attenuators are nice to have, but not necessary. We have had a 1 person team with an HT with a rubber-duckie come in first place in the past. When the signal is pegging the s-meter, remove the antenna, and tune slightly off frequency, and use your body to determine direction.

Rules and additional info – click link.

Tim Hunkin Videos

Possibly in the 90s you saw the British TV show called “The Secret Life of Machines”. It featured maker and cartoonist Tim Hunkin. I hadn’t seen anything about him in years, but he recently started a YouTube channel and started a new series of videos called “The Secret Life of Components”.

Though not ham radio specific, it discusses many things that still may be of interest. Six have been released and they are still being released about 1 per week. Prominently featured are his hand-built arcade/novelty machines.

His Secret Life of Machines shows have been remastered for his YouTube channel.

Though some of the topics might seem elementary, I find I learn something in every episode.

Here is the link to his channel, give it a try:
https://www.youtube.com/c/timhunkin1/featured

February XARC General Meeting

All:

We will be hosting a Zoom meeting this Thursday (Feb. 11) at 8:00PM. A separate mailing will come out with Zoom info.

Agenda
Past Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
2M Net Report
Fusion Net Report
Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
Presentation:“Logbook of the World – What Is It and Why Use It”
Other Business
Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month

Rich, K2RAH

XARC / W2XRX