- What is fox hunting
- Types of hunts
- Rules, procedures, scoring
- Equipment (receivers, antennas, attenuators)
- Techniques (body fade, tune off frequency, maps/triangulation)
- Foxes (building, using)
- Advanced hunting equipment
- Hunting hints
- Demonstrations; and of course – story telling!
Thanks to Mike W2HYP and Fred WO2P, the new repeater is close to being ready for installation. Mike donated this Motorola cabinet, and Fred made some modifications to allow our repeater to fit.
The cabinet is nice because it is fully enclosed, but it is very shallow. The repeater depth was quite a bit deeper, so Fred reversed the orientation of the brackets to give us an additional inch and a half, then cut an opening in the rear cover of the cabinet to allow the repeater to protrude out the back. Since the repeater is fully enclosed, it should be fine.
He also fabricated a shelf for the repeater, as Yaesu recommends a shelf to help support the weight. Additionally, he made plates with threaded holes to captures the bolts to hold the repeater. So it looks like a solid installation that should last for years and handle future expansion if required.
90% of the ventilation holes in the repeater chassis are outside of the cabinet, so cooling shouldn’t be an issue.
Jon Dickason will make a presentation/discuss how the local ARES/RACES organization provides communications for public service events, exercises and local disasters, how we use APRS to do real time tactical mapping for these events, and how we create our own wireless Intranet using easily modified consumer wifi routers. RACES also regularly practices with Dept. of Homeland Security, FBI, ARMY, border patrol, etc., and local law enforcement.
Please join us for this presentation as well as our regular General Meeting agenda items.
~ Rich Hull, K2RAH
I’ve had a personal weather station running at my QTH for about 6 years. For the last 5 or so it has been feeding the data to a Linux PC running various version of Ubuntu, and using a software package “Wview” to process the information. It created HTML pages, FTP’ed the files to my website, submitted data to the CWOP “Citizen Weather Observer Program”, and also submitted info the Weather Underground. A few of years ago I added a webcam to the system.
RARA (Rochester Amateur Radio Association) will be holding amateur license classes this spring – from WB2SXY:
Classes for Tech, General and Extra will start 10 Mar 2015 at
RIT, Jefferson Road, Henrietta.
Classes will run for 10 weeks, ending 12 May 2015.
Exams for all licensees will be held also at RIT
on 21 Feb 2015, 21 Mar 2015, 18 Apr 2015 in the mornings.
see rochesterham.org for details.
The January 2015 Board of Directors meeting minutes have been posted to the “Members Area / Meeting Minutes” page.
I bought this Hammarlund HQ-145-X on eBay. I paid a little more than I planned, but I got tired of losing auctions. Got it Monday, and there is little cosmetic damage. Dirt, on the other hand, is a different story. The cover is well ventilated with thousands of holes, and 50+ years of dust build-up was on the top of the chassis. The underneath side was clean. It did work – I heard signals with just a wire off the back of the radio. Audio gain pot was noisy, some controls not real smooth.
My first professionally printed QSL card since 1973, 3 addresses ago, when I was 17 and living with my parents.
Lying in bed last night, I thought it would be neat if there was a tool that did this. And of course, there already is.
Here is an elevation profile from my house to the new repeater site. This is at ground level,
Here is the URL to do your own location.
Despite some rain and wind, Mike Rink W2HYP, Jim Stefano W2COP, and I managed to get our antenna mounted about 45 ft up the tower, and get the repeater on the air.