Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Digital Mode Reference

Thanks to Steve, N5SD for this link, and he requested that it be shared with the group! Here is a great link to help you learn more about most of the digital modes and you can also HEAR the modes which is VERY helpful!

From the website.....

"Click on the name of the mode (where the name is underlined) to hear an mp3 of how the mode sounds on air (these are to give you an idea of how that mode sounds, not for analysis purposes) I have included some sound files of mode variants - more to come as I find them)."

You can click the C4UCJ images above to get there or click

Sunday, November 8, 2015

10th Anniversary for Amateur Logic TV

Great new release from the Amateur Logic Team !! 10th Anniversary and I bet they have some good outtakes !! 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Special Thanks to Max McCoy !!

SEKARC would like to thank our special guest presenter Max McCoy. At our October meeting Max gave a wonderful presentation on his trip down the Arkansas River in Colorado.

It was a fascinating look at the adventure and was complete with building the kayak trailer to building the QRP rig he used on the river banks. Beautiful photos and interesting stories, from involuntary swimming to the lopsided ratio of effort per QSO!

 We had a great turnout and another special visitor that stopped by was Joplin Hamfest Guru and JARC VIP Jim Scott. It was great to see Jim and we talked about the possibility of doing some joint meetings with the Joplin club in the future! Most of the breakfast casserole and all of the donuts were consumed, we all learned a lot and had lots of fun and if you missed it, make it to the next one!!

Max brought his portable kit for us to check out and below are a couple of photos of what he brings on the river! Thanks again Max, 73 from KAØEGE

Monday, October 26, 2015

Max McCoy Presentation - October Meeting

The October and November 2013 issues of the ARRL magazine QST, featured local author and amateur radio operator Max McCoy KCØMAX. With a kayak and portable ham radio he journeyed down the Arkansas River in Colorado and shared his story with QST readers. On Saturday 10/31/15 Max will join us to tell us more about that adventure. The Southeast Kansas Amateur Radio Club will be meeting at Fire Station #1 on West Fourth in Pittsburg will begin at 9am.

We will have coffee, juice, breakfast egg casserole and donuts for everyone and all are welcome and please bring a guest. This should be one of the most interesting and entertaining meeting in the history of SEKARC! Max is local celebrity but most do not know of his ham radio activity.

Weather permitting we will also head to the park for some portable radio work so plan on bringing your gear or at least stop by and get on the air! We usually have 3-5 operators that have some really nice portable gear on display and in use.

Below is a brief bio from Max's website MaxMccoy.com.

Max McCoy is an award-winning winning author and journalist.

He won the Spur Award in 2011 from the Western Writers of America for Damnation Road, the third book in the Hellfire western noir trilogy. Set in Oklahoma Territory at the turn of the last century, the book concludes the story of irascible outlaw Jacob Gamble, who is now nearing fifty and confronted by a new west of telephones, smokeless powder, and moving pictures.....

......... McCoy has published nineteen novels, including four original Indiana Jones adventures published by Bantam and licensed by Lucasfilm; the novelization of Steven Spielberg’s epic miniseries Into the West; and the critically-acclaimed cave diving thriller, The Moon Pool, published in 2004 by Dorchester. USA Today described his writing as “powerful.” Publishers Weeklycalled The Moon Pool, an “intelligent thriller… tightly drawn characters, a vile villain and a satisfying, thought-provoking conclusion make this a compelling read.”

Mark this on your calendar and get there on time!!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

JARC Tailgate Swap

Here are the details on the JARC Tailgate Swap this Saturday! Click on the image for the full site!

Friday, September 25, 2015

September Meeting Sat 9/26

The September SEKARC meeting will be held Saturday September 26th at 9 am. We will meet at the Pittsburg Fire Station #1 at 911 W 4th. There will be breakfast and coffee available so please stop by and say hello! It's been a busy summer so let's review and make some plans for the fall and winter.

There will short videos discussion about talk about one of the hottest new modes, Digital Voice for HF. New software and new mode that is catching on and gaining in popularity so let's all learn together. We will also discuss the latest new with the new Yaesu Fusion repeater installed by the PRO group on the 94 location.

We will also announce the speaker for the October meeting and that will be one meeting that you don't want to miss! Weather permitting we will also go to the park and set up some radios after the meeting so bring your gear!