Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Great FM Net Tonight On The 94 Repeater

We had a great turnout for the FM net tonight on the 94 repeater in Pittsburg! There was a total of 11 check-ins including the net control. The towns represented were Pittsburg, Columbus, Galena, Chanute, Joplin, Carl Junction and Nevada... That's pretty impressive!

NØIGZ - Frank
N3LRH - Leon
N4SLT - Steve
KEØAKN - Steve
ADØKA - John
KBØPQP - Tyler

Thanks EVERYONE !!!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Welcome to the New SEKARC Officers

Please welcome the new SEKARC officers for 2016. During the January meeting the attending members voted to promote Jack Dock WDØCFH to President and move Joe Porter WØMQY to Vice Predident. Also elected was a new Secretary/Treasurer, Jeff Chancey KAØEGE.

A special thanks to Joe who lead the club as President beginning in 2014 through 2015. THANK YOU Joe.... job well done! We had a great turnout for the meeting but we room for a LOT more of you for sure. And thanks to Loren Chancey for serving in this position for 2 years as well!!

Be sure and make plans to attend the next meeting on Feb 27th as Tyler Costantini will be giving a presentation of a possible EMP and the affects of that on ham radio and communications in general. You do not want to miss this one.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

January 30th Meeting - SEKARC

Saturday January 30th at 9 a.m. Fire Station #1

This will be the first meeting of the SEKARC for 2016! We will have lot's of discussion about plans for 2016 which include the recently purchased Yaesu System Fusion repeater and the plans we have for it! Be sure to be there to voice your thoughts.

We will also have election of officers for the new year so keep that in mind! We will be accepting nominations for President, Vice President and Treasurer so make plans to attend. As usual we will have breakfast, coffee and lots of radio chatter. If you have ideas or thoughts for club goals for this year plan on being there and let's talk about it!

We will also be discussing possible activity for 2016. Let's make this a good year for SEKARC and for all amateur radio in the Southeast Kansas area!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

9 Cool Things To Do With A Raspberry Pi

Here is a great link for things to make with your Raspberry Pi! Check them out and let us know what you are going to build?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Easy 2 meter SSB Loop Antenna

Here is a great design and build instructions for a nice 2 meter SSB loop antenna. 2 Meter Halo Antenna by Mike Fedler N6TWW has the detailed instructions on his site. Here are some initial notes from the link...

Project Background & Goals  *CLICK HERE FOR FULL LINK*

Monday, January 11, 2016

Shape Shifting For Antennas

Here is an interesting video! Normally, when you want to adjust the resonant frequency of an antenna, you add electronic components like inductors to the circuit. But you can only go so far with that approach; at some point you’ll have to change the physical length of the antenna. That’s fine if you’re designing something, but impractical to do on the fly—until now. Researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh used liquid metal to construct an antenna that lengthens or shortens on electronic command.


Thursday, December 31, 2015


HAPPY NEW YEARS 2016 has updated it's look for 2016. Please offer suggestions and feedback and let us make 2016 the best year yet for the Southeast Kansas Amateur Radio Club! Let's think about new plans, new goals and new radio adventures!