Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Years 2014


Happy New Years to all Operators! I'd like to take a minute to send best wishes to all. We have been quiet through Christmas and New Years Eve, now it is time to get after it again! You probably noticed the color change... what do you think?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Reason For The Season

Merry Christmas to all!

During this season, let's keep it's true meaning close to our hearts and minds. This is a beautiful time of year with lots of memories and traditions. I want to wish everyone a joyous Christmas. This is my favorite Christmas song, so remember to enjoy the blessings we are given... 

"Why her, she's just an ordinary girl".

Monday, December 16, 2013

SEKARC Digital Net? (updated 12/18/13)


SEKARC Digital Net? A few of us were trying to catch the 80 meter digital net out of the Kansas City area last week and between us we were trying different modes of digital signals. During that, I had a thought... what if we talked about having a local weekly or monthly digital net directed by the Southeast Kansas Amateur Radio Club? In the next few weeks we will be discussing questions like these...

#1 What Day? - Maybe after the first net of the month on Wednesdays?

#2 What Frequency? - Possible on VHF-UHF or should we go HF?

#3 What Mode? - Probably start with PSK-31 but we should try some of the lesser used modes for fun.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New Ham Or Soon To Be?

This post is for the new operators, or those working on getting that initial Technician Class Ham radio ticket. K7AGE has some great videos for new and veteran hams alike. His presentation is very casual and often funny. He covers most everything from 2 meter stuff below, to working satellites, digital modes and various bands.

Monday, December 9, 2013

New Regional Digital Net


This might be worth trying to check in to... I received this on the Larry's List email list.

Don't forget to check into the new MOKAN HF Digital Net Thursday evenings at 8 pm central time on 3.584.5 using MFSK32 at 1500 hz on the waterfall.

KB0EMB is the net control. Help spread the word to other NBEMS “HAMS" in the midwest and surrounding states as well as clubs in Missouri and Kansas.

Please distribute as widely as possible.

James P. Bair - N0AJI EM28qx
AEC Jackson County Missouri ARES Public Relations
Metropolitan Emergency Communicators Consortium (MECC) Public Information Officer
30 W. 74th st
Kansas City Missouri 64114-5724
n0aji@arrl.net



Thursday, December 5, 2013

KOAM News From 1938-53


I know a lot of you are interested in radio history and I found this link above from Larry's List. I did a quick search of Pittsburg Kansas and found the published page in Radio News from May 1953 announcing that KOAM was granted an FCC Construction Permit. At least one of you worked at KOAM if I remember correctly? Might be some interesting stuff if you are willing to do some digging !