Thursday, November 15, 2018

Steve Hefley WD0DTS Final Call Recording

On Wednesday, November 14 the Southeast Kansas Amateur Radio Club paid tribute to Steve Hefley WD0DTS on our weekly net with a final call ceremony. Steve Tandy N0SLT did a wonderful job as net control. Here is the recording of the net. 73 Steve

Monday, November 12, 2018

How Does A J-Pole Work ?

Are you like I am...? I have always wondered how and why the popular J-Pole antenna works. This video is great at explaining that. Also, Dave has a great YouTube Channel so I recommend that you follow it !!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Steve Hefley WDØDTS/SK 1947-2018

I’m sorry to report Steve Hefley WD0DTS passed away last night 11/9/2018

Steve has been licensed for a very long time. He was active on HF as well as 2 meters and checked into the SEKARC net on a regular basis. Steve taught electronics for 35 years at Pittsburg State University and was always willing to share that knowledge with fellow hams.

Steve will be missed very much.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (November 14) at First Church of the Nazarene (PittNaz) with Pastor Kyle Rogers and Pastor Jim Sukraw co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Brenner Mortuary, where friends may call after 10:00 a.m. The family suggests memorials to the First Church of the Nazarene. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may leave condolences online at Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.

Here is a link to his obituary:

73 Steve 1947-2018 WD0DTS /SK

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Technical Humor... or is it ??

My brain hurts and part of thinks I am so uneducated that parts of this might actually be true!! Enjoy !!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Coffee QSO New Home - Harry's Cafe

A previous owner of Harry's Cafe and previous owner of callsign KAØEGE, Charles Chancey would be proud to know that the SEKARC will be meeting at Harry's for our weekly Coffee QSO. Seems it was time for a change and so.... we did. I informed Harry's that we will be coming there for a while every week on Wednesday mornings and they said we were sure welcome!!

Harry's has a long tradition of local service and being a great place for folks to gather. Great breakfast selections from homemade Cinnamon Rolls, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and more. Please stop by if you have not made it to one of the Coffee QSOs for a while we would be happy to see you!

I think we will enjoy the new location and it is nice to be welcomed. Notice the tag and logo on my parents van from a while back? The tag also has been brought back on my truck!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Saturday Radio DX In The Park

Saturday was a perfect day for radio in the park. We had a nice breakfast at Hardee's then about 10am headed in a caravan to Lincoln Park west of Kiddieland and set up radios and antennas. We had 5 radios and 5 antennas setup. We did learn some modifications we needed to make to the top mount piece for attaching antennas to the tripod mast that the club purchased. Seems the poles have to be fed opposite of what we thought when I made the bracket. We will examine that and come up with a better fit and method.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

SEKARC Breakfast Meeting Saturday

This Saturday October 27th, the SEKARC will be having it's October breakfast meeting at Hardee's in Pittsburg. Let's meet at 9am for eggs, biscuits, and coffee and talk radio and what ever else comes up! Bring your latest project to show or come loaded with questions!
After breakfast we can head to the park for some chilly remote ops? It might be our last chance before winter to test our field gear. It is supposed to be dry and partly sunny and in the 60's so it should not be too bad. Then go for lunch somewhere.

We need to talk about the Christmas dinner, Winter Field Day and a few other ideas I have as we head into 2019 !!! Bring your ideas as well and let's have some fun.

See you there !!
73 de KAØEGE

Friday, October 12, 2018

SWL - Shortwave Listening

I ran across a story on shortwave listening and it inspired me to write about SWL. One of my first shortwave stations heard was the Radio Havana Cuba and it was actually a 30 minute ham radio show. Here is a YouTube with a show from this October 2018. Listen to this and then continue reading below. Sunday nights on Radio Havana Cuba on 15140Khz. Radio Havana has many frequencies and you can CLICK HERE for a list. This is not the best recording but if you want to hear a clean version, it is available streaming on the internet HERE.