Thursday, June 6, 2024

D-Day June 6 And Radio Comms

Ran across this great article that details the radio communications used on D-Day. Let us all remember and thank those who sacrificed and risked their lives on that day. Below is an excerpt from the article and a photo.

How The ARMY handled D-Day communications


"SigC (U.S. Army Signal Corps) had estimated it would need some 90,000 transmitters for the job. This mandated frequency coordination. The radios were largely short-range “hand-helds” but also included short- and medium-distance radio links to naval and air elements and Allied headquarters.

Signal-gear manufacturers were asked to provide rollout proposals for the project and it quickly became apparent that the total number of required radio channels was far larger than the spectrum available (2.5 to 8 mc). SigC’s last-minute solution was to narrow the guard bands between channels to as little as 4 kc. Fortunately, tactical radios had been designed for crystal-controlled FM operation so this predicted project snafu was resolved by last-minute crystal-regrinding on a massive scale."

For those not very familiar with the D-Day story... here is a good reference link

Friday, May 31, 2024

1960 Intro To Ham Radio

Wow some things never change in this hobby.... they just get fancier!!

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024

March Meeting SEKARC

Hello everyone, it's time again to get together. We have lot's to discuss from Band Pass Filters for Field Days to what activity should we plan for April? Fire Station#1 in Pittsburg at 911 W 4th Street March 30th and we will begin at 10am (new time) and of course we will have the breakfast casserole, coffee, donuts etc etc. 

We will email the agenda out the day before so stay tuned. I know it's Easter weekend but hopefully you can all get away for a couple of hours on this Saturday!

Here are some photos from last months meeting. Including the award presentation for Ralph NØOTS for his outstanding VE work !!

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Cool HamClock Package


This thing is all over YouTube !! Check this out.. might be a fun addition to your shack? Here are two different videos for you to watch!


Tuesday, March 12, 2024

New POTA/Field EFHW Antenna

This looks like a super easy antenna to deploy in the field. Or even a back up antenna to have on hand in case of emergency needs.

 Links from the video:

Reel-POTA-able Antenna 

Spiderbeams Mast

Hitch Mount for Mast Holder -


Sunday, February 25, 2024

Coffee QSO Change - Welcome Back To Harry's Cafe



After a few years of bring away... we are going back to Harry's Cafe for the Wednesday Coffee QSO. Farmhouse was fun.... but kind of cramped. We hope to get our numbers back with this move. A few of us stopped by after the meeting Saturday and let them know we were coming.. in numbers smaller now but we hope to get it back to the 15-20 we used to see every week!

Plus.. there is a LITTLE history there.......