Friday, August 17, 2018

NEW --- FT8 CALL

From the great YouTube Channel HM RADIO CONCEPTS, check out the new FT8 mode and software. No it is not WSJT !!

FT8, as we know, has dominated the airwaves for over a year now. Imagine the ability to have keyboard to keyboard ragchew, with the same exact performance of FT8. Why wouldn't you? This is brand new, still under development, and will surely take off big time!

FT8CALL is alive!

Click Here For Latest-Release-Download-Links    (Join to download software and chat with others)



Here is his YouTube Channel.... I highly recommend you follow !!
HAM RADIO CONCEPTS - YouTube







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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

SEKARC Gear Update

Hello SEKARC !! FYI I ordered one of the shirts on the clubs Cafe Press site linked below. I am pleasantly surprised, it looks really good! The white lettering pops and I was afraid it would not. I have posted below an actual photo of the shirt I received today. Heads up --- unless you pay for expedited shipping they are kind of slow on delivery. If you place an order today, you SHOULD have it by the hamfest but no guarantees. But hey if you want it quick pay a little extra !! Over all the design I ordered looks very good and the tshirt construction is pretty sold.

Like I mention often... let me know if you want a design tweaked or maybe your call sign added as I can probably do that !! The store has a section for mining special event items. I especially like the coffee mug with black inside color pictured in the right column here.

Check it out...

CLICK --> SEKARC Cafe Press Gear

Here is the shirt I received today.
I ordered this...

Mine Se 2018 T-Shirt

X-Large Tumbleweed Color
$24.99






Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Joplin Hamfest August 24th-25th

The Joplin Hamfest is coming soon!! This year it is 2 days August 24th and 25th. Since they have a smaller venue they went back to the 2 day event. The hamfest is Friday 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. We will set up Friday morning after 8 am.

We normally have a lot of gear donated by SK's and others but this year we will open it up. We have 2 tables that you can use to sell your gear for your own income OR you can bring things to donate to the club to sell and proceeds will be used in 2 ways this year. As promised, and sales from donated gear will be split between the SEKARC and PRO groups 50/50. We all use the 146.94 and 444.800 repeaters so it would be a nice gesture I thought to help them out as well. In the SEKARC way it will be voluntary so check your shack, your garage, your trunk and your basement for anything to sell at the hamfest!

We will keep a ledger of items sold and it would be helpful to add price labels to what you bring and you might include your callsign on the price tag IF you want the money to come back to you. Make sense? Happy hunting and lets clean out some gear and pass it on to be used by others.



Friday, July 27, 2018

Zero Beat - The Doctor Is In

"Zero Beating" is the topic of the current (July 19) episode of the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Closer Look at the MFJ-1708SDR T/R Switch

Here is a video explaining in detail the MFJ-1708SDR for protecting your SDR receiver while transmitting. There is another option detailed in the August QST magazine from the ARRL. That homebrew option looks like it might be a good group project to build. And we can bulk order parts for cheaper shipping. We can discuss more at the Wednesday Coffee QSO !!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Radio Bird Update - Satellites

Here is some good current info on Satellites. Which ones are up, what they look like and a great explanation of how the antennas are deployed in space! Very good info for those interested in talking to the birds!

Should be a great activity to try and some nice bonus points!!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Coax Expert Ray Nelson N1MPD

Here is a good video on an interview with Coax expert Ray Nelson N1MPD. Ask Dave site that posted this is a good site for information and I highly recommend that you subscribe to his channel after you watch the video!.




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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy Independence Day AMERICA !!

Happy Independence Day America !! Everyone today, should watch this. A reminder of what the founders went through to secure FREEDOM, not FORTUNES.