Monday, August 19, 2013

Hams in Space and Joplin !

Reminder, the Joplin JARC hamfest is this weekend August 23rd and 24th !!

The Hams in Space Team of KYØF-Eddy Paul, ACØDX-Jeremy Widner, and KDØHKD-Randy Schulze will be appearing at the Joplin Hamfest at Joplin, Missouri Friday and Saturday, August 23rd and 24th. The Hams in Space presentation provides hams with information how to successfully get on the air with FM Amateur Radio Satellites, in most cases with equipment they already possess, or by obtaining a few specialized, inexpensive items. While explaining the techniques and procedures, an emphasis of “Keep it Simple” and “Have Fun” is stressed throughout.

This Hamfest, sponsored by the Joplin Amateur Radio Club, will be at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, located near Exit 8-B off of Interstate 44 in Joplin. This event, which is one of the largest Hamfests in the region, opens its doors at 3:00 PM Friday until 9:00 PM, and from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM on Saturday.

The Hams in Space Classroom presentation will likely occur on Saturday. We plan on scheduling one or two “hands on” demonstrations during the Hamfest, weather permitting, and a good pass of SO-50 fitting into the schedule. Satellite enthusiasts not attending the Hamfest are encouraged to be on the air to work the new guys trying out satellite work for the first time.

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73! We Hope to See You There!

Randy Schulze, KDØHKD

Rocky Mountain QRP !!

Rocky Mountain QRP story with a local twist !

One of our own got a nice, brief mention in QST magazine this month. Joe W0MQY was mentioned in an article about Max McCoy and his adventures with QRP in the mountains of Colorado! If you get the mag I encourage you to check it out !!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Enigma Machine and Morse Code

I ran across this video yesterday and thought it was fascinating. It shows an enigma machine that the Germans used to code and decode secret messages. The code was then transmitted via Morse Code. Please watch this when you get the chance.