Thursday, January 30, 2014

The ARRL 100th Anniversary

The ARRL is celebrating it's 100th Anniversary ! This is a very informative video produced by the ARRL reviews it's history and achievements over the years. I encourage all of you, if you can and if you don't already, to support and join the ARRL. It's worth it for the QST magazine alone!

Produced by: ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, (c) 2014. Narrated by Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, QST Managing Editor.

From the ARRL YouTube post: The ARRL continues "To promote and advance the art, science and enjoyment of Amateur Radio." By being an ARRL member you not only reflect the commitment and enthusiasm of American radio amateurs, or "hams," but also provide leadership as the voice of Amateur Radio in the USA. The ARRL is all of us working together...

Saturday, January 25, 2014

VE Testing Notice

Title:    VE exam

Date:    Wednesday January 29, 2014

Time:    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT-06.00) Central Time (US & Canada)

SEKARC Meeting Saturday 1/25/14

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Meeting Saturday January 25, 2014

Our next meeting is coming right up. Next Saturday, 9 a.m. at Hardee's in Pittsburg KS located at 1015 S Broadway St. We begin arriving around 9 and stay until we are talked out! Which usually happens around 10:30 or 11. If you have never been to one of our meetings, please stop by and introduce yourself! Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Recommending Amateur Logic TV

This is a great little show on Ham Radio and other electronic building projects. The guys put on a nice production with new shows once a month. I highly recommend the show that we usually watch on our ROKU box since they have a ROKU channel and it's in full screen HD! But they are also available on YouTube and directly from their website at

Monday, January 13, 2014

Field Day 2014

Time to start thinking about Field Day 2014 which is being held this year June 28th-29th. Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Big Brutus is a great location for radio and last year there were a lot of visitors in and out of the attraction during the day. Plus a few coyotes in the evening so plan on staying up with the moon!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ham Radio on Kansas City NPR

There was a nice interview on Kansas City NPR. A couple of KC Hams were the guest on the local show in Kansas City. It is very interesting and might be a good link to share with folks that ask you, what is Ham radio? They also talked briefly about Ham radio group SATERN's role in the Joplin tornado aftermath.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

SEKARC Monthly Digital Net

Who: Everyone That Can
What: SEKARC Digital PSK31 HF Net
When: 1st Wed Each Month - After VHF Net  ( about 8:30 pm )
Where: 80 Meters - 3.580 USB
Why: Because We Can

New for 2014, the Southeast Kansas Amateur Radio Club is announcing a new digital net/rag chew on 80 meters. It will be held on the first Wednesday of each month after the regular VHF weekly net. Most likely will begin between no later than 8:30. Anyone that can TX on 80 meters is welcome. Our first digital net will be held Feb 5, 2014.