Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Vintage Phillips Radio

His is an interesting video. The making of a vintage radio Philips (Tesla) T535A Sirius. The video was made in Czechoslovakia (1936) and is not in English but still interesting. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas !!

Merry Christmas everyone from the SEKARC. Hope you all have a fun, warm, happy holiday full of love and family!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Seth's Ham Radio

Late Night Seth tries to conquer a new social media platform: The old timey radio. Sure it's not accurate and pokes a little fun at us but I can play along....

Monday, December 22, 2014

WW1 Memorial Special Event Dec 27-28

Ham Radio Now is a great online show for hams! It's another great program much like Amateur Logic and Ham Nation!

World War 1 started in 1914, 100 years ago, and continued for the next five years. Hams in the Kansas City area are remembering with Special Event station WW1USA from the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. The hams have chosen several specific events to honor each year by setting up a Field Day style station and operating for the weekend around each event from the Museum grounds.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Hamtastic Christmas from AL.TV

Funny show... well done guys !!

Peter talks about Propagation, Tommy shows us Arne’s IC-7100 with Remote Rig, George presents the CheapoDuino Finale. Plus our exciting holiday present to you, The AmateurLogic Christmas Album Collection with Mike Morneau, VE3MIC.

This is an excellent way to end the year. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it.

Monday, December 8, 2014

A Thank You To Xuron Tools

Full disclosure here... my wife and club member Loren KDØRTX's father started this company. Next time you see her, ask her about winding springs as a youth! Great people and a great company. Look for more in the future from Xuron and SEKARC. A special thanks to Xuron for the tools received by the club. Our members were thrilled and we had door prizes for everyone!

Based in Saco Maine and founded in 1971, Xuron Corp. is one of the world's leading manufacturers of ergonomic, electronics grade hand tools for the electronics, aerospace, plastic molding, wire processing, hobby, craft, jewelry and fishing industries.

Xuron Corp. is the original inventor, and patent holder, of the Micro-Shear® blade by-pass cutting technology used on all Xuron® brand cutters.

Xuron® tools are manufactured in Saco, Maine U.S.A., where quality, outstanding work ethic and flawless craftsmanship are a long-time tradition.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

November Meeting and SDR

Screenshot From WEBSDR.org

What a great meeting we had last Saturday. That neeting was an example of some of the best things about SEKARC. New technology, learning and friendship. It was nice to see a good turnout on a holiday weekend and if you missed it, be sure and attend our next meeting in January. ( We will not have a Dec meeting, too close to Christmas ).

I showed a basic intro to SDR YouTube video (watch below), which displayed basic info and demonstrated 2 free software programs to listen with and modify the signals. Joe then gave a demo of the fantastic website websdr. Towards the bottom of this article I will embed the youtube video and will post links to the info that Joe presented.

The SDR market is exploding with inexpensive hardware to LISTEN to many bands of radio  frequencies. Many of us have since purchased some of the equipment and I am sure some of that will be on display in the January meeting. If you have any advice of info that would be helpful, please add it to the comments section below.

We also got to meet some new members that we initially met at the Joplin Hamfest! Thanks for coming Kristin KEØBPL and Seth KDØTEL and we hope to see you again soon! Anything you need just give us a post on the Google Groups site!

SDR rcvr  (world wide receiver list)       

http://websdr.org  Good starting place "Great Lakes Listening Post" 40,30,20 mtr

http://n5dux.2y.net  Softrock Lite 40 mtr rcvr     running on Raspberry Pi.   W5ZA  Shreveport, La.   10 meter Beacon receiver

SDR Software  

www.rtl-sdr.com/big-list-rtl-sdr-supported-software.   (free downloads)

SDR Intro Video