Wednesday, April 29, 2015

CW Roundtable and PSK Net Changes

The weekly Sunday CW roundtable has been working out great for those sending code! We decided to make a couple of changes to it and to the PSK31 net.

Beginning with the 2nd Wednesday in May the CW Roundtable will be twice a month and will begin at 8:30 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday! The frequency may be adjusted a little after we see how the noise levels are at 8:30 and if needed, we will notify the group of the frequency changes. Also, the PSK31 net will now be held twice a month and will begin at 8:30 after the 1st and 3rd Wednesday FM net. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

K7AGE - Antenna Analyzer Tips

Randy K7AGE shows us how to use an Antenna Analyzer and how to calc the changes needed for an antenna check! This video is very helpful...

Monday, April 20, 2015

Meeting - Sat April 25th

It's that time again! This Saturday the 25th is the April meeting for the Southeast Kansas Amateur Radio Club. We will meet at 9am at the Pittsburg Fire Station #1 on West 4th street in Pittsburg. We will have breakfast and coffee and radio fellowship! We have a special guest, Steve Lester who was here in January with the SATERN team and was part of the presentation given to the SEKARC. He will be giving his presentation that will cover various severe weather topics and some basic first aid for certain symptoms related to severe weather.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Job or Adventure?

David Keath

As always, I am going to taste, swish around in my mouth, and savor each and every experience in Radio that I am lucky enough to get. Like cheese tasting or biting into one of those awesome gourmet burgers you get at some place like Applebees or Fridays; those frightening experiences in life are ones to be relished for their power to shake your nerves and heart both.

I have been practicing CW, or rather Morse Code, for a long while now and yet I am still shakin in my boots when I attempt to make contacts. The funny part is that I work almost daily with my Elmer WØIIT like a seasoned pro, and recently I have been able to check into a local and regional CW net. Outside of that, you might say I've got a mean set of the jitters. Key fright.. Ouch! But hey, maybe there are one or two others out there who will say to themselves, “Wow, I am not the only one...”

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Field Strength Meter Build from QST

From K7AGE - Published on Feb 25, 2015

Randy follows Richard's, KB3VZL, February 2015 QST (page 71) article about building a field strength meter into a DVM. He built the circuit to fit inside a Harbor Freight digital volt meter. You can get these free at Harbor Freight if you have the right coupons. In fact I just picked up one of those meters from Harbor Frieght last week!

Great YouTube channel to subscribe to !!! ----------->   YouTube Channel for K7AGE

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Spellbound Bookstore Coffee QSO

From the time the club started pretty much, we have held our 9am coffee QSO's on Wednesday at Starbucks in Pittsburg. In the mindset of keeping it local, we have decided to try a new spot for the Wednesday coffee. We will try it for a while and see how we like and see if the Spellbound Bookstore and Cafe will allow us!

Joe and a couple of us have "cased the joint" and feel like it would be a good fit! Fresh coffee, seating with tables, wifi access and LOT'S of books.... but we may have to ask for a "Ham Radio Section". We will start this trial on Wednesday the 8th. The owners seemed happy to hear from us so we will see if they feel the same after a couple of Coffee QSO's.

Anyone is welcome, and if you have not been to one of the coffee's this might be a good time to start !!! There is a link to the Facebook page for Spellbound. Plus we can give them some exposure and a little media on our website and Facebook page as well. Thier current menu is posted below... click on photo for a larger version!

Spellbound Bookstore & Cafe
1012 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Open today
7:00 am – 7:00 pm

See you Wednesday, and 73 !!