Wednesday, February 14, 2024

SEKARC February Meeting With Presentation

It's that time again.... and our goal is to be much more active with meetings and events in 2024. On February 24th at 9am at Pittsburg Fire Station #1 located at 911 W 4th in Pittsburg. Winter Field Day was a complete success so let's keep it going! As normal we will have coffee. doughnuts and of course the famous breakfast casserole for all! We will be having a presentation and Zoom demo of the recently talked about. Chris NØYH and Tim N5STR will be showing us the RM Noise application with a live radio demo!

Then Winter Field Day results will be discussed and how we can make Field Days even better at the SEKARC by using/building band filters to improve the 2 station operation! There is plenty of parking in the back and please use the main entrance in the front of the rear East door. Please stay tuned to the website here, email list, facebook group and GroupMe sites for updates and additional information


Saturday, January 20, 2024

Winter Field Day 2024

Winter Field Day will be held at the Frontenac Fire Department/Public Safety Office at 199 N Crawford in Frontenac Kansas. We will distribute more information as it comes out. Please submit the RSVP Form below with your information if you can help setup Saturday morning, operate and/or take down on Sunday early afternoon.

Kilowatt Amateur Club will also be working with us and we GREATLY appreciate their help and cooperation! Teamwork!!

Also there is a spot on the form if you are interested in operating over night... we'd like to if we can get enough operators to do so but we can discuss. 

Monday, January 8, 2024

Top 5 HF Antennas For New Hams

Professor Jim N4BFR teaches you the best HF ham radio antennas for beginners!

If you're new to HF and want some extra help, we also offer a full online class to help you get your station setup and learn how to operate:

Friday, January 5, 2024

School Club Celebrates ISS Contact

I got this tip from my sister!! Thanks Diana!

From the ARRL:

From ARRL News:

A student-led contact with astronauts through the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program was a great success that earned significant media attention. On Monday, December 11, students at Harbor Creek High School in Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, used amateur radio to talk with Astronaut Andreas Mogensen, KG5GCZ.

The students are part of the Advanced Technologies Group, KC3SGV, an after-school club at Harbor Creek. Fifteen of the students are licensed radio amateurs. As ARRL News reported last week, their faculty advisor, Assistant Principal Drew Mortensen, AC3DS, is a graduate of the ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology. He utilized what he learned in the program and brought it back to the school. The ARISS contact is just one of the many successes the program has had.  


Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Secret Tip on the ICOM 7300

This is interesting..... did you know about the EMERGENCY setting on the 7300? Having troubles getting a multi band antenna tuned on some bands? Well of course it will not improve the effectiveness of the antenna but will allow you to operate... check this out! Maybe you 7300 users are already aware?