Antenna info and pricing email

An email was sent out with description and special pricing Dec 3rd.

Please check your junk folders and open or white list emails from us.



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President’s report 11-25-19

Our presentation by Ed Fong was well received, so much so he has been contacted by several members to purchase the items he mentioned.

As a club we are offered special pricing that we cannot share publicly. So we thought about sending it out via email. Our website doesn’t have that capability, and Lew is still rebuilding the email list he had previously.

So I took the liberty of setting up an ESP (email service provider) where we can send out emails. I uploaded email addresses from one of Lew’s prior emails so your email may already be included. You can sign up via this link
Once we start using the system you can opt out at anytime via the link at the bottom.

If you’d like to purchase any of the items available you can send me an email at and I will send you the description and pricing. Please don’t share it publicly.

John and/or Steve will be taking orders at the following events:
Holiday party Dec 1st, at Bill Huddles Rec Center.
Club breakfast Dec 7th at C&J Cafe.
Club breakfast Jan 4th at Busy Corner White Kitchen Café.
Club meeting Jan 17th at Olathe Community Center.

Please provide exact about or make checks payable to the club.
Club will place one order in January and distribute once order is received.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!!


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Antenna pricing and info

Good evening,

It has come to my attention that people have been reaching out directly to Ed Fong regarding the antennas and components available for purchase. Please do not do that.

After Mr Fong’s awesome presentation, he sent us a spreadsheet with special pricing, and asks that we put together one order from our club to be filled.

If you would like to place an order please let John KB0RUD or Steve KI0KY know what you’d like and make checks payable to the club. We will place one order in January for the club.

If you need pricing or info regarding what is available please send an email to me at

I will email you the description and pricing, however we ask that you not post it anywhere as this is special pricing that has been extended to club members.

Thank you!

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Christmas Party Info

We will not have a club meeting in December instead we have a party!

When: 1 pm Sunday Dec 1, 2019

Where: Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta

Who MARC members, family, non-member hams

What (to bring) Covered dish, table setting,
$15 limit gift if you want to participate in the exchange
(OM’s bring OM’s gift YL’s bring YL’s gift) and mark it accordingly

Why: Celebrate MARC’s great community

Regretfully I will be out of town, hoping everyone has a great time!

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Thank you Ed Fong!

Last night’s presentation by Ed Fong was awesome! Lot’s of great information including some great deals. I can’t list the prices since we get special club pricing.
If interested let Steve know.

CountyComm GP5/SSB

The latest and best portable hand held HF SSB receiver in the world.  Fully software defined using the SiLabs 4734 DSP chip.  Has software defined product detector and DSP SSB filters for true LSB and USB.  450 memories

Frequency Coverage –
MW/ AM:  520 – 1710 kHz (10K tuning step )
SW: 1.7-30 MHz AM/SSB/CW (with DSP SSB filters)
LW frequency: 150 – 522 kHz  AM/SSB/CW
FM:  76 – 108 MHz – stereo
Displays ambient temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius
Operating time: 225 hrs at 40% Volume LCD Backlight

DBJ-1 dual band base antenna – available in HAM (144-148 MHz and 440-450 MHz) or Commercial (152-157 MHz and 460-470 MHz)

DBJ-2  dual band roll up antenna –  available in HAM (144-148 MHz and 440-450 MHz) or Commercial (152-157 MHz and 460-470 MHz)  includes 6ft extension, BNC, SMA and SMA female adapter

TBJ-1 triband base antenna 2mt/220 MHz/70 cm –- includes shipping with 6ft of pvc pipe

50 ft RG8x coax cable with molded PL259 connectors

6ft extensions cables (BNC male to  BNC female

BNC – female to PL259 (adapter for roll up DBJ-2 to mobile or base)

GP5-SSB Software define radio

Also the network analyzer mentioned was Nano VNA from Ebay or Amazon

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Reminder tonight’s meeting will be the J Pole antenna presentation by Ed Fong

Just a reminder tonight’s meeting will be Olathe Community Center starting at 7 pm.

Some will meet at the Mexican Restaurant before for dinner.

Presentation will start 7:30 pm

Hope to see you!



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Participate in the MARS nation-wide communications exercise

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) is conducting a nation-wide communications exercise. One of its objectives to provide outreach to amateur radio stations. The outreach provides for the exchange of situation awareness messages between MARS and ARS. Information is at There are four opportunities to participate.

A MARS member will collect information from stations checking into the MARC Sunday Night Net at 7 p.m. MST on 147.195+.

WWV and WWV/H transmit MARS related messages at 04, 10, and 50 minutes after the hour. WWV transmits the 04 and 10 minute after the hour message. WWV/H transmits the 50 minute after the hour message.

The HQ MARS COMEX 19-4 Voice and Data broadcast is scheduled for 16 November at 2000 MST. The broadcast will be transmitted on 60 Meter Channel 1. Channel 1 dial frequency is 5330.5 kHz. The data will be unencrypted MIL-STD 188-110, aka M110A. The broadcast is intended for both Amateur Radio and MARS recipients.
The following link points to the HQ MARS provided, Amateur Radio MIL-STD Software Kit, — public. The kit includes the M110A modem, a communications terminal, and setup/configuration instructions.

On 17 November, 0900 MST – 0930 MST CO-WY MARS will call a 60 Meter Amateur MARS Interoperability net. This net will be held on 60 Meter Channel 3; Channel 3 dial frequency is 5357.0 kHz. MARS stations will ask amateur radio stations for their zip code and a report on the status of facilities, services, and communications. Unless there are actual failures amateur stations will report everything is normal.

Steve Schroder, KI0KY, can provide more information.

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President’s Report 11-10-19

Good evening to everyone on the net.

Friday will be our club meeting; we will have an internet presentation from Ed Fong on a dual band J-pole antenna.

The board will have our call conference call tomorrow at 7 pm.

With tomorrow being Veteran’s day I want to thank our Veteran’s for their service.

Hope to see everyone Friday at the meeting.

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DMR Workshop

MARC will conduct a DMR workshop on Saturday, November 2, from 0930 until 1200 at the Delta County Work Release Center, 540 W Fourth St, Delta. The workshop will start after the MARC breakfast in Olathe at the Busy Corner Cafe, at 0800. Contact Steve Schroder, KI0KY, and/or attend the breakfast. Bring your DMR radio, hotspot, laptop, cables, and a UHF Yagi antenna.

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President’s Report 10 27-19

Good evening to everyone on the net.

Friday was our club meeting however I wasn’t able to be there.

I’d like to thank Steve KI0KY club VP for running the meeting and John KB0RUD for taking the minutes.

This Saturday is our club breakfast 8 am in Olathe.

That’s about all for now KK6RNV back to net.

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