President’t report 12-22-19

Hello to everyone on the net.

Friday the 20th I sent out an email with the subject line January Happenings. If you didn’t get it please sign up to receive email notifications via the website link in the Nov 25, post, and listed again here for convenience. http://eepurl.com/gKMxpj

If you plan to attend the CPR class after January 4th’s club breakfast please let me know so we can give the instructor a head count.

Also if you plan to purchase an antenna, we will be ordering after Jan’s meeting, please bring exact amount or make check out to club.

Other than that I want to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays!

KK6RNV back to net.

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Attention DX’ers

Antarctic operations

In Antarctica, Chris W2RTO, is on the air from KC4USV at McMurdo Station, mostly operating FT8 on 14.075 MHz.

Given the 24 hours of daylight this time of year and the challenging terrain, the lower bands are unusable in Antarctica, but a dipole may be in the offing for 40 meters later in the season.

W2RTO is in the Antarctic getting research sites up and running with their communications needs. QSL via K7MT.

Chris tries to be on the air at 0000 UTC for about 30 minutes a day, Monday through Saturday, and at 0600 UTC.

Marco de Pas, DK5SXQ will arrive in Antarctica on December 20, remaining into February, operating as IA0/DK5SXQ from the Italian-French base Concordia. He’s in Antarctica to install a LIDAR (light detection and ranging) system but expects to have some spare time to operate.

Seba, SQ1SGB, plans to be on the air from VP8HAL at the Halley 6 Research Station until February 8. If he is successful in erecting an antenna, he’ll operate on FT8, JT65, and SSB on 40 and 20 meters. QSL through EB 7 DX.

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President’s report 12-15-19

Hello to everyone on the net.

I was asked by Joel KE0RHY to make an announcement. He has a friend who is a new General. His wife would like to get him a used HF rig. Please him know if you have one for sale. Sawdstmkr52@aol.com or call him at 970)640-4375.

If you plan to attend the Hands on CPR, AED & Stop the bleed class after January’s breakfast please let me know so we can give the instructor a head count.

KK6RNV back to net.

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President’s report 12-8-19

Good evening!

Yesterday was our club breakfast. We had 12 in attendance.

I’d like to thank everyone for the flowers and card. It was very thoughtful.

After breakfast several of us went to Delta EOC for Auxcom training and help with DMR radios.

That’s about all I have for now.

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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.

73s

Kathy

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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 http://eepurl.com/gKMxpj
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 kathy.joslin77@gmail.com 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!!

Kathy
KK6RNV

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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 kathy.joslin77@gmail.com

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!

73s

Kathy

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