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SARC Meetings

General Meeting

 

 We meet on the first Tuesday of every month.

6:30 pm - Social Time

7:00 pm - Business Meeting

Beaver's Nursery

"The Farm"

9707 58th Street

Live Oak, FL 32060

link to directions:

http://www.suwanneearc.org/smf/index.php?topic=249.0

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On Air Meeting

NOTE:  The On Air meeting will now be held Thursday's along with our Net Training.

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Net Training

Every Thursday - 8:30 pm

145.270 Mhz -600 PL 123

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License Testing

Our club is eager to train and test new Hams.  We schedule testing the first Friday of every month. 

Since the testing rules require that at least 3 examiners be present, please contact Wayne Peterson at 386-963-1080 to arrange your testing appointment.

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Upcoming Events


If you would like to list an event here...a contest, class, antenna project, workday etc...send to webmaster@suwanneearc.org


10/4-5/14  - SET Exercise - Looking for volunteers to exchange test messages between the EOC/Clubhouse/Home/Mobile radio stations on one of these days - please see the forum topic "SET 10/4&5/2014".

10/07/14 - SARC Meeting @ 6:30PM - Terry-N0TW will give a presentation about the  10-10 International Net - he is a Director in the organization.

10/10/14 - 10-10 Day Sprint 8PM Friday until 8PM Saturday ALL MODES! - http://www.ten-ten.org/

10/11/14 - 8PM to 2AM - 160 Meter Great Pumpkin Sprint - PSK31 - http://www.podxs070.com/o7o-club-sponsored-contests/160m-great-pumpkin-sprint

Recent Events


If you have items/pictures etc. for Recent Events please send to webmaster@suwanneearc.org


The SARC Tower map will be back after more planning takes place in the next few weeks. Meanwhile.............

Scott-K4QQT and Bill-W4NQP operate in the ARRL VHF Contest. (photo by Jon-KD4AMP)




Shout Box

Last 60 Shouts:

Alex- KK4EYX

Today at 12:21:25 PM
I've started a thread, its mainly the software for FLDIGI has me confused
 

KI6II - Lee

Today at 12:10:57 PM
I have a SignaLink USB. All I had to do was plug it in and start running, OH yes turn on the power switch.
 

Randy-AJ7G

Today at 11:48:39 AM
Congrats Alex!  Next time I see you I'll give you the $15.00 and Wayne said he'll give you the rest.  I believe that comes to $235.00 from Wayne hi hi.  There's plenty of experts on the signalink on this website.  What's the problem??

Alex- KK4EYX

Today at 11:12:39 AM
Well it is official, I am now KK4EYX/AG, operating as a General. Now...if I could just get this SignaLink working properly and get operating on digital mode, I'd be happy!
 

Patricio-KC4GOL

Today at 10:41:47 AM
Thank you for the 104.7 signal report, I ran into tecnical problems, first the quality of the signal was poor, I fix that, later the isolator breaker tripped for overload an heat, also fixed with lower ac setting and the adition of another fan and finally I switch the begining of transmissions to 12 M until 9:30 pm for lack of time to run everything.
Did you like the underwriting for the club?

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

Today at 10:16:38 AM
Alex Melia just passed his general test here at the office after the microwave demo ==  put on by n2cei and wb2ona steve and warren  !!! ;D great club !!
 

Charly KK4OAB

Today at 10:13:49 AM
Jon I seem to recall we finished up on 40 meters 7. 254, with you, Jack, Dan and myself.  You all musta gone to 160without me  :'( :'( :'(  Oh well, I doubt if I could have done more than RX anyway...no antenna for that band.  Nice net last night JB.  Hope you get the ants outa your radio...bummer.  Probably has something to do will all the doughnuts consumed in the radio room. ::)
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

Today at 09:51:31 AM
Good to see everyone this morning!  Hope no ones Giga got Hurt!!  ;)

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

Yesterday at 11:33:41 PM
just finished the nets  and we finished up on 1.980 mhz  with jack  kk4nxd and dan w1qbi  great job tonite!1 tnx everybody  !! ;D   PS  i got a hum in my ic-746 pro now !! ;)
 

Charly KK4OAB

Yesterday at 08:19:59 PM
There is absolutely no such thing as TOO SAFE Wayno, As an X tower climber many eons ago I watch you climb and know that you are a careful climber and am glad for it.  Our Club is blessed with your skill and thankful for it. ;D
 

Wayne Peterson KD8MRC

Yesterday at 10:25:19 AM
Ref Tower Climber.....Much to some thinking I am way to safe, I am always 100% connected to the tower, free climbing is just crazy.  Sad about the man that lost his life trying to save 1 min. of time.
 

Wayne Peterson KD8MRC

Yesterday at 10:21:16 AM
Ill be there, just to harress Warren ;D
 

Randy-AJ7G

Yesterday at 06:38:29 AM
Yes Steve, I'd enjoy that till it gets hot.  When and where?
Oh, BTW Jon, you can come as my guest hi hi.
Also Jon, I don't carry any books to college.  I've got the digital version on my Dell Latitude laptop.  THe book it's self has 1150 pages and weighs abt 14 lbs, to heavy.  The laptop weighs only 3 lbs.  Now, off to class to see if they can teach this dumb farm boy anything.

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

Yesterday at 02:28:09 AM
can i  watch? ;)
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 17, 2014, 11:28:44 PM
No Randy! We are planing 500-900 mile contacts across the Gulf this weekend. Want to watch?
 

Randy-AJ7G

September 17, 2014, 09:17:52 PM
Hey Steve, on 10 GHz, I'm sure you had a TYPO.  Don't you mean across the "GOLF" course in Live Oak.   :)
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 17, 2014, 09:07:34 PM
Warren is here Jon!  We are setting up for the 10 GHz "Across the Gulf" attempts. We will be running a 200 mile Test contact  at 8AM Friday morning from behind the BBQ joint near Lowes. I don't know the name of the place because I don't eat there, Sorry!  ANYWAY-- all are welcome  to stop by and watch  
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 17, 2014, 09:02:45 PM
Three Cheers for Wayne!  Long Live  our President !
 

Randy-AJ7G

September 17, 2014, 07:29:13 PM
Wayne, I'm sure glad you offered to pick up the any reimbursement cost greater than $15.00.  And I think everyone is glad to hear you're covering the dinner cost for after ther test, thanks!
 

Wayne Peterson KD8MRC

September 17, 2014, 07:12:31 PM
Alex.....Because of your special testing time the cost has been reduced to only $250.00........... ;D
 

Randy-AJ7G

September 17, 2014, 04:26:35 PM
Hey Pat, I don't think anything has been decided yet but it's up to Steve on if, when and where.  I hope it does materialize though cause I would like to be better educated on EME/Moonbounce and I know Jon would as well.  Great learning experience.  Need to ask Steve though.
 

Pat-WA4VKD

September 17, 2014, 03:23:22 PM
Alex, I just worked Spain and Chile on 28.120 - No need to let the interface sit idle if the band is on.

Question: Can someone give me info on the classes being discussed - I'll post it in Upcoming Events as soon as plans are developed.

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

September 17, 2014, 03:14:44 PM
its 3:10 pm and warren is crossing  I-10 according to aprs.fi and kd8mrc-1 ;D
 

Randy-AJ7G

September 17, 2014, 02:12:54 PM
Alex, I'm putting this in writing.  If you pass the test, I'll reimburse you the money the test cost you.  I knew before I sie I could do one good deed.
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 17, 2014, 09:11:40 AM
Patricio!  Flip the Switch!  its 9:10AM!!

Alex- KK4EYX

September 17, 2014, 08:56:35 AM
Heck yeah. Hopefully I can take it soon. I'm getting ~70% score on practice tests. Couple more days I should be up to 80-90%
 

Randy-AJ7G

September 17, 2014, 07:50:34 AM
Alex, a license upgrade would open up your capabilities tremendously.  Mauritius, 3B8FA was on PSK31 this morning.  The bands are open this AM to EU and Africa if you like pursuing DX.  They're waiting for you!

Alex- KK4EYX

September 17, 2014, 07:30:48 AM
I'm sure it does. Just gotta pass this test so I can use it.

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

September 17, 2014, 01:28:15 AM
Great , alex, u will find the signalink, opens up a whole new door world of digital communications !! lots of fun !!!! ;D

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

September 17, 2014, 01:25:12 AM
  Count me in on the moon bounce, meteor scatter, and satellite cllasses, i will even carry randys books to class for him !!  hihi  ;D
 

Randy-AJ7G

September 16, 2014, 09:09:14 PM
Hey Steve, that suggestion you made today about "moonbounce"/EME on the 410 repeater sounds like a great idea.  Count me in on attending all lessons regardless of the day.  I'll skip class if I have to.  Also Jon, don't forget that the article on moonbounce is in the August 2014 issue of CQ if you want to get familiar with moonbounce.

Alex- KK4EYX

September 16, 2014, 07:14:49 PM
I ordered my SignaLink, should be here soon. I can't wait to try out PSK31 and maybe JT65
 

Charly KK4OAB

September 16, 2014, 05:01:04 PM
Cover up your brass monkey's or better yet pull the plugs...all of n florida is green, yellow, orange and blue at 5 pm Tues moving wnw to ese! >:(
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 16, 2014, 04:55:39 PM
There you go with the Name calling again!
 

Charly KK4OAB

September 16, 2014, 04:03:42 PM
In addition to being debonair?  Wow, what a combination!  8)
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 16, 2014, 04:03:37 PM
Sorry to hear that Jon!  BUT-- I hadn't noticed your limp?  
And Charly!  Geeze!!  You caught me again!  BUT ----I can't write left handed and you can't read my Right handed writing!  SO-- whats that make me?  I bowl lefty and can switch-hit in baseball.
I shoot right handed but used a Left handed Bow when I deer hunted in NJ. THEN-- most importantly, I don't climb towers right or left handed!  So-- whos the misfit?  ;D

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

September 16, 2014, 02:48:35 PM
I,m tridextrous !!! ;)
 

Charly KK4OAB

September 16, 2014, 01:54:09 PM
Ah, I am not the one calling people Misfits Stevahrino .... ::)
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 16, 2014, 01:38:28 PM
Figures a Lefty keeps track!  Wow!There is now  %17 of you misfits running around!  And Charly!! No name calling on the Shout page!

Alex- KK4EYX

September 16, 2014, 01:10:54 PM
I'm a lefty. I think last I heard, left handed population was 17%
 

Charly KK4OAB

September 16, 2014, 11:10:57 AM
Only 1% are Ambidextrous. :)
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 16, 2014, 09:29:47 AM
Bolts for the Trylon Tower will be at the club house this weekend. Anyone wanting to start the section assembly, have at it!
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 16, 2014, 09:27:33 AM
Scott! You're a Lefty? Thought something was strange about you!  ;D  Only Kidding!   BUT-- its one of those things I study!  The general public population is estimated at  %10 being left handed.
BUT--  The US ham population is closer to %35 lefty!  Not as much as major league baseball, but  a large enough difference to make people wonder why!
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 16, 2014, 09:22:57 AM
"On the Radio, Nobody Knows you're a Dog! " -------- Is that why we have club  meetings?    ;)
Charlie!  Keep on top of this one. Would love to see Part 2!  
 

Pat-WA4VKD

September 15, 2014, 06:33:51 PM
Welcome aboard Terry-N0TW. Enjoyed your QRZ and blog page...73
 

Pat-WA4VKD

September 15, 2014, 06:28:14 PM
New article in Charly's Ham News column...

FB - Alex, enjoy.

Dave K4VLF

September 15, 2014, 05:27:34 PM
Cool beans, Alex!

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

September 15, 2014, 04:28:11 PM
Corey  , Its always great hearing u on the airwaves !!!!!!!! keep up the great work and about 902  >:( im jealous)

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

September 15, 2014, 04:26:32 PM
congrats alex  have a great time  10 meters is a great band !!!!!!!!!!! ;D  p/s  steve and wayne are definatly positive influences !! ;) ;)

Alex- KK4EYX

September 15, 2014, 03:57:03 PM
I am officially up and running at my first shack. Thanks to Wayne and Steve, I'm operating on 10m
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 15, 2014, 03:43:07 PM
Bummer Cory!  Next time in the Jan contest we will be closer to home.

Corey N4NGZ

September 15, 2014, 03:15:42 PM
Steve, I'm sorry I missed ya this weekend.  I heard you Sunday morning - think you were in EM82.  Then I heard you in EM71, but you couldn't hear me.  My little 25W and tiny yagi just doesn't cut it.  I've gotta get my 144 station up to par for these contests!

Corey N4NGZ

September 15, 2014, 03:11:06 PM
Hey Jon.  Had fun workin' ya on 144, 222, and 432 this weekend during the VHF/UHF contest.

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

September 15, 2014, 01:20:59 PM
it is 50 50 hear at metal top office on the cheap radio here in office and probably 90 percent around town in btu car stock radio !!but i did hear Patricio voice on the air !!!!!! ;D
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 15, 2014, 12:02:44 PM
FM 104.7 is 5-9 in the Jeep in the yard and 5-5  to 5-7 in the metal building shop depending on which  way the antenna is placed. Anyone else have a signal report?  
 

Charly KK4OAB

September 15, 2014, 11:14:15 AM
Has anyone up there heard Patricio's new FM radio station this morning with his first broadcast?  104.7.  He said it had a 10 mile range, but I am 24 crow miles southeast.  ???
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 15, 2014, 09:54:08 AM
Oh! And Great party Wayne!  Wish I could have stayed longer.  Is there a sign up list for  the "Club Meeting Supper Club"  ;)
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

September 15, 2014, 09:52:18 AM
Or Act a day over 12!   ;) Thats why we like ya Ron! Happy late birthday Ron!   ;D
 

Charly KK4OAB

September 15, 2014, 09:30:00 AM
..or look a day over 90... :)

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