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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 at The Farm


8/02-03/14 - 10-10 Summer Phone QSO Party & ARRL UHF Contest & North American QSO Party - CW
08/05/14 - SARC Meeting @ 6:30PM

Recent Events

N2CEI/K4SME - Roving - July 2014 CQ Worldwide VHF Contest

Shout Box

Last 60 Shouts:

 

Randy-AJ7G

Today at 08:03:22 AM
Pat, thanks for reminding me of the 10-10 contest.  Terry Webb, N0TW is going to the Bahamas for this contest and I hope to work him.  Besides, I always enjoy this contest and I hope 10 meters is open that weekend.
 

Pat-WA4VKD

Today at 06:45:04 AM
I'll be at the "farm" tomorrow to pull Field Day log totals by band/mode off the N1MM database - most likely 9-noon. Take a look at next weekend 8/2-3 (see Upcoming Events above) ... maybe get the shack setup for it.
 

Pat-WA4VKD

Yesterday at 08:50:04 PM
New article in Charly's Ham News column....
 

Charly KK4OAB

Yesterday at 04:29:43 PM
We just drove past Pat's house a few minutes ago and we didn't see you.  Are you sure you know where you are? or where you were??? :)
 

KD8MRC Wayne Peterson

Yesterday at 03:19:28 PM
I must of missed the memo, but I drove by Pat's home twice today, does that count?
 

Charly KK4OAB

Yesterday at 08:47:16 AM
Jon, I got the memo and we have all been waiting for you to show up.

Dave K4VLF

Yesterday at 08:26:04 AM
Didn't you get the memo??

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

July 23, 2014, 09:05:09 PM
were  did everone go ???????????????????? >:(

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

July 22, 2014, 09:51:54 PM
u guys r crazy  ;)
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 22, 2014, 02:53:02 PM
OVER! ;D
 

Randy-AJ7G

July 22, 2014, 01:33:42 PM
Steve, great one!!  I love " Aphrodite Jumped 7 Guys".  It took me a couple of minutes to stop laughing.  10-4 good buddy!!
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 22, 2014, 01:18:39 PM
Randy! You just need  some catchy Phonetics like  "  A  Jolly  7 Gorillas"  "All Jewels 7 Grams" or my Favorite,    " Aphrodite Jumped 7 Guys"   ;D !!!!!!!
 

Randy-AJ7G

July 22, 2014, 12:11:45 PM
This was my first VHF contest and had a blast operating in it.  I learned a good lesson though, my call sign isn't conducive to VHF contesting.  Several had a problem with a short call.  I was told I needed a WA?ZZZZ call to be better understood.  Whiskey Alpha ? Zanibar Zanibar Zanibar Zanibar instead of AJ7G. :D

Dave K4VLF

July 21, 2014, 07:46:06 PM
Support Your Local Solder Slinger: I need a 60000 uF capacitor, 25VDC. Will also accept 20 or 40 k uF. This to repair a Power Supply that the Beaver chewed thru last week!!
 

Randy-AJ7G

July 21, 2014, 05:36:11 PM
Thanks Ron!
 

Randy-AJ7G

July 21, 2014, 05:35:38 PM
Steve, I don't know how to respond to that on this website without getting thrown off the website hi hi.
 

Ron-KK4HGY

July 21, 2014, 05:22:18 PM
Okay Randy, we'll be up there about 10:30 if it is not raining.
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 21, 2014, 04:47:58 PM
Randy, If it was peanuts, they must have seen your trunk!  ;D
 

Randy-AJ7G

July 21, 2014, 03:40:12 PM
Hey Ron, if you're not busy tomorrow I plan on putting the wire rope cables back on the tower.  Sure would appreciate the help.  Also went to the Jax zoo while waiting for the cables.  Excellent time at the zoo but couldn't figure out why everyone kept wanting to feed me? :)
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 21, 2014, 02:19:16 PM
Then, we only Found  N4SVC and AJ7G because they were calling CQ.
 

Ron-KK4HGY

July 21, 2014, 01:58:35 PM
FB Pat.  We will give it another try next Sunday using 3.590 mhz.  Maybe you will have an 80 M antenna up by then.
 

Ron-KK4HGY

July 21, 2014, 01:53:38 PM
Randy, I have strategically placed a rake on the floor at the entrance to the ham shack to ensure that all who enter will talk in their girly voice.  Thanks for the tip.  On a side note, ice packs will be on sale.  Proceeds will go to the repeater fund.   ;D
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 21, 2014, 11:54:44 AM
Glad to hear you guys made some contacts on 6M! ----Dave, we were a tough contact for a few reasons. First , we only called CQ when the Band was open.  Our antenna was low so you would need a higher something on your end to compensate.  We were at distances from the club guys that show off the difference between 6 and 2 M operation for local communications.    AND-- its easier to work  stations at the 850 to 1200 mile  range than locals during Sporadic "E" events.  THEN- we only fund N4SVC and A
 

Pat-WA4VKD

July 21, 2014, 10:17:21 AM
My bad Ron - Looked back in the shout I placed yesterday AM and there it is as 3.950 - yup - the ssb net vs digital net frequency of 3.590. Sorry about that chief....
 

Ron-KK4HGY

July 21, 2014, 09:23:31 AM
Guess it was my dyslexia kicking in Dave.  I check in to the ARES net on 3.950 and when I read 3.590 my brain said 3.950.  If they would have used the 80 M PSK-31 freq of 3.580 I would have gone there.

Dave K4VLF

July 21, 2014, 08:29:47 AM
Digital Net - I think I figured it out Ron: it was 3.590, not 3.950 ...

Might check yer meds ...  :)

Dave K4VLF

July 21, 2014, 08:27:06 AM
VHF Contest - I played at this for a while. Got about 50 contacts, including California and Nevada. Never found S&S  >:(.  Very pleased with the performance of my new hexbeam; disappointed I can only get 65 watts from my transmitter - supposed to be 100. Yeah, I know, just ~ 2 dB difference ...

Dave K4VLF

July 21, 2014, 08:19:26 AM
"I didn't see any activity at all on 3.950 PSK at 7 pm.  Did anybody hear anything? "  Uhmm, I was on the net. Lasted 1/2 hour. We were the only digital signals on the waterfall. Maybe your beam was pointed the wrong way ...  ;)
 

Randy-AJ7G

July 21, 2014, 05:49:02 AM
Steve, a woman's voice will add 10 db gain to a signal automatically.  I was upset I didn't work Sandy Saturday but was busy packing my amp up to send off but she was spotted several times on the cluster.  I was excited to work you though.  Your signal was very strong and clear on 2 meters.

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

July 21, 2014, 12:20:26 AM
6 was dead most of day then 90 contacts last 2 hours!!!
 ;D
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 20, 2014, 10:00:00 PM
Oh! I think Sandra beat us all again!
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 20, 2014, 09:58:18 PM
Hope to hear about the big scores on 6M  from N4SVC and AJ7G!

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

July 20, 2014, 09:56:30 PM
ron was going to be there and try it out but fell asleep during that time frame!! >:(
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 20, 2014, 09:54:42 PM
pat, do you have a "Radio Active Ron"? ;)
 

Pat-WA4VKD

July 20, 2014, 09:15:23 PM
Can't do it here Ron, when my 80M dipole came down in a storm a few weeks ago I added a bit of wire and formed it up into a 40M full wave delta loop. I'll get a 80M horizontal loop up after the monsoon season. I'll try from the farm some Sunday before that.
 

Ron-KK4HGY

July 20, 2014, 07:23:36 PM
I didn't see any activity at all on 3.950 PSK at 7 pm.  Did anybody hear anything?
 

Ron-KK4HGY

July 20, 2014, 09:27:37 AM
Hey Pat, I love your Radio Active antenna picture!  Great job.   Kudos to Jon for the "Radio Active" idea.  We need to get that on our QRZ page.
 

Pat-WA4VKD

July 20, 2014, 06:39:18 AM
New article in Charly's Ham News column.....

Anyone capable of 80M digital operation tonight : At 19:00 local the North Florida Digital Net will be using PSK31 on 3.950.... See Joe's Suwannee Cert column for more.

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

July 20, 2014, 01:21:28 AM
i worked 2 and 6 meter today and mr bill had a pile (lots) of jt 65 contacts on 20 meters !!!! ;)

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

July 20, 2014, 01:19:51 AM
n4svc to k4sme on both 2 and 6 meter  clubhouse to em91   great job rovers !! ;D
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 19, 2014, 09:26:06 AM
We are  on our way! See you from EM91gc!  K4SME or N2CEI
 

Ron-KK4HGY

July 18, 2014, 10:48:33 PM
Glad to help Randy.  Let me know when you want to put it back together.
 

Randy-AJ7G

July 18, 2014, 10:12:30 PM
Hey Ron, thanks for coming over and helping get the wire cable off the tower.  Now to Jax Monday to get the new wire cable made.
 

Ron-KK4HGY

July 18, 2014, 06:50:04 PM
Another gem from the KK4HGY Vault

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=749855695058334
 

Randy-AJ7G

July 18, 2014, 05:03:38 PM
Dave, who'd you work on 6 meters today???

Steve, it wouldn't hurt to put some oil in the van before you go.
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 18, 2014, 02:03:56 PM
So is Auto Zone! I got to get there!

Dave K4VLF

July 18, 2014, 01:27:46 PM
Looks like 6 is open now.
 

Randy-AJ7G

July 17, 2014, 06:59:29 PM
Ron, nice rhythm from the selections I heard.  I think though you have too much time on your hands finding those websites.  You ought to think about drifting up this way since you have all this time and help me remove all the wire cable from this tower tomorrow morning.
 

KK4HGY-Ron

July 17, 2014, 02:24:19 PM
I have to get me one of these

http://tinyurl.com/pcb8b9u

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

July 17, 2014, 12:55:29 PM
pat u the man !!!!!!!!! ;D
 

Randy-AJ7G

July 17, 2014, 09:34:31 AM
Tnx for the info Steve.  Glad you told me you might do cross mode.  If I would hear you call me on CW when I was doing PH, I'd think it was another beacon hi hi.
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 17, 2014, 08:36:17 AM
Randy, the 2M call frequency is 144.200 for SSB. Traditionally, the CW call frequency has been 144.100 but since cross mode QSO's are normal, you will hear a CW CQ on 144.200. You can reply either on Phone or CW, no one cares, just make the QSO!  SO-- if you hear our puny CW signal this weekend, you can call us on Phone. If we hear you on phone, we may call you on CW!!  
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 17, 2014, 08:32:30 AM
Charly, The DP-1 meter will not function correctly above 150 MHz so-- its useless on 440!!
 

Randy-AJ7G

July 17, 2014, 07:54:42 AM
Hey Steve, what's the calling frequency on 2 meters??
 

KK4HGY-Ron

July 17, 2014, 07:33:18 AM
Good work Pat!
 

Pat-WA4VKD

July 17, 2014, 07:25:00 AM
OK - From the Signalink site:

 **Due to the design of the IC-746PRO, this jack (the 8 pin DIN) does NOT support VHF operation.  If you want to operate both HF and VHF, then you'll need to use the 6-pin mini-DIN Data Port instead.

Also need to wire the Signalink internal jumpers differently but no big deal.
 

Pat-WA4VKD

July 17, 2014, 06:55:20 AM
Jon - What we started to look at last nite on the 746Pro turned out to be the right answer...the ACC1 controls HF..ACC2 VHF also ACC1 is 8 Pin ACC2 is 7 - they don't make it easy... see: http://forums.qrz.com/archive/index.php/t-91558.htm

Jon Beaver-kd4amp

July 16, 2014, 10:31:03 PM
dex net is wed nite ???? ;)
 

Charly KK4OAB

July 16, 2014, 09:33:41 PM
Steve:  Yep it is a Macaw DP-1 meter.  It seems to be working fine on the Kenwood mobile, so tomorrow I will put it inline with the TS2000.  Now I am brain dead and headed for beddy-bye.  I will tackle the TX problem manananananana.   :)
 

N2CEI,Slacker Steve

July 16, 2014, 09:23:24 PM
Jon,  9PM for the East Coast 432 Net, (Opps!) and the IC 746 on 2M?  don't know!  power setting? Antenna port?  I've never read the manual! I can look at it tomorrow night. It would be a good rig to utilize  next weekend in the CQ VHF

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