Lecture and Lab 08-26-2017: What to Bring

We will have several extra sets of parts at the August Lecture and Lab, so don’t panic if you forgot to pre-register. What should you bring with you to the build?

At the very least, you’ll want to bring your choice of feedline connector. For many hams this will be a panel-mount SO-239, but you might prefer a panel-mount N or BNC. You’ll also need to bring some electrical tape, and possibly some coax if you want to test your antenna. A soldering iron and some solder will help you make much stronger connections.

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Tech Net News 08-19-2017: News in Brief

Just a few simple announcements tonight! Don’t forget that if you’re in town, we’re having our full compliment of nets  tonight, including SKYNET at 9:00 PM and an Afterglow Move discussion of The Giant Claw at 10:30. The Meeting on the Air will take place tomorrow at 7:00 PM.

There are several solar eclipse operating opportunities, if you’re interested!

Pre-registration for the August Lecture and Lab is closed, but we’ll have a few extra sets of antenna supplies available on a first-come, first served basis. Come on out to the Dallas Medical  Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 26th, and build a Buddipole with us! Cost will be $25.00.

Tech Net News 08-12-2017

Have you heard a new net on Wednesday nights? It’s the CERT training net. All hams are welcome! We have more information on our nets page.

Don’t forget that this weekend is your last opportunity to pre-register for the August, 26th lecture and lab. Operators are standing by!

Information for this Monday’s Emcom 101 net is available.  Get ready…fall is the season of service!

There aren’t many contests going on this weekend, but the Straight Key Century Club is having their monthly Weekend Sprintathon. I’m going to give it a try in the morning! You should, too.

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eCOM 101 August

26323966436_ec46c6c5c5_kLast month we did a high-level walk through of Winlink Express, culminating in having everyone send me a Winlink email message using Telnet. I believe I have responded to everyone but if I didn’t respond to your message, please send it again and I’ll check and respond prior to tonight’s net.

On Monday night (August 14), we’re going to step it up a notch. We’re going to talk about interfacing your computer to your radio. For some of you, this may be old news, but even so, you  Continue reading