The 26th annual Colorado 14er Event runs Sat/Sun Aug 5 & 6 2017
Our August, 2017 Lecture and Lab will focus on the same antenna we discussed at our July meeting: the homebrew Buddipole. This is a simple, lightweight antenna that performs well, and if you visit our Lecture and Lab, you can leave with a finished antenna for your station or go-kit.
I have two hints for our July 31st 2017 net. First, have paper handy, and a pen or pencil. Second, know how to change frequencies and power on your radio! We will not just talk…we’ll work a little bit while we have fun. 2017 is a great year for surprise nets. Turn up your power, change your frequency, and have fun!
Don’t use a high-powered base station? No fear, you’ll have fun, too.
SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT
Saturday’s Topic: “The Secret Life of Oxygen Tank 10024X-TA0009” and “Tour of the Constellation Scutum”
Our most important news is our next club meeting. We’ll be meeting at the Dallas Medical Center this coming Tuesday, August 1st. Our meeting program will be presented by Pete Loveall, AE5PL. He’ll cover all aspects of APRS, the Automatic Packet Reporting System. The board meeting is at 6:00 PM, the general meeting is at 7:00 PM, and both are free and open to the public.
Our nets tonight include SKYNET at 9:00 PM and our Afterglow Movie net at 10:30 PM. Tonight’s Afterglow Net doesn’t have a specific movie assigned for homework. Instead, we’ll be having a round-table discussion about what makes a good SciFi movie.
This coming Monday is a 5th Monday, and that means we’ll have a Surprise Net on the W5FC 146.88 repeater at 7:00 PM. Be prepared…for anything!
Our 2017 Field Day operation produced 540 contacts for a total of 3,188 points from contacts and bonuses. A summary of our logs is below.