Next two Hamfest events are 3900 CLUB & Lincoln Auction.
3900 club is Saturday 27 September, Franklin St in Bellevue.
It’s $5 to get it, and $15 tables. See WD0BFO dot com.
LINCOLN AUCTION next day, Sunday the 28th at 1PM. ($3 admitt.)
SWIARC meetings are held 4th Thursdays, 7:30PM, at the Council Bluffs Red Cross, North 16th at ‘G’ Street. All are welcome. (Be early.) For more info, get on the Co/Bluffs 146.82 R- repeater or E/M to Greg, N0GR at ARRL dot net, or Rich, WA0ZQG at Hotmail.
If you’re new around here, one way to get acquainted is to visit a club meeting or get in on some 2M nets like:
Sunday 9PM 146.94 R-
Monday 9PM 146.94 R-
Wed 9PM 146.82 R-
Sat Noon Swap Net 146.82 R-
There are a bunch of other nets on other repeaters. Look further down here – the articles below – for a list of 2M and 440 repeaters. Note: Only the first half dozen articles are displayed on the Home Page here. You have to get into the last displayed article and THEN NOTICE TITLES OF THE NEXT UP or DOWN ARTICLE at the top of the page and click on it to go further down.

Nick K0NHV with UV5R

Big Baofeng

Nick NHV bought one of those Chinese H/Ts, a Baofeng UV5R from R&L, and added both a tall battery and tall antenna. Seen above, it looks much more impressive (and will talk a lot longer) than the standard model. . He had to pay forty bucks for the H/T from R&L, but likes to deal …

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Nice QSL card

QSL card from Chine

JOEL KQ0J RECEIVED A PAPER QSL FROM CHINA. HE SAYS: From BD8XY in China – he was using JT65 mode, 17 meter band , he was using only 15 Watts to a Diamond CP6 vertical antenna up 20 feet ( Wow ! ) – KQØJ . JOEL NOTES: Even the envelope was pretty.

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Hamfest pic by Mike KC0FAN

Emerson Hamfest

Along with many others attending the EMERSON IA Hamfest 08/02, Mike KC0FAN sent back this picture of action inside via his phone. Seen at the left (click to enlarge) is Les WB0KFK (Kansas Farm Kid) who always brings his D&L Antenna accessory business to events in our area. One item he offers is the TDX …

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Robert KC0MUX

Robt MUX makes news

OK, so sometimes he goes by ‘Bob’ but he does get around and on Field Day he was with the HEARTLAND HAMS off Hwy 59 North of Shenandoah IA. . A couple other guys got mentioned also. Click on the picture.

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Q2 issue, page 3

Printed Circuit newsletter accuracy

A recent article in SWIARC’s Printed Circuit newsletter has been criticized for accuracy. The article was originally scheduled to be printed first thing a couple of months ago, April I think, but due to editorial and printing issues, was delayed until the 2nd quarter issue just mailed. . Reviewing the article yet again, here are …

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