Nov mtg on JT65/9 a success
Greg N0GR brought a laptop to the Nov mtg (boy, was it cold) and using the Red Cross Wi-Fi to link to his home computer and (SDR) Flex radio, demonstrated several JT65 and JT9 contacts. You could do something similar yourself. All you need is a laptop in a hotel room or relative’s house, an Internet hookup, and another computer, digital interface, and HF rig at home. The JT modes are low power, typically 5 to 20W, and there’s very little typing, mostly clicking on predefined data exchanges. It’ll log your contacts too.
Hey, are you looking for the next Hamfest? Weather plays a part this time of year. Might be one in ZQG’s Garage on some Saturday in January, usually half a dozen guys with card tables full of stuff, and 30 or so attendees. The next real one is likely to be ours out at McClelland IA, ten miles East of Council Bluffs the first Saturday in March.
01 MAR 2014 McCLelland IA (10 mi. E of Co/Blfs)
8 – Noon, $4, D&L
Door Prizes: 2 x Chinese H/Ts, one awarded at 10AM
and the other nearer Noon when the main prize
an MFJ 25Amp pwr/sup goes.
Popular local nets include Sunday night at 9PM on 146.94; another Monday night at 9 also on .94, and then Wednesday night at 9 on our 146.82, and the very popular Saturday Noon Swap Net on .82. See also 6M and 10M nets, Tuesday and Thursday at 8PM, 50.200 and 28.350.
BEWARE: Some of these nets can go on for the better part of an hour. In those cases, you don’t really HAVE TO do anything, but be forewarned, the subjects discussed can be interesting and your turn may come suddenly, like 35 minutes after it begins. There are also regular nets on various local repeaters where you don’t have to respond other than stating your callsign at the beginning, and are thankfully over in 15 minutes.
We were going to have a program on Feedback, but never got around to it. David Sarnoff, president of RCA in 1935, said Feedback was the most important invention in electronics. . Prior to Lee DeForest (early childhood in Council Bluffs) adding a third wire to Fleming’s one way ‘Valve’ (a tube diode) there was …
You’ve heard about the TV show with Tool Man Tim Tyler – Wait! That was his name in the last series – who has a station in the basement that includes an ICOM 7700 and MFJ solid state linear amp. Well, it was on again Friday before Thanksgiving and Tim was showing his grandchild the …
Golden Corral wants $11.49 for their dinner buffet. With tax and drink, the total comes to $14.32. The regular price at CHINA BUFFET on Broadway at 17th in Council Bluffs is $9.59 plus tax and drink. . We’re going to have our CHRISTMAS DINNER MEETING on Saturday the 28th of December, 6:30PM at China Buffet. …
What is JT9 and why should I care? 1. I can’t work DX because I don’t have a huge beam antenna 2. I can’t work DX because I don’t have a kilowatt amplifier 3. I can’t work DX because I don’t know any foreign languages 4. Morse code is too hard to learn 5. I …
TESTIMONIAL: I ran the last couple of steps, Malwarebytes, CrapCleaner, and Auslogics Defrag. My computer now turns on 30 seconds faster, and seems to run faster too. I took the chance of not doing the backup as suggested, and it worked out. (I was really surprised MWBytes found some bad stuff because I never go …