Warren N0WF passed this month. He has been a SWIARC member at least as far back as our computerized records go, 1992, also member of the Aksarben ARC in Omaha since before that (when he held the callsign AA0DW). Besides radio he had an interest and skills with motorcycles and cars, shown here visiting our F/Day at Fairmount Park in 2006. Warren would have celebrated his 55th birthday September 5th.
NEXT HAMFEST is SPRINGFIELD NE
Saturday 06 September 2014 (put on by the Omaha Aksarben club)
down in Springfield NE (SW of Omaha, I-80 to Hwy 50, then South)
The big deal is the main door prize,
a $299 MFJ SWR Analyzer model 259C.
Everybody’s going to be there. Mark it on your calendar.
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-
SWAP NET 23 August
FOR SALE: IBM T61 fifteen inch laptop computer.
dual core CPU, 2G RAM, bluetooth, etc.
New battery & new charger.
Vista Ultimate OS, SP2, $125
ALSO, MFJ 926B auto tuner, 160-10M
seems to work 6M pretty good too
remoteable – wks best outside at feed pt. $175
Call Nick K0NHV, for oh too 505.2169 or E/M on QRZ dot com
FOR SALE: YAESU FT-450 HF transceiver 160-6M
also, YAESU VX8DR, the ‘DR’ version of
popular VX8 – asking $350 with that option
Call Tyler KD0JAR svn wun too 314.9705
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 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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …