Art KB0UWR won the FREE radio offered at the SWIARC September meeting. It was an AM/FM with (digital) clock and a pretty nice one, stereo (2 speakers) and a CD player. Scroll down to see the pic of Norm WA0JYD with the 2nd place AM/FM. Prizes were awarded randomly based on the serial number of a bill from Nick N0FEZ’s wallet.
Next Hamfest is Saturday, 11 October in Sergeant Bluff IA, eighty miles North of here. See details on the ARL site (ARRL dot org – Hamfests)
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 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 …
Fred K0FG (ex WB0BLR) was in town for his wife’s HS 50th, also to show off his home made HF Mast stabilizer which has survived about 200k miles on his van. (It is however, removable for car washes and the like.) . At the moment the mast sports Hustler coils for 40 & 20M as …
Last week’s tornado(e) did a lot of damage including to this HV line from the South Council Bluffs coal fired generating station over to Clive IA just this side of Des Moines. . Shown is a still standing tower between ZQG’s and NME’s with the 3 wire 161kV line on one side and the heavy …