Wednesday Night Net

The Columbia Amateur Radio Club has suspended the Wednesday night net effective 10/3/2019. We will start back up the net sometime in the near future so check back here often. Thanks

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RMS Titanic Radio Room

We all know on April 15 1912 in the early morning hours the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. This is a picture of the Titanic radio room, it has been colorized but other then that it is a real picture.

Can you identify ANY of the radio equipment ?, not looking for brand names but what its function was would be interesting I think.

If you have some ideas just click on the contact button up top and I will share your ideas here as they come in.

8/18/2019 K4CAE, David points us to a very interesting article written by Rhonda Berenson. What we are looking at in this picture is the “Marconi Room” very interesting reading indeed. Click HERE for the article.

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FT4

FT4 is an experimental digital mode designed specifically for radio contesting. Like FT8, it uses fixed-length transmissions, structured messages with formats optimized for minimal QSOs, and strong forward error correction. T/R sequences are 6 seconds long, so FT4 is 2.5 × faster than FT8 and about the same speed as RTTY for radio contesting.

 

Further information on FT4 is at
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT4_Protocol.pdf

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2019/april/new-digital-mode-ft4.htm

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1/2in Type M Copper Tubing Slim Jim VHF/UHF Antenna

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