Column: Noise floor report does not inspire confidence

Dan, KB6NU

Dan, KB6NU

By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU

Last June, the FCC’s Technical Advisory Committee asked licensed and unlicensed users of the electromagnetic spectrum to answer some questions about the noise they were experiencing and whether or not it was affecting their services. Specifically, they asked:

  • Is there a noise floor problem?
  • Where does the problem exist? Spectrally? Spatially? Temporally?
  • Is there quantitative evidence of the overall increase in the total integrated noise floor across various segments of the radio frequency spectrum?
  • How should a noise study be performed?

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Former CARC president, John Crockett, W3KH, SK at age 69

From SCHEART.US:

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John Crockett, W3KH

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of John Crockett, W3KH. After a long bout with cancer, John passed peacefully the morning of Oct. 12, surrounded by his beloved family and wife, Karen. John and Karen had their 40th wedding anniversary days before.

Amateur radio and emergency communications had no greater advocate in South Carolina than John Crockett. His tireless devotion to service led to the establishment of the SCHEART network, the SC DMR network and countless other innovations of immeasurable service to the people of South Carolina.

A memorial service for John will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Memorial gifts may be made to Palmetto Health Foundation, designated for Palmetto Health Cancers and mailed to: Palmetto Health Foundation, Wells Fargo Processing Center P.O. Box 602575, Charlotte, NC 28260-2575; or ETV Endowment, 401 East Kennedy St., Suite B-1, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

Cards may be sent to his family: 1409 Marina Road, Irmo, SC 29068

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Presentation: 40M NVIS Antenna

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Steve, KI4VGA, gave a presentation at our October meeting on how to construct a 40M NVIS antenna. You can download the presentation here:

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Presentation: Stealth Antennas by Marty, AG3EK

Marty, AG3EK, presents "Stealth Antennas" during CARC's July 11 meeting.

Marty Allred, AG3EK, gave a presentation on stealth antennas at the Columbia Amateur Radio Club’s July 11 meeting.

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