The last Winter Field Day planning Zoom meeting is Wednesday 25th at 7:00 pm:
Breadboard Radio – Ham Radio Kits that are easy to build and fun to use!
Build-a-Pi will allow you to get up and running fast with a Raspberry Pi for ham radio.
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Line-of-Sight provides radio path information for mapping long-distance SCADA radio communications by using antenna height and topography. Though this tool is designed for cellular service, it has great potential in the ham community. For example, I live in Lugoff and have sporadic issues reaching the club repeater 147.330. I feel certain that my antenna is the problem, either the coax feeding the antenna or its placement.
After checking the coax and antenna, I found using the Rf Line-of-Sight tool there is possibly an elevation increase in my line-of-sight to the repeater of 5 meters; which could cause issues with reaching the repeater.
Using this finding, my next step is to increase my antenna height to obtain a clear line of sight.
The RF Line-of-Sight tool allows users to easily drag-and-drop locations and obtain point-to-point line-of-sight information anywhere using Google Maps. This map is useful in planning and troubleshooting cellular networks for IoT / SCADA monitoring applications and most communication needs.
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Tonight’s call for Winter Field Day:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 857 3559 4296
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+13017158592,,85735594296#,,,,*848971# US (Washington DC)
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Happy New Year!
January Club Meeting Zoom information is below!
The meeting will open at 6:45 PM Monday, January 9th
Meeting ID: 452 917 1282
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+19294362866,,4529171282#,,,,*468853# US (New York)
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We regretfully announce the unexpected passing of Bill Covey W1GTT, who passed away Tuesday, January 3rd. There will be a silent key ceremony to commemorate the extraordinary life of Bill W1GTT on January 8th Sunday Night Net. We’d love to hear about any memories you shared with him, feel free to send any photos or videos of Bill W1GTT using the club contact form. Currently, there is not much more, please keep Jean and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
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A WIS First Alert Weather Day has been issued for Wednesday due to the risk of heavy rain, gusty winds, and thunderstorms. Make time to take precautions and if anyone needs help preparing for the weather, let me know.
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