James Lathan

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Roster

Every effort will be made to post the club roster twice each month, once on the first of the month and then again on or around the 15th. Please wait until the newest roster has been posted to see your name or updated info. If you have a question, feel free to send an email …

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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.

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2019 Winter Field Day at Doko

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

   Click on the picture for the full report.

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Message from ARRL, South Carolina, Public Information Coordinator

South Carolina Amateur Radio Volunteers Assist with Emergency Communication 09/16/2018

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers from several South Carolina counties are pitching in to help support emergency communication, as the state deals with the aftereffects of Hurricane Florence. The storm, now a tropical depression, continues to generate heavy rainfall in the Carolinas.

“Amateur Radio …

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International Space Station. Details

You know you want to try and contact someone on the International Space Station, just one time.

Well this is how you do it.

Find out when the Space Station will orbit over South Carolina, to do that we go to this link and it will give us the dates and times.

https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_States&region=South_Carolina&city=Columbia#.W6QZgWhKiUk

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

This antenna with the adjustable plate for tuning can be built from type M 1/2in copper tubing for around $13 and the coax pig tail would cost around $12. The antenna, not including the coax would cost approx $25.

In the picture above I used hose clamps to clamp the coax pig …

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