James Lathan

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October 2021 Trunkfest

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BSA Troop 91 and their Family Day

Had a great time with BSA Troop 91 and their Family Day at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church. We made contacts with club members on 2 Meters and had a great QSO with Sudan on 20 Meters.  Jim W4JLP

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Net Control Manager program

The Sunday night net was logged into a program called Net Control Manager and here is the “mapping” feature. A logging program like this could be used for ARES exercises or special events.


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Antenna Build Session 10/9/2021

This was my first antenna build, and it was very interesting to say the least.Outstanding step by step instructions and team participation along with the right tools to get the job done from start to finish.Shortly after returning home I put up my antenna and was able to tune 10>40 meters without any problems.I was …

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Central SC CARC Simplex Net

Please join the 2m simplex net the first and third Wednesday at 7:30p on 146.400 Click for more info

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When to self ID

Riley Hollingsworth is the ARRL guy managing the Volunteer Monitor program and he has cleared up a few things about when you must self ID.

You must self ID once every 10 minutes if:

You are using your own callsignYou are using a club callsign, like W4CAE or K4EMDYou are using a special event tactical …

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New FCC RF safety rules for ham radio – May 3 2021

N2RJ does a great job of explaining this for us.


Before May 3 2021 anything transmitting less then 100 watts was exempt from doing an RF Exposure checklist.After May 3 2021 everything, even QRP transmitters needs to have an RF Exposure checklist done and kept on file at your QTH.RF exposure is about safety …

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