James Lathan

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Moving Amateur Radio Stations, Are You on the RaDAR?

http://radarops.co.za/

Introduction

Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio, often referred to by its acronym RaDAR, is a concept for operating an amateur radio station anywhere, anytime, and even in adverse environmental conditions. This concept supports the amateur radio service’s emergency communications mandate.

Where the concept originated

Radio amateurs from South Africa came up with a concept to …

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SC Midlands ARES Training Net for Thursday, 3/24

The SC Midlands ARES Training Net for Thursday, March 24 will be a Zoom meeting from 8 – 9 PM. (Note the start time is 8 PM, not the normal 8:30 PM). The agenda topic will be “Sharing COMMEX Experience” from March 15, 16, and 19 as described here:  2022 State FSE- March 15, 16, 19 | SCHEART

We’ll start the call with …

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April CARC Meeting: Shack / Go-Box Show & Tell

The April meeting topics:

Let’s see those Go-Kits/Boxes, Mobile Gear, Antennas, or what you want to share with the club.

ZOOM MEETING DETAILS

Topic: Columbia Amateur Radio Club April MeetingTime: Apr 4, 2022, 06:45 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/86434664158?pwd=WU1saVVUNy9jV0hlTEVSRStrNXR6Zz09

Meeting ID: 864 3466 4158Passcode: 472820One tap mobile+19294362866,,86434664158#,,,,472820# US …

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LET’S GET RADIO-ACTIVE!

WHEN: April 9th, 2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Columbia Amateur Radio Club Get Radio Active class is targeted at new and old licensed Amateur Radio Operators. This is a 3-hour session with volunteer club members who will discuss and demonstrate some topics for Radio Activity to help get you started (in no particular …

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40AH Li-ion Battery Project Update

Update! Completed the battery build, this is a good bit of kit and I give it 2/5 stars for build difficulty and 4/5 stars for quality. In this build, I used 21 2400 mah 18650 batteries that will produce a max of 40ah with the battery management board. The cost of the total project not …

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Basic Storm Spotter Training Hosted by Columbia Amateur Radio Club – April 7th

Pierce Larkin, a meteorologist with NWS Columbia will be presenting “Basic Spotter Talk” on April 7th to the Columbia Amateur Radio Club Thursday, Apr 7, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT. You don’t have to be a HAM to attend and/or be a Spotter. Register today and mark your calendars.

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Columbia Amateur Radio Club Spring Trunkfest April 30th, Pass the word!

What a great way to get outdoors; a Trunkfest is an opportunity to mingle with other Amateur Radio Operators, share ideas, and reconnect with those you haven’t seen face to face in a long while. The Columbia Amateur Radio Club Spring Trunkfest is a swap meet that is free for those who want to buy, …

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