Greetings everyone! We will meet in person at the ETV building and encourage all to join us there. In case you can’t make the meeting below is Zoom meeting information for Monday.Continue reading
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.
Winlink for Emergency Communications: Beginners Workshop
Wait what? Last month’s Ham and Eggs attendees received a USB key packed with tools and software for Winlink, JS8Call, and VARAChat. Perfect timing, there is training posted at ARES-SC.org that will take you through Winlink A-Z. More details are below:
NOTE: This is will a late evening event, it is posted to be a 7 pm PST time, making it 10 pm for the east coast.
March Ham and Eggs – Parks on the Air
March Ham and Eggs will feature Parks on the Air (POTA). So, what is POTA? POTA (Parks on The Air) is a part of Ham Radio that is growing in popularity. It starts when a Ham Radio operator travels to a National, State, or County Park listed on the POTA website. The Ham Radio Operator sets up their equipment and tries to make radio contact with other Ham Radio operators. There are many ways to communicate but the most common modes are SSB (talking on the radio), digital modes, i.e. FT8, and CW (like morse code). During this presentation we will cover:
- Getting Started with POTA
- Getting Started for Hunters
- Getting Started for Activators
- and Awards
At the conclusion of Ham and Eggs join Micheal KF4W, Tedd K4TLC, and Jim W4JLP at Sesquicentennial State Park for a demonstration of POTA activation using SSB and Digital modes. Did I mention, lunch? We will be grilling hamburgers with baked beans and mac ‘n cheese.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When you arrive at the gate, inform the gate personnel you are visiting the POTA event. Please make sure you give them your name and call sign if you have one. The POTA event is at Picnic table 3 which is near the boat house.
Open picnic table 3 with plenty of parking for those who want to set up their go-box/mobile for POTA.
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Solar flare expected to hit Earth within days sparking power grid disruption after ‘canyon of fire’ burst from the Sun
SOURCE: The Sun
A SOLAR flare is expected to hit Earth within days and could spark magnetic storms and power grid disruptions. The potential for a solar storm comes after a recent eruption on the surface of the Sun that caused a “canyon of fire” to burst across the surface.
W4JLP asks that all monitor Amateur Radio Bands, make note of any disturbance, and report to ARRL / NOAA any noticeable issue or disturbance.Continue reading
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July Ham and Eggs! Great turnout and fellowship!
Had a great time at Ham and Eggs today… If you missed it come see us next month on the third Saturday of August… Plans are being made for the rest of the year!!! Looking forward to everyone’s help in planning a tape measure antenna build, fox hun, Christmas party, Winter Field Day, and More!
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Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Opportunities Available To You
During the July CARC Monthly meeting Mark Goddard outlined Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Opportunities Available to Hams. Below is a great reference PDF you can download and reference.Continue reading
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Columbia Amateur Radio Club July Zoom Meeting
Zoom meeting will open at 6:45 PM Monday, July 11th. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM.
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Passed the Exam…Got the ticket. So Now What? Let’s get “Radio-Active”
WHEN: Saturday, June 25th at 9 am
Where: Sesquicentennial State Park (See Field Day Information at W4CAE.Com)
- SIMPLEX RADIO Operations: 2m & 70 cm :
- REPEATERS Operations: Local & Linked and Statewide Systems
- Where to get Frequencies for Programming Your Radio
- RepeaterBook.com on your Computer
- Repeater Book App for Your Phone (Very Different)
- Radio set up and antenna suggestions… Just ask the antenna group
- Nets: Why have Nets & how to check into a Net
- We PRACTICE & PRACTICE & PRACTICE
- Find Nets @ W4CAE.com & SCHEART.us
- QRZ.com – Call sign Look Up – plus much, much more
- Emergency Operations: A R E S: Amateur Radio Emergency Services
- ARES assist County Gov’s during Ex & Em, SCHEART, MURS , AUX COM
- Activities in the Area: Helping n/p organizations with communications
- To get additional help after this class…Find an Elmer (mentor).
- We make ham stuff like antennas, etc.
- Local Clubs
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CARC July Meeting will be July 11th!
Our next scheduled monthly meeting will fall on July 4th. ETV will be closed in observance of the holiday, we have planned to have our next meeting on July 11th at the same time and same place.
Zoom call details will be posted the weekend before the meeting at www.W4CAE.com
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