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April CARC Meeting

ARE YOU READY FOR AN EMERGENCY?

Greetings all! April meeting will feature Richard KQ4AMK presenting alternative power solutions highlighting Off-Grid Power and Communications for hams, this should be a very informative presentation. Do you have something you like to share/demonstrate, bring it! Let’s see what you are working on.

Topics are but are not limited to:

  • Types of emergencies.- Examples 
  • Preparedness – List to pass out.  ON-GRID / OFF-GRID 
  • Food, water, power, meds, heat, communications, cooking, first aid …etc. 
  • Emergency Solar Generators 
  • Water Purification
  • Emergency Radio- Weather / News
  • Security 
  • Emergency Communications: The Internet is out and cell phones do not work.  THEN WHAT?
  • HF/ VHF/UHF
  • Winlink 
  • Go- PACK 
  • ARES …others.

…etc. 

Zoom detail:

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Wait a hamming minute: HamClock and Windows?

Windows 10/11, WSL 2.0, Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS

Want a program to display tons of Amateur Radio-related information? Many believe the only way to have a Geochron-like display is to install Linux on a dedicated system such as a Raspberry PI or a compatible PC or Laptop. Well, you can do that and have a reliable system displaying this beautiful screen on a large TV monitor. But, what if you don’t have a Raspberry Pi or spare PC? You can run the application in a little-known Linux sub-system environment in Windows.

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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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March CARC Monthly Meeting!

Greetings all, this month our main presentation will be Bill, W4FSV, taking us through the history and theories of Tubes in Amateur Radio. This will be a fantastic presentation, join us if you can.

Meeting Agenda

  • Call to order
  • Opening Welcome
  • Treasurer report
  • Approval of Club Minutes
  • Bill, W4FSV Presentation
  • Update of SCQSO Party
  • Open Business
  • New Business
  • Adjourn
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February CARC Meeting Zoom

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 the Zoom meeting information for Monday.

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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.

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Winter Field Day 2023

The last Winter Field Day planning Zoom meeting is Wednesday 25th at 7:00 pm:

Click here for details in the Club Calendar

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