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  Coax Loss Calculator
Posted by: N8ZED - 12-10-2017, 10:33 AM - Forum: Just Plain Handy Stuff - No Replies

Doing research on building some HF antennas I ran across this on line calculator.

Easy to use and covers a lot of cable types. Easily falls under the "just plain handy" category!

Check it out - http://www.timesmicrowave.com/calculator...ulate#form

REMEMBER - 3dB of line loss cuts your transmit power reaching your antenna in HALF! Using the right feed line for the operating frequency is important.

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  UPCOMING GRANTS
Posted by: KE8CPN - 10-15-2017, 02:16 PM - Forum: Operations and Planning - Replies (1)

MOTOROLA 2018 GRANT
https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/...ation.html

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  SK SK K8NYT
Posted by: KE8CPN - 10-11-2017, 11:59 PM - Forum: The History of UP Clubs - No Replies

http://www.bcra.us/k8nyt

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  BCRA APRS DIGI Ontonagon Project
Posted by: KE8CPN - 09-24-2017, 09:49 PM - Forum: Operations and Planning - Replies (2)

BCRA has added an internet gateway in Ontonagon, Michigan. This is at the special graces of Skip Schultz.



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Big Grin Searchable Database of US and Canada Repeaters
Posted by: N8ZED - 09-14-2017, 12:05 PM - Forum: Just Plain Handy Stuff - No Replies

I was glad to run across this!

An easy to search by just about any parameter database of repeaters.

Search by state, band, frequency, etc etc.

https://www.repeaterbook.com/repeaters/i...te_id=none

Now that's handy! [Image: biggrin.png]

N8ZED

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  "Class" Format Options
Posted by: N8ZED - 09-13-2017, 04:29 PM - Forum: Ham Class Plans and Ideas - Replies (1)

Thinking about this - there may be some options we can consider outside a several day formal classroom course.

Some of those might include -

Advertise for or otherwise round up potential candidates.

     Direct them to resource links for self study here on UPHams.net. Kind of like an on line university.

     Advise participants to post questions to a thread here where we can all pitch in and offer answers and help.

     That way we'd have time to provide the best answers.

     We wouldn't all have to set aside a set of times/days we could "teach" a class in person.

     We could recommend participants do a set or group of sets, of questions a week just as the test is broken up by sections and topics.

     Once the online training is complete we might offer a Saturday morning 3 hour review/question answer period in person. Assembled where the test will be held. Break for lunch, and then have the exam. That might get the most folks the best chance of passing.

     A format something like that would take the load off teachers and time commitment/scheduling, etc. Also get info to participants in a way they can schedule around there own personal activities. Teachers could bone up and do a set of questions during the review morning.

JUST throwing out some ideas folks.

Thanks Brian

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  Sources of Ham Radio Guides:
Posted by: KE8CPN - 09-12-2017, 11:56 PM - Forum: Ham Class Plans and Ideas - Replies (1)

No non-sense Technician Guide: https://www.kb6nu.com/wp-content/uploads...de-v20.pdf
(This is the one MTU Uses)

Instruction and Teaching Aids
http://www.arrl.org/instruction-teaching-and-study-aids

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  HAM GRANTS
Posted by: KE8CPN - 09-12-2017, 11:37 PM - Forum: Operations and Planning - No Replies

ARRL EDUCATION GRANT
http://www.arrl.org/etp-grants

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  TIME CHANGE 2017 Chassell Multi Club Swap, April 22
Posted by: N8ZED - 04-19-2017, 11:36 AM - Forum: Upcoming Events - No Replies

CHANGE IN TIME NOTICE!!!

Some outlets had the closing time listed later than 1:00 PM, it is now 1:00 so starts at 9:00AM, runs to 1:00PM

[b]Multi-Club Amateur Radio Swap – $3 Cost
[/b]
Where: 42103 Wilson Memorial Drive (US 41) (Chassell VFW Hall)
When: April 22, 2017  9 AM 1 PM
[b]Contact: stukauppila@chartermi.net
[/b]

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  SOLD -- VHF/UHF Dual Band Amplifier RFConcepts RFC2/70 Perfect for an HTG
Posted by: N8ZED - 04-17-2017, 04:50 PM - Forum: Classifieds - No Replies

RF Concepts, RFC2/70G, 2 meter and 70 cm amplifier. 143-149 mHZ – 5w in- 30 out. 430-450 mHZ – 5w in- 20 out. It has an RX preamp if that also boosts incoming signals. I found a manual on the internet recently and I could copy that to a cd if you don't have the capability to get it yourself.

Tested and works exactly as intended. This is a really nice addition to an HT for use in the shack or mobile, 12 volt operation.

PM or email me through UPHAMS if interested.

$75



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