Archive for March, 2008

March 30 Monroe County FM Net

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
This week’s FM net was hosted by N2AWA.
Check-ins: KC2SPY, AF2K, W2BSN, K2LKK, N2VX, N2YRJ, AE2M, N2KFE, WB2SXY, W3OAB, K2SI, WB2KAO, WB2PAY, KC2NRU, KC2LLP, WA2FWE, W2HYP, N2MLH, KA2JRD, KC2FHT, KC2PCD, NQ2O, W2DEW, KC2SUE.

Traffic: K2LKK: 2m amplifier 5w-to-25w $30 323-1294
N2VX: RG11 coax 120 feet $10, Transformers for 12v PSU 381-3102
WB2SXY: RARA Meeting this Friday, 3B7C Dxpedition Video, East Henrietta Road FD, rochesterham.org
W2HYP: Repeater equipment UHF repeater 40w in 24inch rack, $450, UHF duplexer for $100, another UHF with everything $750, Loaded 6 meter repeater.. w2hyp@frontiernet.net 226-2882

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March 30 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about the “10 Secrets for Ham Operators”. 1. Listen, Listen, Listen; 2. “Buddy-up” with someone also a newbie; 3. Know your equipment; 4. Follow manufacturer instructions at first; 5. Don’t be afraid to use any reference available for info; 6. Nobody knows everything! 7. Practice courtesy; 8. Find some regulars friends, join in; 9. Don’t be discouraged; 10. Relax, it’s a hobby. Sunday Afternoon AM AWA Net 3.837 (megacycles). 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Newark Hamfest April 19th, Marbletown Firehall, talk-in freq 147.745, exams begin 10:00am, walkins welcome. Dayton Hamvention, May 16-18, Dayton, Ohio. Rochester Hamfest 30-31 at Dome Arena. 144.260 USB net Monday evenings 9:00pm. Most are vertical-polarized.

Check-ins: WB2KAO, W2BSN, KC2LLP, KC2SPY, AF2K, K2RNY, N2MLH, W2DEW, K2LKK, WB2PAY, KC2SUE, WA2FWE, N2AWA, N2KFE, K2SI, W3OAB, WB2UAQ, K2MTH, WW2E, KB2CHY, KC2FHT, KC2MCC, KD8CLC, KC2QLI, NQ2O. (25 Check-ins)

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March 23 Monroe County FM Net

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008
This week’s FM net was hosted by N2IZX.

Check-ins: KA2JRD, KC2SPY, K2LKK, N2ZIC, W2BSN, AF2K, K2RNY, N2LJR, WB2SXY, N2KFE, N2MXD, KC2QLJ, W3OAB, K2DMG, WB2PAY, W2JTR, KC2QZR, WB2DJR, KE2LW, KC2PCD, WG2B, W2JAA.

Traffic: K2DMG: looking for Kenwood R2000 585-200-0657 k2dmg@yahoo.com
K2LKK: Radioshack 2m amplifier 5w in/30w out $30 585-323-1294

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March 23 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we had a light topic and just discussed our projects. Len, KC2PCD, suggested a topic of baluns for next week? April 19th, Newark Hamfest: Marbletown Firehall opens at 7:00am, exams begin at 10:00. May 16-18 Dayton Ohio Hamvention. Rochester Hamfest May 30-31. Mountain Dew Ham Radio commercial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MieEfkwICB8

Check-ins: KA2JRD, KC2SPY, W2BSN, AF2K, K2DMG, KC2PCD, WB2PAY, KC2QLJ, N2KFE, N2MSG, W3OAB, KC2QZR, W2JAA, WW2E, KB2CHY, K2LKK, K2SHN, KC2SCZ, KB1LQC, WG2B, KC2FHT, KC2MCC. (22 STATIONS!)

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March 16 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, March 16th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about part 2 of our RFI interference discussion: shielding problems, filtering problems, proper grounding. 19th of April, Newark Hamfest, Marbletown Firehall, Drumlins Amateur Radio Club. DXpeditions with 5T5DC, 9X0R, HQ8R. Ideas for a CQ Net at QRS (slow speed), SWL (shortwave-listening) net email usafpilot A-T rochester D-O-T rr D-O-T com.

Check-ins: KC2SPY, AF2K, KE2LW, KA2JRD, K2LKK, N2KFE, W2BSN, N2AWA, WB2PAY, WB2VMR, WB2KAO, KC2PCD, KC2QZR, K2MTH, N2MLH, WB2UAQ, KC2KPL, KB2CHY.

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March 16 Monroe County FM Net

Sunday, March 16th, 2008
This week’s FM net was hosted by K2RNY.
Check-ins: KA2JRD, KC2SPY, K2LKK, W2BSN, AF2K, AE2M, N2LJR, KC2PCD, N2MXD, KC2KPL, K2MTH, W2JTR, WB2PAY, K2FX, WB2VMR, WA3VRE, N2MLH, N2AWA, WB2KAO, KC2QZR, N2KFE, KA2EER, KE2LW.

Traffic: K2LKK, TenTec 10amp PSU, RadioShack 2m amplifier: 5w/30w ($30), 323-1294
N2MXD, Friday, RRRA auction, doors open at 7:15, bring treasures + cash, 10% sales to club. Auctioneers K2MP, KG2I.
WB2PAY, Looking for vintage AM radio, 621-3017, Ranger, Apache, DX100, etc.
K2FX, Wanted: MFJ Grandmaster keyer, preferably 484C, 764-1189
N2AWA, Looking for Hallicrafters SX101, N2AWA@arrl.net or 924-4919
WB2KAO, March RDXA meeting Tuesday, 7:30pm, Napagino’s Restaurant, 250 and 441. Dinner 5:30 to 6:00. Gadget night with presentation by K6PSP.

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March 9 Monroe County FM Net

Sunday, March 9th, 2008
This week’s FM net was hosted by WB2SXY.
Check-ins: AF2K, KC2SPY, N2LJR, W2BSN, KC2QZR, KB2CHY, K2MTH, KC2PCD, N2KFE, WB2VMR, W2DEW, KC2SUE, N2AWA, W2JTR.

Traffic: KB2CHY – RRRA March 21 Auction, K2MP and KG2I auctioneers, Drumlins Fest April 19 http://drumlinsarc.org/

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March 9 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, March 9th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about computer RF interference, its sources, and how to reduce it. The six steps: 1: Find where RFI is strongest, 2: Disconnect mouse, serial cables, video cables, power cable, etc, then turn on computer and see RFI increases, 3: Connect things sequentially, note the increase of RFI. 4: Turn on monitor, note increase in RFI, run text + graphic modes. 5: Reconnect radio to powersupply, note RFI increase. 6: Disconnect antenna, note RFI presence.

Check-ins: KC2SPY, KA2JRD, W2BSN, N2AWA, AF2K, W2DEW, KC2PCD, N2KFE, KC2HTL, KC2SUE, KC2QZR, K2MTH, WB2PAY, W3OAB, WB2UAQ, WW2E, K2KWK, KB2CHY, KC2MCC, N2ZN.

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Addition to the Shack?

Sunday, March 9th, 2008


FT-450, originally uploaded by maxkelley.

Well, I’ve been looking for an HF transceiver a little bit, because I just can’t wait to talk to the world on bands other than 2m and 70cm.. So, my first HF rig will hopefully be this Yaesu FT-450 and a G5RV dipole.. I can’t wait! It’ll be a great deal of fun. I found the FT-450 on UniversalRadio.com for $650, which is cheaper than most other places, but still not cheap. Which brings me to another thing, which is the addition of ads to the site… What ads, you ask? Scroll to the bottom of this page, there’s one, and there’s also one on the right sidebar.. So, please, help me out if you can, click a little. :)

Monroe County FM and Newbie Net tonight…

March 2 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about VHF/UHF antennas, their polarization, mobile antennas and their mounting,

Check-ins: KA2JRD, KC2SPY, AF2K, N2AWA, K2ZS, W2BSN, KC2QLJ, KC2PCD, KC2QZR, K2LKK, KC2HTL, KB2CHY, WW2E, KB2CHM, KC2MCC.

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