Archive for April, 2008

New antenna at the home QTH

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008


J-Pole, originally uploaded by maxkelley.

Hey all, here’s a little personal update to the blog.. I built a copper-pipe J-Pole for 2 meters, works fairly nicely… Have it mounted on a vent pipe that’s sticking out of the roof. Design from http://www.eham.net/articles/2418.. works somewhat on 70cm as well, with a decent SWR (around 1.4). The feedline is clamped and adjustable using pipe clamps, a bit easier than soldering directly.

April 27 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, April 27th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about ARRL Field Day June 28, 29.

Check-ins: KA2JRD, KC2SPY, AF2K, K2DMG, KC2QLJ, N2KFE, KC2QZR, KC2PCD, N2AWA, K2MTH, KD8CLC, N2QDK, KC2SWZ, KB2CHY, NQ2O.

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April 27 Monroe County FM Net

Sunday, April 27th, 2008
This week’s FM net was hosted by K2RNY.
Check-ins: KC2SPY, AF2K, N2YRJ, AE2M, KA2JRD, WG2B, K2MTH, K2DMG, KC2QZR, N2IZX, AB2OY, WB2VMR, N2AWA, KC2PCD, KC2QLJ.

Traffic: None!

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April 20 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, April 20th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about making/responding to distress calls. Voice signal: MAYDAY!, CW: SOS. Repeat until responded to. When changing frequency, announce it! Receiving: Record information immediately (Location, Nature of Problem, Necessary Assistance), Respond to the call (asking situation, and to remain on frequency), call proper number such as 911, report back to station in distress after contact is made with Emergency Services, and REMAIN ON FREQ! Dayton Hamvention, May 16-18, Rochester Hamfest May 30-31. Monday Night 9:00pm SSB Net 144.260, Net Control N2MLH, Vertical Polarization for the most part.

Check-ins: KC2SPY, KC2QLJ, KA2JRD, W2DEW, AF2K, KC2SUE, W2BSN, KC2FHT, N2AWA, KC2QZR, K2MTH, W2JAA, KC2SWY, WB2VMR, WA2ZNC, WG2B, KC2PCD, KD8CLC, N2QDK, WA4CVV, KB2CHY, KC2MCC.

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April 20 Monroe County FM Net

Sunday, April 20th, 2008
This week’s FM net was hosted by WB2SXY.
Check-ins: KC2SPY, N2YRJ, AF2K, K2RNY, W2BSN, AE2M, KA2JRD, KC2QZR, W2JTR, K2MTH, N2VX, WB2QCJ, W2PHK, WG2B, KC2SWY, KC2SUE, W2JAA, WB2VMR, W2DEW, N2AWA, W1YX, K2KWK, WA2ZNC.

Traffic: None.

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April 13 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, April 13th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about the Amateur Auxiliary: what it is, what it does, etc. It is composed of ARRL volunteers, Observer stations, etc, as a service of the self-policing amateur community. Marbletown Firehall, April 19, Newark Hamfest; exams given at 10:00am; 147.745 talk-in. Dayton Hamvention 16-18th of May, a great opportunity. Rochester Hamfest, May 30-31, Dome Center. Monday Night SSB net 146.260, 9:00pm, Larry N2MLH as control op.

Check-ins: KC2SPY, AF2K, K2DMG, W2BSN, N2AWA, KC2LLT, N2KFE, AB2YE, KC2QZR, N2MLH, W3OAB, KC2QLI, W2JAA, K2MTH, WB2VMR, KC2PCD, N2ZN, K2RNY, KC2FHT, N2QDK, WW2E, K2SI, NQ2O, KC2MCC, WG2B, KC2NRU, KC2OHL. (27 CHECKINS)

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April 13 Monroe County FM Net

Sunday, April 13th, 2008
This week’s FM net was hosted by W1YX.

Check-ins: KC2SPY, AF2K, W2BSN, K2RNY, AE2M, N2KFE, WG2B, N2MXD, W3OAB, K2MTH, KC2LLT, K2DMG, KC2QZR, N2IZX, WA2ZNC, WB2VMR, W2DEW, N2AWA, KC2SUE, W2JAA, K2KWK, N2MLH, NQ2O, KC2PCD, W2LB, AB2OY.

Traffic: AF2K: RDXA Tuesday 15th, Gander Mntn for April, May, June. Beginning 7:30, RDXA-RVHFG Awards Banquet Tickets available This Friday April 18th 671-4430
KC2LLT: Dualband Yaesu FT-8500 for sale, good condition, $250 or Best offer cfacer@gmail.com

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April 6 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, April 6th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about goal-setting, station configuration/layout, styles of operating, and more! Newark Hamfest April 19, Marbletown Firehall, 147.745 talk-in, exams at 10:00am. Dayton Hamvention, May 16-18. Rochester Hamfest May 30-31 Dome Center. Monday SSB Net, 144.260, Vertical Polarization. May 29 5-8pm Damascus Shrine Classic Car Cruise Night, Thurs Night, looking for ham ops to help, email Paul (usafpilot AT rochester DOT rr DOT com). April 9 7:00pm Brighton Town Hall, Richard Dolan on radio-telescopes and more.

Check-ins: W1YX, KC2SPY, N2KFE, K2LKK, W2DEW, KC2PCD, AF2K, KC2QZR, KC2SUE, N2MLH, WA2FWE, KA2JRD, W3OAB, K2DMG, N2RGU, AB2YE, WW2E, KD8CLC, NQ2O, WG2B, KC2MCC.

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April 6 Monroe County FM Net

Sunday, April 6th, 2008
This week’s FM net was hosted by N2IZX.
Check-ins: KC2SPY, AF2K, K2LKK, K2RNY, WB2SXY, W3OAB, K2DMG, KC2QZR, W2JTR, WB2VMR, WA2FWE, WO2P, W2DEW, KC2SUE, N2MLH, KA2JRD, N2RGU, N2LJR.

Traffic: K2LKK: Radioshack 2m amp 5w/25w $30, HTX-202 w/ 3-4 battery packs, cases, wall chargers, needs to be realigned $30. 585-323-1294.
KA2JRD: Looking for J-Pole 265-0026.

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