Archive for May, 2008

May 25 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, May 25th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about FCC testing requirements and had a nice open debate. Aaaand, I wasn’t there for the rest of the net..

Check-ins: KC2SPY, AF2K, N2YRJ, KC2QZR, KC2TJV, AG4GD, N2AWA, KC2DCH, KC2PCD, N2MLH, K2MTH, N2KFE, KC2NRU, KA2JRD.

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May 25 Monroe County FM Net

Sunday, May 25th, 2008
This week’s FM net was hosted by N2AWA.
Check-ins: KC2SPY, N2ZIC, AF2K, N2YRJ, WB2SXY, N2KFE, W2PHK, K2DMG, W3OAB, K2MTH, KC2NRU, WB2VMR, KC2SUE, W2DEW, K2KWK, WD8CQB, N2MLH, KC2DCH, KC2MCB, KC2PCD.

Traffic: K2DMG: Icom W32A or Kenwood TS(something HT) 585-200-0657 k2dmg@yahoo.com

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May 18 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, May 18th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about the ARRL and its benefits to you (QST magazine, ARRL.org, the Technical Reference Service, ARRL manual, representation to government, more!) May 30-31 Rochester Hamfest at Dome Arena. Commercial Broadcast Station tour planned for the fall, interested, email usafpilot AT rochester DOT rr DOT com. Monday Night SSB Night 144.260, 9pm, N2MLH control op. ARRL Field Day June 28-29 at Webster Park Campgrounds, sign in on the Newbie Net sheet! RARA Picnic, Saturday June 21, for members of all Rochester clubs; Creekside Lodge, Ellison Park; RSVP wb2sxy@arrl.net. AntennaBuster™ Report: tommorow 20-30mph winds from W. CW Practice starting in September!

Check-ins: KC2SPY, KA2JRD, AF2K, KC2PCD, KC2QLJ, KC2QZR, W2DEW, KC2FHT, KC2DCH, K2MTH, W3OAB, K2SI, N2KFE, N2YRJ, N8YG, W2RLK, KC2NRU, N2QDK, NF2G, NY2U, W2XBS, KB2KFV, KB2CHY, N2TJM, WW2E.

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May 18 Monroe County FM Net

Sunday, May 18th, 2008
This week’s FM net was hosted by N2IZX.
Check-ins: KA2JRD, KC2SPY, AF2K, N2ZIC, K2RNY, N2YRJ, K2LKK, WA2ZNC, K2MTH, WB2SXY, WG2B, KC2QZR, W2NWT, KA2GLP, WB2VMR, W1YX, KC2SUE, W2DEW, K2KWK.

Traffic: K2LKK: MFJ 25amp switching PSU $75, HTX-202 handheld with various accessories $30, 2 meter amplifier 5w/25w $30, 323-1294, Looking for ride to Hamfest on Saturday

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Inkscape Experimentation

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Playing with shadows and gradients in Inkscape, a Linux vector imaging program (Windows versions also available). I love the clean lines of SVG images. What you see below, though, is actually a PNG.. sorry. Also, if you are using Internet Explorer 6, chances are, the PNG below won’t render nicely. Click on it for a bigger image.

May 11 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, May 11th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about radio scanners, listening to police, sheriff, fire rescue, highway patrol, ambulance, air traffic, control, news media, space shuttle, NWS, and maritime operations. Radio scanner is a special receiver made to pick up a multitude of signals and sometimes simultaneously on different bands. Why do people have them? Public safety, neighborhood watch, natural disasters, and… they’re fun for curiosity! Dayton Hamvention May 16-18, Rochester Hamfest May 30-31 at Dome Arena, CW Practice begins in September on 88 repeater. Monday Night SSB net 144.260, N2MLH control op, 9PM. WHAM Tour this fall, any interested email usafpilot AT rochester DOT rr DOT com. RDXA Field Day at Webster Park, June 20-21?, newbie gathering at W2RDX field day.

Check-ins: N2UIO, KC2SPY, KA2JRD, K2DMG, AF2K, KC2PCD, W2BSN, KC2QZR, N2KFE, W2JAA, K2LKK, N2IZX, K2MTH, N2MLH, KB2CHY, N2QDK, KC2NRU, KC2FHT, KC2SCZ, W2XBF.

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May 11 Monroe County FM Net

Sunday, May 11th, 2008
This week’s FM net was hosted by N2IZX.
Check-ins: KA2JRD, KC2SPY, N2ZIC, W2BSN, AF2K, K2LKK, AE2M, N2YRJ, WB2SXY, KC2FHT, KE2LW, N2KFE, N2MXD, N2UIO, K2MTH, W3OAB, K2DMG, KC2TJN, WB2PAY, KC2QZR, AB2OY, KB2CHY, W2RFM, W2DEW, WB2VMR, KC2SUE, N2MLH, WA3VRE, W2COP, N2QDK, NY3U?, K2KWK, W2JAA.

Traffic: W2RFM: Butler Hamfest June 1, Buffalo hams organizing bus to go to Pennsylvania, cutoff May 23 for signup, $27, Contact W2KYM 716 531 5364 or Bob 716 628 1211.
K2LKK: MFJ 25amp Power Supply, working, $75 or BO. Radioshack 2m amp 5w/25w $30, Radioshack HTX-202 w/ batt+accessories $30, Looking for ride to Rochester Hamfest (Friday +/ Saturday) will chip in for gas, 585-323-1294, k2lkk@frontiernet.net
W2BSN: SK Russ Schroeder, W2BYY, passed away last Thursday, was active with AWA and RVHFG.

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May 4 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, May 4th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about SWLing (shortwave listening), including DX listening in the US and around the world. Dayton Hamvention May 16-18; Rochester Hamfest, May 30-31, Dome Arena; CW Practice Net, beginning in September, copying CW and sending, too! Monday Night SSB Net 9pm, 144.260, N2MLH Net Op, most people Vertical Polarized. Field Day for RDXA, Webster Park, sign up sheet for newbies! Possible tour of radio broadcast station (WHAM) in the works for the fall.. Comments?: usafpilot AT rochester DOT rr DOT com.

Check-ins: KC2SPY, K2LKK, W2BSN, AF2K, KC2QLJ, N2MLH, W2JAA, K2SI, W3OAB, K2MTH, KC2QZR, WG2B, KC2FHT, N2KFE, KC2PCD, KB2CHY, WB2UAQ.

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May 4 Monroe County FM Net

Sunday, May 4th, 2008
This week’s FM net was hosted by K2RNY.

Check-ins: KC2SPY, K2LKK, AF2K, N2YRJ, W2SKY, AE2M, WB2SXY, KA2JRK, WG2B, KC2FHT, N2KFE, KB2CHY, W2NWT, KC2QZR, K2SI, W2JTR, WB2PAY, AB2OY, WB2VMR, W2DEW, KC2SUE, WD8CQB, N2MLH, N2AWA, KC2QLJ, KF2VW, W3OAB, KC2PCD, K2MTH.

Traffic: K2LKK: Radioshack 2m amplifier 5w->30w $30; Radioshack HTX-202 with battery cases, packs, charger, rubber duck, 5khz off $30; Looking for ride to Rochester Hamfest 30th or 31st, willing to chip in for gas, 323-1294.
KA2JRK: In need of operators for Parade Saturday, 244-4005.
KB2CHY: Audio link not passing audio between Cobbs Hill + Westfall, 88 reception slightly degraded for the moment. RRRA Meeting Friday, Pittsford Town Hall, 7:00pm.
KF2VW: Looking for Microphone for slant-face Regency Wilson 2510. 391-3410.
WB2SXY: RARA passes resolution and elected new officers, Rates: $15 regular, $10 senior, $1 addl family, $10 student. Elected people: W2KRH, N2AWA, KO2I, AB2OY, W2ZEY, N2IXD, KC2PCD, WB2PYD, K2SI, KG2I, WB2SXY.
K2RNY: Looking for Panavise, k2rny@frontiernet.net.

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