Audio of the meeting:
- Members in attendance:
- Kirk KK6KC
- Teresa AG6OD
- Bob KK6WYW
14 members have paid dues for 2017
Kirk talked about using APRS during his recent RV trip. His system involved a little Bluetooth APRS tracker device, a radio, and an old phone running APRSdroid.
Tom did a SOTA hike and got at least 4 contacts.
Bob studied for his General license and takes the exam on Saturday. He may do a SOTA hike after the exam.
Bob needs a computer for the A2 shack. Kirk will look into getting a redeployed system from the Aerospace loan pool.
Some of the radios in the A2 shack have issues. One doesn’t tune and another doesn’t receive well but seems to transmit OK using a 10 m horizontal dipole on the penthouse roof. We may want to put an inverted V dipole on the penthouse.
Antenna survey for the A2 shack will take place Thursday Feb 2 at 1 pm for antenna planning.
- Upcoming Events:
- 1/28-29 Winter Field Day
- 1/28 Montana QSO party
- 1/28 TRW swap meet
- 2/4 Palm Springs Hamfest
- 2/4 Vermont QSO party
- 2/17-18 Yuma Hamfest
- 6/24-25 Field Day (Kirk will be out of town)
1st prize to Bob who picked the 40 m transceiver kit
2nd prize to Kirk who picked the heat shrink tubing set
3rd prize to Teresa who got the diagonal cutters