The club supported the MS Walk fundraiser in Schaumburg on Sunday, May 5, 2018. There was a little rain before the event started but it quickly warmed up. Our members were the eyes on the course reporting back to the event organizers how the walk was progressing. We also relayed any requests for first aid … Continue reading "MS Walk"
Our message board recently had a great discussion about how to properly size a battery when operating remote. Robert W9RKK asked: I’m looking to buy a deep cycle battery for SARC in the Park. What kind of ampere hour rating would be sufficient? I have an Elecraft K3. Rob N9MVO replied: The question is: How … Continue reading "Battery Size for Portable Operation"
This week we repaired a Motorola service monitor, tested the SWR of an antenna, programmed a HT and used 4nec2 to confirm 2m antenna dimensions.
By Bob W9DXR With the upcoming weather spotting season, this article we recently unearthed is very timely. My wife recently came across a newspaper clipping from around 1959 that her family had kept. At that time the use of black and white television was still predominant and I believe the following method of tornado detection … Continue reading "RF Tornado Detection, 1959"
The club recently helped Ray WA9BLP refurbish his tower, antennas and shack. A full write up can be found in the March 2018 RHG. Kevin K9AAB provided this video documenting the process.