Club Spotlight – RSARS, Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society

Filed Under (Antennas, Club Spotlight, Reference Material) by Jonathan on 28-02-2010

Every now and then, a club does something neat.  The Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society (RSARS) is an interesting club.  Their membership consists of:

Membership of The Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society (RSARS) is open to anyone interested in amateur radio and who has completed service with the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom or certain other countries or is currently serving.

But, for the rest of us, they do have some neat PDF’s of some good antenna projects and useful accessories, including:

THE 40m 4-SQUARE ANTENNA – EA5AVL
A STUDY OF LOUIS VARNEY’S G5RV ANTENNA
CONVERTING THE G5RV for 80m operation
Air Cored 1 : 1 HF BALUN
Antenna Relay Switch – EA5AVL
5-BAND HF VERTICAL – EA5AVL
20m ELEVATED VERTICAL – G8ODE
20m half-wave END FED ANTENNA – Stub matched
20m helically wound MOBILE ANTENNA – EA5AVL
40m quarter-wave VERTICAL END FED ANTENNA – G8ODE
40m EH RECEIVE ANTENNA – G8ODE
160-80-40m END FED ANTENNA – GØCSK
160m ELEVATED FIBREGLASS VERTICAL ANTENNA – G3SZU
160m TOP BAND END FED ANTENNA – G3YEU
160m TOP BAND INVERTED “L” ANTENNA – G8ODE
AIR CORED 1-1 HF BALUN – G8ODE
ALTAI SWR-2T METER CONVERSION
BREMI ANTENNA MATCHER for HF QRP USE
CHOKE-BALUN DESIGNS – G8ODE
80-10m DOUBLET ANTENNA – G3RWF
G5RV MULTI-BAND ANTENNA – U-shaped INSTALLATION – G8ODE
HALF-SIZE G5RV CONVERSION FOR 80m – G8ODE
HALF-SIZE G5RV for a SMALL SPACE – G8ODE
80-10m MULTI-BAND ANTENNA – G8OFZ
REMOTELY OPERATED HF ANTENNA SWITCHES
SAFARI INVERTED “V” ANTENNA – G3RWF
SAFARI ROACH POLE ANTENNA – G3RWF
VERSATILE HF BALUN 1-1 and 4-1 – G8ODE
W3DZZ MULTI-BAND ANTENNA
40m and SHORT 80m ANTENNA
ZETAGI SWR MOD
G3EFYs EMPIRICAL ASYMMETRICAL ANTENNA
160m-6m HF ANTENNA TUNER – G3WME
HF ANTENNA MATCHER – G3WME
HF LOOP ANTENNA TUNER – G3WME
QRP HF ANTENNA MATCH – G3WME
LIMITED SPACE ANTENNA – G7FEK

The clubs direct URL is:

http://www.rsars.org.uk/DEFAULT.HTM

A direct link to the projects downloads are:

http://www.rsars.org.uk/ELIBRARY/docsants.htm

Northern California Contest Club online webinars – neat!

Filed Under (Antennas, Club Spotlight, Contesting, Digital Communications, Educational / Courses) by Jonathan on 02-02-2010

During the middle of last year, the Northern California Contest Club (NCCC) started a really neat online service with free webinars, geared towards contesting (but as with many such clubs, there’s something to learn for all hams).

Some topics so far:

  • “How to set up a Microham keyer”, Ira (K2RD
  • “Homebrewing a micro based (SO2R) station controller”, Jack (KF6T)
  • “N1MM: How To Configure And Operate”, John (K6MM)
  • “WriteLog: How To Configure And Operate”, Mark (K6UFO)
  • “A 160m Helically Wound Vertical”, John (K6MM)
  • “Hints and Kinks for Using HFTA”, Dean (N6BV)
  • “A 160m Helically Wound Vertical”, John (K6MM)
  • “RTTY For Newbies”, (K6DGW, K6MM, N6DE, N6ML

The link to the webinars is:

http://www.nccc.cc/webinars.html

Here’s a link to NCCC direct:

http://www.nccc.cc

Raytown Amateur Radio Club’s “Technology Net”

Filed Under (Club Spotlight, New Ham Primer) by Jonathan on 08-10-2009

This week, I’m going to do something a little different and spotlight a club that is really doing something right.

Think “Go To Meeting”, but ham radio!

They have a neat thing going where someone with knowledge on a particular topic can participate and give a presentation over the air, and people can follow with downloadable slides in pdf format.  I just checked out the APRS presentation with Brian Short, KC0BS.  Neat and informative presentation.

If you missed a presentation, here’s the beauty of their site.  You can download the slides and audio and follow on your own.

Here are some of the topics in their archive:

Fox Hunting – Radio Direction Finding (RDF), John Bauerly/NWØI
The Encyclopedia of Mobile Amateur Radio, Alan Applegate/KØBG
APRS made EASY, Brian Short/KCØBS
Working Amateur Satellites with your HT, Clint Bradford/K6LCS
D-Star – Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio, Tom Rhodelander/NMØN
IRLP – The Internet Radio Linking Project & EchoIRLP, Michael Wolthuis/KB8ZGL
Propagation on VHF and above, Jacque Dupuy (JD) NØIRS
Amateur Satellite Communications, Steve Lufcy/KØOU
Amateur Radio Modulation modes, Robin Cross/WØFEN

There are others.  If you would like to check out the “Technology Net”, their URL is:

http://k0gq.com/technet.htm

The Raytown Amateur Radio Club on the web can be found at:

http://k0gq.com

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