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Old 03-03-2009, 01:44 PM
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Default The Great Rising Sun Radio Tune-Up (Or How I Learned to Love Ham Radio Field Days)

There is some interest in antenna and radio tuning, I think this needs to be formalized. I am still planning to bring my junk to the March meeting, but this really needs more time. Should this be part of the WBPP or should we schedule something separate? Personally I think a RS field day would be pretty fun, get some of the extra class people to drag out HF gear and show us how it's done!
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:15 PM
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I think this is a great idea and needs its own day. HF could be demonstrated as well as cross band repeat for HT to mobile communications while on the trail. We could also cover general trail related HAM use, including simplex, repeaters, autopatch (for emergencies and so on), etc.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:08 PM
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I was hoping to offer up some antenna tuning at the WBPP but since my junk isn't working at the moment, I can't confidently show someone how to do it.
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Sounds like the WBPP is going to be a full day. I think a seperate radio tech session would be Uber cool, especially if it could happen before I need to go buy new gear. I need some schooling on rigs before I spend my $.

This brings up something that Ricardo and I had briefly discussed. The Wasatch crew does monthly "Tech nights" in addition to their meetings. Seems our club has enough tech worthy stuff happening to try and make it an official gathering. Such as, if the meeting is the first Wed of every month, tech night could be the third Wed of every month or other, etc..

just a thought.
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Tech Nights would be cool... Might even be more popular than the meetings?

GRSRTU is a great idea. I'd come up for that.
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Tech nights is a great idea. Also, some type of RS Hamfest is great too, and should be its own event separate from the WBPP. Call it the "Ham & Eggs run," we all drive out somewhere sorta remote (but stocker-asccessible) and cook breakfast, then sit on our tailgates and discuss the finer points of vehicle communication.
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If we do it March 17th, we could have green eggs and ham.
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This sounds promising to me. I could stand to learn some of the finer points of antenna optimization, and have mine checked.

But I fear we'll all get cold outside in our tighty-whiteys....
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This sounds promising to me. I could stand to learn some of the finer points of antenna optimization, and have mine checked.

But I fear we'll all get cold outside in our tighty-whiteys....
Dude, long johns. Duh.



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I was thinking of those red union suits they sell at the Surplus stores.
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