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Tower Hardware for Sale

Members and friends of SJCARS: I am posting this on behalf of Scott Honaker, N7SS and Microhams in case any on you are looking for Rohn 25 tower sections or other tower hardware. Years ago Microhams used towers for large Field Day events on campus.  One year we had an incident trying to bring the […]

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Dan, N6AU, has provided programming files for the Alinco DR135, DR235 and DR435 mono-band radios. You can find them under Files/Frequencies/Alinco

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Remember Those Pesky Regs?

From the recent Ragnar Relay from Blaine to Langley: “I received a “Notice of Violation” from an ARRL OO (Official Observer), for the participants in Ragnar on Day 1, for improper station identification. Apparently some participants were using their tactical call signs, but forgetting the 10 minute station ID rule.” For drills and events where we use […]

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Generators and Gas

A number of us have generators but enough fuel can be sticky. I know of problems with long term storage of gas even with Stabil. The Shell Station in Friday Harbor back by Harbor Rental sells Ethanol-Free mid-grade gas. Ethanol is hygroscopic, meaning it pulls moisture from the air which is at the root of […]

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An updated Frequency List is now available on this web site reflecting the numerous frequency changes made on October 16th. Also changed are some repeater designations and, notably, the renaming of the 220 repeater on the Mt. Constitution high site. That repeater now shows as RPT-21. Our old 145.25 frequency has been deleted. You can […]

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Still having Phone Problems?

Century-link has restored phone service both on and off island. DSL Internet is at 50% of normal capacity. If you’re still having problems, here’s a link to report them. SanJuanFiberCut This is for Land Line Service ONLY! Please don’t report Cellphone Problems

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Have You Heard WWV Lately?

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Amateur Radio on Last Man Standing

FYI … fun, interesting 13 minute clip on YouTube about amateur radio and primetime TV …. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCCCBkdGQQY 73, Hoop

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