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Fiber Outage Notes

Posted at UDR’s request below are some of the notes I took during the fiber communications outage the evening of April 12, 2018 The outage was scheduled at 9pm. Rock Island: Some fiber internet (and voip Ooma) went down at 8:33p (just on SJI?) and some not till 9:05p. Intermittent restoration around 11:30p fully operational […]

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Please see the attached Agenda and associated files for the April meeting. Agenda for April 2018 new HAM callguide KI7XXX SJI Marathon event flyer

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2017 ILLW

This year’s ILLW was hampered by poor propagation as we head towards a sunspot minimum.   However, we still had a good time. Mike, N7TLL, and Ed, KD7TUN, arrived at 8am and began setting up.  Mike brought his trusty antenna rope launcher, a cut down fly rod with a golf ball on the end of 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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MFSK-32

MFSK-32 is a digital mode supported in FLDIGI with interesting potential for emcom.  In addition to being a robust text mode for HF and VHF/UHF it can be used for pictures, graphics and HTML. The link will take you to a YouTube presentation that was actually prepared for broadcasters but demonstrates the modes abilities.

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2016 ILLW Results

This year’s ILLW (International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend) event, with the usual station set up at Lime Liln Lighthouse, was enhanced by Dan, N6AU, activating Cattle Point Lighthouse.  There was some concern during the planning stage that Cattle Point might not qualify as a lighthouse, but Dan’s submission to illw.net was accepted, and Cattle Point […]

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Used Test Equipment Sale!

The following test equipment will be auctioned off at the next club meeting, all proceeds going to the SJCARS treasury. The upper unit is a Fluke 8010A.  The display is sick, barely readable.  Buy this for parts, or to put your own project in the case. The lower unit is a Fluke 8000A, and appears […]

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