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March 2018 NABRC Monthly Newsletter #email

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March Meeting

WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2018
6:30 PM - Fellowship
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE: North Augusta Public Service Station #2
Five Notch Road
North Augusta, SC

TALK-IN: 145.350 Mhz (-) (PL tone: 156.7)

Program: Kit building. Carl has scheduled a club build of the QRP GUYS KD1JV code trainer board at this meeting. Please bring your tools and soldering iron. The price of the kit with a battery is $20.00 (maybe a little less which he'll refund). Here is the link:

http://qrpguys.com/qrpguys-code-trainer
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School Clubs


Our school clubs are always looking for Elmers to help out. Schofield Middle School in Aiken meets on Thursdays after school. North Augusta High School meets on Wednesdays after school (resuming on the 14th).

Please come out and support these great clubs!
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Run United Half Marathon

We have another opportunity to provide support for our community. We have been asked to provide communications for the 2018 Run United Half Marathon. This is the sixth year for the event. The race will be held on Saturday April 28, 2018. It will start at 7:30 AM on Park Avenue at Newberry Street. The course winds around beautiful live oak trees, horse trails, training tracks, the Aiken Polo field and majestic properties.

The event is sponsored by Aiken Electric Cooperative. They have a reputation for taking good care of the volunteers supporting the event. In previous years they have served breakfast for the volunteers at 6:30 AM on Saturday. They also provided a T shirt that identifies the wearer as “Event Staff”. A bag with useful items has also been provided.

You can find more information about the event on-line at:

http://www.aikenco-op.org/RunUnited

Those wanting to volunteer should send an email to ae4ux@.... Include your name, callsign, email address, mobile phone number, and T shirt size.

AE4UX (Charlie) will pick up the T Shirts and bags of useful items Tuesday before the event. They will be available for volunteers to pick up at 6:30 AM on race day at the horse trailer on Newberry Street.
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Ham Radio "a Special Hobby," Young ARRL Member Tells College Publication

A rising star in the Amateur Radio world -- 19-year-old Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, of Lawrenceville, Georgia -- has caught the eye of her school, Kettering University in Michigan, where she is majoring in mechanical engineering and engineering physics. Willet already has attracted attention through her ham radio activities. Last spring, she was the keynote speaker at the 32nd annual DX Dinner® held in conjunction with Hamvention®, where her topic was "Experiencing the Hobby of a Lifetime." The previous summer, she was a member of the 2016 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure (YDXA), which operated from the island of Saba that year. Last year, she won a QST Cover Plaque Award for the article she wrote about her YDXA experience. At the 30th Hamvention Youth Forum in 2017, Willet spoke on "Plugging into Your Valuable Club Resources." She is the recipient of the ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Scholarship.

Kettering University News took notice of Willet in a February 12 article, "Kettering University Student Brings Ham Radio Hobby, Expertise to Campus," by Sarah Schuch. The article explains how an early fascination with Morse code led Willet into ham radio and inspired her to obtain her license in 2015. She now holds an Amateur Extra-class license.

"I would encourage people to consider exploring Amateur Radio, because it's a hobby that allows you to explore anything from technical electronics to international friendships," Willet is quoted as saying in the article. "It's such a special hobby because there's so many people that want to get to know you and want to help you learn and grow. It really has enabled me to mature into who I am today."
Set to graduate in 2021, Willet said her ham radio experiences have taught her a lot, some of which she is able to apply to her studies, and vice versa. She hopes to start an Amateur Radio club on campus this spring to get more students interested. In the article, Willet also pointed to Amateur Radio's public service role, citing the devastating 2017 hurricanes, where ham radio sometimes was the only available communication resource.

Ruth Willet and her mom Sharon, KM4TVU, participated in ARRL's highly successful National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event in 2016, which also was mentioned in the Kettering article.

"It's a stress relief for me," Willet said of ham radio. "I really enjoy sharing this hobby with other students."

From the ARRL Letter for February 22, 2018.
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THE KITS ARE IN !!!

Carl Juvrud
 

Dust off your soldering irons for the NABRC kit build night, March 12th meeting !!!



Re: NABRC CLUB KIT BUILD SIGNUP

Kevan Nason
 

Carl,

Probably won't at the meeting, but put me down for one. Sounds like a neat little unit. I'll pick it up whenever. Will shoot you a check.

Thanks.

Kevan

On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 9:59 AM, Carl Juvrud <cjuvrud@...> wrote:
Today is the LAST day to sign up for this club build.  Email me "off list" today at cjuvrud@....  Thanks/73 de  Carl KP2L

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:57 AM, Carl Juvrud <cjuvrud@...> wrote:
Hello Club Members,

 If you missed the club meeting last night and wish to sign up to participate in the kit building evening (March 12th in North Augusta), please email me at (cjuvrud@...) by Thursday Feb 16th.

 The cost of the code trainer kit is $20.00 including postage and the cost of the coin battery (maybe less which I will refund) .

 If you sign up, you are committed to buy the kit.  I can collect that $ from you on the night of the meeting. Sorry, I am unable to give refunds.

 Below is the link to the kit we have chosen. Should be fun, hope to c u there. 73  Carl


--
Carl Juvrud 

MY FAVORITE WIFI DEVICE:




--
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Amateur Radio Station KP2L
6680 Hiwassee Run
Aiken, S.C. 29803-0530
Home 803.643.9972
Cell 803.443.8304
cjuvrud@...

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Re: NABRC CLUB KIT BUILD SIGNUP

Carl Juvrud
 

Today is the LAST day to sign up for this club build.  Email me "off list" today at cjuvrud@....  Thanks/73 de  Carl KP2L

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:57 AM, Carl Juvrud <cjuvrud@...> wrote:
Hello Club Members,

 If you missed the club meeting last night and wish to sign up to participate in the kit building evening (March 12th in North Augusta), please email me at (cjuvrud@...) by Thursday Feb 16th.

 The cost of the code trainer kit is $20.00 including postage and the cost of the coin battery (maybe less which I will refund) .

 If you sign up, you are committed to buy the kit.  I can collect that $ from you on the night of the meeting. Sorry, I am unable to give refunds.

 Below is the link to the kit we have chosen. Should be fun, hope to c u there. 73  Carl


--
Carl Juvrud 

MY FAVORITE WIFI DEVICE:




--
Carl Juvrud 
Amateur Radio Station KP2L
6680 Hiwassee Run
Aiken, S.C. 29803-0530
Home 803.643.9972
Cell 803.443.8304
cjuvrud@...

MY FAVORITE WIFI DEVICE:

Re: NABRC CLUB KIT BUILD SIGNUP

nc8n@...
 

RR

 

From: nabrc@groups.io [mailto:nabrc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Carl Juvrud
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:21 PM
To: nabrc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nabrc] NABRC CLUB KIT BUILD SIGNUP

 

Thanks Mike.  I have you on the list.  I may take you up on your offer of copies.  Will let you know.  Tnx/73  Carl

 

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:59 PM, <nc8n@...> wrote:

Sign me up for one.  I printed the manual off, if you need me to make multiple copies for the class let me know.

 

From: nabrc@groups.io [mailto:nabrc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Carl Juvrud
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:57 AM
To: nabrc@groups.io
Subject: [nabrc] NABRC CLUB KIT BUILD SIGNUP

 

Hello Club Members,

 

 If you missed the club meeting last night and wish to sign up to participate in the kit building evening (March 12th in North Augusta), please email me at (cjuvrud@...) by Thursday Feb 16th.

 

 The cost of the code trainer kit is $20.00 including postage and the cost of the coin battery (maybe less which I will refund) .

 

 If you sign up, you are committed to buy the kit.  I can collect that $ from you on the night of the meeting. Sorry, I am unable to give refunds.

 

 Below is the link to the kit we have chosen. Should be fun, hope to c u there. 73  Carl

 

 

--

Carl Juvrud 

 

MY FAVORITE WIFI DEVICE:

 



 

--

Carl Juvrud 

Amateur Radio Station KP2L
6680 Hiwassee Run
Aiken, S.C. 29803-0530
Home 803.643.9972
Cell 803.443.8304
cjuvrud@...

 

MY FAVORITE WIFI DEVICE:

 

Re: NABRC CLUB KIT BUILD SIGNUP

Carl Juvrud
 

Thanks Mike.  I have you on the list.  I may take you up on your offer of copies.  Will let you know.  Tnx/73  Carl

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:59 PM, <nc8n@...> wrote:

Sign me up for one.  I printed the manual off, if you need me to make multiple copies for the class let me know.

 

From: nabrc@groups.io [mailto:nabrc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Carl Juvrud
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:57 AM
To: nabrc@groups.io
Subject: [nabrc] NABRC CLUB KIT BUILD SIGNUP

 

Hello Club Members,

 

 If you missed the club meeting last night and wish to sign up to participate in the kit building evening (March 12th in North Augusta), please email me at (cjuvrud@...) by Thursday Feb 16th.

 

 The cost of the code trainer kit is $20.00 including postage and the cost of the coin battery (maybe less which I will refund) .

 

 If you sign up, you are committed to buy the kit.  I can collect that $ from you on the night of the meeting. Sorry, I am unable to give refunds.

 

 Below is the link to the kit we have chosen. Should be fun, hope to c u there. 73  Carl

 

 

--

Carl Juvrud 

 

MY FAVORITE WIFI DEVICE:

 




--
Carl Juvrud 
Amateur Radio Station KP2L
6680 Hiwassee Run
Aiken, S.C. 29803-0530
Home 803.643.9972
Cell 803.443.8304
cjuvrud@...

MY FAVORITE WIFI DEVICE:

Re: NABRC CLUB KIT BUILD SIGNUP

nc8n@...
 

Sign me up for one.  I printed the manual off, if you need me to make multiple copies for the class let me know.

 

From: nabrc@groups.io [mailto:nabrc@groups.io] On Behalf Of Carl Juvrud
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 7:57 AM
To: nabrc@groups.io
Subject: [nabrc] NABRC CLUB KIT BUILD SIGNUP

 

Hello Club Members,

 

 If you missed the club meeting last night and wish to sign up to participate in the kit building evening (March 12th in North Augusta), please email me at (cjuvrud@...) by Thursday Feb 16th.

 

 The cost of the code trainer kit is $20.00 including postage and the cost of the coin battery (maybe less which I will refund) .

 

 If you sign up, you are committed to buy the kit.  I can collect that $ from you on the night of the meeting. Sorry, I am unable to give refunds.

 

 Below is the link to the kit we have chosen. Should be fun, hope to c u there. 73  Carl

 

 

--

Carl Juvrud 

Amateur Radio Station KP2L
6680 Hiwassee Run
Aiken, S.C. 29803-0530
Home 803.643.9972
Cell 803.443.8304
cjuvrud@...

 

MY FAVORITE WIFI DEVICE:

 

NABRC CLUB KIT BUILD SIGNUP

Carl Juvrud
 

Hello Club Members,

 If you missed the club meeting last night and wish to sign up to participate in the kit building evening (March 12th in North Augusta), please email me at (cjuvrud@...) by Thursday Feb 16th.

 The cost of the code trainer kit is $20.00 including postage and the cost of the coin battery (maybe less which I will refund) .

 If you sign up, you are committed to buy the kit.  I can collect that $ from you on the night of the meeting. Sorry, I am unable to give refunds.

 Below is the link to the kit we have chosen. Should be fun, hope to c u there. 73  Carl


--
Carl Juvrud 
Amateur Radio Station KP2L
6680 Hiwassee Run
Aiken, S.C. 29803-0530
Home 803.643.9972
Cell 803.443.8304
cjuvrud@...

MY FAVORITE WIFI DEVICE:

February 2018 NABRC Monthly Newsletter #email

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February Meeting

WHEN: Monday, February 12, 2018
6:30 PM - Fellowship
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE: Aiken Regional Medical Center
6th Floor, Classrooms A and B
University Parkway
Aiken, SC

TALK-IN: 145.350 Mhz (-) (PL tone: 156.7)

Program: HT WORKSHOP. For this meeting please bring your HT and the owners manual. Carl, KP2L, will be the "MC" and you will be conducting various exercises using your HT, so that you can become familiar with the basic operation of your HT. We will be helping each other where needed. If you have a way to program an HT from a laptop bring that equipment to help others get going. And if all goes well, we will show how to "cross band repeat"!!

Also, Carl has scheduled a club build of the QRP GUYS KD1JV code trainer board for the March meeting. The price of the kit with a battery is $20.00 (maybe a little less which he'll refund). He'll be collecting the money to order kits from those who wish to participate in the build. Here is the link:

http://qrpguys.com/qrpguys-code-trainer
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School Club Roundup


Starting Monday, February 12 and running through Friday, February 16 is the bi-annual ARRL School Club Roundup. School clubs from around the United States will compete to see who can make the most contacts during this week. Both local school clubs will be participating in this wonderful event.

Schofield Middle School

The Schofield Middle School, Aiken SC, Technology and Ham Radio Club, N4SMS will be on the air all 5 days starting around 2:15PM till about 6:30PM.

N4SMS will be mostly working on 20m SSB and some on 40m SSB. This club placed first overall twice in the nation in prior contests, and in the past couple of years, first in middle schools. We will be operating a ICOM 7300 with a Elecraft KPA500 amp.

They could use a couple of additional Elmers this week. If you can help out for any part of the schedule, please come. We will have cookies, snacks, non-adult beverages, and on Friday PIZZA. Let us know if you can help out. You can email Kent, KQ4KK at khufford@... for more information or to let him know you can help.

North Augusta High School

The North Augusta High School Amateur Radio Club, K4NAH, will be on the air each day from 3:00 till 6:00 PM. They could use some help setting up as well. If you can help, we will start setting up each day at 2:30 PM at the Auditorium. You will need to stop by the office first, so please allow time for signing in.

On Friday, we too will have pizza for the students who participated in the Roundup.

We will be operating on 20 and 40 meters off an inverted V wire dipole running 100 watts.

If you would like to help or for more information, please contact Greg, K5CVD, at godseygreg@....
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Contesting Class

The Swamp Fox Contest Group (SFCG) is sponsoring an intermediate level contest class. It will include concepts and practices going beyond the Field Day type operating most are familiar with and targeting those people already knowing the basics and wanting to improve their contest scores. The skills can be used for Field Day, but will be focused on participating in other contests happening throughout the year. It will likely be on a Saturday and last about 4 to 5 hours. They have done something similar the last couple years with a basic class. In this case, it will be assumed people have been in several contests and/or Field Days and want to explore how to be more competitive. It won't be starting out at the "Why contest?" or "This is how you make a contest contact." level. Attendee's should already know that part of the puzzle.

Expected topics will be things like antenna height and take off angles, methods to help break pile ups, making contacts flow more efficiently, improving your Search and Pounce technique, how to run stations by calling CQ, using N1MM contest logger tools to increase contact rate per hour, operator attitude, internet sources to help with self improvement efforts, and things to think about before the contest if you are planning on putting forth a serious competitive effort where you hope to place well in the contest.

The SFCG is looking for input about what people would be interesting in learning and if there is any interest in this kind of class. They are looking to hold this class around April or May of this year.

If you are interested or would like to offer suggestions, please contact Kevan at knason00@.... Any suggestions are welcome and if you would like to attend or not, please take a moment to email Kevan. Thanks!

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Canadian Radio Amateur Finds Resurrected NASA Satellite

When he's not on ham radio, Scott Tilley, VA7LF, an amateur astronomer, hunts spy satellites. Using an S-band radio from his home in Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Tilley routinely scans the skies for radio signals from classified objects orbiting Earth, according to a recent article on Spaceweather.com. Earlier this month, he saw the signature of IMAGE (Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration), a NASA spacecraft believed to have died in December 2005. The discovery has delighted space scientists.

"The long gone and nearly forgotten IMAGE spacecraft has come back to life and been detected by an amateur astronomer," said Mission Manager Richard J. Burley at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), which confirmed that what Tilley spotted is, indeed, IMAGE. Amateur observer Paul Marsh, M0EYT, in the UK, provided the first independent confirmation of the IMAGE signal.

NASA said on January 29 that observations from five sites were consistent with the RF characteristics expected of IMAGE.

But just to make certain beyond a shadow of a doubt, scientists at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab collected telemetry from the satellite that identified the spacecraft as IMAGE. A NASA team has been able to read some basic housekeeping data from the spacecraft and will continue to analyze data from the spacecraft to learn more about its condition. This will require adapting old software and information databases to more modern systems.

After the spacecraft went silent, an unsuccessful 2007 effort was made to track IMAGE in the hope that a "long shadow encounter" would drain the battery enough to cause IMAGE to reset its control hardware. When that effort failed, the mission was declared to have ended. Space scientists now theorize that an even longer eclipse -- or other event -- did reset the system and bring the transmitter back to life.

Launched in 2000 on a mission to monitor space weather, IMAGE mapped plasma patterns around Earth, keeping tabs on the planet's magnetosphere as it responded to solar activity; on-board ultraviolet cameras shot images of Earth's auroras. "It had capabilities that no other spacecraft could match -- before or since," said Patricia Reiff, a member of the original IMAGE science team at Rice University.

Reiff said UC Berkeley still has a ground station that was used for real-time tracking and control and is scrambling to find the old software to see it they can get the spacecraft to respond.

"[IMAGE's] global-scale auroral imager would be fantastic for nowcasting space weather," Reiff said. "Fingers crossed!" -- Thanks to Alex Schwarz, VE7DXW; Spaceweather.com; NASA

From the February 1, 2018 ARRL Letter.
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Code trainer & free CQ magazine links

Carl Juvrud
 

The link for the code trainer kit:


The info on CQ magazine.  The December issue has the article on the code trainer kit.

Readers of CQ magazine's print edition are well aware we have been behind schedule on printing and mailing our issues on a timely basis. We apologize for these delays, which resulted from a variety of little things going wrong, all at the same time. 

Rather than trying to play catch-up over the course of the next several months, we have made the decision to allow the November and December 2017 issues to remain as digital-only issues, and to jump-start our print edition with the January 2018 issue. This will enable us to get back and stay on schedule as we move toward our 75th anniversary of serving the amateur radio community. The January issue is at the printer being processed right now. Please note: All print subscriptions are being extended for two months.

Anyone may access the digital editions of the November and December issues using the following links:
CQ December 2017: http://www.zinio.com/reader.jsp?issue=416437244&o=ext
CQ November 2017: http://www.zinio.com/reader.jsp?issue=416434275&o=ext

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Posted by CQ Newsroom at 3:27 PM

http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/

​Enjoy!

Carl KP2L​




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January Meeting

WHEN: Monday, January 8, 2018
6:30 PM - Fellowship
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE: North Augusta Public Safety #2
Five Notch Road
North Augusta, SC

TALK-IN: 145.350 Mhz (-) (PL tone: 156.7)

Program: Repeater cans, tuning them and setting them up.
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North Augusta High School Amateur Radio Club

Our next meeting will be held on January 10 at 3:45 in the Auditorium.
We are also working to build an Amateur Radio station that will remain at the school. We have been offered any locked closet in the auditorium to use for storing our equipment. The school is also willing to have antennas permanently placed on the roof of the auditorium. The 2 meter J-Pole is now on the Auditorium.

Schofield's Amateur Radio Club has offered the use of some of their surplus equipment until we can obtain our own. If you have any radios, antennas, or any other radio related equipment you are willing to donate to our efforts, we would be thankful!
We have also started a GoFundMe to help raise money to buy any equipment we need. You can donate by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/high-school-amateur-radio-club. Any money raised above our goal will be used for materials to teach the teens about Amateur Radio.

We will need to purchase a locked cabinet like the one at Schofield to help secure our equipment. Donations to help fund the new club would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks to Mike, NC8N for the donations he has made so far.

Thank you all in advance for all your help and support!
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Contesting Class

The Swamp Fox Contest Group (SFCG) is sponsoring an intermediate level contest class. It will include concepts and practices going beyond the Field Day type operating most are familiar with and targeting those people already knowing the basics and wanting to improve their contest scores. The skills can be used for Field Day, but will be focused on participating in other contests happening throughout the year. It will likely be on a Saturday and last about 4 to 5 hours. They have done something similar the last couple years with a basic class. In this case, it will be assumed people have been in several contests and/or Field Days and want to explore how to be more competitive. It won't be starting out at the "Why contest?" or "This is how you make a contest contact." level. Attendee's should already know that part of the puzzle.

Expected topics will be things like antenna height and take off angles, methods to help break pile ups, making contacts flow more efficiently, improving your Search and Pounce technique, how to run stations by calling CQ, using N1MM contest logger tools to increase contact rate per hour, operator attitude, internet sources to help with self improvement efforts, and things to think about before the contest if you are planning on putting forth a serious competitive effort where you hope to place well in the contest.

The SFCG is looking for input about what people would be interesting in learning and if there is any interest in this kind of class. They are looking to hold this class around April or May of this year.

If you are interested or would like to offer suggestions, please contact Kevan at knason00@.... Any suggestions are welcome and if you would like to attend or not, please take a moment to email Kevan. Thanks!

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The ARRL International Grid Chase Kicks Off with the New Year!

Ready, set, go! The ARRL International Grid Chase 2018 gets under way on January 1 UTC (New Year's Eve in US time zones). The objective of the year-long event is to work stations on any band (except 60 meters) in as many different Maidenhead grid squares as possible, and then upload your log data to ARRL's Logbook of The World (LoTW). Many hams are familiar with grid squares from the VHF/UHF and satellite realms, and everyone lives in one. An online calculator by David Levine, K2DSL, can determine your grid square. Enter a postal address, ZIP code, or a call sign, and the calculator will return the grid square for that location. Each new grid square contact confirmed through LoTW will count toward your monthly total.

Any contact you make in 2018 can count for your Chase score; as long as the other operators participate in LoTW, you'll get credit automatically when they upload their logs. This means that contest contacts will also count, as will contacts with special event stations, or other on-air activity that uses LoTW to confirm contacts.
There are no restrictions on modes or bands, as long as they are legal. Satellite contacts are valid for the Chase. The event is open to all radio amateurs.

Complete details of the ARRL International Grid Chase 2018 appeared in the December 2017 issue of QST. For more information, contact the ARRL Contest Branch.

From the December 21, 2017 ARRL Letter.
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Re: Windows Analysis Software

Kevan Nason
 

That sounds like a useful program Dave. I'll have to give it a try. Wonder if they'll let me apply it to my work computer too...

Kevan
N4XL

On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 9:36 AM, WB5NHL <dave@...> wrote:
Ever wonder why your Windows computer is running so slow? Or why you got that Blue Screen of Death?

Here is the site for Windows analysis software recommended by Flex radio to diagnose performance issues.

http://www.resplendence.com/main

Besides the Latency Monitor software, there is WhySoSlow and WhoCrashed and others that might be useful debugging Windows issues. The software has free for home use versions for download.  The software DOES NOT appear to be a "come-on" sales pitch but rather interprets some of the measurements for you to act on.

--
Dave,  WB5NHL
Treasurer,  NABRC


Windows Analysis Software

WB5NHL
 

Ever wonder why your Windows computer is running so slow? Or why you got that Blue Screen of Death?

Here is the site for Windows analysis software recommended by Flex radio to diagnose performance issues.

http://www.resplendence.com/main

Besides the Latency Monitor software, there is WhySoSlow and WhoCrashed and others that might be useful debugging Windows issues. The software has free for home use versions for download.  The software DOES NOT appear to be a "come-on" sales pitch but rather interprets some of the measurements for you to act on.

--
Dave,  WB5NHL
Treasurer,  NABRC

NABRC - North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club shared their event. #facebook

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December 2017 NABRC Monthly Newsletter #email

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December Meeting

WHEN: Monday, December 11, 2017.
6:30 PM - Meeting

WHERE: Golden Corral
2265 Whiskey Rd
Aiken, SC

TALK-IN: 145.350 Mhz (-) (PL tone: 156.7)

BUSINESS: Club Christmas Dinner, Volunteer recognition and installation of officers.
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North Augusta High School Amateur Radio Club

Our next meeting will be held on December 13 at 3:45 in the Auditorium.
We are also working to build an Amateur Radio station that will remain at the school. We have been offered any locked closet in the auditorium to use for storing our equipment. The school is also willing to have antennas permanently placed on the roof of the auditorium.

Schofield's Amateur Radio Club has offered the use of some of their surplus equipment until we can obtain our own. If you have any radios, antennas, or any other radio related equipment you are willing to donate to our efforts, we would be thankful!
We have also started a GoFundMe to help raise money to buy any equipment we need. You can donate by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/high-school-amateur-radio-club. Any money raised above our goal will be used for materials to teach the teens about Amateur Radio.

We will need to purchase a locked cabinet like the one at Schofield to help secure our equipment. Donations to help fund the new club would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks to Mike, NC8N for the donations he has made so far.

Thank you all in advance for all your help and support!
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AO-91 Commissioned, Declared Open for Amateur Use!

AMSAT-NA's latest Amateur Radio CubeSat, RadFxSat (Fox-1B), now known as AO-91, has been opened for general use. AMSAT Engineering officially announced that AO-91 was ready for use at 0650 UTC on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. AMSAT VP of Engineering, Jerry Buxton, N0JY, turned over operation to Mark Hammond, N8MH, and AMSAT Operations during a contact on the AO-91 repeater during the pass over the Eastern US, AMSAT said in a bulletin.

The latest CubeSat in the Fox series was launched on November 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Telemetry is downlinked via the DUV sub-audible telemetry stream, which can be decoded using FoxTelem software.

A 1U CubeSat, RadFxSat (Fox-1B) is a joint mission of AMSAT and the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) at Vanderbilt University. AMSAT constructed the rest of the satellite, including the spaceframe, on-board computer, and power system. The Amateur Radio package is similar to that currently on orbit on AO-85, with an uplink on 435.250 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink on 145.960 MHz. -- Thanks to AMSAT News Service
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