August 2019 NABRC Monthly Newsletter

North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club

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August Meeting

WHEN: Monday, August 12, 2019
6:30 PM - Fellowship
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE: Aiken Regional Medical Center
University Parkway (6th Floor - Classrooms A & B)
Aiken, SC

TALK-IN: 145.350 Mhz (- PL 156.7)

Program: COAX connectors, types and adapters. The good, the bad, and the ugly. What every ham needs to know!!! We will be presenting a new way to solder a PL259 on to RG8 coax. We will have two solder stations setup for YOU to try your hand . Come and see.

Upcoming Events

August 19, 2019 - 6:00 PM - Aiken County ARES at Aiken Regional Medical Center in the Cafeteria.
Elmers are essential

This past month a new ham to the area reached out to our club and asked for help. Greg Macdonald, KH7GM, was that ham. Greg was having trouble with his FT-897 and the 145.490 repeater in Trenton. Dave, WB5NHL, reached out to our very own Kent Hufford, KQ4KK who sprang into action! He traveled to Greg’ house in New Ellenton and found that the issue was a loose antenna connection and an too narrow squelch. All fixed in two days time!

Greg is a prospective Technician member and sent me an email that
he was having trouble with his FT-897 getting into the 490 repeater. I
contacted Kent and though not familiar with the 897 he traveled to
Greg's house in Ellenton within 2 days. Kent found a lose antenna
connector and adjusted squelch. In short order, Greg was able to contact
the 490 repeater as well as Beach Island (VHF & UHF).


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