Tuesday, May 7, 2013

05-06-2013 - Delta Club General Class

I haven't updated in a while as I haven't taken any pictures lately while working on projects and attending Ham Functions.

Over the past 6 weeks I have been going to the Delta Clubs General License class. Thanks to Joe / WA4OVO for leading the way for 17 of us to upgrade to General Class.

Sometimes while studying it was nice to get out. I spent quite a few hours with my books, tablet, WIMAX hotspot, and a back up battery at CK's.

I am happy to report that I passed for General.

I rewarded myself with a FLEX-5000A.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

05-05-2013 - 900mhz & the Kenwood TK-981

I'm fascinated by 900 and microwave frequencies.  I am new to 900 and have no equipment operating on the higher bands at this time.

Most people in the area are using Moto's for 900 and I own 2 of them.  I had read about the Kenwood TK-981 rigs and decided to give them a try.

They work well and are easy to program.

I was able to find a place where I get get into our local repeater at 927.6125 from my front balcony. I am surrounded by buildings and I am in a lower spot than what surrounds me to the North and to the East.

The repeater is located East/NE of me. I have a 200 foot tall building across the street NE of me. It's a problem for me. I found I can point a small YAGI north and get into the repeater. I have no doubts this is via reflection.

Here I am outside testing the radios and checking into the Super Sunday Niner Net.

The screen is not metal it is nylon.

Hope to hear you on 900mhz.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

05-04-2012 - May Foxhunt as reviews by Ray / AA4UK

I was unable to make it to the Foxhunt but Ray / AA4UK has an excellent review on his site.

You can read his review here:   5/4/2013 - Foxhunt Exercise Review by Ray AA4UK