PARC MEETING NOTICE .. JUNE13
As a follow up to the soldering
class, there was a lot of smoke being generated by 6 "learners"
who are now "almost experts" .. for the June meeting we hope to have all
the projects completed and have a hands on DEMO and smoke test of the
Complete Program Details, are still being discussed,
Check back for details
We discovered that reading schematics was a bit of a trick as well as
identifying parts, SO , we may be presenting
"how to" navigate
schematics, etc. how to identify parts, and read a VOM all
big presentation, that presuming I can
convince the bod, STAY
TUNED IN, more info coming
This year , as we did last several years, will
attempt to start setting up
at around 9am, Elborn will be bring his tower trailer and we
setting up our 3 element beam. (pointed east) also several other
at least three stations, of various types, QRP, Buddy Poll antenna,
G5RV and the Clubs station, plus one other rig for the other
FieldDay officially starts at 12 noon, we should be ready, and
is invited to OPERATE.. this is a "low pressure" event .... HI HI
then at six pm the FieldDay dinner will commence, please bring
you other half, in most instances that means your wife !
This is a bit of family time,
we will have barbeques to cook on, bring you own main dinner,
hamburgers , hotdogs, what ever you like to cook and a un-COVERED
dish to share with others, bring you own drinks ,
don't be late,
everyone, come and have some Ham Radio Fun..
more info as we get closer FD is June 22.
Here are the results of the testing Saturday. We had 8 people take
the test for the Technician class license. Seven (7) of the
candidates passed their exam and earned a Technician class license.
No one took the General class license. Two of the candidates had
licenses in the past that expired. Both of these candidates will
be upgraded to a General class license when their paperwork reaches the
I want to thank all the VE’s that helped make the testing possible
Dick WA7VKE; Will KM5F; Elborn KA7MLM; Dave N7TZK; Paul W7EKG.
Without their help there would be no testing. THANKS VE’s.
Mike Vaughn WB7DNU, results for May11 testing,
things to think about,
during the Feb meeting we ask those in attendance,
what there want to see in programs , heres a list,
Survey tallies below.
Soldering - hands on ----
Equipment: Radios, Test Equip
Setup - First Radio Station,
2M antennas IE
Who and what
crossband Repeater setup using your mobile/handheld
That's quite a list, however, the
Board is planning to cover many
of these this year.
Your assistance is requested
The PARC Board is looking for NEW ideas for club
programs. we're happy to cover the same topics every
several years. BUT
We're sure some of you newer hams
have some great ideas we have overlooked, WE request
your presents and ideas at our meetings..
Please attend our meetings !
Everyone, licensed or not, members or not are always
welcome at our meetings,
Fire in the 147.36 Repeater Building
destroys KUER FM translator and
our equipment in soot,
it took a lick'n and it's still
Ticking ,, (think I've heard that somewhere before )
it appears the 29.6 10 meter link survived
the smoke too.
thats 29.6mHz.. FM
LINK to fire pictures,
A note about who can use 29.6mHz, Below is an excerpt
from an FCC ruling about
the mater of Technicians operation on 2 meters through a 10 meter remote
So every licensed ham , using our system, can talk on 10meter FM..
to insure its turned on, press 0 1 0
touchtone, The repeater will
say 10 meter FM link
active. , listen for a while, then you might call CQ a few times.
NOW, how about a tip?.. once you contact someone of 10
meters have something
to say. tell them your name, you QTH,
that's where you live, like Blackfoot ID.
and something about your radio, like working them through a 10 meter link on
the local 2 meter repeater, how well your hearing them ,, etc
expect QSB, Fading in and out, 10 meters has a lot of
QSB, especially on FM
so you might not hear everything the other station said, and they
might not copy everything you said, so make an attempt to repeat if you
don't think he got your comments. He cant read your mind,
tell him you didn't copy, or solid copy ...
Just assume that if your having trouble
hearing him, that he is having the same problem
hearing you, sometimes it fading, sometimes other stations
sometimes, the "path" just disappears, END of QSO,
maybe 10 minutes later
the same station comes back in, you might want to try to finish your
when will 10 meters be active.
Sporadic E propagation, usually between 600 and 1200 miles. 10 to
1 in the spring
you will be talking via E skip..
WHEN, hard to say,
best thing to do is leave your radio on, listen, talk to locals,
and when the band does
open, turn your attention
to the skip. Sporadic E is
well Sporadic.. you've got to be there when it happens.
We are fast
approaching the E season, May & June.. be ready
Remember, the band is dead if your radio is off !! So keep
listening, be ready
WELL ITS STARTING TO HAPPEN. I'm
referring to E
on Mothers Day, I worked (via the 36 repeater) a mobile station
in Windslow AZ, heard two other W6 stations. it was at 10 am for maybe
an hour, , all signals were fading in and out of the repeater, over that hour ..
this is a update to the above story. Also another Pocatello ham worked
the same guy on 6 meter SSB.
GOT 'a HAVE THE RADIO ON !! last night Monday 14,
Late 10 meters was open
to the west coast, didn't get anyone of FM , but SSB was easy pickin's
personal note, from kØip, I've been on 10 FM since the late 1970's
, there was a
conversion article in 73 magazine, how to convert CB radios to 10 meter FM, and
many of my
get on 10M using one of those contraptions ,
in 1978 I converted a old GE Pre-Prog, all tube radio to 10 meters.
(FYI, I've still
got it) .
great fun, especially at the peak of a solar cycle,
too bad, we are at the bottom now. That doesn't totally spell
disaster, E skip
still happens, mostly in the evenings. But any time is possible..
NOW, If I hear the
to life with DX, you bet I will be in
there attempting to contact them.. Our 10 meter link actually works very well.
One night some years back I worked Art Bell, famous night time
personality , via our repeater.. AND last year there was a
surprising amount of E skip
happening for several months.. Lots of contacts , but I
didn't hear anyone except myself and one other Pocatello Ham using the
system, its free, give it a try..
ADVANCED NOTICE: This is close to Pocatello and should be well
worth going to, this will probably be one of the biggest conventions in
The ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention comes to
August 8th, 9th, and 10th
Registration is now open at the website
than 1200 are expected to attend this year’s convention.
Bob Heil K9EID, CEO and founder of Heil Sound and host of the
Ham Nation podcast, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday
August 10th. Howard E. Michel the CEO of the ARRL will be the
Friday keynote speaker.
The convention will feature vendors, forums, a swap meet, test
a special event station, the infamous Wouff Hong, and much more.
can register and learn more by visiting