We would like to thank FEMA and the Department of homeland security, and our local Emergency manager for bringing this class to town and giving us a chance to participate. We learned a lot of information and procedures, including the command structure and possible requirements of the ham community if something were to happen. We have a lot of exposure to risk with the whether and industry. the likely hood that at some point we will be called on to help with emergency operations is a good bet. It was a great class, and many of the procedures will be incorporated into our field operations and future planning. We will have more information posted as time permits. Also sometime this week I will put links on our link page for field guides that those interested in being available for emergency ops should familiarize yourselves with. It is also recommend that if you have not taken any of the fema courses that you take the time and do the training, it is free, and I suspect will be required.
- 24 November 2017, 4:25 pmI have a Vibroplex that I an trying to identify the model for. See the pictures below. The Serial # on it is 390529. Can anybody help me out?View attachment 415967 View attachment 415968 View attachment 415969 View attachment 415970 View attachment 415971 View attachment 415972
- 24 November 2017, 4:24 pmIt feeds into a Yaesu 450. 20 and 40 both still send and receive just fine. It is ground mounted with 30, 32' radials. (give or take on the length for a few of them.) I have 20 15/16" of whip exposed. My 450D was able to tune to SWR 2.75:1 and lower between frequencies of 3.81 and 3.89. The display does indicate that the tuner is working and the antenna is doing what it should. I do not have access to an analyzer at this time. For some reason, none of my filters are displayed when set...I adjusted the 80m whip on my 5BTV, but something doesn't seem right.
- 23 November 2017, 3:24 pmAMSAT-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...
- 22 November 2017, 7:28 pmA free webinar, “What is SKYWARN™ Recognition Day and how can you participate?” will take place on November 27 at 8 PM EST (0100 UTC on November 28). Register online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinarSRD this year takes place on Saturday, December 2 from 0000 until 2400 UTC (starts on the evening of Friday, December 1, in ...
- 22 November 2017, 5:06 pm