KC5DOT’s 10 meter dipole adventure

On 6/28/2016 a group of elmer’s from the group pack up there gear and headed out to Andrew’s (KC5DOT) in attempt to make a 10 meter wire dipole. Gary (KA9ZYL) was the first to arrive. Andrew and Gary started right to work the measured off the wire and soldered the pieces in and ran the wires out. The only thing was they were having struggle tuning the antenna. That’s when…

WIRES-X Node for Fusion (C4FM) radios

Wires-x operates in a similar fashion to EchoLink or IRPL. You can connect to different rooms and chat around the world. One main difference is you must use a HRI-200 interface and with wires-x and a fusion radio you can access voice memos, text messages and photos. It does require a computer and internet for connecting. The antenna I chose is a arrow style JPole and only about 15 feet…

IEN Giveaway

IEN had a give-away on the facebook page. The results are here: Jim Curly — winner of the jpole Winners of the tester: Charles Phillips Donny Davis William Bill Ward Nicholas Shotwell Chuck Davis These items can be picked up at the Indiana elmer network table at the Indianapolis hamfest in July. If you can’t make the hamfest…… contact w9thr or ac9hp…. and the items can be shipped…… But the…

Chuck KD9DHT Gets his antenna raised

Sunday Cal AB9D and Pat N0XFU reached out to Chuck and they were able to get his long leg of his Carolina Windom OCF dipole up about 60ft into his neighbors tree.   Chuck greeted his neighbor and ask for permission and his neighbor did not mind as long as no RFI would happen with his cable TV. Chuck has reported a lower noise floor for 20 meter and said the…

AC9HP-10 APRS IGate

using a jpole on my second story with a ft-7900 and a kpc3+ I was able to activate a UI View32 igate for aprs.  the radio is locked on 144.390.   the radio had APO turned on and that proved to be a challenge.      Keep an eye out and see if I can hear you!  The radio is connected to the tnc and the tnc is running at…

Digital Station Setup

Denis KD9CYY asked for some help with digital on his FT-450. Using JT65HF we were able to get the radio to work with a signal link on 40 meters. The radio uses a 9-pin serial cable for CAT control so after we get a good cable we will go back and get HRD working with the radio for full control and other digital modes. The signallink was not activating the…