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…

5th ANNUAL BROWNSBURG HAMFEST

We are preparing for the Brownburg hamfest. We hope to see everyone at the hamfest! Saturday, February 13, 2016 HAM RADIO, COMPUTER, ELECTRONICS FLEA MARKET Sponsored by Hendricks County Amateur Radios Society Advance Setup: Friday, February 12, 3:00 PM until 7:30 PM Open to the public: 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM AMERICAN LEGION POST 331, 636 E Main St, BROWNSBURG, IN 46112

Winter Field Day 2016

Operated with the HCRCSG for winter field day. Chris KD9BIX, Barry KC9WMS and Tom WA9YI where all eager to participate and help out.  We had several other hams show up including Ron KB9DJA,  John KD9ECH and Denis K9JZZ and Wayne KE9P   More info here: k9w-hcrcsg What is Winter Field Day (from winterfieldday.com) We believe as do those entities of ARRL Organizations like ARES & RACES that maintaining your operational…

HF digital training and installation

Setup HF station to work with Signal Link and an Icom 718 for Chuck KD9DHT. Configured his JT65HF, Ham Radio Deluxe to work together using a CAT cable for radio control from HRD. Since Chuck has already worked some DX on 80 meters and many made many other contacts at about 20 watts. More training will be scheduled down the road.

IEN Radio Programming

Met at the McDonalds in Avon and helped hams program HT radios. We used RT Systems and Chirp to program the radios and discussed some of the local repeaters. In attendance was AL WA6SRP, Gary KA9ZYL, Bob KC9PGG, Steve W9THR, Wayne AC9HP and Chuck KD9DHT. 5 Radios where programmed and updated. Next event will be at the Browsnburg Hamfest. See you then!