Friday, March 28, 2008

S-Meter Ham Radio Website

You may find this web site of interest. It was suggested a while back by Smitty. Here is a quote from the home page:

"Check your signal and listen to others on remote receivers. Read thousands of pages of ham radio information. Download virus-free radio-related design programs. There is no charge for receiver usage, any of the information, or any downloaded computer programs."

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Updated Links

I have updated the Bell Ringers links page with some new content and some regrouping of existing content. Let me know if you have other links / topics that you'd like to see displayed there. I consider it to be a repository that will be updated infrequently while serving to complement the dynamic content of this blog.

In the green box to the right I have spotlighted a free open-source program - QUCS - that I enjoyed using recently to produce some neat and easy-to-revise schematics. I'm also learning to use its powerful circuit simulation capabilities. I have used both the Windows and Linux versions of the program. Contact me if you'd like more information.

Another program for you to check out is the 4nec2 Antenna Modeler.

73, John

Monday, March 10, 2008

Member page updates

The following member pages have updates:
KE4ID - 2 new photos
N4DB - web site link

VP6DX - Ducie Island - 2008

This recently concluded DXpedition has a nice web site that details the location, equipment, and operators, as well as the contacts.

Community funding request at Nixa

WA0SAP shares this request to help fund a community project that would establish a ham radio station at the Nixa Fire Department for training and emergency communication.

C.R.E.S. Amateur Radio Club

W4BXI directs us to the web site for the Columbus Radio Enthusiasts Society Club ....
He says:
"lots of hams in on CQ WE and CQ TP
The WE facility is about sold; latest product was making Cell Phone Hub sites (repeaters?);
you have seem some of these prefabricated buildings being transported up and down the interstates on flat bed trucks ..."

Dalton Hamfest

Selected photos from W4BXI taken at the Dalton, GA Hamfest are posted in the Group Photos section of our website. The group photo is from Ed Ringer W4DGH and Hjordis KI4TVB.