by Roger Steyaert K7RXV, SVARC meeting on Sept. 19, 2019
Roger K7RXV gave an excellent presentation on various modeling programs and how they can be used by amateur radio operators to measure and predict such things as circuit performance and antenna performance. Programs mentioned included Spice, SimSmith, and EZNEC. Continue reading “Modeling Presentation”
Above is a photo of the new Flex 6400 at SVARC. It is to be used for remote operation by the club members. Incorporated in the operation is an inverted “L” which is tunable on all bands from 160 through 6 meters. The station is also equipped for local operation.
Gary Fortun, K4GJF has provided links for the YouTube videos below that you can watch in order to familiarize your self with remote Flex operation.
It’s important to know which frequencies we’re allowed to use for the amateur radio license we hold. ARRL has free downloadable black and white as well as full-color frequency charts in various sizes: Continue reading “ARRL Frequency Charts”
“Before you can get on the air, you need to be licensed and know the rules to operate legally. US licenses are good for 10 years before renewal and anyone may hold one except a representative of a foreign government. In the US there are three license classes—Technician, General and Extra.” from ARRL website
CLICK HERE to read more about the licenses and privileges associated with each of the three license classes.
Here are some videos on the correct (and incorrect) forms of soldering and practicing desoldering from various circuit boards and then soldering the components back onto the boards. There are also three excellent soldering video’s from the EEVblog (Electronics Engineering Video Blog) on YouTube that are included below for your viewing.