Modeling Presentation

EZNEC Main Windowby 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”

Flex 6400: Review After Trial Run

Flex 6400The beta team has been working with the Flex 6400 and Royce, W3IF, sent Gary and me an email with a short review that I would like to share with you SVARC members.

Mick Stutler, W8BE
Secretary / HF Team

Nate, W4NA, checked into my 10m AM net Sunday via the new clubhouse 6400.
AM audio sounded great along with a healthy signal.

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New Flex 6400 at the Clubhouse


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.

ARES Presentation at Club Meeting

After the club meeting on November 3, 2017, Dave Adsit KG4BIR, local ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) Emergency Coordinator, gave an interesting presentation on ARES and how club members can learn more about the organization and activities of Virginia ARES District One. He was joined by the District Emergency Coordinator Greg Butler, KW6GB. Continue reading “ARES Presentation at Club Meeting”

Why Should You Get Licensed?

“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.

Soldering Videos

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.

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