Learn Morse Code Online

We try to share educational opportunities when they come our way. Here’s an interesting one for youth and adults alike who are interested in learning Morse Code. This was sent to our club Secretary:

If there is an interest in learning Morse code – I’m emailing you to encourage your students (and if interested, YOU) to sign up for CW Academy. Over 5000 students have participated in CWA since 2015, and we have a youth-oriented program that groups young people with other students their own age. Quite a number of young (some as young as 9 years old) CW operators, both contesters and rag chewers, have graduated from youth CWA. Classes are held on-line (using SKYPE or Zoom), and we have students from all over the world participating. Continue reading “Learn Morse Code Online”

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.