Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Roll your own tubes? 

I found this one on the K3MJW mailing list and thought everyone would find it interesting.

This is a ham who is SERIOUSLY into home brew.

MakeZine article on making your own vacuum tubes.


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Monday, January 07, 2008

Come and join in on the WASH contest 


From the department of “I’d rather hear about it TWICE, rather than NOT at ALL”

I hope you all can join us in the WASH club 2M contest (FM simplex, SSB and CW)

When: Jan 12, 2008 7-11PM (this Saturday!!!)

Where: 2M (please check list of valid freq’s to avoid interference with repeaters)

This is a great opportunity to practice emergency communication (VHF simplex operations)

Click here for complete rules and details: http://n3sh.org/wash_2m_contest_2008.htm

Please pass the word along to others via email or voice nets


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Notes from the net Sunday Jan 6th 2008 

We had a good turn out on the net yesterday evening after what seemed like a very slow start. I think because the net had been somewhat neglected toward the end of the year and especially during the holidays.

Give yourselves a pat on the back. After our discussion of the transmitter that was stuck on in the GMRS service I received a number of emails from helpful hams and scanner listeners with reports of hearing the signal. One kind soul was able to find out it's origins and contact the owner who shut the station down. Thanks to all who helped.

We discussed two new models that are in Radio Shack's catalog and wondered as to the difference between them and existing models. The largest difference seemed to be the ability to "re-band" the units when the infamous Nextel frequencies go into full effect. We will have more on this on next weeks net.

I think there were a few other notes that I wanted to post here but unfortunately I have misplaced the hard copy so I'm not quite sure what they were at this point. Try not to get old if you can, it is a real pain at times! :-)

We announced that for the year 2008 that meetings of the Oblong Table will take place on the third Wednesday of each month at Kings in Waterworks Plaza with a starting time of 07:00 PM. As usual the monthly meetings of the group will continue to be the fourth Saturday at 09:00 AM with location to be determined on a month to month basis. Check in or listen in on the Sunday evening net for details. We meet on the air each week on 147.090 at 09:00 PM local time.

Hope to hear you on the net next week.

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