TARA Clean Up   Leave a comment

I met with the Tech Amateur Radio Association (TARA) club president on Tuesday and we began to organize our club station. It was a huge mess, but we are starting to get things figured out in there. We have some neat equipment and I can’t wait to get it on the air.

We have not made an HF contact since March. Our antenna came down a few months ago, so we need to build/buy a new one. Then, we need to get it on the air.

I am working on a few other details, including teaching a licensing class.

We will have our first club meeting next week.

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Posted September 3, 2015 by n3mra in Clubs

Upcoming Event   Leave a comment

I am working out the details, but I will likely be running radio support for a 50 km race up Mount Taylor. I don’t know all of the details yet, but it will be a neat opportunity. I may have to hike up the night before and camp, so it will be different.

I will post more details as I find out more about this event.

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Daily Radio Report: 8/27/15   Leave a comment

I have not done much radio operating over the past few days. However, I have been working with one of my most-loyal students about reviving the Tech Amateur Radio Association (TARA) at New Mexico Tech. She has been instrumental in getting the club started again, attending meetings and filling out paperwork to make sure that the club exists and that our space is saved.

Thank you, Maddie, for all of your help!

Daily Radio Report: 8/23/15   Leave a comment

Yesterday, I spent the day listening on 20 meters, but heard no signals at all. From my car, I heard only one or two, but I never compared to see if I could hear the same signals on different radioes.

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Posted August 24, 2015 by n3mra in Daily Radio Report

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Daily Radio Report: 8/23/15   Leave a comment

I played around with my HF setup yesterday to improve my antenna conditions. I can tune up, at full power on 20 meters and 40 meters, by running the signal through the internal tuner in my Kenwood TS-570D, a coaxial switch, my MFJ-891, then my MFJ-949E tuner. I use the 949 to bring the impedance in range so that the 570D can handle it.

I can hear 40 meter signals, but could not check into the OMISS late net.

On 20 meters, I can tune up, but I have yet to hear a single signal. However, I can’t tell if that is me, or if that is conditions. I checked the DX spots on eham and I checked the county hunter spotter cluster, and neither of them are showing activity on 20 meters.

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Daily Radio Report: 8/18/15   Leave a comment

Yesterday, I checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net on the 2 meter side from home. I used my Alinco DR-135TP.

That was all I did on the radio yesterday.

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Daily Radio Report: 8/17/15   Leave a comment

I didn’t make any radio contacts yesterday. Last night, I did try to work a weak station on 20 meters on my commute home from the bus stop. He couldn’t quite hear me, and he was only about 3×3 at my location as well. I did hear plenty of folks ragchewing, but I didn’t interrupt any of them.

I also have a few ideas to test out this weekend. I’ve been talking to my father about my antenna problems, and I might have a few more things to investigate.

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Posted August 18, 2015 by n3mra in Daily Radio Report

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