Antenna Analyzer Techniques presentation now available

The October 28th meeting’s presentation is now available on YouTube.

Greg Algieri WA1JXR is the presenter. The presentation is an Introduction of Principals, Techniques, and How to Use the popular MFJ 259B Antenna Analyzer and the SDR-Kits Vector Network Analyzer. How they Work, What is inside Under the Hood, and what are some of the things you can do with them.

Note: The recording missed the first part of the discussion on the 258B. However a lot of techniques discussed with the SDR-Kits apply regardless of analyzer brand.

Presentation – Antenna Analyzer Usage

When: Wednesday October 28th @ 7:00 PM

This month we welcome Greg Algieri WA1JXR who will be presenting. The presentation will be an Introduction of Principals, Techniques, and How to Use the popular MFJ 259B Antenna Analyzer and the SDR-Kits Vector Network Analyzer. We will show How they Work, What is inside Under the Hood, and what are some of the things you can do with them.

If you are not a WARA member and would like to be invited to the presentation, please fill out this form and we will email you an invite before the presentation starts.

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Note: WARA uses Amazon Chime for online meetings. It will work with just Firefox or Chrome, but you may want to consider downloading the client to avoid issues. Also consider signing in for the “pre-net” where we start an hour early to test your A/V setup.

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HCJB Equador Shortwave Radio Station Talk – Wednesday, April 25th

For our April club meeting, Harold Chase WA1VVH will give a presentation about the HCJB “Voice of the Andes” Shortwave Station. He worked on multiple projects there over a period of several years, starting in 1989. He will cover the technical details of the station, as well as some more general and historical information. All are welcome.

See our meetings page for location information.

Invitation to January 16 CC-ARC Meeting

The Clay Center Amateur Radio Club has invited all WARA members to join them for an evening with Mike Corey KI1U, the ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager.

When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where: The Clay Center at Dexter Southfield School, 20 Newton St, Brookline MA, top floor at the observatory.

Topic: Mike Corey, KI1U, the ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager, will talk about how he led an expedition of 50 volunteers to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria to help with emergency communications.

Hosts: The officers and student members of the Clay Center Amateur Radio Club, a youth and family club of over 340 members and growing, and by New England Amateur Radio, NE1AR, facilitating ham radio education and public service.

Refreshments: Pizza and snacks.
Door Prize: Free pen/toolkit for first 100 people at the event.

RSVP: Email Bob K5TEC, club secretary, for more information or to register. Bphinney@dextersouthfield.org

K1UGM Silent Key

K1UGM Silent Key – Long-time WARA member Jim Morris, K1UGM, has passed away. Among other contributions, Jim donated the equipment for the 64 Echolink.  As a tribute, John, K1BOS, who now houses this equipment, arranged a day of silence for the 64 Echolink.  Jim’s fascinating story is available  at www.scitechantiques.com/resume

Jim was 80 years old when he ran up the repeater site ladder like a kid on a jungle gym and helped resolve a problem with the 64 repeater (from Fall 2008 PHI):