Any plan to get an antenna up for KC8WSE? Anyone know what needs to be done? Is an antenna available? If an antenna is available and absent any other plan I will propose that we do it tomorrow. Let's git er done.
Netscape. Just the Net You Need.
KC8WSE had the G5RV antenna at her home. She may also have the coax for the
antenna. Mark, K8MHZ has offered to donate the feed line but I am not sure
if it has been delivered. The proposal is to hang the antenna in the trees
around Jean's home.
The trees are quite high so a way to get the lines high into the tree would
be great. But a high antenna means longer feed line.
The Muskegon Area Amateur Radio Council is encouraging area amateurs to drop
by and see our club in action. You are invited! We have a special program
on tap for our June 1 meeting that you will just love. Jim Weaver, K8JE and
our Great Lakes Division director for our ARRL will be the featured speaker.
For this event we are encouraging all our members to attend and visit with
Jim. And our members are encouraged to bring along another ham. We are
looking forward to having the clubhouse filled to the brim with hams. Won't
that be a sight!
If you are struggling with the choice of who to invite then drop me or Bob,
KC8VTX a quick phone call or e-mail. He is found at jmdupie@... He has
an extensive list of folks who have been members of the club and are not now
active. You can surely find a ham contact on the list to invite for this
opportunity. Or go on the internet and search for a local ham in the call
book. We have a wonderful association and our friends in the amateur radio
community will love hearing about our fun loving group.
Maybe you just want to drop by, unaccompanied, to our meeting? That is
encouraged, also. And this meeting will be the one to make. I'm hoping
that the weather is cooperating because we just might have to hold the
meeting outside and give our sound system a real work out! Now that will be
If you don't know what a call book is or if you need a little nudge then
drop me a note. Hams helping hams is the name of the game. And being a
good ham you really should not claim a case of mic fright. Let us gather
our old friends, our new friends, other ham's friends, and we'll make some
new friends. Radio is fun. Let's encourage radio around here in Western
See you and your friends there!
President of the MAARC
- Mark, good suggestion, let's plan for a bunch of possibilities. To get the ball rolling I will install ropes tomorrow at 1PM. I will install so the center falls over the entry point at least 40 feet in the air. The goal will be to have the ladder line terminate overhead.
--- bill_fries@... wrote:
From: "Bill Fries" <bill_fries@...>
Subject: RE: [MCARES] KC8WSE Antenna
Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 11:20:25 -0400
70' of coax. Yes, come to think of it that length is about what I remember.
With seventy feet we can get away from the home and have some options on
trees. And I'm sure that Jean has no coax at her home.
Since it is HF we can use smaller diameter coax without worrying about loss.
I have PL-259s in stock and the antenna likely takes one and the rig will
Netscape. Just the Net You Need.
- I will bring along fifty feet or so of RG-8U, from Radio Shack. Not the
world's greatest stuff but I might work for a while. And I'm trying to wean
myself from this tiny coax.
This was feeding my G5RV and Linda just got a QSL card from South Cook
Islands using an antenna feed with this stuff. Might work?
I'll also have the PL-259 for each end, although only one end is so
See you 1300 local there.
Please visit your calender Right Now and add August 19 for the Founders'
Picnic at the MAARC clubhouse. We will feature a pig roast, lots of old
photographs and video, a special presentation, a Special Event station
putting W8ZHO on the air, a raffle and 50/50 drawing, lots of fun games,
ants, meet a charter member of the club, and have a great time.
We'll eat around noon but the fun starts before then and runs later, too.
Our MAARC is over seventy years old, has been affiliated with the ARRL
for sixty-five years, has been incorporated for fifty years, and has
Elmered tons of hams, operated tons of hours, has welcomed lots of
neighborhood hams, and has been active and involved in amateur radio in
our community for quite a few years.
YOU are invited to attend, enjoy, and celebrate this accomplishment.