Re: [WestMichiganHams] SE WI looking for SW MI TONIGHT on 146.43 FM -- 8:30pm eastern
- These are great suggestions, but I guess I should have mentioned that I am blind, so building is a bit difficult, and for some odd reason, the state of Michigan doesn't give blind people drivers licenses. I'm working on getting that changed, but noone wants to sign the petition to get that issue on the ballet. *laughs*Chris, w8cjs----- Original Message -----From: Mark StraitSent: Thursday, October 08, 2009 3:32 PMSubject: Re: [WestMichiganHams] SE WI looking for SW MI TONIGHT on 146.43 FM -- 8:30pm eastern
One of the cool things about ham radio is building and experimenting. I’m currently entering that phase now that I have my General ticket as of Oct.3, 09.
Building antennas seems to more enjoyable than buying. It is also cheaper.
I have made some long distance shots on my Yaesu VX-7R using a hand held antenna design for satellites; however the contact was weak and often lost very quickly. You can make a more permanent antenna inside your home.
Here are some sites that I have found to be very helpful. Good luck.
Mark Strait KD8BIG
--- On Thu, 10/8/09, Chris Schulte <w8cjs@comcast. net> wrote:
From: Chris Schulte <w8cjs@comcast. net>
Subject: Re: [WestMichiganHams] SE WI looking for SW MI TONIGHT on 146.43 FM -- 8:30pm eastern
To: WestMichiganHams@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009, 2:01 PMI'd love to check into this net, but I have power and antenna restrictions, if someone can come up with a good way to make an antenna that I can keep in my apartment that will allow me to run some power, I'd really appreciate it, as is, I'm stuck with a magmount on my radiator and five watts from my ht.Chris, w8cjs----- Original Message -----From: kc9bqaSent: Thursday, October 08, 2009 1:09 PMSubject: [WestMichiganHams] SE WI looking for SW MI TONIGHT on 146.43 FM -- 8:30pm eastern
2 changes to the 146.43 FM simplex net, effective tonight.
Please make a note of these changes, and shoot us some RF.
1) A stronger net control is going to look for W MI check-ins, roughly 8:40-9:00pm.
2) We've started the net an hour earlier, to better reach
out to those in the eastern time zone.
KC9KPV Randy is a VHF friend over here, and he's got a vertical beam up high from a good QTH. His location is 15 miles NW of Milwaukee. His best horizon is south and southeast.
KC9KPV will point the beam toward Chicago at 8:30pm on 146.43, and then swing toward Indiana and then Michigan. Please listen
when you can, and check in if you have copy on Randy.
I will continue to run the omni portion of the net, on 146.43,
at 9:00pm eastern. If you can hear me with my vertical up 90',
feel free to check in with me. All are welcome.
This will be the new procedure for fall and winter.
The purpose of this net is
1) Stir up friendly activity on less-used portions of 2 meters.
2) To try and find hams curious about working DX they normally don't. Weak signals can be interesting!
We run this net as individuals -- all are welcome.
Please pass the word of this net to anyone you can think of.
Todd KC9BQA EN63 40 N of Milwaukee
http://www.kc9bqa. com For Frequent VHF/UHF Updates
- Another antenna for sat operation is a quagi. they are very simple to build and work well. I have built both 2M and 70Cm versions. Used the for field day Sat contact.for all kinds of antenna projeects. To many antennas and not enough time.73s