By Tim McGillen/N9CA 2022 LCARC President
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Last month’s Program: “DMR Ham Radio, DMR Vocabulary, DMR Code Plug Programing” presented by Robert Clark KA0WAS which was as professional and outstanding of a program as they come. On behalf of the LCARC… thank you Robert!
BTW, Robert is open to scheduling a ZOOM session for those who have questions or wish to know more about DMR programming. Please contact me via www.W9LJ.org if you are interested.
July 8th’s LCARC Program: Michael Masleid AB9GV – “RF Bandwidth vs Noise & Ways to Reduce Your Noise Floor”
July’s meeting once again will be simulcast. On Friday, at 7:30pm July 8th, you may either attend the meeting live, at: Lake County Government EMA Building at 2900 W. 93rd Crown Point IN 46307.
Or you can connect virtually by ZOOM. The ZOOM meeting link will be posted at www.W9LJ.org in July.
You do not have to be a Club member or a ham to attend or to log into the ZOOM meeting portion. Masks are highly recommended if you attend in person.
Secrets Of End Fed Zepp Antennas
Is there an End Fed Zepp multi-band antenna in your future? Many have questions about using this very old simple antenna design in today’s world.
This PP presentation by Palomar Engineers has been shown at several ham radio Expos. It just might be the start of a beautiful friendship.
End Fed Antenna Secrets – SDDXC 2018 - Palomar Engineers
https://palomar-engineers.com › uploads › End-F...
As I write, www.dxmaps.com shows the upper HF bands and 6 meters “exploding” with contacts across the US and to Central and South America even though the Solar Flux Index is below 100!
It all may be a “good hangover” from Field Day operators finally beginning to believe in Solar Cycle 25. Whatever the reason, it’s great news for Hams worldwide!
07/17/2022 - Karsfest Yes, it’s a Sunday 8:00am door-prizes
Location: Peotone, IL
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Kankakee Area Radio Society
Website: http://w9az.com/karsfest.html < downloadable flyer webpage link
07/30/2022 - East Central Indiana Hamfest Saturday on EDT
Location: Winchester, IN
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Randolph Co ARC
LOCAL VE TESTING
07/09/2022 | Valparaiso IN 46383-4820 www.PC-ARC.net
Sponsor: Porter County ARC
Location: Downtown Valparaiso Public Library
Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
On-Line VE Testing Sources
LOCAL HR NETS
Courtesy of KC9UNS www.tinyurl.com/chicago-ham-nets
The LCARC Information NET Every Wednesday - at 8:00pm. 147.000 and 442.075 (pl 131.8) Informal, informative, and fun. A great way to stay connected with local hams. Typically 30 minutes long.
ARES NET Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. N9IAA repeater 146.685 MHz PL 173.8 www.ARESD1.com
Contest Calendar – ARRL
http://www.arrl.org › contest-calendar
AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE June 22nd 2022 4 minutes
Hope to see you Friday July 8th.
Q1: There is no difference in the orbits between geosynchronous and geostationary satellites? True or False?
Q2: the “RG” in coax (RG-8, RG-213 RG-11) stands for: Reactance Grade, Research Grade or Radio Guide?
A1: false A2: Radio Guide
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