December 2017 Meeting Update

Don’t Forget to bring a show and tell item to the meeting this week and bring your Lucky Charms!

We have a bag full of goodies to give away including a D-Star DV-Dongle, a Handheld Radio, SDR Dongles, Raspberry Pi, Shack Accessories, books, and More!

Did we mention there will be some refreshing beverages and holiday munchies?

See you Thursday!

December 2017 Second Sunday

Atlanta’s (un?)predictable Fall weather rained out our last two Second Sunday events,  but we are back and indoors for our December Second Sunday on the 10th.

Come join Alan WA4MO as he leads all with a 2 meter J-pole build using ladder line. This roll up version is versatile enough to store in your back pack or suitcase for an LX or DX trip or you use it at your home for those Sunday Night ARC Nets on the 146.820 repeater.

Builders are limited to the first 10 people and should email Alan – [email protected]  to reserve a kit.

There is a fee of $10 for each antenna kit – includes 5 feet of coax, 5 feet of ladder line, and a male PL-259 connector. We have a couple of soldering irons and a little solder but you are welcome to bring your own solder and iron, and a different coax connector if you prefer.

The build is at the usual place – PDK Airport on Claremont Road in Room 227 of the Administration Building. We will meet from 2:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday, December 10.  Talk-in is on the 146.280 ARC repeater.

And remember, from 12 noon until 2:00 PM we have free amateur radio license testing in the same location.

 

See you there!

December Holiday Meeting is Show and Tell

Celebrate early with us on December 7 at 7:30 pm for our annual Show and Tell meeting. Bring your project or a favorite radio or ham accessory and tell us about it.  We will have some special treats at the meeting so don’t have (too much) dessert before you arrive! Special door prizes will be given to the lucky winners!

Meet us before the meeting for some fine food at Cowtippers Restaurant on Piedmont Road or if you prefer pizza, some members meet at Gino’s on Cheshire Bridge.

See you there!

October Meeting – “HF Propagation” by K9LA

Join us at the October 5, 2017 regular meeting of the Atlanta Radio Club.

Our program is “HF Propagation” by K9LA Carl Luetzelschwab. Carl will discuss why HF is fun, the Sun’s role in HF propagation, basic propagation at HF, and simple antennas for HF.

Don’t forget – we meet at Cowtippers Restaurant on Piedmont Road just North of Monroe Drive foursome good food and discussion before the program. We arrive there about 5:55PM and leave around 7:15 for the meeting at the Red Cross on Monroe Drive.

 

See you there!

September 2017 Second Sunday Tech Topic

Join KW4MO Alan on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM for our next Second Sunday Tech Meetup:

We’re building a Function Generator and learning some oscilloscope basics. You can signup on our meetup event: http://meetu.ps/3cVfqy

And don’t forget we have free Amateur Radio testing at the same PDK location from 12 noon until 2:00 PM. Studying for your first license or an upgrade? This is the place to test – did we mention the testing is FREE?!?

September 2017 Member Meeting

Join us on Thursday, September 7, 2017 for our regular monthly meeting. The program this month is:

“HF Anywhere with Flex Radio and Smart SDR 2.0”   Jim Reed, N4BFR gives us an overview of the new Flex Radio functionality, and if all goes well, we’ll make live QSO’s from the meeting via his shack in Chamblee.

The meeting begins about 7:30 PM at the Atlanta Red Cross center located at 1955 Monroe Drive in Atlanta.

Also join us at 6:00 PM for a bite to eat at Cowtippers Restaurant located at 1600 Piedmont Road in Atlanta.

See you there!

August Friday Lunches return to Mellow Mushroom in August

As the title notes we are returning to the Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Brookhaven for our weekly Friday lunch meeting during August. Although the ‘official’ time listed in our Yahoo reflector calendar reminder lists the start time of 12:30 it’s OK to arrive at 12 noon to find good seating.

The location is Brookhaven Station Shopping Center, 4058 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.

Web Address: http://mellowmushroom.com/store/brookhaven

See you there!

August 3rd Meeting – Curacao and Elections

Our program for August is presented by Mike ND4V Weathers and he will tell us about a DXpedition to Curacao earlier this year.

After the program we will hold our annual election for the next Executive Committee whose term will range from August 2017 – August 2018. There is one slate announced to the Election Committee and members have a chance to announce additional slates prior to the final vote. Please attend so you can have a voice in your club’s operations!

Meeting at the Atlanta Red Cross begins about 7:30 P.M. in the board room, 1955 Monroe Dr. in Atlanta.  You can join us for a bite to eat before the meeting at Cowtippers, 1600 Piedmont Rd. in Atlanta which is near the Red Cross meeting site. It’s best to be there by 6:00 P.M. to beat the rush.

See you all there!

Tri-PTC Sprint Tri-Athlon Amateurs Needed

CALLING ALL HAMS – FIRST CALL

We need your help to provide race support on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 0645-1000 for the 2017 Tri-PTC Sprint Triathlon.

This is the first and original triathlon which, after a brief change to Lake McIntosh, is back on the original course starting/finishing at PTC City Hall / Lake Peachtree.  We first supported this race back in 2002 and have provided support every year since.  This is the “short course” race 1/3 mile swim, 13 mile bike, 5K – not to be confused with the spring race PIT “long course”.

The link with all the race info is:

http://tri-ptc.com/race-information/

Here’s what we need:

BIKE

Bike 1 Hilltop Dr & Hip Pocket Rd (N)

Bike 2 Cedar Dr & Hip Pocket Rd (S)

Bike 3 McIntosh Tr & Skiff Trace

Bike 4 McIntosh Tr & Shadowwood

Bike 5 Robinson Rd & Camp Creek Tr.

Bike 6 Robinson Rd & Crestwood Dr

Bike 7 Robinson Rd & Braelinn Rd

Bike 8 Colonnade Dr & Columns Ln (S)

Bike Rover (motorcycle mobile) – AC4MG, Matt Gonter (XL)

Bike Sag Truck (need mag mount) – W4MEZ, Joe Mezzatesta (L)

OPERATIONS

Race Director Shadow – KI4HHI, Mary Catherine (M)

PD/FD Liaison –

Net Control 1 – KI4ASK, Joe (L)

Net Control 2 –

Transition / Swim –

As you can see, we need a lot of help!

The race starts at 0700, Saturday morning, August 19, 2017. We are generally done by 1000.  We’ll run this the same way we have in year’s past.  I’ll send more detailed instructions as we get closer to race day.

Our mission is to support the event organizers by providing timely communication from different locations on the race course. We help ensure the safety of ALL participants.

You do not have to be a member of ARES or even a club member to help. All you need is a Technician (or higher) license and a desire to get involved.

All Ham operators need to be on-station by 0645. At that time, we will have a check in. We will use the 442.500 Peachtree City repeater linked to 145.210 and 146.535 simplex. This should give us more than adequate coverage.

If you can help, please let me know. I also need to know what size of shirt you want (S, M, L, or XL).  If you have a preferred duty station, let me know.

Please consider donating a few hours of your time to support this fun event.

Thanks and 73,

Joe Domaleski

KI4ASK

(cell) 678-464-9016