[sarcmembers] Re: Comments on the February SARC Meeting...

  • From: <jportune@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <sarcmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 15:05:09 -0800

Thanks for the complements on the last meeting. It is board's plan to keep that 
kind of thing as the center of the club, not boring business squabbles which 
will be handled mainly in the board meetings.

On 1.2 GHz for the IRB, there is a plug-in module for the Kenwood TS-2000 which 
gives receive and 10W output, all modes. They cost about $500 new, however. I 
saw a used on on EBay for $400. There is already built-in provision in the IRB 
for adding amplifiers on any or all bands, as well as rotor steering.. The beam 
and amp you offer would be just fine.   
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: n6vmo@xxxxxxxxx 
  To: sarcmembers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:32 AM
  Subject: [sarcmembers] Comments on the February SARC Meeting...

  Hello All,

  I have to say that the last SARC meeting was one of the most informative and 
interesting club meetings I have attended.  

  John's (W6NBC) presentation of W4MQ's Remote Internet Base software really 
got me motivated for several reasons.  I went home and dowloaded the RIB 
software and connected to several publicly open stations here on the west 
coast.  Using the software was easy and I could listen to the Sunday afternoon 
40 Meter Swap Net from my laptop, pretty cool.

  The other motivating reason was the potential of participating in the weekly 
1296Mhz SSB/CW nets.  The location of the RIB would enable many statewide 
1296MHz contacts. From the presentation, I understood that the RIB station does 
not have 1296MHz capabilities, so I make the following proposal to the club 
board and station manager(s):

  I would like to offer the RIB station, the use of my homebrew solidstate 
1296MHz 60W all-mode amplifier and a 24 element M2 yagi antenna. 
  The amplifier requires ~10amps at 13.8VDC. 



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