June Meeting

Our June 6th meeting location is at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 3700 West Broadway at their shelter house. Meeting will start at 8:30am. Plenty of room for social distancing. June Meeting Location

85th Aniversary Net

What a great event tonight!

Thank you to all that joined us tonight on a nostalgic look at our past from the great members of this exceptional club!

I was very glad to part of it!

-Bret W0VK

85th Anniversary Net

This Wednesday Night at 7:00 PM join us for a special roundtable net hosted by our club President Bret (W0VK) on our 2 meter repeater.

May Weather Net Exercise

Thanks to the following stations for checking in: W0VK, K0TV, W3MEB, N0EE, KD0OPS, KE0FUD, KDOETL, NO0WZ, KY0P, and KD0WXT.  Thanks from net control KE0QYA. Great work!!

May Club Meeting

Our May 2nd meeting will be conducted over the 2 meter repeater this Saturday morning beginning at 8:30 am. President Bret (W0VK) will be conducting the meeting. Looking forward to hearing from everyone.

Weather Net

Our 1st active weather net had 12 stations activated. Proud of everyone who checked in this afternoon.

Fox Hunt Yagi Antenna Project

Fellow Ham’s!

While we are all exercising our Social Distancing these days, I thought this would be a great time to share what I have been doing.  After researching a bit, I found many diagrams for a great Yagi Fox Hunt Antennas.  These diagrams were all very similar so I decided to just pick one and go with it.  I found through the process it was fun and really not too hard to make, I did substitute a couple things because honestly I just used what I had on hand, that is the fun thing about this project!
So, I have it completed and plan on using it to check in to our net tonight just for fun and to show everyone how it works.  I have added some pictures so you can see the finished project and how basic it really is.  Here is the link for the instructions I used, just for your reference if you want to make the same one I did.
I hope many of you that don’t already have one of these fun little Yagis decide to make one just to have on hand so when we do get the opportunity to have a Fox Hunt you will be ready!!

https://www.jpole-antenna.com/2017/02/07/build-it-2-meter-tape-measure-yagi-beam-antenna/

I hope you all enjoy this as much as have.

-Bret W0VK

Bret Thanks for the Ideas.  Here is my build:

 

 

    

Some things that I researched and did a little differently were, I used 3/4″ PVC (Already had it on hand), Used some velcro to wrap ends of sharp tape measure ends and also serves to hold elements in the collapsed position,  added choke (RF cable around PVC (6x’s),  Also used those tiny hose clamps that I never find a use for anywhere else (I just put to together!).  Put BNC connector on end.  Took my antenna analyzer to this and it’s about 1.5:1  @ 144.5 , 1.1:1 @147.00 and 1.5:1 @ 149.0.   Also, have enough left out of the 25ft tape to make another one.  IF anyone needs some tape measure elements just ask first come first serve.

– Thanks and 73’s, Daren – KDØOPS

Club Stickers

Just got in some more club stickers. The cost is $5.00 per sticker. Contact KE0NIL (Nick) if you would like to purchase any.