Every month, the BRHC Hospital Auxiliary selects one of their volunteers to be recognized as a volunteer of the month. January 2022 saw SPARK member Harry Burford, KØTV in the spotlight. Harry has been working with the Amateur Radio station installed at the hospital for over 12 years. He started as a Red Cross volunteer, but those volunteers were recently absorbed into the Auxiliary organization after the Red Cross closed offices in Missouri. Here is a copy of the article from the Auxiliary newsletter. .2022_01 BRHC art color
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!
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!!
I hope you all enjoy this as much as have.
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 Members, it is with regret that I must cancel our April Club Meeting. This is in the best interest of the membership based on our current situation. Harry had mentioned possibly having a net at our regular meeting time and I think that would be a great idea! So, I will be the net control at 8:30am on April 4th. This will not be an official club meeting but, will be a chance for our camaraderie during these challenging times. I am looking forward to the 4th! Please stay safe. -Bret W0VK