Maui Amateur Radio Club –Feb 10, 2016 Minutes – Maui EOC Wailuku, HI
President Tom Worthington called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The treasurer’s report were approved, and accepted by acclamation.
19 members and guests attended.
K6GSS-John: KH6RS license renewed, beacon getting lots of spots on 10,12,17,& 20 Meters
NH6Y-Tom: Worked Forrest WH6EAS, Worked South Georgia, multiple bands, antenna party,40M JT65, India, Sri Lanka, called CQ, got Germany on 20W. SSB, Pileup! Bands are open, if you just get on. 160M contest,
N0DQD-Bob: Nothing to report.
KH6H-Mel: 147.02 Repeater still down, repairs underway. Hawaii Emergency Management. Motorola Repeater
AD6E-Alan: Helped with Devin’s antenna. Got his own antenna and tower up, made 170Q’s in the sprint contest.
KH6AH-Ron: Interested in HF remote, bought Flex to work with an iPad
KH6RSB-Shawn: Monitoring on Sunday. CERT - Everybody has their own logon on the website.
NH7U-Robin: Couldn’t hear VPH stations, worked Palmira, has 92 countries worked. RTTY contests
KC7ASJ – Dave: Monitoring emergency net out of Lahaina
WH6EOD – Greg: Nothing to report
KH6PO- Diane: Made just one contact during the month. Pileup in South Pacific.
WH6EXE-Bill: Studying for General Class License
WH6DUE-Amanda: Antennas, appreciate the help. Working afternoon net. Field Day new categories.
WH6DUB-Devin: Great to have antennas up. Hard to hear people. Working with reverse beacon networks.
Dan: Interested in joining group. Computer Tech
G4BKF – Tom: Visiting
KC7I- Bill: Working some contests, South Georgia,
KC6YIO-Paul: Just moved here, wants to be active.
KH6CJJ-Kent: Worked Palmira, South Georgia, BP8, Beacon-great to have it. Power levels hard to discern.
Next month’s Discussion:
Suggestions: What do you need when setting up a station
Harbor Freight Multimeter $5
Vector Network Analyzer, $600 works Mini VNA ,
Listing of Frequencies of repeaters, offsets, and CTCSS,
Power conditioner $79 on EBAY
Maui Makers Group Membership – tools, $50-$600/year
Internet Access/Wifi Ubiquity internet equipment routers,
Coax jumpers 6 3ft for $35 EBAY
Deoxit - $8 tube
Silicon or Rubber Mastic Tape –
Hollow Wall Anchor – HILTI Home Deport $2 each
Antenna Analyzer – MFJ259 $259 New, used on EBAY about 200
Rope – Dacron, EBAY 500’ $40, different thicknesses, and length
Wire Rope guy wire, 250’ for $28 from Amazon
Egg insulators – HAM CQ, High Sierra
Roll of wire, 500’ #16 wire $50 Home Depot
ARRL Antenna Handbook
Coax Stripper - DX engineering $50
Air Shrink Tubing, / Heat Shrink Tubing
Wattmeter/SWR Meter, wind range of Vendors and capabilities
Coax adapter Kit, anything to anything $60
Connect802.com/connectors.htm connector reference
Dummy Load $50 EBAY
Antenna Tuner – Wide variety of manufacturers, power capacity, start with $100 EBAY, MFJ
Soldering Iron – Temperature Controlled Weller, Hakko, $100
Solder Flux –
Buy good connectors, Avoid cheap connectors
Panavise $40 Ebay
KillAWatt $ 25
Powerpole Connectors – (Anderson) DC power 12V – PowerWerks
NoAlox – Home Depot $10-15 / bottle for using aluminum antenna tubing
AntiSieze – For stainless steel hardware – $4 Amazon, NAPA
Coax – See Anita for pricing.
Ferrite – HamCQ relatively low cost
Handtools, sockets, vise, hacksaw, shears, files, drill, bits, long nose pliers,
ARRL Question Pool
Logbook of the World
QSL cards, UX0?
Impedance Bridge –
RF Sampler – For monitoring your own transmit signal
Parts Bins – everyone has a collection
First Aid Kit –
Pocket Knife –
De KH6RS BLoG
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