This last Saturday, club members were invited up to the club president's, Tom NH6Y, shop to help build the 15 meter beam antenna we are going to use for field day. In the images below you can see Tom uses the most intricate of tools for such a sensitive piece of equipment. What was that saying? "Work softly but carry a big mallet?" Anyway, we almost finished the whole project until we realized we were missing an important part and decided to stop there for the day. Tom provided a nice home cooked lunch of split pea soup and his very own recipe, chard and rhubarb savory pie. Despite what you may be thinking, it was a delicious meal. After lunch we took down the 10 meter beam put together the previous week. Tom reports that the 10 meter beam performed flawlessly and required no further adjustment. A testament to the new ARRL Antenna Book and the updated specifications for these builds. As a new ham it was a perfect day for learning the ins and outs of antennas and really get some hands on experience. I am looking forward to heading back up to finish the job.
Maui Amateur Radio Club – Apr 9, 2014 Minutes – Maui EOC Wailuku, HI
President Tom Worthington called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
There was no treasurer’s report this month, but the meeting minutes were reviewed and accepted by acclamation.
14 members and guests attended.
K6GSS-John: Presented some pictures of the club from the 1980s.
KC7ASJ – Dave: ARES Net on Sunday
KH6PO-Diane: CQ WPX contest on 10M at Tom’s house.
NH7Y-Tom: Afternoon net difficult, operated WPX-over 500 QSOs, working on Bandit amp, built yagis
N0DQD-Bob : Still dealing with antennas and covenants.
KH6CJJ-Kent: CQ WPX contest on 10M. Been working afternoon net.
KH6RSV-Sean: Heard Skywarn Net. Hard to get into repeater from home. Working on club website.
KH6H-Mel: Exam session produced 5 new licensees
AH6CU-Joe: Putting up stealth antenna
AH6AH-Anita: What he said.
KH6REO-Ed: Worked Russia on 15M, Elecraft K1 , some CW
KH7FX – Bob: 3 element 10M Yagi working well. WPX contest. Chech Republic
KH6AH - Ron: Has new K3-Has problem with antenna tuner
Cary: Took test last Saturday, waiting for call sign.
New Business: Motion to purchase wifi cards for club laptop computers, approved. Estimated expenditure $20.
This month’s presentation was done by Tom on Field Day antennas and N1MM logging. Tom has built Yagis for Field Day, mono banders for 20, 15, and 10 meters. A network was setup within the EOC to log contacts as a demonstration using the club’s laptops with an Ethernet connection.
Meeting adjourned at 9:10PM
De KH6RS BLoG
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