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From Julie AC0WN
I’ve put together a few links for those in your tech group who have an interest in ham satellites. Also attached is the current issue of the AMSAT Journal which you can share freely as they made it available to everyone this month as part of their COVID-19 response. (Go to amsat.org and click on the link for the free download)
SATPC32 is a great tracking program.
For those just starting out a good antenna can be the first big step to successfully operating ham satellites. Here’s a couple links to great portable sat antennas:
An awesome collection of current satellite information: https://www.n2yo.com/satellites/?c=18
There was a question on tonight’s tech net about using scripts during a contest. Attached are the two scripts that I created for SSB contacts using W7FLO and W7L for Field Day. In the digital modes the scripts are put in macro form so that you click on a button and it plays the relevant part of the script. One example is:
The CW operators use similar scripts.
Local Field Day Scripts
YouTube Video about Field Day
Any other questions, please let me know.
West Lane County ARES/RACES
1. make sure the frequency is clear before calling CQ. Listen, listen, then ask 3 times
2. General CQ— CQ, CQ, CQ <call sign>, <call sign>, <call sign>, CQ, CQ, Standing by or “BY”
3. Directed CQ— add in that you’re looking for a specific region, country, section, outside the USA, etc. to the CQ
4. Listen for enough time for someone to write your call sign down and comfortably give you a call back
5. Know some the prefixes for foreign call signs, as you are their DX
6. Have fun!
Hands on project of the Tech Net Group was building a "J" pole antenna
TechNet March 15, 2020
We had about 10 people on the net tonight and I think that there are a lot of folks who, like me, don’t have a lot of experience listening or participating in nets. I have a few that I collected on this net to share with those who weren’t able to join us tonight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogq_49XeozY Yaesu WiRES-X: (Part 1) Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9H3FU-m4Ik Yaesu WiRES-X: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask - Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXjRc0DDigY Yaesu WiRES-X: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask - Part 3
https://www.hamoperator.com/Fusion/FusionFiles/WB7OEV-Fusion-PDF-0018_WiRESX-Install.pdf This is 169 page e-book that was put together in 2016. It might be a little dated with some information, but it might have some good background too.
Larry, K7GND, gave us a couple CW nets and one that meets in a “room” called the Quad Net Array. The two CW nets are:
3.558MHz (80 meters)
QRS (slow speed 13-15 wpm)
The Quad Net Array
Click here for the Nets4.pdf
Correction on the Alaskan Emergency Preparedness net.
M-F 0930 am. (its listed as 0830 )
I’m on the roll call. If wishing to call in , wait until the net is over at about
0950-5 , they will call for visitors.
Bond, K7BND, listens to the Marine Net and the Alaska Emergency net
I looked under Alaska on the ARRL Net Directory Search and found 16 nets:
Paul, KI7LMU, Valley Radio…146.720, Tue