22-Mar-2008 HRitP

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Andy Carstarphen 3/22/08   #44  
Well, the 22-Mar-2008 Ham Radio in the Park is, as they say in
Hollywood, "in the can". Photos from the event have been posted in a
new album in the Photos section. If you have additional photos of the
event, please share them by uploading them to the album. And what an
event it was. We had no less than 27 operators. In no particular order,
here is who was there: K5TAO, KG5OO, KB5ELK, W5WDY, KD6FWD, KD5LGU,
KB5JBV, KI6EPK, AB5RM, KE5FWK, AK5DX, KE5ANB (with son Jonathan),
K5JYD, N5SQA, KD5YPC, W5TFD (WITH HIS WIFE. FORGIVE ME FOR NOT
REMBERING HER NAME), KE6DRT, KETDRS, K5KJG, KD5VMM, KD5YJP, KE5PUC,
KE5NSS, KE5NUB, KC5IMJ, KC5JTF AND WY5V.

WHEW!

There was plenty of antenna work. 40/20m and 80m inverted V's
constructed by AK5DX were tuned up. Tim - KD6FWD put his new HF
vertical on the air. Woody - W5WDY and Mark - K5TAO constructed and
tuned an 80m dipole and a all band Windom. Keith - KE5NUB and Neil -
KE5NSS once again crossed the line between amateur radio and plumbing
by constructing a 2m j-pole from 1/2" copper pipe. Keith also brought
his solar power station some exercise by operating a TS-570S from the
system. David - KD5LGU worked HF QRP with his 40/20m inverted V setup
of fiberglass poles in a Tripod. Bob - KC5JTF did double duty with his
portable VHF setup in addition to bringing out the club generators for
exercise. Bob has a really nice setup with a custom tripod / aluminum
pole setup with a j-pole on top. Richard - KB5JBV gave an excellent
demonstration of DChat, the text chat program for the digital DSTAR
system. Josh - KI6EPK had live demonstration of the hot grid (grill)
system and a network solution for bug rejection. Overall, I think there
was plenty of learning and elmering to go around. Thanks to everyone
for making this a success.

See you all next month!

73 DE WY5V

About the Author

Richard KB5JBV has been an Amateur radio operator since 1988. He has held positions with the America Radio Relay League including but not limited to Assistant Section Manager, Official Observer, Official Relay Station, Official Emergency Station, ARES Emergency Coordinator for Resonant Frequency: The Amateur Radio Podcast was created to help get information on amateur radio out to the new ham and the ham that wants to find out more about different aspects of the hobby they are thinking about getting into. So sit back have a drink and enjoy.

Richard KB5JBV has been an Amateur radio operator since 1988. He held positions with the America Radio Relay League including but not limited to Assistant Section Manager, Official Observer, Official Relay Station, Official Emergency Station, ARES Emergency Coordinator for Kaufman County Texas, Volunteer Examiner and Technical Specialist in the North Texas section.

Richard has also served as RACES assistant radio officer for the city of Mesquite, Tx. and among numerous other duties Including club president for the HAM Association of Mesquite Texas.

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