Advanced Topics Class 10 DEC 2020 – Logging

Jan (KD7ZWV) gives us an introduction to logging.  What to log, why to log, and how to log.

Slides are available here.

Links mentioned during the presentation:

Basic Topics Class 3 December 2020 – 50 things to do with your ham radio

Dan (N7XDL) shares with us fifty things to do with your ham radio in 2021.

During the presentation, a few links were posted to the Zoom chat.  They are included here for ease of reference:

The slides will be added to this post when they are available.

The Fox Hunt!

On Saturday, 14 November 2020, MARC and the Taylorsville Amateur Radio Club participated in a "pandemic safe" fox hunt.  This was done by having everyone take a bearing from whatever their location was (typically their home, but Neil (KF7PKX) at least took his bearing from his workplace).  All of these locations and bearings were given to Dan (N7XDL) who plotted the bearings on a map, which you can see here: Nov14Event_TARC_MARC.

As you can see, not every bearing pointed directly at the fox, which is expected.  But if you observe, there were several bearings that did intersect at the approximate location of the fox.  For our first try, it was very promising!

We will be participating with Taylorsville for next month's hunt on 12 December 2020.  It has not been determined yet if this will be another "pandemic safe" hunt or if we will actually get together in person (maintaining social distancing and wearing masks).  Watch this space for updates as we get closer to the event!

Basic Training 5 November 2020 – Fox Hunts part one

Dan (N7XDL) gave us a brief introduction to "Fox Hunts" or radio direction finding.  Our neighboring Taylorsville Amateur Radio Club has been doing fox hunts on the second Saturday of each month for the last couple of months.  They have invited us to participate with them this month.

Dan will continue his lesson next week with more detailed information on using directional antennae to track down a hidden transmitter.

A copy of the presentation is included here.  Check it out as it includes instructions for building your own "tape measure yagi," a simple directional antenna.

Please consider joining us next week for part two of this lesson!  If you need information on how to join the meeting, use the Contact Us link.

Monthly Meeting 15 October 2020 – Computer and E-mail Security

Presentation:  Computer_Security