Archive | July, 2015

No Panadapter? No Problem

A panadapter connects to a radio and provides a “snapshot” view of signals on a given band. The display shown nearby illustrates what an operator might see. In this case, the display plots signal activity on a portion of the 40-M band centered at 7.220 MHz. The display shows “instantaneous” signal amplitude in the upper […]

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ARRL to Increase Dues in 2016

The ARRL Board of Directors voted a $US 10 increase in membership dues, effective January 1, 2016. The Rocky Mountain Division email newsletter described the need for an increase in an email to members several weeks ago. The following duplicates that information for non-ARRL members or those who missed reading the earlier information. The last […]

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Tech License Session Starts August 13

A 3-session ham-radio prep class for the Technician license starts on Thursday, July 30 and continues on August 6 and 13. Location: the YM room of the LDS EagleCrest Church Building, 14919 South Eagle Crest Drive, Draper, Utah, 84020. Classes run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm each evening. The class prepares student to take the FCC Exam […]

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Antenna Builders Converge

At the Herriman Amateur Radio Club meeting on July 11, 2015, seven members chose to construct a “Dual-Band J-Pole” antenna for the 2m and 70 cm bands. Jeffrey Bail (NT1K) redrew the original plans and added the dimensions needed to build the antenna. HARC member Lloyd Taylor (K7PV) purchased the materials and members got to […]

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