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Field Day 2017

On June 24th 2017 the Herriman Amateur Radio Club had their annual Field Day. It was a lot of fun. We had a joint operation with Fort Herriman days this year. Mccay Mortensen made over 100 contacts and even managed log W1AW. Way to go! We all a great time. Field Day isn’t just about […]

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Antenna Tests at HARC Meeting

Antenna builders finished construction of their dual-band 2-m and 70-cm “aluminum-rod” J-pole antennas at the August 8th, 2015 club meeting. The previous weekend members Gregg McArthur, Lloyd Taylor, and Jon Titus completed cutting and threading the rods, and drilled and finished the angular mounting brackets. Gregg provided an MFJ antenna analyzer at our August 8th […]

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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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Solar Panel charger for 12-volt battery – perfect for Herriman go-kits

I was looking for a way to charge a 12 volt battery while we are at Lake Powell this summer, and I came across this solar panel charger on Amazon.com (see right column). I realized that this would be a perfect addition to a Herriman go-kit — it would allow you to power the go-kit […]

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