BREAKING NEWS

(Updated 12 January 2015)

 
We Use the 146.980 repeater on Mt Eldon as our Primary Frequency. Scott KY7A, Joe W7LUX and Many Others Monitor this repeater. Please jump in and contact us if you need information for the Flagstaff area!! Remember this repeater has a phone patch if you need to call 911!

 


NEW LOCATION FOR MEETINGS!!!!

New location for CARC meetings:  Sizzler East Side (Route 66 and Fanning) in the Banquet Room.


 

Classes for Licensing are forming all the time. As we get People interested in classes we will form them. Please contact Sandy Meadowcroft KF4JHC at 928-660-8323 (leave message) or send an email to info@cocoradio.club to find out information.

FROM THE LIST SERVE

 

WA6ZZJ in Prescott mentioned this great website:

 
www.kyham.net

The kyham site has especially good ARES training material: select EMCOMM then
Training then KY ARES Online Training or:

 
http://www.kyham.net/emcomm/training/kytest.html

This is a great alternative to the ARRL Emergency Communications Course, and the
kyham version is free.  I strongly encourage everyone (especially if you have
not taken the ARRL courses) to take this course and let Scott or me know when
you pass the on-line exams.  You can copy the study material page to your
computer and study off-line as you have time.

After you complete the ARES training, look at the Net Control material.

73,
Joe, W7LUX


 


 

INFORMATION FROM THE LIST SERVE

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 8:01 PM, Joe Hobart <nova@npgcable.com> wrote:

Now is the time to start planning for radios to take with you when operating
portable or camping next summer.  A low power radio could also serve as an
emergency backup in case we lose electrical service.

Here are a few sources of low power radios suitable for backpack, camping, and
portable operation.  Some of these are kits suitable for beginning to
intermediate builders:

Arizona Sqrpions:  http://www.azscqrpions.com/

Elecraft:  http://www.elecraft.com/

Hendricks QRP Kits:  http://qrpkits.com/

MFJ Enterprises:  http://www.mfjenterprises.com/

Radio Kits:  http://www.radio-kits.co.uk/

Small Wonder Labs:  http://www.smallwonderlabs.com/

TenTec:  http://www.tentec.com/

Wilderness Radio:  http://www.fix.net/~jparker/wild.html

W0CH QRP Site - many low power radios and links:

  http://www.w0ch.net/index.htm  (Look at Wilderness Sierra)

Another page with considerable QRP information:

  http://www.qrptransceiver.com/

Yaesu FT-817 (very popular):

http://www.yaesu.com/indexvs.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=102&encProdID=06014CD0AFA0702B25B12AB4DC9C0D27&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0

If you just want to listen, AES and HRO have assembled, portable, shortwave
receivers:  http://www.aesham.com/    http://www.hamradio.com/

Amazon has a selection of QRP books - although some of the prices are outrageous:

  http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=QRP&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3AQRP&page=1


And don't be afraid of building a kit.  I will help anyone get their kit
working.  Just check with me before you order the kit.

73,
Joe, W7LUX

 

 

BE PREPARED!

Tis the Season!.. No it's not Christmas time already, but with multiple community events and emergency drills looming on the horizon, it is time to check the dates of your CPR, First-Aid and other certifications that may have lapsed or be close to expiring, and renew them as needed.

 

 

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