Tuesday, March 15, 2011

April 9th Area HAM Tailgate Session and GA QSO Party

Hello fellow HAMs,

Just a reminder of our multi-club tailgate swap and sell on Saturday, April 9th at Grayson Stadium in Savannah. Bring anything and everything that you'd like to swap or sell and let's find new homes for all that unused radio gear! Since this is also Day 1 of the Georgia QSO Party, many folks will be planning to set up stations and operate throughout the day. Bring all the normal stuff that you'd bring for field operations. Bob, W4WTO has coordinated the venue and passing on the following details. Great opportunity for all you new HAMs to meet other folks in the area and maybe pick up some pre-owned radio gear. Spread the word. Hope to see everyone there. Let me know if you have any questions.

1- Hours of operation: 0800 to 2000 Hrs. (no overnight ops).

2- Tailgating/swap/sell AOK (no commercial vendors).

3-Cooking out on a portable grill AOK.

4- Use of upper stadium seating area for antenna support to flag ploes AOK (roof has been condemned so NO access to top of roof as in last time).

5- Bathroom facilities in stadium AOK.

6- Metal 807's AOK if consumed discretely.

7- Tables, chairs pop up tents, etc. AOK.

8- Multiple Club participation AOK.

9- Club members working to get out the message AOK!

73, Bob, W4WTO

Guy McDonald, K4GTM
President, Coastal Amateur Radio Society

Monday, March 14, 2011

Red Cross Disaster Communications Training in Atlanta

On Mar 11, 12, and 13 Steve, K4SDJ and I went up to the Atlanta Red Cross chapter to attend a Disaster Relief Communications course.  This training was to get some hands on experience in setting up a data and voice network comprised of a SATCOM terminal, a Cisco LAN and WLAN, Cisco IP phones, servers and laptops, as well as the UHF and VHF low band radio systems that the Red Cross use.  Good stuff.

ISS APRS Being Used to Support Efforts in Japan

As many of us here in the Savannah area have recently become interested in APRS and particularly hearing the digipeater on the ISS, here is some news on how the ISS digipeater is being put to use to support the folks in Japan.......de K4GTM


Kevin, KW4B Goes Aeronautical Mobile

Had some fun Sunday evening talking with Kevin, KW4B who was operating aeronautical mobile on a flight from Savannah to Beaufort, to Brunswick, and back with Chuck, AK4CP.  Here's a summary from Mac, KF4LMT.