The next OVARC Special Raffle will start at the June 19 Membership Meeting. Tickets will be on sale for $5.00 each and the drawing will be held at an OVARC Monthly Meeting after 175 tickets have been sold.
The prize for the current raffle is an
ICOM IC-718 1.8-28Mhz 100W CW/SSB/AM/FM Desktop Radio
Click here to see radio features and specs.
Tickets will be on sale at the OVARC Monthly Meetings.
You need not be present at the drawing to win.
August 21, 2015
Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ
Presented by Tom, W8TK
"Hug a Tree"
fldigi & NBEMS
Presented by Ron Herring, W7HD; George James, KD7XP; & Scott Boone, K7ADX
COME ONE, COME ALL FOR A LIVE DEMONSTRATION OF FLDIGI
If you ever wanted to learn about FLDIGI and its associated programs, you will NOT want to miss this presentation on August 21st at 7:00 pm MST at the OVARC monthly meeting.
Ron, W7HD, will provide the introduction and present a short slide show.
George, KD7XP, will provide information on NBEMS and uses for emergency communications.
Scott, K7ADX, will show off his Raspberry Pi version running FLdigi under Linux, replete with a keyboard and display for about $120.
There will be a live demo of just what type of equipment can be used. Do you have a handheld and a computer with a sound card and microphone? That's the minimum requirement for full two-way communication.
The fldigi program is developed under Linux, then ported to Windows and Mac. Dave Freese, W1HKJ, is the author of the program and still actively maintains his website http://w1hkj.com where you can download fldigi, associated programs, detailed manuals, pictures and sounds of the various modes (76 at last count), plus explanations of how everything works. PLUS you can get complete source code. He has trained/acquired several people that can take over should he become ill, so the website is expected to last indefinitely...
Note-taking is not necessary, since a handout with the website addresses where you can download your own PDF or PPT copy of the presentation will be available.
Some of the other equipment that will be shown in the live demo will be the Elecraft KX3 and Alinco DX-SR8T and possibly a Yaesu FT-897, plus various handhelds.
Also on the website are detailed instructions on how to set up FLDIGI for NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System) and SGARNS (Second Generation Amateur Radio Network System).
For a preview of the presentation, point your browser to http://w7hd.net/ovarc-fldigi to obtain a PDF or PPT copy of the files. Please note that these files are in flux until the meeting, subject to change without notice :-)
2015 Summer Tech Class
“Enrollment closes on Tuesday, August 18th”
This class will prepare you to take the FCC’s entry level amateur radio license examination. At the end of the class, American Radio Relay League certified examiners will administer the test. Soon after you will be on the air!
When: 6 consecutive Tuesdays commencing August 25, 2015 and ending on September 29, 2015. Each meeting is from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Where: Marana Community Center, 5100 West Ina Rd. This is located in the Marana Operations Center Municipal Complex just west of the Ina Rd Exit from I-10. The community center is on the west side of the parking lot.
Class Fee: Tuition is free to members of OVARC. Membership in OVARC is $25 per year and those wishing to join may do so at the first class. At the end of the class, the ARRL examination fee is $15.
Required Course Book: Technician Class 2014-2018 License Preparation by Gordon West, WB6NOA. The ISBN is 978-0-945053-79-8. If you wish to purchase the book from Amazon.com, here is a link.
In order to be successful in the course you will need to read and study outside of class hours.