The next OVARC Special Raffle will start at the August 19th Membership Meeting. Tickets will be on sale for $5.00 each and the drawing will be held at an OVARC Monthly Meeting after all 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.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ
Presented by Bob, AF9W
"Getting Ready for Public Service Season"
Operating Above 50Mhz
Presented by Steve Bell, KJ7OG
VHF, UHF and Microwave frequencies are easily used if you have the right antenna and the ability to assemble a small station. It’s not difficult but it takes some commitment and a desire to operate on frequencies above the 50 Mhz (6 Meter) ham band.
Steve Bell, KJ7OG will be our featured speaker for the October meeting where he will talk about the world of VHF - UHF - Microwave operations. Steve will share his expertise in getting a station on the air and EME (Earth Moon Earth) operations. Recently Steve participated in an annual 10GhZ terrestrial contest from Mount Lemmon.
With the HF bands becoming more quiet as a result of the sunspot cycle, VHF - UHF and EME operations might be good alternative places to operate.
Steve is a retired Electronics Engineer and a regular OVARC member. He was first licensed on 1993 as KB7TRZ. Steve was a key contributor on several University of Arizona MARS missions including the hugely successful MARS PathFinder camera.