January 2017 Club Meeting - "Operating Above 50 Mhz"

Friday, January 20, 2017

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

Handyman Corner

Presented by Tom, W8TK

"Make a keyer paddle for $1"


Operating Above 50Mhz

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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 January 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.

About Steve

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.

November 2016 Club Meeting - "Surviving Low Sunspots "

Friday, November 18, 2016

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

Handyman Corner

Presented by Tom, W8TK



Surviving Low Sunspots


Presented by George Cooley, NG7A

solarn0nbhAs sunspot activity diminishes, perpetual propagation on the higher bands, with its petite, easy-to-hide antennas becomes a distant memory. Fortunately all is not lost, as conditions on the lower bands improve.
Surviving Low Sunspots suggests how to cope on the high bands, discusses the possibilities of low band operations and offers ideas for practical antennas. A visual demonstration of antenna structures will be included. Whether you live on several acres or a postage stamp HOA-patrolled lot, there is something for everyone. 



December 2016 Club Meeting - "Holiday Party"

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2016 Holiday Party Potluck



December 18, 2016

3:00PM - 5:30PM

Ascension Lutheran Church

1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ


Open to OVARC members and guests only.

Members may bring a guest. 

Room for 96 so sign up early. 

Everyone will need to RSVP.  

In addition to a dish to pass, each member and guest(s) should bring at least one non-perishable food item for the church food drive. 

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