Sunday, September 18, 2016

EPRC Weekly Net Check-Ins - Tonight 9/18/2016


Eden Prairie Radio Club Sunday Net

Net Control - Jonathan - k0fey

If there are any specific topics you would like to discuss on an upcoming net please feel free to pass those along and I will do my best to incorporate them in. 

Check-Ins on the weekly Eden Prairie Radio Club Net
146.880 RX ,146.280 TX, No Tone

Central Time Zone -Sundays 9:00pm 

Coordinated Universal Time - Mondays 0300 UTC

EchoLink: Node# 648417 – K0EPR-R 

Check-Ins 9-18-2016

n0wfj - Bob - watching the vikings? work around the house and glad to see his teams doing well in football. 

ke0br - David - One for the count.

ke0ahu - alan - one for the count

kb0d - monte - one for the count

wa0vll - roger - great day. 

K0fey - Me - Tons of studying for me. 

A great contest is occurring all this year:
http://www.arrl.org/npota is the link for anyone interested in talking about this at our next meeting. 

BroadCastify is now set up. You can listen to the repeater (with a 30 second delay) thought the link below. This is a great way to hear yourself for audio and whatever. 

We will have the next EPRC radio club meeting next month on September 15th.

3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM Central
Prairie Hill Free Church
17200 Valley View Road EP
Immediately west of the EP High School.

Also note that for those looking to get their license or upgrade the next test session at the Carver County Library in Chanhassen, MN you can find testing dates at http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session


HAMFEST/CONVENTION
09/24/2016 | SMARTSFEST 2016
Location:
Henderson, MN
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: SERT Radio Club & SMARTS Club
Learn More

HAMFEST/CONVENTION
10/01/2016 | Last Chance Tailgate
Location:
Plymouth, MN
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Twin City FM Club
Website: http://tcfmc.org
Learn More

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions,
Jonathan K0FEY.com 


edenprairieradioclub.blogspot.com <— see your net check ins.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

EPRC Weekly Net Check-Ins - Tonight 9/11/2016


Eden Prairie Radio Club Sunday Net

Net Control - Jonathan - k0fey

If there are any specific topics you would like to discuss on an upcoming net please feel free to pass those along and I will do my best to incorporate them in. 

Check-Ins on the weekly Eden Prairie Radio Club Net
146.880 RX ,146.280 TX, No Tone

Central Time Zone -Sundays 9:00pm 

Coordinated Universal Time - Mondays 0300 UTC

EchoLink: Node# 648417 – K0EPR-R 

Check-Ins 9-11-2016

ke0ecf - Ron - Ron attended the Annual Shitzu reunion in Eden Prairie on Saturday.  
k9wn - Jake - Will need to wax his car in the next week…..Rubbing in being happily retired.

Kb0d - Monte - Walking around Eden Prairie and one for the count.
kd0mgh - Ron - The last Friday his grandson attained his purple belt in TaiQuanDo. Also14 family members attended Saturday for the 93rd birthday of Ron’s father. 
ke0br - David - It has been a quiet few weeks. He is just starting to get over being under the weather…. and enjoying the weather lately as well. Let’s hope everyone else in the house feels well.

Wa0vll - Roger - 75 degrees and beautifully sunny. New wiring harness for the motor/controls came in the mail yesterday and Roger stayed busy installing that today. 

K0fey - Me - I attended a search and rescue exercise in Bemidji on Saturday and spent many hours in a plane for the Civil Air Patrol. Today my wife and I attended her fathers birthday and grilled out. 

A great contest is occurring all this year:
http://www.arrl.org/npota is the link for anyone interested in talking about this at our next meeting. 

BroadCastify is now set up. You can listen to the repeater (with a 30 second delay) thought the link below. This is a great way to hear yourself for audio and whatever. 

We will have the next EPRC radio club meeting next month on September 15th.

3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM Central
Prairie Hill Free Church
17200 Valley View Road EP
Immediately west of the EP High School.

Also note that for those looking to get their license or upgrade the next test session at the Carver County Library in Chanhassen, MN you can find testing dates at http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session


HAMFEST/CONVENTION
09/24/2016 | SMARTSFEST 2016
Location:
Henderson, MN
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: SERT Radio Club & SMARTS Club
Learn More

HAMFEST/CONVENTION
10/01/2016 | Last Chance Tailgate
Location:
Plymouth, MN
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Twin City FM Club
Website: http://tcfmc.org
Learn More

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions,
Jonathan K0FEY.com 

edenprairieradioclub.blogspot.com <— see your net check ins.



Sunday, September 4, 2016

EPRC Weekly Net Check-Ins - Tonight 9/4/2016



Net Control - Jonathan - k0fey

If there are any specific topics you would like to discuss on an upcoming net please feel free to pass those along and I will do my best to incorporate them in. 

Check-Ins on the weekly Eden Prairie Radio Club Net
146.880 RX ,146.280 TX, No Tone

Central Time Zone -Sundays 9:00pm 

Coordinated Universal Time - Mondays 0300 UTC

EchoLink: Node# 648417 – K0EPR-R 

Check-Ins 9-4-2016

ke0ecf - Ron - Enjoying the great weather with low humidity and ability to have the windows open. Nothing much new other than that. 
k9wn - Jake - Watching Nascar on tv (29 left turns remaining) and although also enjoying our nice weather, not looking forward to rain that is soon to come. 
N0wfj - Bob - Just finished his Fantasy Football Draft and an ice cream cone. Work around house filled some of the weekend and next week will come in maybe from Cross Lake via EchoLink.

kd0mgh - Ron - Spent last week in Texas with father for funeral service (6-9pm). When they flew into KDFW (Dallas Fort Worth airport) found out that it is so large of an airport that it has its own zip code. 
ke0br - David - Spent Thursday at the State Fair with lots of sitting but enjoyed time there. 
wa0vll - Roger - There is a delay in EchoLink in order to transmit (2 sec after the last transmit drop is heard). Temps in the 70’s and nice during the day. Roger is looking forward to Bob and Mary visiting. Roger also put a bit more work into the pontoon boat, electrical mostly and is overcoming his last Major Hurdle by having a part manufactured that he could not find a replacement for…. nervous about the install since there is no backup parts available. 

kb0d - Monte - Out for a walk and putting the motorcycle back together.  


A great contest is occurring all this year:
http://www.arrl.org/npota is the link for anyone interested in talking about this at our next meeting. 

BroadCastify is now set up. You can listen to the repeater (with a 30 second delay) thought the link below. This is a great way to hear yourself for audio and whatever. 

We will have the next EPRC radio club meeting next month on September 15th.

3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM Central
Prairie Hill Free Church
17200 Valley View Road EP
Immediately west of the EP High School.

Also note that for those looking to get their license or upgrade the next test session at the Carver County Library in Chanhassen, MN you can find testing dates at http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session


HAMFEST/CONVENTION
09/24/2016 | SMARTSFEST 2016
Location:
Henderson, MN
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: SERT Radio Club & SMARTS Club
Learn More

HAMFEST/CONVENTION
10/01/2016 | Last Chance Tailgate
Location:
Plymouth, MN
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Twin City FM Club
Website: http://tcfmc.org
Learn More

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions,
Jonathan K0FEY.com 

edenprairieradioclub.blogspot.com <— see your net check ins.



Sunday, August 21, 2016

EPRC Weekly Net Check-Ins - Tonight 8/14/2016


Eden Prairie Radio Club Sunday Net

Net Control - Jonathan - k0fey

If there are any specific topics you would like to discuss on an upcoming net please feel free to pass those along and I will do my best to incorporate them in. 

Check-Ins on the weekly Eden Prairie Radio Club Net
146.880 RX ,146.280 TX, No Tone

Central Time Zone -Sundays 9:00pm 

Coordinated Universal Time - Mondays 0300 UTC

EchoLink: Node# 648417 – K0EPR-R 

Check-Ins 8-21-2016

k9wn - Jake - There is a video entitled “How to blow up your balun” from the ARRL and on youtube, Jake also is multitasking by playing with antenna modeling and watching the Olympics closing. Jake enjoyed Craig’s presentation.
Kd0b - Dale - Craig did great presentation on his receiver. 
ke0ecf - Ron - He was in Alexandria so missed the EPRC club meeting but was delivering his presentation that he gave to EPRC to the CAP Alexandria squadron. Ron was on his deck today enjoying lack of bugs and fine weather. 
ke0br - David - Also enjoyed the EPRC meeting. David drove to Wisconsin for funeral of a friend. Also enjoyed the weather.
n0wfj - Bob - Ordered a 4 port headphone splitter (like the one Jake has).

ke0ahu - Alan - Met Don Rice (The Minnetonka repeater owner) and his tropical bird today.
Kd0mgh - Ron - Ron was listening to another net and found more folks using a pizza pan as a base for mobile antennas used as a fixed base station.

kd0b - recheck - Dale: In house transmitting mag mount on pizza pan? Ron: Yes, and close to window. …maybe coax in tree with antenna? Ron: maybe in rafters in garage as option.

ke0ahu - recheck - to Dale.. conversation

kd0mgh - Ron - Now out in car and there appears to be no static. 

wa0vll - Roger - There is a delay in coming in over internet and cannot transmit immediately. I was a beautiful day up north today all around and not hot like the last few days. Making bigger progress on the pontoon boat now. 

Dale to Roger - Conversation about the presentation this last Thursday at the EPRC meeting. 


A great contest is occurring all this year:
http://www.arrl.org/npota is the link for anyone interested in talking about this at our next meeting. 

BroadCastify is now set up. You can listen to the repeater (with a 30 second delay) thought the link below. This is a great way to hear yourself for audio and whatever. 

We will have the next EPRC radio club meeting next month on August 18th.

3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM Central
Prairie Hill Free Church
17200 Valley View Road EP
Immediately west of the EP High School.

Also note that for those looking to get their license or upgrade the next test session at the Carver County Library in Chanhassen, MN you can find testing dates at http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session

This years field day was amazing!!!! Thank you everyone who worked and played at the Eden Prairie location of this years Field Day. 

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions,
Jonathan K0FEY.com 

edenprairieradioclub.blogspot.com <— see your net check ins.



Sunday, August 14, 2016

EPRC Weekly Net Check-Ins - Tonight 8/14/2016

Eden Prairie Radio Club Sunday Net Email

Net Control - Jonathan - k0fey

If there are any specific topics you would like to discuss on an upcoming net please feel free to pass those along and I will do my best to incorporate them in. 

Check-Ins on the weekly Eden Prairie Radio Club Net
146.880 RX ,146.280 TX, No Tone

Central Time Zone -Sundays 9:00pm 

Coordinated Universal Time - Mondays 0300 UTC

EchoLink: Node# 648417 – K0EPR-R 

Check-Ins 8-14-2016

ke0ahu - Alan - Alan is looking forward to the meeting this Thursday. 
kd0b - Dale - EPRC has arranged a special guest speaker (Craig Johnson) a published author in the ARRL monthly magazine, QST, and will talk about his 40 meter receiver project…..powerpoint and all.
nowfj - Bob - Enjoyed a great time in the Wisconsin Dells with his family this weekend.
ke0ecf - Ron -  Will be missing the presentation for a trip to the Civil Air Patrol Alexandria Squadron to discuss radio communication goodness with them. Also, There is a new publication from the “US Fire Administration” called “The Voice radio communications guide to the fire service and this is geared toward people that are newer to the hobby. You can download for free and is almost 100 pages long.

Here is that publication:

ke0br - David - If interested in watching last weeks “Ham Nation” show, they are building the project that we are going through on this up coming Thursday night. You can find Ham Nation on twit.tv

Here is that video:

ke0ahu was talking on a repeater and someone called in asking for a check on radio they had just bought. Looking for advice we told him that we would have told the person that they were talking illegally, that they need a license to transmit and offer contact info. This would be what almost all of us would do. That said… we would not encourage the person to continue transmitting. 

k9wn - Jake - Spend a bit of time staining deck this weekend and narrowing down some radio frequency interference in the neighborhood. 

kd0mgh - Ron - In following a family members school project they are visiting cities starting with each letter of the alphabet. This weekend included visits to Jordan and Pine City. The Vikings won their pre-season!!!! Also watched the episode of 50 years on Star Trek on the History Channel.
wa0vll - Roger - All is well from Cross Lake and the saga continues with working on the pontoon boat. A Wayzata friend came up the other night and they played around with some SDR hardware and software. 

ke0ahu - Alan - is looking to go from a 857 to 991 upgrade and needs the RT Systems software. He would also be looking to upgrade his ft 900r 2 meter rig. 

A great contest is occurring all this year:
http://www.arrl.org/npota is the link for anyone interested in talking about this at our next meeting. 

BroadCastify is now set up. You can listen to the repeater (with a 30 second delay) thought the link below. This is a great way to hear yourself for audio and whatever. 

We will have the next EPRC radio club meeting next month on August 18th.

3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM Central
Prairie Hill Free Church
17200 Valley View Road EP
Immediately west of the EP High School.

Also note that for those looking to get their license or upgrade the next test session at the Carver County Library in Chanhassen, MN you can find testing dates at http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session

This years field day was amazing!!!! Thank you everyone who worked and played at the Eden Prairie location of this years Field Day. 

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions,
Jonathan K0FEY.com 

edenprairieradioclub.blogspot.com <— see your net check ins.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Late Transmitting: EPRC Weekly Net Check-Ins - Tonight 7/31/2016


Eden Prairie Radio Club Sunday Net Email

Net Control - Jake - K9WN

If there are any specific topics you would like to discuss on an upcoming net please feel free to pass those along and I will do my best to incorporate them in. 

Check-Ins on the weekly Eden Prairie Radio Club Net
146.880 RX ,146.280 TX, No Tone

Central Time Zone -Sundays 9:00pm 

Coordinated Universal Time - Mondays 0300 UTC

EchoLink: Node# 648417 – K0EPR-R 

Check-Ins 7-31-2016

Net control K9WN  Jake............. Pullin' weeds, staying cool
Check ins:

NV0P  Greg    Straightening up shack and "binge" watching Doc Martin with Nancy
KD0MGH  Ron   Picked up Grandson at band camp. Saw a restored Bug Eyed Sprite auto at lunch
N0WFJ  Bob   Working to get "golf cart" going for next weekend
KE0BR   Dave Worked with SMARTS Club on 5k run in Chaska. Had a dozen or so operators and
               aprox 200 runners
KE0AHU  Alan  via Echolink   Just checking in



A great contest is occurring all this year:
http://www.arrl.org/npota is the link for anyone interested in talking about this at our next meeting. 

BroadCastify is now set up. You can listen to the repeater (with a 30 second delay) thought the link below. This is a great way to hear yourself for audio and whatever. 

We will have the next EPRC radio club meeting next month on August 18th.

3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM Central
Prairie Hill Free Church
17200 Valley View Road EP
Immediately west of the EP High School.

Also note that for those looking to get their license or upgrade the next test session at the Carver County Library in Chanhassen, MN you can find testing dates at http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session

This years field day was amazing!!!! Thank you everyone who worked and played at the Eden Prairie location of this years Field Day. 

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions,
Jonathan K0FEY.com 

edenprairieradioclub.blogspot.com <— see your net check ins.



EPRC Weekly Net Check-Ins - Tonight 8/7/2016


Eden Prairie Radio Club Sunday Net Email

Net Control - Jonathan Hamilton - K0FEY

If there are any specific topics you would like to discuss on an upcoming net please feel free to pass those along and I will do my best to incorporate them in. 

Check-Ins on the weekly Eden Prairie Radio Club Net
146.880 RX ,146.280 TX, No Tone

Central Time Zone -Sundays 9:00pm 

Coordinated Universal Time - Mondays 0300 UTC

EchoLink: Node# 648417 – K0EPR-R 

Check-Ins 8-7-2016

k9wn - Jake - This weekend Jake stained deck and would have really loved some help this weekend with that.
nowfj - Bob - Spend a few days at the harvest festival (freshers). Also, Bob has some painting as well if anyone wants to help, wink, wink…

kd0mgh - Ron - Enjoyed todays weather and went to Hudson Wi and saw cars and plenty of motorcycles.
ke0ecf - Ron - Out a Hutchinson for a search and rescue exercise. For this event Ron lead the communications side of things as the Communications leader for Civil Air Patrol. Weather perfect for flying as well and all that attended had fun.
ke0br - David - Went to the Minnetonka Radio Club on Saturday. QST published one of their members articles last month. Loving the weather as well.

kd0mgh - recheck - After Tai Quan-do Ron went to a car and robotics show at the Eden Prairie High School. It was a very fun time and the old classic cars made Ron feel nostalgic remembering them as the “new” models. Particularly he liked the 3 wheeled Reliant vehicle. That same owner had a Henry-J. Others on display were a 72 “Cuda as well as some Tesla models. 

kd0b - Dale - To start out the net Dale was giving off some weak signal in the home rig. This was fixed as soon as he went to the truck and now his transmission comes in very well. Dale would also like to talk to the QST guy from Minnetonka and perhaps have him talk at one of our meetings. 
ke0ahu - Alan - Has extra battery for the EPRC monthly impromptu auction. ($40 bid start)

wa0vll - Roger - Thankfully, no storm damage or any issues from the recent weather occurred to Rogers house. (cannot say the same for the neighbors) Roger now has the 1950’s 14 foot Alumicraft engine running and started working on the pontoon boat and it is coming along. In response to Ron…. Roger used to own an MGA and seemed very familiar with that model. 



A great contest is occurring all this year:
http://www.arrl.org/npota is the link for anyone interested in talking about this at our next meeting. 

BroadCastify is now set up. You can listen to the repeater (with a 30 second delay) thought the link below. This is a great way to hear yourself for audio and whatever. 

We will have the next EPRC radio club meeting next month on August 18th.

3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM Central
Prairie Hill Free Church
17200 Valley View Road EP
Immediately west of the EP High School.

Also note that for those looking to get their license or upgrade the next test session at the Carver County Library in Chanhassen, MN you can find testing dates at http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session

This years field day was amazing!!!! Thank you everyone who worked and played at the Eden Prairie location of this years Field Day. 

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions,
Jonathan K0FEY.com 

edenprairieradioclub.blogspot.com <— see your net check ins.