Philip Gates

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Club meeting this Saturday

Don’t forget our meeting this Saturday, 21 September 15 09:30. Central Texas Red Cross Office 4244 Boonville Road Bryan, TX 77802 After our meeting, Paul Bilke, KF5WGJ, will speak to us about applications for the Raspberry Pi. The tiny Linux computer is as flexible as ever and Paul will lead us through an overview of …

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Resources regarding stealth antennas.

Coupled Resonator antenna:  QST, June, 2017 Coaxial trap dipole antenna:  http://degood.org/coaxtrap/ Buddipole Antennas:  http://www.buddipole.com/ Open-Stub J-pole: http://www.arrowantennas.com/osj/j-pole.html Pipetenna:  https://shop.heathkit.com/shop/product/vhf-uhf-stealth-antenna-kit-amateur-radio-2m-440-an-p2l-pipetennatm-10?category=30 Tree Antenna, QST, November, 1995 Flagpole antenna:  https://zerofive-antennas.com/productdisplay/30-foot-10-80-meter-high-performance-commercial-duty-flagpole-antenna N6CC stealth antennas:  http://www.n6cc.com/tactical-antenna-systems# Slot antenna:  http://w6nbc.com/articles/2016-03QSTdishslot.pdf MFJ Magnetic Loop HF Antennas by Dave Land, KD5FX:  http://www.bvarc.org/pdf/HF_Antennas_by_KD5FX.pdf

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August club meeting

Thanks to everyone who came out for our August meeting. Good attendance and lots of participation. The VE team was present beforehand to administer tests. I believe there was 100% pass rate consisting of two new Technicians, two Generals and, one Extra. We also recognized our outgoing club secretary, Matthew Barry. Matt has provided outstanding …

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Club Meeting this Saturday!

Don’t forget our monthly club meeting tomorrow. We are grateful to again be able to meet at Heart of Texas Red Cross office in Bryan.  4244 Boonville RD, Bryan, TX. https://goo.gl/maps/dTyMtFaBoS1kxP76A After we conclude our club business, there will be a short presentation regarding low-profile and stealth antennas. I’ll look forward to seeing you there! …

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DMR Guide

For those of you who are interested in DMR amateur radio, here’s the latest edition of the Amateur Radio Guide to Digital Mobile Radio.

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Field Day 2019!

Field Day is this Weekend! You won’t want to miss the fun: If you’d like to help with Field Day setup this Saturday, start time is at 08:00 CDT at Brian Bachmann Park. Radio operations start at 13:00 CDT. You can let us know when you can be there to make contacts for the event …

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Location for next meeting:

Heart of Texas Red Cross  4244 Boonville RD, Bryan, TX

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April, 2019 Radio-in-the-Park

If you weren’t able to attend our recent Radio-in-the-Park event, we missed you! Lots of fun and good attendance. Several brought HF radios and I had a DMR mobile radio there. There were two hidden transmitters on two meters that provided a modest challenge to those interest in a “fox hunt.” We saw some unique …

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Meeting location

Please note the location of this month’s meeting: The Salvation Army, Bryan/College Station, 2506 Cavitt AVE, Bryan, TX 77801

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Digital Mobile Radio references

After a productive club meeting on Saturday, we learned a lot from Andrew Byorth, KG5JDJ, about digital radio “hot spots.”  These small Linux computers (Raspberry Pi) and their radio HATs can act as your gateway to Internet-routed amateur radio such as Digital Mobile Radio (DMR or MotoTrbo), Yaesu Fusion, D-Star and NXDN.  For more information about …

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