Received a used replacement USB carrier crystal from Mr. Walter Dilley, KD7DNY. Many thanks to Walter, who continues to supply old hybrid parts (like this TS520) to the ham community.
Terry, KA5TBB, has a venerable TS-520 but recently suffered from an ailment on Upper Sideband Mode. In fact, when placed in USB mode, his external digital display indicates a transmit frequency out of band. Both CW and LSB worked fine, however.
QST – The Houston Marathon is seeking Amateur Radio Operators to volunteer for the Houston Marathon event for 2019.
Please note: the W5RRR repeater returned to service on 9/18/18. The JSCARC W5RRR 2m repeater will be off the air to replace the antenna, which was damaged by a lightning strike today at JSC. The top-half of the repeater antenna is missing, and what’s left has been tested to be completely non-functional. We need to … Read more…
Here’s the JSCARC/CLARC (W5RRR/K5HOU) recap of Field Day 2018.
Our Saturday T-Hunt. 3 Foxes. 2meters. newbies and experts. A third tricky hidden transmitter. KB5PGY is our best hound. More, please!
AB5SS will kickoff a T-Hunting event for the club on May 12. He’s found a very useful Direction Finder project kit, called the HANDI-Finder, which utilizes a simple CMOS oscillator to continuously switch your Handheld FM radio between two small wire loop antennas made from wire coat hangers. Due to this phase-difference detection scheme, by adding a small handle and turning it, a very sharp positional null can used to help one locate a signal’s direction. It’s a perfect small project for T-Hunting. The current pricing is $27.95 +$6 shipping which is a nice sweet spot for a DIY project.