TRYON Amateur Radio Club K2JJI http://k2jji.org RACES Drill - Tuesday at 7pm | On air: -146.70Mhz PL:100Hz | EchoLink: 510372 | Fulton County NY Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:49:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Next Meeting: http://k2jji.org/2014/12/18/next-meeting/ http://k2jji.org/2014/12/18/next-meeting/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:20:59 +0000 http://k2jji.org/?p=12 Wednesday January 21st

ARRL Exam Session begins at 5:30pm

Meeting at 7:00pm

Location:

Fulton Sheriff Dept, EOC Room

Fulton County, Sheriff Dept., 2712 State Highway 29, Johnstown NY 12095.
Entrances to the EOC room is located at the back of the building.

 

Topics:

  • “Terrorism Awareness For Emergency First Responders” class.

Upcoming topics (Subject to change):

  • T.B.D.

 

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Tour the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum (Video) http://k2jji.org/2014/12/09/tour-the-vintage-radio-and-communications-museum-video/ http://k2jji.org/2014/12/09/tour-the-vintage-radio-and-communications-museum-video/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:07:04 +0000 http://k2jji.org/?p=4345 “Welcome to the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut,” is the headline on the museum’s website. The site also says, “Our volunteers are happy to give personal tours,” and that’s what today’s two videos are personal tours of the museum conducted by volunteer Bernie Michaels, known in ham radio circles as W2LFV.

(Video Link 1) (Video Link 2)

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Realtime band condition website http://k2jji.org/2014/11/17/realtime-band-condition-website/ http://k2jji.org/2014/11/17/realtime-band-condition-website/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:50:39 +0000 http://k2jji.org/?p=4335 Tired of looking at confusing band condition information? Visit: www.bandconditions.com

This experimental website developed by K5BIZ will help you maximize your ham radio experience. It can also be used to determine band conditions for Nets and casual QSO’s. The information provided on www.bandconditions.com is NOT based on software predictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It’s is based on a new Ionospheric sounding method called “HF Ionospheric Interferometry” which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

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What is HamRadioCoin? http://k2jji.org/2014/10/15/what-is-hamradiocoin/ http://k2jji.org/2014/10/15/what-is-hamradiocoin/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:59:10 +0000 http://k2jji.org/?p=4310 HamRadioCoin or HRC is a virtual currency. It is based on a decentralized peer-to-peer payment network. It is managed by its users without any unique authority or broker. It is intended to be used by anyone but primarily targeted ham radio operators.

HRC can be used to help spread the word of ham radio to people that otherwise would not know about the hobby and to introduce ham radio operators to the world of crypto-currencies. One of the interesting aspects of HRC is that it can be used to receive or send founds via ham radio using the digital mode PSK-63. Watch this video with a demonstration on how the exchange works.

How does it work?

From the user point of view, HamRadioCoin is nothing more than an application or computer program that provides access their personal HamRadioCoin portfolio. This application allows users to send and receive HRC to vendors or other users.

The authenticity of each transaction is protected by digital signatures that match the address of the sender, allowing all users to have full control over each HamRadioCoin sent or received by their personal addresses. In addition, anyone can process transactions using the computational power of their specialized hardware for rewards. This is often called a “mining”.

For more information visit the HamRadioCoin frequently asked questions page.

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Arduino Based CW decoder. http://k2jji.org/2014/09/18/arduino-base-cw-decoder/ http://k2jji.org/2014/09/18/arduino-base-cw-decoder/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:35:55 +0000 http://k2jji.org/?p=4294 This inexpensive Arduino based CW decoder was developed by Hjalmar, OZ1JHM. Hjalmar was nice enough to publish the schematics and source code for everyone to use.

The software programmed in to the Arduino is based on the Goertzel Algorithm.

In addition, to increase the flexibility this type of  microphone can be added to the circuit.

If you are interested on building this CW decoder, but need assistance or have any questions feel free to send an email to: [webmaster (at) k2jji (dot) org] with your questions or comments.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqYSTWDYDA4

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Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) Explained http://k2jji.org/2014/09/14/coordinated-universal-time-utc-explained/ http://k2jji.org/2014/09/14/coordinated-universal-time-utc-explained/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:07:02 +0000 http://k2jji.org/?p=4274 UTC ExplainedCoordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time in many places worldwide. Many timekeeping devices use this 24-hour time standard, which is determined using highly precise atomic clocks. The hours, minutes, and seconds that UTC expresses is kept close to the mean solar time at the Earth’s prime meridian (zero degrees longitude) located near Greenwich, England.

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Thank you, Earl KR2L, for submitting this link.
Do you have any other Ham Radio links to share? Send the details to: webmaster at k2jji dot org

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New Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Fee Set at $21.40 http://k2jji.org/2014/09/05/new-amateur-radio-vanity-call-sign-fee-set-at-21-40/ http://k2jji.org/2014/09/05/new-amateur-radio-vanity-call-sign-fee-set-at-21-40/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:06:20 +0000 http://k2jji.org/?p=4271 The FCC has adjusted very slightly downward — to $21.40 — its proposed Amateur Service vanity call sign regulatory fee for Fiscal Year 2014. In a June Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), the Commission said it was planning to hike the current $16.10 vanity fee to $21.60 for the 10-year license term. The FCC released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (R&O) in the proceeding on August 29, in which it recalculated the fee to $21.40 for the 10-year license term. The $5.30 increase still represents the largest vanity fee hike in many years. The new $21.40 fee does not go into effect until 30 days after the R&O is published in The Federal Register

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CM5K Run/Walk http://k2jji.org/2014/08/27/cm5k-runwalk/ http://k2jji.org/2014/08/27/cm5k-runwalk/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:30:06 +0000 http://k2jji.org/?p=4242 The Tryon Amateur Radio Club was asked to assist with radio communications at the 1st Annual CM5K Run/Walk.

The 5k road race will take place Saturday 30th in Northville, NY to benefit Open Hearts & Homes for Children.

For more information on this event visit this facebook event page.

For those who are interested, breakfast at 7:00am at Shelby’s Kitchenette on Main St.

Meet up at 8:00am at Waterfront Park, Main and Water St, Northville NY. Talk in on 146.520 simplex. For more information contact Don, WA2EZ.

Race check in is at 9:00am and will begin at 9:30am.

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Making Contact In The ‘Olympics’ Of Ham Radio http://k2jji.org/2014/08/10/making-contact-in-the-olympics-of-ham-radio/ http://k2jji.org/2014/08/10/making-contact-in-the-olympics-of-ham-radio/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:06:55 +0000 http://k2jji.org/?p=4221 Howard KD2ABK submitted the following NPR story:

For a full story visit this link.

Thank you, Howard KD2ABK, for submitting this article.
Do you have any other Ham Radio articles to share? Send the details to: webmaster at k2jji dot org

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Facebook now allows call signs on profiles. http://k2jji.org/2014/08/03/facebook-now-allows-call-signs-on-profiles/ http://k2jji.org/2014/08/03/facebook-now-allows-call-signs-on-profiles/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 02:13:29 +0000 http://k2jji.org/?p=4217 Finally hams are getting some love from Facebook. Officially licensed amateur (ham) radio operators may now use their call sign as their Alternate Name, or nickname, on their individual profiles.

Jeff KB1PNB, who works at the Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California found a petition on an amateur radio Facebook Group to which he belongs, and then did some research, wrote the necessary code, then got it reviewed and approved.

HUGE THANKS to everyone who supported this petition.

Instructions on how to do this can be found here.

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