The February 2015 meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association has come and gone with another good turnout of 24 attendees. Remember the club meets the 2nd Monday of every month at the Emerging Technology Center Building of the West Kentucky Community and Technical College. We meet at 7 PM in room 140.
There are a couple of good hamfests coming up. The fourth annual Princeton Hamfest is June 6th, 2015 at the Fire Training Center in Princeton, KY. For more information click the image below.
Another good hamfest coming up is the 2015 “Ides of March” hamfest at the Tennessee National Guard Armory in Union City, Tennessee. For more information click the image below.
Net Control Operators have been set for the next 4 weeks. To view the NCO’s click here.
Bruce KS4V gave a great presentation on the use of Anderson Power Poles. For more information on Power Poles watch the video below or visit the Powerwerks website.
April’s meeting has come and gone and we had another good turnout with 23 in attendance. Our new room in the Emerging Technology Building at WKCTC is very nice. It’s nicely equipped with projectors and WiFi to make future presentations enjoyable.
Field Day 2014 was a big topic as usual this time of year. Testing out the new routers for the logging programs was discussed using Paul’s ND4X router configuration. If you haven’t read this yet it’s a very detailed and interesting read. You can find Paul’s article here. We are also needing to get an idea on how many operators and helpers we’ll have this year. If you are interested in operating at Field Day or even help setup (hang antennas, set up tables, ect…) just email one of the club officers here. Any help is appreciated and Field Day is a lot of fun. Just let us know what you can do. Field Day is June 28th and 29th.
Net control operators were set for the next month. The net meets every Sunday night at 9PM on 147.060 PL 179.9 and all amateur radio operators are invited to check in. Net control operators are listed here.
Ed – AB4IQ gave a great demonstration of the VE7CC DX Cluster software. A DX Cluster is in essence a “chatroom” or node into which amateur DX hunters can post information about DX either worked or heard. For more information about cluster software or W4NJA’s cluster info click here.
We’re still needing some submissions for our “Show Us Your Shack” portion of our web page. We only need 1 or 2 pictures submitted. These are a really good way to get different ideas for your own shack by seeing what other hams are doing. You can email your photos to me here. Be sure to include your callsign in the email.
Our next PARA meeting will be May 12th at 7PM.