We will be using WD8RZQ repeater 442.350 pl 131.8.
A committee was formed to select the replacement repeater, as well as all necessary components that should be part of the purchase. Committee members are Jimmy, Charlie, Darrel, Dave, with Wayne to act as a technical consultant. Nomination and motion passed to form this committee.
KARS will conduct a kit build event in January 14 & 21. We will build a simple AM radio using the ELENCO 780 kit. This is a beginning level kit, with about 20 parts. It should be able to be finished in about 2 hours. There are no surface mounted components and no alignment needed. Cost will be about $15.
You will need to supply your own soldering iron, needle nose pliers, and solder.
One or two weeks before the kit build Saturday, we will also conduct a soldering class for anyone interested. Cost for this soldering workshop event will be about $5.
If you are interested in participating in either event, please contact Jack Philley WB5KVV, (281) 392-8771, email@example.com before Tuesday 13 Dec.
Jack will order the kits.
Ham Radio Estate Sale open to KARS members – One of our KARS members passed away recently and left several hundred vintage ham radios along with associated equipment such as vacuum tube volt meters and test gear. His brother Russell Dues is offering the equipment for sale to KARS members this week and next week. If interested contact Russell at 832 595 4102. Call him any day except Saturdays.
Houston Amateur Radio Supply is going out of business Sat 29 Oct. That day they are hosting a big parking lot swap meet. It looks like between now and then they are selling off their existing inventory at a discount. Check out their website. http://www.harsradio.net/