KARS General Meeting Minutes – Monday, March 13, 2017

March 15th, 2017 Comments off

KARS General Meeting Monday, March 13, 2017
I. Meeting called to order at 7:30 PM
II. BOD minutes for February, 2017 were approved
III. Silent Auction conducted and completed
IV. New members’ applications approved
V. Digital Mobile Radio presentation (by Hal Fuglaar & Russell Biggs)
VI. Upcoming Events:
a. Greater Houston Hamfest – March 24-25 (KARS will have 2 tables, need members to participate)
b. Bike Ride for Little Heroes – March 26 (contact Scott Reeves for details)
c. Texas State Parks on the Air – April 8-9 (contact Jimmy Vance for details)
d. Katy Area Safety Fest – April 22 (contact Bob Bentley for details)
VII. REMINDER: Annual dues must be paid by next club meeting (April 10)
VIII. Meeting ended at app. 8:45 PM

Categories: Meetings

DMR Facebook Pages

March 14th, 2017 Comments off

Brandmeister TalkGroup 3148 (Texas) – https://www.facebook.com/groups/158270421244005/?ref=bookmarks

Houston Digital Radio – https://www.facebook.com/groups/HoustonDigitalRadio/

TYT MD 380 – https://www.facebook.com/groups/992967007380548/?fref=nf

DVMega BlueDV – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1670919469827393/

DVMega BlueStack – https://www.facebook.com/groups/287266488319271/

BlueDV iOS –  https://www.facebook.com/groups/313455825707900/

BlueDV Windows – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1744416682494846/

BlueDV Android – https://www.facebook.com/groups/270169350000583/

OpenSpot – https://www.facebook.com/groups/OpenSpotUsers/

TYT Radios – https://www.facebook.com/groups/TYTradioGroup/

Check for files that are available on most of these sites.  I am sure there are many other sites.  Don’t forget YouTube for lots of DMR information and demonstrations.

Categories: Articles

DMR Information

March 14th, 2017 Comments off

For those of you who have an interest in DMR, here is some additional reading.

Digital-Mobile-Radio-Demystified-v13-4-Nov-2015

Amateur Radio Digital Hotspot Comparison

DMR Radios 8 30 16

Brandmeister – http://hose.brandmeister.network/ you can monitor TalkGroups here even without a DMR radio.

Categories: Articles

KARS Net Control Operator Guidelines

February 20th, 2017 Comments off

Please download and use the updated KARS Net Control Operator Guidelines.

A log sheet has be added to the last page for your convenience.

Thanks to Jimmy W5ZTX for his help updating this document.

If you have not been a KARS Net Control, please volunteer.  It is fun and easy.

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Categories: Club Info

KARS Kit Build & Soldering Workshops

November 15th, 2016 Comments off

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, jackphilley@consolidated.net before Tuesday 13 Dec.

Jack will order the kits.

Categories: Elmer, Equipment

Intro to Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)

November 14th, 2016 Comments off

Tonight’s presentation will be

Introduction to Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)”

Here is the presentation aprs-presentation-nov-2016.

You can look at my 7 day travels at KG5JBJ-9

See you tonight!  73 KG5JBJ

 

Categories: Meetings, Presentations

Ham Radio Estate Sale

November 1st, 2016 Comments off

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.

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Categories: Equipment

My First Year on HF – W5BCA Presentation

October 11th, 2016 Comments off

Here is Bruce’s presentation about his first year on HF.  73 & Thx Bruce


my-first-year-on-hf-w5bca

Categories: Presentations

KARS General Meeting Minutes September 12, 2016

October 10th, 2016 Comments off

KARS General Meeting Minutes Monday September 12, 2016

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Categories: Club Info

Houston Amateur Radio Supply Closing Their Doors

October 8th, 2016 Comments off

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/

Categories: Equipment