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Field Day 2021 – We’re Back!!!

Sign-up Sheet Now Available See below…

After a long cold winter of no Field Day events, we are happy to announce that Field Day 2021 is on! As has been our mode for the last several events, we will be operating Field Day with a combined club effort with the Clearwater Amateur Radio Society and the Upper Pinellas Amateur Radio Club. The event is on June 26 and 27th, 2021 at the Clearwater Fire Training Center (1716 N Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL 33765). The operating starts at 2:00 Click for more

Real Time Starlink Satellite Map

Hi space fans. If you enjoy Alan’s (KO4CR) informative QST announcements about space flights, perhaps you would enjoy knowing where those Starlink satellites are right now! Point your browser to https://satellitemap.space and see where the satellites are in real time.

Field Day 2021 Survey

The following link goes to my website to provide a simple survey on a few questions the Field Day planning committee had on Field Day this year.

It is only 5 questions. Please take the survey here: https://ny4i.com/quiz/arrl-field-day-2021/

The results will ONLY be shared with the limited Field Day planning group (made up of members of the three clubs: CARS/SPARC/UPARC).

4 QSO Parties this Weekend Covering 16 States.

This weekend (May 1 and 2) is the “4 QSO parties in one” weekend.

This includes the New England QSO Party (6 NE states), 7th Call Area (8 states), Indiana and Delaware.

QSO parties are a great way to pick up states you need to WAS on different bands. With better propagation lately, you may even be able to get some 10 meter states.

To make it easier to log, the organizers of these four events will all accept logs with contacts of the others. They will filter out the … Click for more

April 2nd Meeting – Mobile radio show

Since we’re outside in the parking lot already for the meeting, the upcoming April 2nd meeting program will be a mobile radio setup show.  Similar to a car show, you can show off your setup and the officers will judge the best one, who will win a nice trophy made by Lisa KC1YL.
Reminder that next month’s meeting, Friday May 7th, will be Homebrew Night since it didn’t work out over Zoom, so get your projects ready!

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Lagnaippe* Unique Tools – Who Knew

In preparing to do some rewiring in my shack, I investigated the use of crimp-on coax connectors. I ended up purchasing a crimp tool along with coax connector and Powerpole dies from DX Engineering. I can now easily install crimp-on connectors on a variety of coax cables. The die for Anderson Power Pole connectors will make their installation a snap as well.

In my research, I checked out a number of YouTube videos on the subject, I found this one very interesting.

Special Coax Scissors

What caught my attention were … Click for more

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