Club and Radio News

Code Red and Battery Information

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Thursday, 28 September 2017
Written by K7ZZQ

CODE RED Emergency Notification System

Posted: 27 Sep 2017 10:44 PM PDT

Code Red is an emergency notification system that includes cell phones that has widespread use through the USA. It is similar to the Reverse 911 system that works only with you land line phone.


This link explains the mobile apps available for Code Red and has links to download it.
     https://www.onsolve.com/solutions/products/codered/mobile-alert-app/codered-mobile-apps-download/

This link is for online registration with the system where you can customize the alerts you will get.
     https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/es/BFB7CC4C6C0A

BATTERY INFORMATION

Posted: 27 Sep 2017 10:28 PM PDT

Here is some information on LiFePO4 batteries.

LiFePO4 vs AGM You Tube video -  The video shows a load test comparison between the two types of batteries. At the end of the video there is a cost to own comparison.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg434K0gHeQ

The LiFePO4 battery in the video came from A123 Systems. However, after reviewing A123 Systems website I could not find the battery used in the video or any battery that appeared to be suitable for ham radio use. However, I did not email them to ask for information.
         http://www.a123systems.com/lithium-battery.htm


Bioenno Power also has LiFePO4 batteries and their site is "ham friendly". Bioenno also has solar panels suitable for portable operation.
         https://www.bioennopower.com/

One thing to keep in mind when considering cost is that these batteries come with built-in the charge controller/overload/over discharge protection circuitry. A charger suitable for AGM will also charge LiFePO4 batteries that have a built-in charge controller circuitry.

Thanks to Dave Harris K7PDW for gathering this information.

Ham Radio Class

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Written by K7zzq

October 2017  Ham radio license class in Provo for the Technician (entry level) license.


Saturday 14th of October 2017  

Technician one day class at BYU  8am to 5pm.  

Exam in the afternoon.  Class is free.   $14 for test.  To register email:

    

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Classes are not in room 206!!  Be sure to email to register and

get details.  The October class will not be held on the 21st so everyone may

participate in JOTA   http://www.arrl.org/jamboree-on-the-air-jota


The regularly scheduled exam session at BYU will not

be held on the third Wednesday in October due to a scheduling conflict but will be one day

later on Thursday the 19th of October.  Location and time (7pm) remain the same.


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The following classes are not held in Provo.  For info follow the links below:



October 9th Brigham City, Utah  one or two session Technician class.  Golden Spike

Amateur Radio Club


http://www.ubetarc.org/HamTechClass.html


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October 28th in Logan, Utah One day Technician class.  Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club.


https://barconline.org/licensing/technician/


 

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If you hear of any other classes being taught please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so I may share it.


If you or someone you know is having difficulty attending a class and wish to get a license

please email me for links to free high quality study materials you can get online.


If you have a license and wish to get deeper into the technical side or just get on the air

to talk there is a new general interest Ham radio club in Utah County.

uvarc.club  (no  http://  is required just type “uvarc.club”  into the address bar of your browser).


Steve NV7V


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QRP Vertical and HOA Stealth Antenna

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Sunday, 18 June 2017
Written by K7ZZQ

At WIMU this weekend, John Kernkamp WB4YJT had great 40-6 meter vertical antenna that did not require a tuner, could handle 200 Watts and weighted 2.5 pounds that would be ideal for QRP.  For details of his vertical or an HOA Stealthy antenna, go to www.ventenna.com.  

Johnny- K7ZZQ

 

April Meeting Presentation

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Tuesday, 04 April 2017
Written by Joe Giraudo

Dave Harris, K7PDW will give a presentation on Nearly Vertical Incident Skywave (NVIS) and field expedient antennas.  NVIS antennas are used by the military and others for close-in communications on the high frequency (HF) bands.

Digital Communications Conference

Category: Club and Radio News
Published: Monday, 06 March 2017
Written by K7ZZQ

Utah Digital Communications Conference March 25, 2017 at 

410 West 9800 South, Sandy, UT 84070 

I would like to encourage all of you who are considering attending this
event to please sign up on line now to help the organizers get a better
idea of the numbers attending. This is definitely and event you will
not want to miss!  I hope to see you there.

The conference will be a fusion of amateur radio communications and
maker topics. Amateur radio is the pioneer of digital modes. This
conference will focus on the amateur radio hobby that surrounds
utilizing digital modes. Current emerging topics such as digital modes
for emergency communications and making your own electronics will be
presented.

SESSION TOPICS 

I got APRS, Now What?
Winlink: Getting Started
DMR, D-Star, Fusion, and P25 Universal Modem for Ham Radio
Getting started with DMR
Introduction to D-Star
D-Star set-up and administration
Introduction to 3D Design and Printing
Introduction to D-Star
Arduino - Introduction
Use of Digital Radio in Emergency Response
Getting started with MESH
Advanced MESH
Getting started with FLDIGI
Digital Modes on HF
Getting started with Raspberry 


http://www.utah-dcc.org/


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