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Arduino / Re: Arduino Clock
« on: April 14, 2013, 08:23:08 PM »
While at the Madison hamfest, I bought the ARRL Arduino book.   It normally sells for $34.95.
I see on the ARRL site, a member price would be $29.95.    The guy selling them at the hamfest
sold for $25.00.   Nice color jacket, but only black and white pics inside!   Oh well, I'm still a long
way from actually buying one and finding a project that I want for it.   

I did talk to someone at the hamfest about the Raspberry Pi computer and his use for D-STAR.
I'm still a long way from understanding that computer as well.
Good deal on the book.  I took a glance at it at AES Superfest but decided not too.  Perhaps I can thumb through it at the next meeting?

Brian - N9LOO

ORC Spring Swapfest / Re: 2013 Cedarburg
« on: April 12, 2013, 08:16:53 PM »
I guess I'm in charge of admissions for the swapfest.  I'll be there around 6 A.M. Saturday.  Remember, I need your help at the door, from 6 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.  As many of you that can help as possible makes the job easier for all of us.  There's still lots of time to cruise the isles before and after working at the door.  I'm counting on all of you!

73, Nels....
Thanks for your help with the swapfest Nels.  I plan on being there as well.


Programs / Re: April 2013
« on: April 11, 2013, 09:48:11 PM »
I feel bad to miss this program. I hope it will get done again in the future. Would the powerpoint part of the presentation stand on its own or would he dialog be needed to make the presentation complete. Did anyone record it?
No one recorded it that I'm aware of.  The PPT has some great graphical representations of how a modern power plant operates.  Of course Ted added great commentary and a lot of good questions were asked and answered.

Arduino / Re: Arduino Clock
« on: April 11, 2013, 08:45:41 PM »
That is/was a nice project Brian.   I see that the latest QST has an Arduino project in there as well.
Not sure I understand what it all can do.    Also, what was that expander board that Gary, W9XT
was talking about at the club meeting last night?
Gary, of course, can answer when he's online but from what he told me it's a digital I/O expander that can be stacked so there's the potential of having an extra 128 pins that could be used on the Arduino instead of the 16/32 that's normally available (depending on version).

Programs / April 2013
« on: April 10, 2013, 11:19:39 PM »
I thought Ted's presentation tonight on modern power plants was very informative and provided some great insight on what's all involved to provide electricity.  He mentioned that he'd share his Powerpoint presentation so I'll add it to the main website when I get a copy of it.

Arduino / Arduino Clock
« on: April 10, 2013, 11:14:08 PM »
Here's a picture of the Arduino clock that I built and showed at the ORC meetings a while back.

ORC Spring Swapfest / 2013 Cedarburg
« on: April 05, 2013, 11:18:15 PM »
Please mark your calendar for this year's event on May 4, 2013.  Check out the website for more details.

Practice Posts / Test
« on: April 05, 2013, 10:38:54 PM »
Just making my first test post.

Field Day / FD Checklist
« on: April 05, 2013, 10:21:14 PM »
Tent or Trailer. Plywood for under chairs
Poles, Stakes, Guy Ropes, etc.
Table, Lawn Chairs
Ground Cloth
Manuals for Radios & Equipment
Antenna Manuals for Beams/Verticals
Radio set, Power Supply, Cables
Computer/Rig Uninterruptable Pwr Supply
Voice or CW Keyer   (VK-64)
Computer to Radio Interface
Speaker, Muffin Fan for cooling radio
Extension cords & Power Strips
110V 3 wire to 2 wire adapters
Spare /Auxiliary Generator
Ground Rods, Wire & Clamps
Antennas, Masts, Guy Ropes,
Coax, Coax fittings & Adapters
Extra Coax Cable for making Jumpers
Extra Coax Jumpers
Rope, Pulleys, Wire Antenna
Antenna Tuner, SWR meter
Keyer, Paddles, Cables
Microphone, Mic. Cord
Headsets, Mouse Pad
Filter for 110V electrical noise
Boost/Cut 110V Regulator
Bandpass Filters, Antenna Analyzer
Clock, Lamp + Spare Bulb
Pencils, Paper, Calculator
Electric Fan for Operators
Volt/Ohm/Milliameter (VOM)
Heater in form of Coleman Lamp
Hand Held Radio & Batteries
Hammers: Sledge, Carpenters, Ball Peen
Pliers - Ordinary, Needle Nose, Channel Lock, Vise Grips,
Side Cutters, Wrenches, Nut drivers
Screw drivers, Phillips & Regular
Wire Strippers, Crimping Tool, Crimp Terminals, Wire Nuts
Soldering Iron/Gun, Solder
Tape Rule, Pry Bar, Wood Blocks
Spare Fuses for all Equipment
Flashlight + Spare Bulbs & Batteries
For Connecting things: Heavy String, Electrical Tape, Duct Tape,
Masking Tape (for labeling things), Magic Marker, Rubber Bands
Dish to pass for Friday night supper
Fruit, sandwiches, cookies, crackers, nuts,
Cheese spread, sausages, bagels, chips
Cooler with ice, Milk, Orange juice, Soda Water, Bottled water
Special Food for your Diet.......
Special Medications, Pills, Aspirin, Antacid
First Aid Kit, W/ Bandages, Antiseptic
Bug Repellant, Sunscreen, Sunburn Ointment
U may wish a separate sleeping tent
Cot/Air Mattress w/Air Pump
Sleeping Bag/Pillows/Blankets
HYGENE: Soap, Toothbrush + Paste, Razor,
Washcloth,Towels, Paper Towels, GOOP Waterless
Hand Cleaner, Alcohol Hand Sanitizer
Light for hot summer days
Jacket, Sweater, Long Underwear or heavy Slacks for cool nights
SUNGLASSES, HAT for the hot sun
Extra Socks, Underwear, Jammies, Change of Clothes
Galoshes, Raincoat or Poncho, Umbrella
(Ahhh it NEVER rains on Field Day)
Yellow Caution Tape for calling attention to Antenna Guys, Trailer Tongue, etc.
Trash Can + Liners
Plastic Bottles filled with water & frozen for use in the Cooler.
When the ice has melted, use on top of ground stakes to prevent
ankles coming in contact with the stakes in the dark.
$ For the folks to teach U Sheepshead Friday Night! (Hah!)
Started by KA9DDN, Continued by K9GCF
Suggest everyone set up their Computer Function Keys,
Something like this:
2. 5A WI
3. TU W9LO (Which is Thank You, W9LO)
4. W9LO
5. $ DE W9LO ($=his callsign, this is W9LO)

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