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Feedback / Re: Easter Sunday 04/20/2014
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:46:22 PM »
I was able to add the Easter holiday (not as an event).  I'm still checking on how to grant additional permissions for this feature.

Feedback / Re: Easter Sunday 04/20/2014
« on: February 22, 2014, 06:34:10 PM »
Yes, I believe so but I'll have to check on it a bit later.

Brian - N9LOO
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Dayton Hamvention / Who's going to the Dayton Hamvention in 2014?
« on: February 01, 2014, 11:31:32 AM »
My wife and I are going to Hamvention this year.  We are staying in Beavercreek which is just a bit SE of Dayton.  We head out Thursday morning and plan on leaving Sunday midday.  Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door which is good for the three day event.  So other than food, gas, hotel and spending money it's not too bad.

Last year I went down with Nels and company.  He books rooms in New Paris, OH (just on the state line) and gets some pretty nice deals on the rooms.

See you there,

Raspberry Pi/2 / Re: RaspyFi for audio
« on: January 18, 2014, 09:20:03 PM »
This project has been renamed to Volumio ( and supports multiple platforms.  The beta version for the Raspberry Pi seems to be working really well.

Annual Awards Banquet / Re: Annual Awards Banquet
« on: January 17, 2014, 07:04:02 PM »
Awards Banquet information on main website here.

Programs / Re: Bill and Stan's "secret project" program?
« on: January 14, 2014, 07:14:58 PM »
The 'secret reveal' is scheduled for April.  Stay tuned.

ORC Spring Swapfest / 2014 Cedarburg
« on: January 11, 2014, 10:47:36 AM »
Mark your calendars for May 3, 2014 for the annual ORC Spring Swapfest at the Circle B Recreation Center.

More details here.

Programs / December 2013
« on: December 14, 2013, 11:52:07 AM »
Gary (K9DJT) had a great presentation on DXing from a city lot.  Be sure to view his PowerPoint program if you missed it.
Low res PDF
Hi res PPTX file

Test Equipment / Re: Digital Multimeter (DMM) - Part 3
« on: December 04, 2013, 10:15:45 PM »
Now I want to purchase a new DMM with these features.  Thanks Gary!

Test Equipment / Re: Digital Multimeter (DMM) - Part 2
« on: December 03, 2013, 08:30:07 PM »
Great information Gary.  Thanks for the reminder on the use of the 'manual' range to be more responsive to quick changing signals.

Raspberry Pi/2 / Raspbmc
« on: September 26, 2013, 11:01:15 PM »
I've also experimented with the distro called Raspbmc for installing the XBMC platform on the Raspberry Pi.  This is a multimedia software package that allows for all sorts of content to be viewed on a TV.  The main sections are Weather, Pictures, Videos and Music.  The key thing to note is that almost any type of media can be viewed and/or listened to using this platform.  For instance I was able to view various episodes of TWiT and Ham Nation this evening along with various ham repeaters (yes, many clubs are streaming their repeater audio on the Internet).  So if you have a spare TV, why not plug it in to a Raspberry Pi?!

General Discussion / Re: New Digital Modes
« on: September 24, 2013, 09:58:29 PM »
Well, the FTM-400DR is now available for purchase but the early reviews are not very good -- what a shame.  I really wanted to purchase one.

Raspberry Pi/2 / RaspyFi for audio
« on: September 24, 2013, 09:00:15 PM »
I recently obtained a Raspberry Pi and installed the RaspyFi distro on it for my son's room.  He wanted to listen to his favorite radio station that wasn't coming in very in his room so this is a great application for it.  They support higher-end USB DACs but I'm just using the standard stereo from the 3.5mm jack.

Check out for the latest version.  They just released their non-beta version and it's working quite well.  I especially like the web interface which makes it very easy to use.  There's also a smartphone app that makes it really easy to use the web interface.

The hardest part is finding the correct URLs for the streaming radio stations.  I found a few websites that assisted me in finding them but I will have to look them up and post them later.

General Discussion / Re: Good power inverters?
« on: September 02, 2013, 04:30:12 PM »
I just found this thread on a message board that referenced Trace inverters.

Don't forget to factor in the inrush load when starting the welding.

Programs / September 2013
« on: August 27, 2013, 08:59:52 PM »
September Presentation
ORC Radio Chatter (
  • Recap July's presentation - go over any questions
  • Explain what it is -- Communication tool // goes by several names
  • View w/o login example
  • Demo registration process
  • Show 'Forgot your password' link
  • Different credentials than main site // possible password manager issue
  • Setup notifications // by 'Board' and 'Topic'
  • View calendar // show links at bottom
  • Demo most recent posting link
  • Demo search feature
  • Demo unread and new replies links
  • Tapatalk app for smartphones and tablets
  • Demo registration process
  • View member login roster - Note FCC license expiration dates
  • Download link
  • Paypal
  • Go through menus
  • Demo pictures

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