2020 July 7th Club meeting - Mobile Install Show and tell

We had a few club members show off their mobile installation setup.
Dean, WA9OMQ - also brought is potato/antenna rope launcher
Ron, NX8Y
Joe, K8JWL
Arnal, N9ACC - showed his portable setup using fiberglass military mast


Mobile Install Show and Tell

mobile installation with antenna tuner mounted on trunk 

Potato Launcher

Potato Launcher

Explaining how a screw driver antenna was built

Antennas on Honda Ridgeline mobile install


Home brew antenna tilt down device to fit vehicle in garage

Faceplate and CW paddle mounted in Ridge Line

Radio mounted out of the way

Portable antenna mast setup

Radios mounted in box with battery to be used for high current draw with cigerette lighter plug

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2019 Ohio State Parks on The Air

We are at up at Alum Creek State Park for Ohio State Parks on the Air. Stop out for a visit and to make some contacts on the HF radios. 
Near Galena, OH 43021


Grant, KE8JOU our newest NCS for the Thursday Night NET

Grant did a fine job running the Thursday night net on July 5th. He met Ed, KE8ANU at EMA Station 720. He already had a good topic for the net picked out and ran the net. Grant got his license April 25 of this year. He has been learning a lot about the hobby over the last 2.5 months and is very active in amateur radio.  He also brought a 2 meter antenna he made with him so we could check it out on an antenna analyzer. Click on the title or the "read more" link to view the pictures.


Space Station SSTV Images Received

Ed received a couple of SSTV images from the space station this morning. Click on the title to view the images. Ed hopes to receive more images during this event and will post them here. 

Below is the information about the SSTV images.
June 29- July 1, 2018 - SSTV images of satellites
SSTV will once again be active from ISS starting June 29 about 09:00 UTC. These images will commemorate the various satellites that were hand-deployed from the ISS. These will include the first satellite deployment from ISS: Suitsat-1/Radioskaf-1 which was  developed by ARISS and deployed in February 2006. The transmissions should continue until July 1 ending about 18:30 UTC.
**Update** July 26
Downlink frequency is expected to be 145.80 and the mode should be PD120.
** Update**
June 28Looks like there will be an award assiociated with this session. Details at

Field Day 2018

We had a good Saturday for  Field Day. The weather was good, food was great, company was awesome, and we even made some contacts!

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2nd Annual Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest Pictures and Winners

We would like to thank everyone that came out to the 2nd Annual Ham Radio Tailgate and Trunkfest. We look forward to seeing you again next year. We would also like to thank the New Horizons Baptist Church for the use of their parking lot. Click on the title to view the pictures.
The Jumbo Spot winner and door prize winners are listed below:


JumboSpot Rob Jostes, KD8GPG Marysville, Oh  
$100  Dx Engineering Certificate Dave Youtz, WB8UCD Rosewood, Oh
$50    ARRL Gift Certificate Dave Michel, K7DRM Dayton, Oh
$25    ARRL Gift Certificate Eric McFadden, WD8RIF Athens, Oh
$25    ARRL Gift Certificate Scott Tressler, W8ALM Toledo, Oh



Jamboree On The Air 2017

We had a great time at Camp Lazarus in Delaware, OH operating the JOTA station. We were able to get a lot of scouts talking on the air. Arlin's, KD8EVR portable DMR repeater provided the scouts the opportunity to connect with others scouts on the JOTA talk group from all over including Ireland, the UK, and other states. Arnal, N9ACC did agreat job working with the scouts on the HF radio. Bob, W8NVN from Madison County made a great looking display and helped scouts with the morse code keyers. Josh, KB8YQS and his son Joe, KE8JOE did great getting scouts talking to eachother on HTs. Joe, KE8JOE also made a lot of contacts on the DMR radio and helped with the DMR radio. He was doing great for being 10 and licensed earlier this year.  Dennis, KE8HDE did a great job talking about the hobby with the scouts and provided the Pop-Up canapoies and tables. There were an esimated 500 people at the camp durring the day and Camp Lazarus had over 900 attend the Monster Mash event that night.  Please click on the title or the readmore link to see pictures. Click on the pictures to view them full size.

N8IG Repeater Update

The EMA sponsored N8IG repeater antenna was inspected and as suspected, a loose connection was found and fixed. We want to thank the Marysville Fire Department for their assistance in resolving the problem. We REALLY appreciate the use of your ladder truck and the crew to operate it!
Below are some pictures of the loose connection being repaired that has been giving us intermittent issues. Joe, K8JWL was up in the ladder bucket repairing the connection. Click on "read more" to see the pictures.

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