June 28, 2014 - The encampment set up by members of the PCARA is shown above. The club call N9XH was used during the 24 hour event. Two transmitters on emergency power were set up by Bill K9WEN and Dan KB9OBF. Additional help was provided by Rick W9WS.
June 28, 2014 - Bill K9WEN is at the controls during Field Day 2014. The annual event is a fun way to operate radio equipment from a remote location. This year the club set up near their repeater tower site in Balsam Lake.
June 28, 2014 - A multi band dipole was erected as well as a multi band vertical. Strong thunderstorms blew through on Saturday night forcing the operators off the air for about an hour until the danger passed.
June 28, 2014 - The 20 meter station is shown above. Computer logging kept the duplicate contacts in check while maintaining an organized log for submission.
Coax Attenuation Program - Greg N9CHA
June 14, 2014 - Demonstrating why different types of coax are used by amateurs, Greg N9CHA brought several manufactures and types of feed lines commonly used to the June PCARA club meeting. From semi-rigid to 7/8" Heliax, Greg showed how and when to use each variety.
June 14, 2014 - Greg N9CHA presented a program at the June PCARA club meeting about how RF signals are attenuated by coax. Using a transceiver and service monitor, Greg introduced several types of coax and measured the effects. While most all 50 ohm coax can be used with good results under 30 MHz, it gets a bit more critical at higher frequencies.