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POLK COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
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N9XH REPEATERS
POLK COUNTY
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Field Day! de N9XH 2A WI
N9XH Field Day site campers
Photos: Rick W9WS
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.
Bill K9WEN at the controls during Field Day 2014.
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.
Dipole antenna, N9XH Field Day 2014
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.
20 meter station, N9XH FD2014
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
Greg N9CHA brought several types of coax to demonstrate the attenuation factors based on type and frequency.
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.
N9CHA demonstes how coax can attenuate radio signals based on length, type and frequency.
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.
 
CLUB
EVENTS
July
7th - 9pm Net
W9GWG
12th - Meeting
Balsam Lake
14th - 9pm Net
KD6TWC
21st - 9pm Net
WM9E
28th - 9pm Net
KK9MC

CLUB
OFFICERS
President
Rick W9WS
Vice President
Mark W9GWG
Secretary
Greg N9CHA
Treasurer
Chris KC9NVV
N9XH - Polk County Amateur Radio Association - 1732 Forest Circle - Balsam Lake - WI - 54810 - Info@N9XH.org