PCARA
POLK COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
PCARA
N9XH REPEATERS
POLK COUNTY
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FM/System Fusion
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Don W9LRQ "Slingshot 2 Meter Antenna Project"
Don W9LRQ's slingshot antenna
January 9, 2016 - Two "slingshot" antennas mounted to a mast on top of the garage roof of Don W9LRQ's QTH. Don presented construction details of his work and provided a discussion of how they have performed. The plans for this antenna can be found: www.hamuniverse.com
 
Microphones 101 - How They Work and Why
Greg N9CHA Club meeting program about microphones
Photo: Rick W9WS
January 9, 2016 - What is a microphone and how does it work? What's the difference between a recording microphone and a communications microphone? These questions and more were answered during the January club meeting. A live example using audio frequency spectrum analyzer software showing the band-pass of an HT signal was used to illustrate the differences and to highlight the importance of using different microphones for various purposes.
 
Your 2016 Leadership Team
N9XH Leadership Bill K9WEN Mark W9GWG Chris KC9NVV Greg N9CHA
Photo: Rick W9WS
January 9, 2016 - The 2016 PCARA Leadership Team is pictured above. L to R: Vice President Bill K9WEN, President Mark W9GWG, Treasurer Chris KC9NVV and Secretary Greg N9CHA.
 
PCARA - Happy New Year 2016!
Happy New Year 2016!
January 1, 2016 - Best wishes from your ham radio friends from Polk County! The participants of the "New Year's Net" were: Mark W9GWG (NCS), Greg N9CHA, Don W9LRQ, Russell KCØIVL, and William KD9DIV. Our first meeting of the new year is January 9th at our new location: The Polk County Justice Center. Sincere thanks go to our former President, Rick W9WS and former Vice President, Bill WY9E. Both men served our club well over the past year(s). Welcome to our new President, Mark W9GWG and new Vice President, Bill K9WEN. Let's all have fun in 2016!
 
Fusion Experiment - Allowing FM Users Access to Digital Features
John N9UPC Fusion Presentation
Photo: Rick W9WS
December 12, 2015 - John N9UPC has been very active experimenting with System Fusion. He's developed a method which will allow FM users access to the digital Fusion features. By combining the analog signal path of an FM repeater with the C4FM Fusion Repeater, an FM user can both listen and talk through a digital Fusion path. John brought with him 2 Fusion repeaters, a couple of Fusion capable radios, a mobile FM repeater and his custom interconnects. The demonstration spirited a lively discussion and was met with much enthusiasm at the December club meeting.
 
CLUB
EVENTS
February
1st Net - 7pm
W9DKB
8th Net - 7pm
W9GWG
15th Net - 7pm
K9WEN
22nd Net - 7pm
W9GWG
29th Net - 7pm
W9WS

CLUB
OFFICERS
President
Mark W9GWG
Vice President
Bill K9WEN
Secretary
Greg N9CHA
Treasurer
Chris KC9NVV
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