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Field Day

ATTENTION: ANOTHER F.P.C.A.R.C. CLUB EVENT!

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Field Day 2014 June 28 and 29th at the Hammock Community centrer at 79 Mal Compra Road, Palm Coast, FL 32137 http://www.flaglercounty.org/facilities.aspx?search=1&CID=2&RID=25&Page=detail

Setup will begin about 1000 local. Operation will begin at 1400, with feeding frenzy at 1700.
We will operate 3 stations, CW, Packet and SSB on HF bands. There will be a VHF talk in station.

Please sign up for a shift and reply to WS1C@fpcarc.org

W2MEL and KG4UGL have agreed to help me pick up antennas from EOC on 27th after breakfast. We will bring water, and our XYLs will provide food, reply to Marilyn.

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Field Day

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ARRL  FD 14

JUNE 28-29

 Malacompra Park

          115 Mala Compra Road, Palm Coast

Setup 9:00 AM Saturday, June 28.

Operation starts 2:00 PM Saturday and

continues through 2:00 PM Sunday, June 29.

Everyone is invited!

 fpcarc.org

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NFL SM election

The ARRL Northern Florida Section Manager Election:

Steve Szabo WB4OMM 833 Votes
Gary Alberstadt KA3FZO 296 Votes

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Coming Meeting

There will be no regular meeting on June 3 at the GSB  Tuesday.

Field Day will be at Mal Compra on June 28 and maybe 29th.

73 Bill WS1C

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April Minutes

FLAGLER PALM COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING
APRIL 1, 2014
FLAGLER COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
3RD FLOOR

MINUTES

MEL, W2MEL, CLUB PRESIDENT, CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 6:17 PM.

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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PEOPLE ATTENDING THE MEETING INTRODUCED THEMSELVES.

SECRETARY’S REPORT BY KD2AU:THE MARCH MINUTES WERE ACCEPTED AS PUBLISHED.

THE MINI FIELD DAY (SATURDAY MAY 3RD AT WOODY’S BARBEQUE) WAS ALSO DISCUSSED
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SALLY, KI4ZPP, CLUB TREASURER, WAS ILL. NO REPORT.

THE REPEATER REPORT WAS DELIVERED BY BILL SCHWARTZ, WS1C AND CLUB VICE PRESIDENT. HE NEEDS ANINVENTORY OF THE DONATED EQUIPMENT.
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A DSTAR 440 REPEATER MAYBE UP AND RUNNING THIS MONTH. WORKING ON A INTERNET CONNECTION FOR DSTAR SO IT CAN BE LINKED TO OTHER REPEATERS AND REFLECTORS.

THE FINANCES FOR THE REPEATER ARE CURRENTLY IN GOOD ORDER. THE COMMITTEE WILL BE WORKING ON 2014 DONATIONS.

WS1C ALSO DELIVERED A FIELD DAY REPORT. ALL IS GOING WELL. IT IS SCHEDULED FOR 6/28 & 29.THERE ARE CENTENNIAL SHIRTS AND POSTERS AVAILABLE FROM THE ARRL.

WS1C ALSO REPORTED ON OUR WORK WITH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM:
THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WILL HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT ON SUNDAY 4/27 AT PRINCESS LANDING. THE CLUB WILL SET UP A STATION AT THE EVENT.

WE WILL HAVE A VE SESSION FOR ANY STUDENT THAT FINISHES THE CLASS WE HAVE BEEN SPONSORING IN THE SCHOOLS.

WS1C ALSO ANNOUNCED EVENTS SPONSORED BY OTHER CLUBS IN THE CENTRALFLORIDA AREA IN APRIL.

GOOD AND WELFARE: WB2CIC IS RECOVERING AND HOPES TO BE BACK AT FULL STRENGTH SOON.
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OLD BUSINESS
KC2HFL WILL POST INFORMATION ON SHIRTS AND HATS ON THE WEBSITE.

WS1C ALSO REPORTED ON A SEARCH FOR A NEW MEETING SITE. FREE MEETING SITES FOR EVENING MEETINGS ARE AVAILABLE. MEMBERS SEEM TO PREFER SATURDAY MEETINGS BUT MOST SITES CHARGE A FEE FOR SATURDAYS. THERE SEEM TO BE SUPPORT FOR A SATURDAY MEETING SITE EVEN IF A FEE IS INVOLVED.
AA6ML, MIKE LEE, THOUGHT THAT THE EOC MAY BE AVAILABLE AS A MEETING SITE FOR SATURDAY MEETINGS FOR NO FEE. HE WILL CHECK IT OUT.

THE MEETING WAS RECESSED AT 6:49 AND RESUMED AT 7:02.

DARRELL CROCK, ESQ., N4GOA, WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER. HE SPOKE OF ESTATE PLANNING ESPECIALLY FOR HAMS. IT WAS A VERY HELPFUL PRESENTATION.

THE MEETING WAS CLOSED AT 7:30 P.M.

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For Sale from WB1AIL

A local ham has some items for sale
Ham Radio Items-
George Harnden-WB1AIL-386-864-5279-5/4/2014
(all prices are asking prices)

1. SWR and RF Power Meter-Tempo RFB-1A (no manual).Price-$30
2. Baker &Williamson TVI Filter-FL-10/1500. Price-$40
3. IC Active Audio Filter-Autek Research QF-1 (w/manual).Price-$25
4. SSB Transceiver-Swan 700cx (manual, earphones and mic). Price-$400 for items 4 , 5 ,and 6.
5. Power Supply (117 VAC) for above Swan 700.
6. Set of replacement tubes for above Swan 700 (w/8950 matched pair).
7. Transmitter-WRL Globe Chief Model 90 (w/manual).Price-$40 for items 7 and 8.
8. Set of spare tubes for Globe Chief (5-807’s, 1-6AG7, 1-12AU7A).
9. Micronta Field Strength and SWR Tester (w/manual). Price-$10
10. Wire Dipole with W2AU matching Balum set for 20-meter CW band, and
50 feet of RG-8U 50 Ohm Coax Cable (w/spare used Balum).Price-$25
11. Early telegraph Keyer and Receiver (J-38).Price-$20.
12. Several Standard Power Supplies
a. SPS 90D 12/15 Option 93, 12 to 15 vdc at 3.0A.Price-$20
b. SPS 30D 12/15 12 to 15vdc at .7A and 12 to 15vdc at .7A.Price-$10
13. Regulated Power Supply-Power/Mate Corp. 5volt 1.2A or 6volt 1.0A.Price-$15
14. W2AU Traps, two for 20 Meters, one for 10 Meters, and one for 15 Meters. Giveaway
15. Electronic Paddle Keyer-CMOS Circuitry plus four blank keyer pc boards. Price-$15
16. Two High Voltage Coils, two inch diameter, one 32 turns, the other 47 turns. Price-$5
17. Two large Variable Capacitors. $10 each
18. High Voltage Tubes (Used), 4X-250B Eimac (3), 4X-150A Eimac (5),New JAN 7034 Eimac (1) (4X-150A), RCA 8072 (2), and Eimac JAN-CIM-2C39A (2). Price for new tubes-$20 each, Used-$5 each
19. Two sockets SK600 (Air system socket for 4X-!50A Tube). Price-$25 each
20. Fluke 1910A Multi-counter and probe. Price-$40
21. Newport Panel Voltmeter-DC Volts (w/manual). Price-$10
22. Two multi-drawer table top cabinets of electronic parts resistors, capacitors, crystals, and sockets, etc for bread boarding transmitters and receivers. Price-$20 each cabinet. (one cabinet 50 drawers, other one less drawers)
23. Fifteen high voltage electrolytic capacitors for power supplies. Price-$15.
24. Eight small variable capacitors, various sizes. $10

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WS1C sale

For Sale    WS1C@fpcarc.org   or 386-283-4017       Will bring to May 3 tailgate

  1. Yaesu FT- 817   excellent condition with accessories, battery, Cell holder,                            AC charger, DC cable , book, box, PGM  software.                                      $500
  2.  Drake TR-4  W/Drake speaker – PS, new caps. mike, spare finals &                                other  tubes, Relay and socket, book, 150W output measured                 $400
  3.    Yaesu  ATAS- 120   automatic antenna W/ homebrew  mount  n 370  $200
  4. Bird 43 with N connectors, 100E UHF slug                                                   $200
  5. IC-T-90  Excellent with box and accessories  50, 144, 440 HT                 $150
  6. Mirage B108    tested 10=78, 5=60     W/preamp                                          $70
  7. Dummy load  to  900Mhz  -  100W CW   500W PEP                                    $50
  8. Garmin GPS-76 w/ external  antenna                                                             $40
  9. Micromatch  HF wattmeter 10-100-1000W  forward-reflected                $40
  10. Astron RS-12   13.6V 12 A linear PS     OK for 50W VHF-UHF                  $30
  11. Sola 120V 1000W ferro- resonant regulator                                                 $20
  12. Powerstat Q116 9A 120V 1000VA  variable transformer                           $20
  13. Pro Mariner 30A marine 3 battery charger                                                   $20
  14. Insignia DTV receiver with remote                                                                 $20
  15. Workman   UV325 dualband –NMO  new   146=1.5, 440=1.5                   $20
  16. Larsen Kulrod  5/8 w/magmount  7 cable BNC  145=1.15                          $15
  17. Antenna Spec.  magmount   2m 5/8  w/ UHF cable  148=1.1                     $15
  18. Unknown 5/8  Spring mount   excellent w/UHF cable 146=1.1                 $15
  19. CB magmount modified for 10 meters with UHF cable                               $15
  20. Uniden Bearcat BC-200XLT  with charger                                                   $15
  21. HF VSWR bridges, Motorola, Heath, Swan,  Amer.  Elect.    each              $10
  22. Texscan/Theta Comm 7272 VHF Signal level meter                                   $10
  23. Hombrew Power supply 13.6V 4.5A  w/powerpoles                                    $10
  24.  Hombrew  power supply 13.6V 4.0A  /powerpoles                                     $10
  25. Netgear WNR834B & Linksys BEFW1154 wireless routers both              $10
  26. Data switches, 2 way, one 4 way db-25 both for                                          $10
  27. Garmin GPSMAP 168, not working,  DC cable, data cable,                                                        AC supply, book                                                                                             $10
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DSTAR and DMR on the same radio – COMING..!!

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UPDATE – just got off the phone with Jerry from CSI – he informed me that the estimated price of the unit will be around $249 (tentative). This is a killer-price for the only radio in the world that does DMR and DSTAR and analog (narrow and wide-band).


If you just couldn’t make a decision on whether to get DSTAR (from Icom) or MotoTrbo from Motorola, you soon won’t have to choose. Get BOTH on the same handheld radio, in either VHF or UHF. Projected timeframe is FALL of 2014.

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CSI (Connect Systems Inc) – legendary makers of the tone encoder/decoder boards (back when they weren’t available in handhelds and had to be installed as an aftermarket device) is already building DMR radios (of course, also capable of narrowband-FM) and have recently announced that they will be expanding the capability of their DMR radio to include DSTAR..!!

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No cost projections yet, but their standard DMR radio is only $185 (Amateur Net) – compared to over $600 from Motorola, so expect that the new combo radio will be in the $350-400 range (my wild-ars-guess).

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Here are some details

Screenshot 2014-03-23 18.17.17

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ARRL NFL Section Manager Election

FROM: Stephen W. Szabo
Mar 11

Good Day to You!

I have been nominated and accepted as a candidate for the ARRL Northern Florida Section Manager position. If you are an ARRL member in good standing and live in the NFL Section, you are affected by this election which is approaching quickly.

You are receiving this message as you are in my contacts list and it is my belief you are one of the NFL section members who has a choice in this election. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RE-SEND IT TO ANY CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS, OR OTHER ARRL NFL MEMBERS YOU KNOW!!

The SM is the elected position that represents the section, makes ARRL appointments at the section level, and oversees ARES efforts. It is an important position. I am an ARRL Life Member, have worked at several ARRL field appointments, and support the league’s many efforts; even though at times, like you, I may not agree with everything that is done.

If you look up my call (WB4OMM) in www.qrz.com and read my bio and background, I am sure you would agree my qualifications far exceed the minimum for this position. Others may have some of these experiences, but not near the same level, tenure, or depth that I have. I am a retired Police Captain from Daytona Beach, experienced as an EOC Manager, and I enjoy an excellent reputation for organization and leadership.

I’m running on a platform of “no hidden agendas” – or put simply, I am not looking to “play politics”. I am not “coming in dumping people”, nor am I looking to make “big sweeping changes”. But it is my intent to move our Section forward and expand our capacities and capabilities. Our section has enjoyed some great successes and I want to build on these POSITIVE results. I am sure that like any other organization, there will be changes at some time, and some place, but that’s NOT what I am about.

EmComm and ARES remains a top priority and will continue to be sustained and guided. I also believe the Section Manager is responsible to support all of the interests of our service…. Contesting, QRP and CW, Traffic Handling, Nets, WinLink, Portable Ops, D-RATS, NTS, Digital, D-STAR, EchoLink, and QCWA, FCG, SKCC, OMISS, 10-10, ARCI-QRP and the multitude of other specialty modes and operations……..all deserve equal attention and I have been (and will remain) actively involved in most of them.

My vision for the Section is simple: Support and enhance the part of the Amateur Radio Service that is important to YOU; because without you, there is no Amateur Radio Service. Every facet of this hobby appeals to everyone differently. And that diverse, technical and operating knowledge and experience is what makes us a valuable community asset. We need to “market” ourselves and increase the public perception of what we do NOW, not what we did 50 years ago (although I am highly supportive of our great history!). We should increase our ranks with folks who are “radioactive”, and can contribute new ideas and develop new perspectives in our Service. We should thank those who have given personal time and effort for so much time while providing a service to our nation and the world.

I am hopeful the NFL members will elect me as a competent, fair, and unbiased ham radio practitioner looking to support all ARRL members and the entire Amateur Radio Service. That’s my platform. If you have any questions, contact me – by e-mail or telephone. I am here for YOU.

I am hoping you are a supporter! Either way, thank you for your time!

73!
Steve Szabo WB4OMM

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