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OU Amateur Radio Club <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 31 Jul 2007 22:34:56 -0500
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Hi folks -

Greetings from beautiful Madison, WI!

I'd like to request that those proposing spending our club funds also come up with fundraising scheme(s) to make back an equal or greater amount of money. We're still more than $200 in the hole from Field Day, and the idea of increasing our club dues doesn't excite me. If anyone has any brilliant ideas for how this club can rake in a few extra bucks (preferably one that doesn't involve selling blocks of knives door-to-door) please bring it up at the meeting, or let me or your other club officers know!


Robin Tanamachi, KC0BSC
Graduate Research Assistant
OU School of Meteorology
National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 5355
Norman, OK 73072-7307

"The reward of the young scientist is the emotional thrill of being the first person in the history of the world to see something or to understand something... The reward of the old scientist is the sense of having seen a vague sketch grow into a masterly landscape." -- Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

----- Original Message -----
From: Jerrod KD5RAK <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 11:26 am
Subject: Radios and headway
To: [log in to unmask]

> Greetings all!
> Made some headway this weekend in our endeavors to make the shack
> bigger and
> better well maybe just better. We did get the ole FT-736 VHF/UHF rig working
> splendidly (after some operator error it puts out a measured 55w
> 2m...Yowzers!!!. So we have yet another fine radio specimen. We (Stan,
> Chris, Jason and Myself) attempted to build a 2m dipole out of spare wire
> but our efforts were not met with much success as the antenna was resonating
> on a meager 135 mhz instead of our desired 145mhz. With that behind me
> I
> would like to propose a few items for the Aug 2nd meeting.
> 1. I would like to put to a vote NOT to sell the Heathkit-SB102 (I believe
> we can make the ole bugger work with a small investment and will be
> happy to
> explain what plethora of information have been able to attain at great
> cost
> to any inquiring minds)
> 2. I would like to propose we leave the FT-736 as the base station which
> frees up the much lighter and portable radios(ie the mobiles as they were
> meant to be) for Howdy week ect.
> 3. I know its tough to get any antennas up any height but the club should
> think about investing in a better 2m antenna (being as mine sucked
> maybe we
> can put a rotator to use with a yagi !?!?!) for the Yaesu 736 base station
> preferably one at least on the side of the roof of the building
> pending we
> can get it there.
> 4. Now that the 736 is working. We should invest in another mic to allow
> using the 736 and the dual band Yaesu at the same time. Would like to
> see us
> get a nice desk mic for it. Im sure we could wire something for it provided
> we have the ? pin cable via beg/borrow/steal from other parts bins and
> what
> not.
> That is all,
> 73 de KD5RAK de Jerrod
> OUARC Tech Curmudgeon