Interested buying an antenna, but not quite sure which one to get? Heard of a duplexer, but not sure what it does? Want to know if digital communications is any better then analog? No need to fret, as all these questions and more can be answered by Shorty Stouffer, K6JSI, on the WIN System Tech Net! This net is held on Friday evenings at 10:30pm ET on IRLP reflector 9100 and is an open forum for any technical questions related to Amateur Radio.
To find out more about this or other cool nets, check out the VA3XPR Calendar.
Motorola APX 7000 Multiband Portable Radio
REVIEW DATE: September 23, 2012
REVIEWED BY: Don Trynor, VA3XFT
The APX 7000 is one of Motorola’s latest radios for the public safety market, featuring multiband capability (VHF, UHF 380 – 520 MHz and UHF 700/800 MHz), integrated GPS, dual LCD displays and front keypad programmable, plus much more. This is a excellent radio for amateur radio use on the 2m and 70cm bands, as it is feature rich, durable and likely to more than satisfy even the most demanding user.
Ever wonder which HF bands propagate the best on Mars? How about the best ways to prevent a lightening strike to your ham station? If so, then your need to tune into the LIMARC Tech Net, hosted by Dick Knadle, K2RIW, on Sunday evenings at 8:00pm ET on IRLP reflector 9126! Awarded the 2010 ARRL Technical Service Award for his service to Amateur Radio, Dick offers a wealth of information and insight into many aspects of Amateur Radio and science as whole, that will keep you glued to the radio for hours.
To find out more about this or other cool nets, check out the Net Calendar.
Feeling a little intimidated about using IRLP? Having trouble getting EchoLink to work on your home PC? Interested to learn about all the cool nets and discussion topics available through both of these applications? If so, then don’t miss the IRLP & EchoLink Made Easy tutorial on the VA3XPR repeater on Thursday September 20th @ 7:00pm ET. This interactive tutorial, which is part of the VA3XPR “Over The Air Learning” series, will teach participants all about IRLP and EchoLink operation, whether using an HT, PC or smartphone and is intended to help amateur radio operators make the most of this great hobby. This tutorial will be delivered using the VA3XPR repeater, IRLP, EchoLink and the VA3XPR.net website.
To RSVP for this event, click here (registration not required).
RF (Toronto Area): 441.950+ PL 100 Hz (VA3XPR)
IRLP Reflector: 9558
EchoLink Conference: *VK3JED* (42840)
Presentation Slides: http://www.va3xpr.net/learning/