Amateur Radio Station
The hobby of amateur radio is interesting after more than
40 years and has undergone many technology changes over those years. Building and operating an ARS brings together many disciplines
that enable communications around the world. Now with computer technology and the Internet, amateur radio has been extended into the digital world.
Many amateurs still operate "valve" construction radios so
that tube technology, available at the beginning of radio,
lives on; some examples show to the right.
Today, radios have become very small, utilize processors to
run computer programs, and have the ability of change
features through software updates - Software Defined Radio
(SDR) - "Flex radios", "SoftRock", etc.
Special thanks to N7WN - Dan for inspiration to build a
"softrock" receiver and to KU6Y - Bill for the opportunity
to become familiar with his new FLEX 6500. We are
currently experimenting with the code to use the FLEX 6500
remotely via Internet IP (both control and audio).
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145.330 repeater is in service 11/1/2014 with EchoIRLP -
IRLP Node 7700 & Echolink node 385956.
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- Custom Home
- Acreage for lots of antennas
- No CC&R's & No close
- Spacious shop for hobbies
- 240VAC in ARS and
- Quiet Low Noise Floor area
for great signals
Repeater News for 2015
- New Yaesu System Fusion Repeater on 444.300 PL 100.
Digital repeater with "Auto" select on input and Fixed FM
output. Plans are in process for connection to Wires-X
Repeater News for 2014
- New EchoIRLP and Repeater Operator Procedures
Featured Homebrew / Modification Projects
Icom 2KL Power Supply Modification - (Details
KK6OS) - Model Navy Ship (ask him for details and more
Build your own microphone - provided by
K6PRK. Specifically for use
with the FT-2000.
Mechanical speech processor anyone can build, compliments of