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).
*** NOTE *** 145.330 repeater is in service 11/1/2014 with EchoIRLP - IRLP Node 7700 & Echolink node 385956. *** NOTE ***
- Custom Home
- Acreage for lots of antennas
- No CC&R's & No close neighbors
- Spacious shop for hobbies
- Amateur Ration Equipment (licensed "HAMS" only)
- Multi-Band Loop
- 75M Double Bazooka
- 2m/70cm Verticals (x4)
- 240VAC in ARS and Electronics Shop
- FT-1000D (If not sold before home sale)
Note... Amateur radio equipment included with home sale only to licensed amateur radio operator.
3820 / 3737 / 3715 / 3810 Party - General information for July 2012 gathering remembering K6VHP/sk
Repeater News for 2014 - New EchoIRLP and Repeater Operator Procedures
Featured Homebrew / Modification Projects
Icom 2KL Power Supply Modification - (Details and photos)
KR7KP (was KK6OS) - Model Navy Ship (ask him for details and more photos)
Build your own microphone - provided by K6PRK. Specifically for use with the FT-2000. Instructions.
Mechanical speech processor anyone can build, compliments of K6VHP/sk. Example.