ARS W9PCi - Central Point, Oregon

145.330 / 444.200
146.620 / 444.300
IRLP Nodes 7700 / 3383
Echolink Node 385956

Amateur Radio StationValves

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.

Flex 5000c

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.

NEW Central Point Repeater operational 9/29/2013.  IRLP node 7700 is up; Echolink available.

***Home For Sale ***

  • Newer Custom Home
  • Acreage for lots of antennas
  • No CC&R's & No close neighbors
  • Spacious shop for hobbies
  • Tower & Multi-Band Loop
  • 75M Double Bazooka
  • 2m/70cm Verticals
  • 240VAC in ARS and Electronics Shop

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 2012 - New IRLP and Repeater Operator Procedures

Featured Homebrew / Modification Projects

Icom 2KL Power Supply Modification - (Details and photos)

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.