DELARANEWS

DELARA at the ARC

Work Day produced great results!

Our latest work day, April 30, saw a lot completed! Huge thanks to all who participated! From Pres. Mike: Here is a list of the people I remember. My memory is half shot, so this is certainly not complete. I know there was one more club member who I can vaguely recall being there who I haven't memorized the name/call sign. He is tall, thin with grey hair. I don't recall what he worked on exactly. I'd hate to overlook anyone. Let me know if you can remember anyone I left off the list below. Dale, W8KTQ Dale, KE8PIY Craig, W8CR Dave, K8DL Mark, AA5TA Gary, KE8O Guy, KD8KWH Stan, N8BHL Larry, AC8YE Mike W8MDC + 1 more at least - Mike W8MDC When we surveyed the antenna situation, we discovered the buried coax had been chopped in numerous places- so many the entire run had to be replaced. We were able to trench down 6-8” and methodically bury new coax for the 40 phone and other antennas. It was tedious work! In the meantime, Stan and Larry worked inside the station, clearing inoperable accessories and clearing under the desks. Mike and more worked in the basement to reduce our sizable pile of ‘stuff’ to a neat, flood-protected collection of just the necessities. PS: The attached picture of the SWR sweep was the result of the 40m Phone antenna after the new coax was buried. Excellent result. Yet to do: Dale (Bauer) plans to hang a 75 meter phone inverted V from the tower mount. That is critical for actual emergency applications. He also wants to revise the antenna connection panel to make that easier. And the other good news: Gary, KE8O reports the Internet issues have been resolved, and the big FLEX is now accessble from your home once again! Note: we will have a full demo at our May club meeting!
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The “other” Dale KE8PIY refurbing the tower.
KE8O on the trencher.
DELARANews

DELARA at the

ARC

Work Day produced great results!

Our latest work day, April 30, saw a lot completed! Huge thanks to all who participated! From Pres. Mike: Here is a list of the people I remember. My memory is half shot, so this is certainly not complete. I know there was one more club member who I can vaguely recall being there who I haven't memorized the name/call sign. He is tall, thin with grey hair. I don't recall what he worked on exactly. I'd hate to overlook anyone. Let me know if you can remember anyone I left off the list below. Dale, W8KTQ Dale, KE8PIY Craig, W8CR Dave, K8DL Mark, AA5TA Gary, KE8O Guy, KD8KWH Stan, N8BHL Larry, AC8YE Mike W8MDC + 1 more at least - Mike W8MDC When we surveyed the antenna situation, we discovered the buried coax had been chopped in numerous places- so many the entire run had to be replaced. We were able to trench down 6-8” and methodically bury new coax for the 40 phone and other antennas. It was tedious work! In the meantime, Stan and Larry worked inside the station, clearing inoperable accessories and clearing under the desks. Mike and more worked in the basement to reduce our sizable pile of ‘stuff’ to a neat, flood-protected collection of just the necessities. PS: The attached picture of the SWR sweep was the result of the 40m Phone antenna after the new coax was buried. Excellent result. Yet to do: Dale (Bauer) plans to hang a 75 meter phone inverted V from the tower mount. That is critical for actual emergency applications. He also wants to revise the antenna connection panel to make that easier. And the other good news: Gary, KE8O reports the Internet issues have been resolved, and the big FLEX is now accessble from your home once again! Note: we will have a full demo at our May club meeting!