Surface Mount Tips & Tricks

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As we race to shrink the size of electronics, we all end up at some point needing to work on surface mount devices or SMD. These microscopic parts require a new way of working compared their through hole counterparts. Mike … Continued

ARRL 365

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While driving around, Alex VE3ZSH and Sabrina VA3AXU came across an amateur radio themed license plate unlike your usual callsign issuance. Seems the ministry issued plates in Ontario with the prefix ARRL and the two of them happened upon the … Continued

Which Capacitor Do I Use?

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When building any AC project from an RF oscillator to a power supply, choosing the right capacitor for the job is often more important than you might first expect. In another great video by Mr. Carlson, he breaks down each … Continued

Next Year’s Field Day Antenna?

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Mike VA3MCX, out and about in Ashburn, ON, found this beautiful antenna he feels we should use for field day 2018. He is worried we might cook a squirrel or two, however, Mike informs me the rules for field day … Continued

Field Day 2017 Writeup

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This year’s Field Day I’m sure most would call a success. We made over 400 contacts with 102 on voice, 200 digital, and 107 CW. Digital ran PSK-31 and CW ran at roughly 20 WPM. All stations were all over … Continued

Come Out Field Day Weekend

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This weekend, June 24-25th, our club will be competing to make simulated emergency response contacts as part of a weekend long training exercise and competition. This event dates back to 1933 and has become a pillar of the ham radio … Continued

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