Monthly Archives: September 2018

The repeater is back!

The DCARC repeater (147.76-) antenna is now at the 200′ level, its normal operating height.  The antenna had been temporarily located on top of the equipment building. Now it’s performance is greatly improved.

Post any reception reports, questions, or problems here.

Thanks to Skyler, John, Ken, and anyone else I should mention for making this happen.

Here’s a list of area repeaters.

Presentation on Antenna’s and baluns at tonight’s meeting. (9/12/2018)

Documents for tonight’s presentation on antenna and dipole construction.

Balun Construction

Dipole Antenna

September meeting, (9/12/2018)

The September general meeting will be at the Flory Meeting Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

I’ll have a report on my discussions with the library about collaborating with them.

Sept 12, 2018:
7PM: Meeting and presentation

After the meeting, there will be presentation by Ken Filardo on antennas and baluns.

Amateur Radio on Reddit

The links page was broken. I fixed that and added an interesting new link.

Reddit ( is a popular resource on the web. It is split into “subreddits” which are basically special interest groups. There is an active Amateur Radio subreddit that I think is worth checking out.