Welcome to The
Highline Amateur Radio Club
Highline Amateur Radio Club PO Box 852 Seahurst, WA. 98062
Home of the Highline HAM Community.
Club meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of each month. Check back here for any changes.
The general meeting is held at 10 a.m. while the Board of Directors meets at 8:30 a.m. All visitors are very welcome to attend either meeting. If you wish to be on the agenda for the Board of Director's meeting, please advise the club Secretary no later than theThursday before the meeting.
The next club meeting will be held on Saturday, September 24th at the usual location of Fire Station 29 at 135 S Normandy Rd, Burien, WA.
The program for this month's meeting will be "Evaluation of Member's VHF/UHF Radios" led by Nelson Spohnheimer, W7KVI.
1. Bring your handheld and/or mobile V/U radios to the meeting with appropriate power cords. We'll have a power supply on hand for mobiles with Powerpole and other connectors (including alligator clips) attached, and we'll rely on your hand held's battery.
2. Please have your radios pre-programmed for the HARC VHF repeater (146.66, -600 KHz, 103.5 Hz) and for the STAR UHF repeater (443.1, 5 MHz, 103.5 Hz) to speed up the activities. (Test equipment will be pre-configured for these frequencies.)
3. For your handhelds, bring any adapters necessary to connect the radio antenna port to the test equipment. We'll be able to handle BNC, SMA and Type N at a minimum but if you already have an adapter cable, it will make things much faster. (If handheld does not have the capability to connect an external cable in place of the antenna, some measurements such as power output and spectral purity will be complicated or perhaps not possible.)
4. For most radios, we'll be able to measure power output (into a dummy load at your radio's several power output levels), frequency accuracy, deviation and spectrum quality. We'll also measure receiver sensitivity.
If radios need adjustment (such as deviation), we'll conquer that at a later meeting or in offline sessions.
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