CARS Annual Christmas Party (Updated!) 12/9/2004By: Tom Dye -- AB4EZ - Monday, October 25, 2004CARS will hold their annual Christmas Party December 9th 2004. The event will start at 7:30PM. Spouses and kids are welcome!!The location is the Long Center (UPARC Cafeteria) on Belcher across from the Fire Training Facility. This year, we will again be sponsoring a Chili Contest, so bring a pot of your secret recipe. CARS will also have a Turkey and a Ham for those with tender stomachs. Please plan to bring a covered dish to supplement the Chili, Turkey and Ham. John Townsley -- AE4GB will be coordinating the list of what's needed and who is committed to bring what. More info will be posted here and to the remailer soon.More Events...
Field Day is just around the corner. This year's Field Day will take place the weekend of June 28th and 29th. CARS will set up at Glen Oaks Park (1345 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756). If you are intersted in participating, please review the schedule by clicking here and then email Craig - KJ4BYK and let him know what blocks you would like to cover. The link will be updated daily.
This month's program will be about the ARRL celebrating 100 years and CARS celebrating 60 years as an ARRL affiliated club. We will be joined by special guest Dee Turner (N4GD) - ARRL Section Manager of West Central Florida. All are invited to join us 2/13 at 7:30pm. Click the meeting info link on the left for more info.
ARRL Homebrew Contest III
Jim Veatch, WA2EUJ
Jim Veatch, WA2EUJ, is no stranger to this competition, having been a winner in both the first and second ARRL Homebrew Challenge. His current entry is a compact competent transceiver that covers 12 meters, as well as 10 and 6 in a professional looking package that offers features well beyond the requirements. Jim made his DSP-610 for a total parts cost of $198.30. This remarkable radio is a dual conversion, downconverting superhet design that uses the latest digital signal processing technology from the second IF on. Bandwidth is selectable in eight steps from 0.4 kHz to 2.4 kHz, and tuning is via a DDS synthesizer designed for low phase noise.
ARRL Homebrew Contest II
Jim Veatch, WA2EUJ - 2nd
Linear amplifier designed to boost the 5 W, 40 meter output from the transceiver from
the first Homebrew Challenge up to the 50 W level ($48)
ARRL Homebrew Contest I
Our program for the May meeting will be a presentation by Tom Stiles discussing the production of the features for his YouTube amateur radio product reviews channel and the process of putting something on YouTube. Hope to see you all there.
Attention All Amateur Radio Operators in Pinellas County:The Ride to Defeat ALS has requested Amateur Radio support for their upcoming Bike ride on November 5, 2011. The Clearwater Amateur Radio Society along with Pinellas County ARES/ACS are looking for volunteers to work this event. There will be 3 rides, a 5-Mile Family Fun Ride, a 25-Mile Challenge ride, and a 62-Mile Metric Century ride.Who: ALL Amateur Radio Operators (A minimum of 14 operators needed)What: Ride to defeat ALSWhen: November 5, 2011 Starting at 8:30AM, Hams assemble at 7:00Where: Ride begins at Walsingham Park in Largo, FL and traverses the county from North to South.Why: To sharpen our skills during Net Operations and to assist the ALS group in providing safety for the participants.To Volunteer please contact :Neil Lauritsen W4NHL at firstname.lastname@example.org ARES/ACSMike Branda K4HN at email@example.com CARSKevin Poorman at firstname.lastname@example.org ARES/ACS PIOFor more information on the event please visit: www.ridetodefeatals.orgSo check your calendars, dust off your equipment and join us in working the Ride to Defeat ALS!
Click here to go to the registration form.
Please join us for our June "Field Day Prep" meeting on Thursday, June 10th at the Clearwater Fire Department Training Academy.
August CARS meeting has been rescheduled Thursday, August
26. Please join us as we say farewell to Mike
(K4NW) and Abbe (KG4PRI) Murdock.
April meeting announcement. (IMPORTANT: Change of meeting location!)
Monthly CARS Meeting This Thursday 7:30PM
Come lend a hand for this fun event.
As talked about at the CARS meeting, CARS is going to sponsor a winter picnic Saturday January 18th, at 1pm at the 4H club on Hamlin's Boulevard in conjunction with the ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes.