Modern Day Tom Sawyer and HF Improvements

It’s like it came out of a Mark Twain novel from the old days. There they were, all four of them working at Russ’ house, assembling, installing, and tuning his new XIEGU VG4 4-BAND BASE STATION VERTICAL ANTENNA. Russ was comfortably nestled in a folding chair directing and supervising. It brings to mind a young Tom Sawyer getting his buddies to whitewash the fence. It really came down to club membership wanting to combine the efforts of helping a fellow ham while gaining the experience and education of installing a…

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APRS Up & Running!!

  The CARS club has upped its game!! Our tech-pro Mike, KM4SPL, has installed APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) on our location on top of the Talmadge Bridge. Mike has been working on this for quite some time. This has involved getting all of the parts put together, testing, and gaining access to the site which involves getting permission from GDOT. It has not been easy or quick. The Digipeater/I-Gate project is in its early stages and Mike plans to continue testing and positioning the antenna for maximum coverage. Mike…

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