Area Ham Interests/Assistance Registry

Area Ham Interests/Assistance Registry

Your ham radio needs can be better served by letting the club and fellow hams know your interests, areas you need help, or areas you can assist other club members.

Once entered into the registry, if you need to update your listing, use your registry private access link to update your profile, or at the next OCRA meeting, enter your updates on an interest survey form.

Hams already listed can do an online update, using their access link obtained by clicking here and following the directions listed. This information will be used to plan meeting presentations, club work sessions, web site articles and encourage interested hams to participate in the combined OCRA/DFMA ARRL Field Day..

     Interest Summary from 59 Member Profiles


              Antennas - EZNEC COAX Ladderline Connectors Tuners Stealth         38
              APRS - Automatic Packet Reporting System                           16
              ARES - Click here, then "ARES Nets & Training" Folder              21
              AuxComm/EmComm - Area Nets Training                                14
              CERT - Community Emergency Response Team                           15
              Contesting                                                         10
              CW - Frequency Band Plan                                           17
              Digital -  JT65, PKS31, RTTY, Winlink,WSJT, and others             18
              DMR - Digital Mobile Radio                                         8
              DXing                                                              21
              Field Day                                                          29
              Mobile Ops                                                         15
              Nets/Net Control Click here, then "ARES Nets & Training" Folder    8
              Public Service                                                     22
              QRP (Low Power)                                                    14
              Remote Station Ops                                                 14
              Repeaters - Area Repeater Listing                                  21
              Repeater Crew                                                      15
              Satellite Ops - AMSAT Satellite_Contacts Frequencies               11
              SOTA - Summits on the Air in North America                         4
              SSB - Frequency Band Plan                                          20
              Vintage Radio - Vintage Radio Boulevard                            8

Bands of Interest


          160m-8; 80m-25; 40m-32; 30m-18; 20m-31; 15m-22; 10m-34; 6m-25; 1.25m-8 70cm-22

Member Profile “Interests and Assistance Needed”  Accessable via  Private Access Link

 

59 Hams in the Area Listing Interests with 27 Needing Assistance

CallsignFirstLastHam_Radio_Interest_Areas_Assistance Needed_Introduce Yourself
KO4KNI Brian Adams Antennas, Auxcomm, CERT, Contesting, Digital, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Build, Decision, Fix, Install, Operate, HT Unit, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Remote Station, Beam Antenna, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Vehicle Antenna, Connectors, Feedline, Grounding, Multiband, Noise, Tower, Tuner, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, New to the HAM community and need to learn every aspect of it I have been interested in becoming a part of the HAM community for years. Recently a friend of mine who has been licenses for years talked me into taking the Technicians test which I thankfully passed. I have a small homestead outside of Pittsboro and feel it is important to have the ability to communicate outside of the normal platforms. I am looking forward to learning as much as possible and becoming part of the HAM community
W3AHL Steve Ahlbom Antennas, APRS, ARES, Auxcomm, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
KM4IWI William Bailey CW, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio
N4GF Roger Barr Antennas, Contesting, Mobile Ops
NA4VY David Belt Antennas, Field Day, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SDR, SSB, Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m Install, Wire Antenna
AK4W Ed Best APRS, Toantennas
N8BR Bill Bischoff Antennas, CW, Field Day, Remote Station Ops, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m Operate, HF Station, Vehicle Antenna, Multiband, Tower, 160m
KM4MDR John Boone DX, Field Day
KN4DRN Michael Canada Antennas, DX, Mobile Ops, Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Satellite Ops
W4ORD Lad Carrington Antennas, ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, CW, DX, Field Day, Repeater Crew, SSB, Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 2m, 70cm
KK4BPH Mike Carwile Antennas
KN4JYP Kathy Chavis Antennas, ARES, CW, Field Day, Public Service, Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SOTA, SSB, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm Operate, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Remote Station, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Connectors, Tower, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m
KO4JED Ron Craig Antennas, Digital, DX, Public Service Build, Decision, HF Station, Beam Antenna, Wire Antenna I'm a freshly-minted Technician licensee with zero equipment and no idea, really, where to start. I've been in the software industry around 30 years, and am looking to expand my circle of friends -- ham radio may give me the chance to do that on a literally global scale. I love learning new things, and hope to learn lots from this hobby and the folks in it.
K3TD Tad Danley Antennas, Contesting, CW, Mobile Ops, Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SSB, 6m Membership renewal. I was an OCRA member several years ago but business travel prevented me from being an active member. Not that my travel is limited to the Raleigh-Durham area I look forward to being more involved. My amateur radio interest are contesting on HF and VHF as well as activity of any kind on 6 meters. Thanks and 73, Tad, K3TD
W4CFO Jim Davis Auxcomm, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SDR, Vintage Radio
K2RRT Mark Dewitt Antennas, ARES, CERT, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), Repeaters, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Build, Decision, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Vehicle Antenna, Grounding, Multiband, 80m, 40m, 20m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm Recently passed my tech and general. Now working on getting my station up and running.
KM4NOU Joel Dunn Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Repeaters, 40m
KR4UB Dan Eddleman Antennas, Digital, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, Remote Station Ops, Repeater Crew, SDR, SSB, 40m, 20m, 17m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, FT-8 Antennas, OCRA Website, Video Conferencing
KO4CSW Robert Furberg ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, Field Day, Public Service
KO4RQN James Gartrell Antennas, APRS, ARES, Contesting, CW, Digital, DX, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SDR, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Build, Decision, Install, Operate, HT Unit, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Remote Station, Beam Antenna, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Vehicle Antenna, Connectors, Feedline, Grounding, Multiband, Noise, Tuner, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, I'm still learning and will probably need help getting my Tech license. Hi all, I got into HAM as a kid decades ago and got my Tech license back then. It has since expired and I'm looking to get back into HAM and get that license again. WRT to HAM, I am very interested in SDR, digital signals, and HF. I design software for a living, am an avid soccer fan, speak German, lover to travel and am a dog dad. -James
N1QYW Steve Gartrell Public Service, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm Decision, Operate, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, Need refresher 15 years rusty with tech license. Helped with comms for the Boston Marathon before widespread cellphone use.
KN4EVB Andy Grubbs ARES, DX, Mobile Ops, Public Service, 2m, 70cm, Disaster Prep Hi, I am interested in ARES and am taking the FEMA courses to qualify. I understand that Orange County requires IS-300 and IS-400 additional courses, but they are no longer listed in the FEMA course guide. THanks, Andy
KM4MBG Jack Hill Antennas, APRS, Digital, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SDR
KF4PAB Lenore Hill APRS, Field Day, Repeaters, 2m, 70cm
KO4GOK Joseph Horvath Antennas, APRS, ARES, CERT, Digital, DMR, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SSB, Vintage Radio, 10m, 2m, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio HF Station I am newly licensed but have approximately 15 years of radio communications experience as a licensed GMRS operator as well as public safety communications in my home state of NJ. I am very interested in DMR, I have not yet ventured into the HF area’s.
KO4JAW Mark Ingram Antennas, DMR, Repeaters, Satellite Ops, 10m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio, Fusion Decision, Operate, HF Station, Stealth Antenna, 10m, Technician HF band Hi, I am a newly minted Technician that has a Yaesu FT-70D in 3rd floor apartment in Chapel Hill. My wife and I work for UNC-CH and I am an IT Infrastructure & Support Manager with 30 years of IT experience. My hobbies are HAM, Astronomy, Salt Water Fishing, Boating, Drone , Kite Flying, Frizbee Golf, Camping, Hiking, and taking our new Golden Retriever puppy out once every hour. I have an external mag mount antenna and a diamond SRH77CA HT antenna on order to hopefully get even better TX and RX distance on my HT. Also, i might buy a used (inexpensive) HF base station and apartment friendly antenna to do some work in that band as well. Looking forward to meeting other HAM enthusiasts via the OCRA club.
KM4WXW Jeffrey Jagoda Auxcomm, Field Day, Public Service
AC4RD Ken Kuzenski Antennas, Contesting, CW, Digital, DX, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), 15m, 12m
W4BOH Wilson Lamb Antennas, ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, CW, DX, Field Day, Public Service, Repeater Crew, SOTA, Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 2m, 70cm, Offering help with HF tube operation
KO4ICM Doug Largent CW, QRP (Low Power), 40m Advice on CW Interested in CW, newly licensed ham.
K2HJX Jeremy Lindsley Mobile Ops, Public Service Build, Grounding, 2m, 70cm, Base Antenna I became involved in amateur radio to volunteer for public service events. I am currently serving as the Public Service Director for the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society and head-up the Ham Public Service North Carolina group. I am interested in joining OCRA to meet new people, learn new things about amateur radio, and encourage others to become involved with public service events in the Triangle area.
N4UBH David Love Antennas, APRS, ARES, Auxcomm, Digital, Field Day, Foxhunting, Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Repeater Crew
N1LN Bruce Meier Antennas, ARES, Contesting, CW, DX, Field Day, Public Service, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m
N1YXU Laurie Meier ARES, CERT, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service
WB1AJJ Jonathan Meigs Antennas, APRS, ARES, Auxcomm, CW, DMR, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, Satellite Ops, SDR, SSB, Vintage Radio, 40m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, PI/Arduino I’ve been a ham for over 40 years, I particularly enjoy building or repairing ham gear, from DC to daylight. New to DMR, lots to learn, will be in the Durham area for at least 6 mo and have enjoyed and been welcomed on the air! Look forward to more great conversations in the future, would be interested in starting or joining an informal 2M SSB or CW net.
W4AEN Ed Neely Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, Field Day, Repeaters, SDR, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m, 70cm Decision, Install, Wire Antenna, Feedline, Grounding
KV4ZR Loren Peters CW, Digital, DX, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SDR, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
KU4GC Dee Ramm Antennas, Digital, DX, paper chase
N4KW Pete Raymond Antennas, Contesting, CW, DX, Field Day, Repeater Crew, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 10m, antennas
N7RYN Ryan Reed Antennas, APRS, Digital, DMR, DX, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SDR, SOTA, SSB, Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm I have been a ham for 20 years. I enjoy all aspects of radio. I spend most of my time building things and learning what I can. I have interests in SOTA, POTA and portable operations. I also have a TARPN node and enjoy packet radio, satellites and APRS.
N4JQR J R Reid Antennas, DX, Field Day, QRP (Low Power), Repeaters, SDR, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
N2XZF Paul Robertson Antennas, DX, Field Day, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, 20m, 10m Wire Antenna
KD4UCZ Charles Schott Antennas, Digital, Field Day, Satellite Ops, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m
KO4SZE Bob Shelton Antennas, Contesting, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), Satellite Ops, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 2m, 70cm Returning to the fold after an almost 60 year absence. No specific interests yet as things have changed and morphed a lot. Just taking it all in ATM.
KO4LTM Phyllis Simon ARES, CERT, Public Service
K4SAR Joe Simpson Antennas, ARES, Auxcomm, Field Day, Foxhunting, SSB, 15m, 10m
KD4YJZ Karen Snyder ARES, CERT, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, 10m Operate
KO4KPS Crystal Suazo Antennas, APRS, ARES, Field Day, Repeaters, SSB, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Install, Operate, HF Station, Tower Newly licensed- working on setting up a base station at the house as well as using handheld units. Exploring tower and different antenna options. Appreciate how helpful everyone has been offering advice.
K04LTN Bruce Taggart Antennas, ARES, CERT, Digital, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Satellite Ops, SDR, Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm Build, Decision, Fix, Install, Operate, HF Station, USCG MLA-2/D Magnetic Loop Retired cowboy and sailor (USCG and sailboat type). Missing the old days, but looking forward to tomorrow and the day after! Still working to pay taxes as a programmer for UNC.
KJ4VWG Sam Tannous Antennas, APRS, ARES, Contesting, CW, Digital, DMR, DX, Field Day, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, SDR, SSB, ADS-B, Radio Astronomy, NEC2 Internals
KN4ZHP Mike Thorn Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, DX, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), SDR, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Install, Operate, Wire Antenna
KN4VXB Aurora Toennisson APRS, CERT, Public Service, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Build, Fix, Install, Operate, Want classes teaching ham radio
KA2DEW Tadd Torborg Repeaters, Vhf Packet Radio
KN4EOO Rick Wenklar APRS, ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, DMR, Mobile Ops, Public Service
KA5ETS Douglas White Antennas, ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, Contesting, CW, Digital, DX, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SDR, SOTA, SSB, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio, antennas, FT8
KW4JY Calvin Whitt digital, antennas
KO4BHX Ben Williams Antennas, APRS, CW, Digital, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SDR
K4FD Dan Wise Packet Radio
W4KIL Andy Yates Antennas, CW, Field Day, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m

 

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OCRA Club Meeting Minutes – August 9th, 2021

ORANGE COUNTY RADIO AMATEURS

Monthly Membership Meeting – August 9. 2021 – 7:00 pm

Platform Utilized: OCRA 442.150 UHF Repeater & Zoom

NET CONTROL AND MEETING OFFICIATION: N1LN (Bruce) opened the meeting by inviting member check-ins.

RADIO & ZOOM ATTENDEES: N1LN (Bruce), N8BR (Bill), KO4DHJ (Ken), W4BOH (Wilson), KU4GC (Dee), KG4CFX (Chris), KW4JY (Calvin) KM4MBG (Jack), KI4MXP (Gerald), KX4P (John), W4ORD (Lad), W4OFZ (Bill), WB4OSU (Sherri), NA4VY (Dave), N1YXU (Laurie), KK4RRT (Michael), KJ4VWG (Sam), N8VNR (Kevin), KN4VXB (Aurora), N1QYW (Stephen), KR3AM (Mark), KR4UB (Dan), .N4JQR (J.R.), KO4BHX (Ben),KG4GRY (Eli), KS4DOW (Kadar), KE0KHD (Sam), KI4TRD (Allan), KW4JY (Charles), NC4CD (Charlie), KM4IWI (Wild Bill), K4SAR (Joe), KN4DRN (Michael)

ANNOUNCEMENTS: KR4UB (Dan) gave the treasurer’s report relating to club dues. Club dues are OCRA’s income to pay club expenses. 91 members dues are current, 6 need to renew, and 2 are expiring soon. Of the 25 new members this year 11 are newly licensed. Membership for 25 folks is expiring.

(1) N1LN (Bruce) Regarding membership dues, it is easy to pay. There is a PayPal link in Dan’s membership listing email and on the club website or you can send a check to the OCRA Post Office Box, or give cash to Dan.

(2). Dave (W4SAR) was not able to join the net tonight. Bruce mentioned the need for Volunteer Examiners to help in the upcoming August 28 VE session. Contact Dave if you can assist.

(3) Bruce also explained that Net controls are needed for the weekly Saturday morning AuxCom net. Mark (KR3AM) and Doug (KA5ETS) have been net controls most of the time. This is not a hard thing to do and would be excellent practice should we ever be needed to assist in public service activities or emergency situations. Check with Mark – I am sure he would be happy to provide assistance to new (want to be) Net Control members. Should you be interested in being a future net control, the script can be found on the OCRA website at this URL:

https://ncocra.org/WordPress_v1/orange-county-auxcomm-training-net-script/

or, on the NCOCRA website, click on REPEATERS, then click on AuxComm Training Net Script.

KN4VXB (Aurora): The next Fox Hunt will be held on Oct 9. There will be 2 events – (1) on foot (2) driving from your car. Be sure to sign up.

W4ORD (Lad) Announced that the Holiday party has been put on hold for now due to the ever changing Covid environment and potential recent increase in risks.

N1LN (Bruce) Many of us will now be moving to the NASA presentation to be held on Zoom. Dan (KR4UB) sent numerous emails with the login information, however, if anyone needs that info – I will pass it along here on the net.   The info was passed along.

The net closed around 19:25 with everyone checking out.

 

BM/DE/WB/s

 

 

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