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W3AHL Steve Ahlbom Chapel Hill NC Current Apr.2018 Field Day, Public service, Repeater Crew, Antennas, Modeling antennas & propagation
KE4CA Clain Anderson Chapel Hill NC Renew Sep.2017
KW4KZ Chuck Anoia Durham NC Current Dec.2018
KN4CSN Michael Austin Durham NC Current Mar.2019 New Member, Field Day, Public service
KM4IWI William Bailey Durham NC Renew Jun.2017
N4GF Roger Barr Chapel Hill NC Current Apr.2020 New Member, Contesting, Mobile, Antennas
NA4VY David Belt Cedar Grove NC Current Oct.2018 Need help putting up wire antennas at the new QTH
N4RME Frank Berry Semora NC Current Jul.2018 New Member
AK4W Ed Best Durham NC Current Sep.2018 QRP, Antennas
N8BR William Bischoff Pittsboro NC Current Feb.2019
N4CCT George Bohannon Mebane NC Current Aug.2018
KM4MDR John Boone Efland NC Current Aug.2018 DX, Field Day
KA5JUJ Martin Brody Chapel Hill NC Current Apr.2019
KN4DRN Michael Canada Durham NC Current May.2019 New Member, DX, Repeaters, Mobile, Antennas, Satellite Ops, Remote Rigs
W4ORD Lad Carrington Mebane NC Current Jun.2018 Interest in Radio History
KK4BPH Mike Carwile Hillsborough NC Current Feb.2019
WX4WNC Adam Caudill Chapel Hill NC Pending Digital Modes, Emcomm/Auxcomm
KM4IQX Michael Close Durham NC Current Nov.2018
KM4IRF Jay Condie Chapel Hill NC Current Apr.2019
AI4WJ Rene Couch Durham NC Renew Apr.2017
K3TD Thaddeus Danley Wake Forest NC Current Jun.2018
KM4NOU Joel Dunn Emerald Isle NC Current Jan.2019 Repeaters, Mobile, 40M nets
KR4UB Dan Eddleman Chapel Hill NC Current Jan.2019 Public service, Improving OCRA Website, Car & Aviation Nav Tech, High End Audio/Video
KJ4GDW Wayne Estabrooks Washington NC LIFETIME
N4LRS Matthew Everett Timberlake NC Current May.2018
WA4DLF Michael Everette Raleigh NC Renew May.2017
N6LUZ Skip Fisher Durham NC Current Oct.2019
KM4LBW Chris Florio Hillsborough NC Current May.2018
WA2JLW Roy Forrest Pittsboro NC Current Jul.2018
KW4CK Joe Forrester Hillsborough NC Renew Dec.2017
N2PCC Kurt Grandis Chapel Hill NC Current Apr.2019 New Member
KX4P John Green Pittsboro NC Current Feb.2019
N3TXU Bryan Greenawalt Durham NC Current Jan.2019
KN4EVB William A. (Andy) Grubbs Chapel Hill NC Current Oct.2018 DX, Public service, Mobile, Disaster prep
K4ITL Danny Hampton Raleigh NC LIFETIME
KM4MBG Jack Hill Chapel Hill NC Current Apr.2019
KG4EDY Thomas Hillery Oxford NC Current Aug.2019
KE4YRB Joline Hodges Durham NC Current Mar.2018
KE4NBB Ted Hodges Durham NC Current Mar.2018
WA4PSC Howard Hoyt Chapel Hill NC Current Mar.2018
KM4WHL Sarah Hoyt Wilmington NC Current Feb.2018 New Member
N1GMR Kimberly Jackson Chapel Hill NC Current Mar.2019
KZ1X Steve Jackson Chapel Hill NC Current Mar.2019
KG4NEL Jim Jingozian Hillsborough NC Current May.2018
WB8USJ Joe Johnston Chapel Hill NC Current Jan.2019 New Member
KI4MXP Gerrald Jones Hillsborough NC Current Aug.2020
KJ4MDB Bill Kavanaugh, Jr Durham NC Current May.2018
AC4RD Ken Kenzenski Raleigh NC Current Nov.2018 DX, Contesting, QRP, Mobile, Antennas
W4BOH Wilson Lamb Hillsborough NC Current May.2019 Offering help with HF tube operation
W4MDL Michael LeCates Hillsborough NC Current Feb.2019 New Member
KD4OFG Jackie Little Chapel Hill NC Current Dec.2018
N4ZAK Robert Little Chapel Hill NC Current Dec.2018
KK4NNQ Mark MacAllister Pittsboro NC Current Aug.2018
WQ8U John Macaulay Hillsborough NC Current Mar.2018
W4FS Tucker McGuire Efland NC Renew Nov.2017
N1LN Bruce Meier Chapel Hill NC Renew Feb.2018
N1YXU Laurie Meier Chapel Hill NC Renew Feb.2018
KK4VUR John Mitchell Pittsboro NC Renew Jan.2018
KF4WXD Russell Nixon Raleigh NC Renew Apr.2017
W7PLJ Robert Noel Hillsborough NC Expiring Mar.2017
KK4EIB Michael North Durham NC Renew Dec.2017
KV4ZR Loren Peters Cedar Grove NC Current Dec.2019
KK4MEK David Pollock Efland NC Current Dec.2018 New Member
KG4CFX Chris Pope Durham NC Current Apr.2019
WB4P Skip Proctor Chapel Hill NC Current Aug.2019 New Member, Field Day, Public service
KM4JZA Michael Quinn Durham NC Current May.2018
KU4GC Dee Ramm Hillsborough NC Current Feb.2019
KF4PAB Lenore Ramm Hillsborough NC Current Apr.2019
W4MKR MK Ramm Hillsborough NC Current Feb.2019
WB4OSU Sherri Rapp Mebane NC Current Aug.2019
N4KW Pete Raymond Hurdle Mills NC Current Nov.2018 New Member, DX, Contesting, Antennas
KM4VLN Phillip Rhodes Chapel Hill NC Renew Aug.2017
N2XZF Paul Robertson Creedmoor NC Current Apr.2018 Field Day, Antennas
WA4BVY Terry Rogers Chapel Hill NC Current Oct.2019
W4HIY Chris Rupp Chapel Hill NC Current Apr.2018 New Member, Need help selecting new rig for local use; can help with new ham project
KK4JGT Terry Schmidt Pittsboro NC Current Jan.2019
K5QZI Brian Schoenefeld Hillsborough NC Renew Oct.2017
W5EAS Elizabeth Schoenefeld Hillsborough NC Renew Oct.2017
W5TTL Keith Schoenefeld Hillsborough NC Renew Oct.2017
KD4AGQ Dan Sears Chapel Hill NC Current Aug.2019
NE4U John Shadle Madison NC LIFETIME
KN4CCF Philip Sheridan Hillsborough NC Current May.2018 New Member, DX, Contesting, Field Day, Public service, Repeaters, Mobile, ARES; Getting started
KR3AM Mark Sidell Chapel Hill NC Current May.2018
K4SAR Joe Simpson Durham NC Current Mar.2018
K4PHS Peter Slugg Cary NC Current May.2018 Field Day, QRP
W4SAR Dave Snyder Efland NC Current Apr.2018
KD4YJZ Karen Snyder Efland NC Current Apr.2018
KK4QEO Mark Sommerville Chapel Hill NC Renew Aug.2017
W1KES Keith Stouder Chapel Hill NC Current Mar.2019 DX, Field Day, QRP, SOTA
KA2SBC Kathleen Stowell Durham NC Current Jan.2019
K1ZW Larry Stowell Durham NC Current Jan.2019
KA1HPM Nick Szydlek Pittsboro NC Current Mar.2019
KJ4VWG Sam Tannous Durham NC Current May.2018 SDRs, ADS-B, Radio Astronomy
KI4GND Rick Taylor Pittsboro NC Renew Jun.2017
WA4AHR Dewey Thompson Hillsborough NC Current Aug.2018
KK4PH Lowell Tieszen Durham NC Current Feb.2019
KA2DEW Tadd Torborg Raleigh NC Current Aug.2018 Repeaters, vhf packet radio
KN4EON Robert Vick Chapel Hill NC Current Aug.2018 New Member
KW4XL David Vielbaum Durham NC Current Sep.2018
KN4EOO Richard Wenklar Rougemont NC Current Aug.2018 New Member, Public service, CERT
KA5ETS Doug White Mebane NC Current Mar.2019
KD4JLK Calvin Whitt Chapel Hill NC Current May.2018
KG4PFB Lisa Woodward Hillsborough NC Current Dec.2019
K3VSA Woody Woodward Hillsborough NC Current Dec.2019
W4KIL Andy Yates Hillsborough NC Current Feb.2019
AI4MW Tommy Yeager Chapel Hill NC Current Mar.2019

Recent Posts

OCRA Club Meeting April 9, 2018

Introductions:

Treasurer Report: 

We have a strong financial balance.  Current membership listing is located under the Membership tab.

Repeater Update:

Dan (KR4UB) explained that installing the repeater at UNC is not cost effective at this time.  The club is seeking a cost sharing arrangement with UNC.  More information will be known later this Spring.

General Reports:

  • Raleigh (RARS) Fest – The Club sold a few items totaling $40 dollars. Thanks to Steve’s (KZIX) $67 donation at the meeting, we added a total of $107 to our savings account.
  • Durham Fest is Saturday, May 26, 2018. Tickets are now available.   – Tickets available.  Link to site with Dates.
  • The Tar Heel 10 Miler is April 21st. The Tar Heel 10 Miler and Fleet Feet 4 Mile run both start at the UNC Chapel Hill Bell Tower running you through the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, the historic Rosemary district, the UNC Campus and the beautiful Gimghoul neighborhood. Steve (W3HAL) has inquired with race management regarding amateur radio support.  We should have an update in the next week or two.
  • A VE Session is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th at the Orange County Emergency Services Center. Thanks to Paul (N2XZF), Nick (KA1HPM), Andy (W4KIL) and Dave (NA4VY) for their assistance.
  • OCRA has experience difficulties managing our emails distribution with Yahoo. As such, earlier this month Dave (W4SAR) transitioned our Yahoo account to Groups.io, which provides a more mature platform providing more features and easier group management.
  • Field Day is approaching…June 23 and 24. We are planning to retain the same band captions, but will move Digital to field, which will make the barn available for more easily accessible stations. We plan to leverage the NCOCRA blog calendar to manage station coverage throughout the event.  Still looking for a “few good hams” to manage the food committee.  If interested, please let Dave (W4SAR) know.

Program:

Vertical T-Wire Top Antenna 80 and 160 Meter Vertical and 80 Meter Dipole

Wilson was inspired by the  Bouvet expedition to build a “T” Top Antenna for 80 and 160 Meter.  While the Bouvet expedition was not successful (Inclement Weather) the “T” antenna was successful.  For more information on the Antenna, please reference Dan’s (KR4UB) blog article, “The Lurid Details of a W4BOH antenna for Bouvet.”

For more information on Low-Band DXing, Wilson recommends John Devoldere (ON4UN) book,  Low-Band Dxing: Antennas, Equipment and Techniques for DXcitement on 160, 80, and 40 Meters.

An overview of the EZNEC design and analyzer measurements of W4BOH’s 160/80M vertical/dipole antenna, as of mid-March is located at:
https://groups.io/g/OCRADFMA/files/Antenna%20Designs/W4BOH%20160M%20&%2080M%20Vertical%20T-Wire%20Elevated%20Radials%20L-Netwk%20&%2080M%20Dipole%20Project%20031218.pdf

Andy (W4KIL) presented a 5W CW Transceiver kit by QRP Labs.  The transceiver is a feature rich, high performing, single-band 5W CW transceiver kit, with WSPR beacon and built-in alignment/test equipment for only $49.

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  2. OCRA Club Meeting Monday, April 9th Presentation – The Lurid Details of a W4BOH antenna for Bouvet Leave a reply
  3. DurHamFest 2018 – May 26th Leave a reply
  4. OCRA 03/12/18 Club Meeting Cancelled Leave a reply
  5. Ham radio helps Wendell man find his voice . 1 Reply
  6. OCRA Board Meeting, February 26, 2018 Leave a reply
  7. Springtime at Virlie’s Leave a reply
  8. Chatham County Exercise Net on 442.150 Feb 26th 7pm Leave a reply
  9. NC QSO Party – Sunday February 25, 2018 Leave a reply