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Total Records Found: 109
Call SignFirst NameLast NameStatusPaid Thru1st JoinNewInterestsAssistance Needed
W3AHL Steve Ahlbom Renew Apr.2019 Mar.2009 - - - Antennas, APRS, ARES, Auxcomm, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
KW4KZ Chuck Anoia Renew Dec.2018 Jun.2015 - - -
KN4CSN Michael Austin Renew Mar.2019 Mar.2018 - - - Field Day, Public Service
W4JWA James Austin Current Jul.2020 Mar.2018 - - - Digital, Field Day
N4GF Roger Barr Current Apr.2020 Jul.2015 - - - Antennas, Contesting, Mobile Ops
NA4VY David Belt Current Oct.2019 Jan.2001 - - - Install, Wire Antenna
N4RME Frank Berry Renew Jul.2018 Jul.2017 - - -
AK4W Ed Best Current Sep.2019 Sep.2011 - - - APRS, antennas
N8BR Bill Bischoff Current Feb.2020 Jan.2015 - - - 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
N4CCT George Bohannon Current Aug.2019 Mar.2011 - - -
KM4MDR John Boone Renew Aug.2018 Aug.2015 - - - DX, Field Day
KS4VX Roger Boyles Current Mar.2020 Dec.2012 - - - Antennas, Contesting, Digital, DX, Remote Station Ops, SSB, 80m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 10m, 2m, HF propagation
KF4EUT Gwen Boyles Current Mar.2020 Dec.2012 - - -
KA5JUJ Martin Brody Renew Apr.2019 Jul.2016 - - - Antennas, DX, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m Operate, HF Station, Wire Antenna
KN4DRN Michael Canada Current May.2020 May.2018 New Antennas, DX, Mobile Ops, Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Satellite Ops
W4ORD Lad Carrington Current Jun.2020 Aug.1992 - - - 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 Current Feb.2020 Apr.2011 - - - Antennas
WX4WNC Adam Caudill Current Feb.2020 May.2018 New Auxcomm, Digital
KN4JYP Kathy Chavis Current Jul.2019 Jul.2018 New 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
KM4IQX Michael Close Renew Nov.2018 Nov.2015 - - -
KM4IRF Jay Condie Renew Apr.2019 Apr.2015 - - -
KN4PAL Forrest Covington Current Oct.2019 Oct.2018 New SSB, 10m, 6m, antennas
K3TD Thaddeus Danley Renew Jun.2018 Jun.2015 - - -
KM4NOU Joel Dunn Current Jan.2020 Jan.2016 - - - Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Repeaters, 40m
KR4UB Dan Eddleman Current Jun.2020 Apr.1993 - - - Antennas, digital, dx, fieldday, foxhunting, repeaters, repeater_crew, sdr, ssb, 40m, 20m, 17m, 10m, 2m, 70cm Builder/Maintainer of OCRA repeaters for 20 years; Need new hams to fullfill this role. Time, skill building, & long term commitment required.
KJ4GDW Wayne Estabrooks Lifetime Feb.2009 - - -
N4LRS Matthew Everett Expiring May.2018 Aug.2015 - - -
N6LUZ Skip Fisher Current Oct.2019 Jan.2004 - - -
KM4LBW Chris Florio Expiring May.2018 Apr.2017 - - -
WA2JLW Roy Forrest Current Jul.2019 Jul.2012 - - -
K4FHI Robert Glenn Current Feb.2020 Jun.2003 New
N2PCC Kurt Grandis Renew Apr.2019 Mar.2018 - - -
KX4P John Green Current Feb.2020 Feb.2014 - - -
N3TXU Bryan Greenawalt Renew Jan.2019 Jan.2012 - - -
KN4EVB Andy Grubbs Renew Oct.2018 Oct.2017 - - - DX, Mobile Ops, Public Service, Disaster Prep
W2STU Stuart Gulker Current Feb.2020 Feb.2019 New
K4ITL Danny Hampton Lifetime Apr.2009 - - -
K0STV Steven Harris Current Apr.2020 Apr.2020 New Antennas, DX, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, SSB, 40m, 30m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 2m, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Stealth Antenna
KM4MBG Jack Hill Renew Apr.2019 Aug.2015 - - -
KF4PAB Lenore Hill Renew Apr.2019 Feb.2016 - - -
KG4EDY Thomas Hillery Current Aug.2019 Apr.2011 - - -
KE4YRB Joline Hodges Renew Mar.2019 Feb.1999 - - -
KE4NBB Ted Hodges Renew Mar.2019 Feb.1999 - - -
KE4MSW Victor Hoffman Current Mar.2020 Mar.2020 New
WA4PSC Howie Hoyt Renew Mar.2019 Jun.2010 - - -
KM4WHL Sarah Hoyt Renew Mar.2019 Feb.2017 - - -
N1GMR Kimberly Jackson Current Mar.2020 Feb.1992 - - -
KZ1X Steve Jackson Current Mar.2020 Feb.1992 - - -
KM4WXW Jeffrey Jagoda Current Dec.2019 Nov.2019 New Auxcomm, Field Day, Public Service
KG4NEL Jim Jingozian Expiring May.2018 Aug.2001 - - -
WB8USJ Joseph Johnston Renew Jan.2019 Jan.2018 - - -
KI4MXP Gerrald Jones Current Aug.2020 Nov.2006 - - -
KK4MEG Albert Jones Current Jun.2019 Jan.2015 New
KJ4MDB Bill Kavanaugh, Jr Expiring May.2018 May.2017 - - -
AC4RD Ken Kenzenski Renew Nov.2018 Oct.2012 - - - APRS, Contesting, DX, Mobile Ops, antennas
W4BOH Wilson Lamb Current May.2019 Sep.2008 - - - Antennas, ARES, Auxcomm, CERT, CW, DX, Field Day, Public Service, Repeater Crew, Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 2m, 70cm, Offering help with HF tube operation
W4MDL Michael LeCates Renew Feb.2019 Feb.2018 - - -
KD4OFG Jackie Little Current Dec.2019 Feb.1992 - - -
N4ZAK Robert Little Current Dec.2019 Feb.1992 - - -
KK4NNQ Mark MacAllister Current Aug.2019 Aug.2013 - - -
WQ8U John Macaulay Expired Mar.2018 Oct.2005 - - -
KN4BTI Mark McClish Current Aug.2019 Aug.2018 New Public Service, antennas
N1LN Bruce Meier Current Feb.2020 Jul.2006 - - - Antennas, ARES, Contesting, CW, DX, Field Day, Public Service, SSB, 160m, 80m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m
N1YXU Laurie Meier Current Feb.2020 Jul.2006 - - - ARES, CERT, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service
KK4VUR John Mitchell Current Jan.2020 Jan.2017 - - -
N6WJM Jim Musson Current May.2020 Apr.2019 - - - Build, hfstation, wireantenna
KN4QCA Ed Neely Pending - - - Antennas, auxcomm, cert, contesting, digital, dmr, dx, fieldday, foxhunting, qrplowpowerops
K1OC Tony O'Connor Current Sep.2019 Sep.2013 - - -
KN4QOT David Parker, Jr. Current Dec.2019 Dec.2018 New APRS, Auxcomm, Contesting, Digital, DX, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SOTA, antennas
KV4ZR Loren Peters Current Dec.2020 Jul.2014 - - - 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
KK4MEK David Pollock Current Dec.2019 Mar.2013 - - -
KG4CFX Chris Pope Renew Apr.2019 Jan.2001 - - -
KM4JZA Michael Quinn Expiring May.2018 Apr.2017 - - -
KU4GC Dee Ramm Current Feb.2020 Jul.1997 - - - Antennas, Digital, DX, paper chase
W4MKR MK Ramm Current Feb.2020 Jul.1997 - - -
WB4OSU Sherri Rapp Current Aug.2019 Dec.2015 - - - Digital, Field Day, 40m
N4KW Pete Raymond Renew Apr.2019 Apr.2018 - - - Antennas, Contesting, CW, DX, Field Day, 160m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 15m, antennas
N2XZF Paul Robertson Current Apr.2020 Apr.2014 - - - Antennas, DMR, DX, Field Day, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, 20m, 10m Wire Antenna
WA4BVY Terry Rogers Current Oct.2019 Oct.2009 - - -
W4HIY Chris Rupp Expiring Apr.2018 Apr.2017 - - - Can help with new ham project Decision, HT Unit, Mobile Unit, Selection of new rig for local use
KK4JGT Terry Schmidt Renew Jan.2019 Feb.2016 - - -
KE4LYK Charles Schoon Current May.2019 May.2017 - - - Contesting, DX, Field Day, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, antennas, mobile, 3D art software, computer programming, electronics, politics
KD4AGQ Dan Sears Current Aug.2019 Oct.1992 - - -
NE4U John Shadle Lifetime May.2007 - - -
KN4CCF Philip Sheridan Expiring May.2018 May.2017 - - - ARES, Contesting, DX, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Public Service, Repeaters, Getting started Decision, Mobile Unit
KR3AM Mark Sidell Current May.2019 Apr.2014 - - -
K4SAR Joe Simpson Renew Mar.2019 Oct.1992 - - -
K4PHS Peter Slugg Current May.2019 Feb.2009 - - - APRS, Field Day
W4SAR Dave Snyder Renew Apr.2019 Oct.1992 - - -
KD4YJZ Karen Snyder Renew Apr.2019 Oct.1992 - - - ARES, CERT, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, 10m Operate
W1KES Keith Stouder Current Mar.2020 Jan.2015 - - - CW, DX, Field Day, SOTA, SSB, 40m, 20m
KA2SBC Kathleen Stowell Current Jan.2020 Dec.2009 - - -
K1ZW Larry Stowell Current Jan.2020 Dec.2009 - - -
Ka1HPM Nick Szydlek Current Nov.2020 Jun.2015 - - -
KJ4VWG Sam Tannous Current May.2019 Apr.2011 - - - APRS, ARES, Contesting, Digital, Remote Station Ops, SDR, ADS-B, Radio Astronomy, NEC2 Internals
WA4AHR Dewey Thompson Current Apr.2020 Oct.1992 - - -
KN4NEV Daryl Thompson Current Jul.2019 Jun.2018 New Antennas, DX, Mobile Ops, 20m
KK4PH Lowell Tieszen Renew Feb.2019 Apr.2009 - - -
KA2DEW Tadd Torborg Current Aug.2019 Jul.2007 - - - Repeaters, Vhf Packet Radio
KN4EON Robert Vick Renew Aug.2018 Aug.2017 - - -
KW4XL David Vielbaum Renew Sep.2018 Feb.2017 - - -
KN4EOO Richard Wenklar Current Aug.2019 Aug.2017 - - - Auxcomm, CERT, DMR, Mobile Ops, Public Service, Repeaters
KA5ETS Doug White Renew Mar.2019 Aug.2011 - - - CW, Digital, antennas, FT8
KW4JY Calvin Whitt Current May.2020 Aug.1992 - - - digital, antennas
KG4PFB Lisa Woodward Current Dec.2019 Nov.2001 - - -
K3VSA Woody Woodward Current Dec.2019 Nov.2001 - - -
W4LMW David Wright Current Jun.2019 May.2018 New Antennas, ARES, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Public Service, SDR, 2m Install, Operate, Mobile Unit, Tower, 2m
W4KIL Andy Yates Current Feb.2020 Oct.2008 - - -
AI4MW Tommy Yeager Current Mar.2020 Jan.1999 - - -

Memberships Current: 66, Renewal Needed: 31, Expiring: 7,
New Members: 14 Pending: 1

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OCRA Membership Meeting – March 11, 2019

Introductions:

Treasurer Report:

Dan (KR4UB)

We have 68 paid membership current and 33 requiring renewal.   You can renew membership easily and securely on the website under the heading of “Members.”   

Chatham county continues moving forward with establishing new radio towers.  Currently they are writing specifications to publicly bid the work.  They plan to establish additional towers beyond current need for anticipated growth, with the understanding it is more cost-effective to erect the additional towers now than re-bid the work at a future date.  

WordPress is the most common blog and website platform in use around the globe.  OCRA uses WordPress as our primary club communication channel.  WordPress has many additional features and functionality that we can leverage for multiple uses.  One such use is capturing interest and availability for Field Day. 

With just under four months to go, Field Day 2019 is quickly approaching.  However, we can more easily start planning now.  Dan has created an on-line sign-up form to capture availability to volunteer for food, station, and field site preparation, staffing, and dismantling.

You can easily complete the sign up form on your computer or even phone!  The steps for expressing your interest and availability follow:

 1.     On the site, navigate to the “Member” tab and click “Receive Access Link”.

 

2.      Enter your call sign, answer the math question, and click “Submit”.  An email will be sent to your registered public email address.

3.       You will receive a confirmation screen notifying you the link has been sent to your email.

4.     Login to your registered email address and click the link.  If you bookmark this link, it can be used to update your profile…be sure to bookmark!

5.     Complete the Field Day sign-up sheet.  Be sure to click the “Save” button located at the end of the form.  If there are any data corrections, they will be highlighted in red.  Band captains will reach out to you regarding the specifics. We look forward to seeing you during Field Day!

Program:  Connectors

As many Hams know, it is important when making decisions about getting the right coax for your Ham Station to understand that there are trade-offs that have to be considered between transmitter power, antenna gain, coax loss, and your total Ham Station system performance.  Your bank account may also enter into the equation like most Hams.

Cables and connectors are no exception to the above as they make up the lifeline of your entire station, allowing all of the components to work together.  Steve (KZ1X) shared that oxygen is the enemy of every connector, as oxidation due to poor connections will limit the performance and life of the connector.   Dan (KR4UB) and Steve (KZ1X) further explain the importance of having the right connectors, wires, and crimpers to produce a gas tight crimp.  As Dan shared, in his experience most poor transmissions are the result of bad connectors.  However, with quality material and practice you can build connectors that provide decades worth of radio fun and enjoyment.   

Dan (KR4UB) explaining contact spring tension  Steve (KZ1X) explaining Power pole connectors

Vendors who sell quality connectors and supplies include the following:

·         DXengineering – https://www.dxengineering.com/

·         Digi-key – https://www.digikey.com

·         Mouser – https://www.mouser.com

If you attended this meeting, we would welcome your feedback.  If there are other topics of interest, please let know.

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