Friday, November 23, 2018

Clean Out Your Shack Week

I am declaring this week "Clean Out Your Shack Week." or as my wife calls it "Clean Up Your Room Week". That being said, if you have something you want sell or give away this week respond to this post and who knows, someone might want it.  I'm going to kick this off with a list of my own.  All things below are free, in working order, and have no warranty.


  • Inspiron Zino HD 
    • AMD Athlon 2650e 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory - 2 GB
  • HP Compaq 8510p
    • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory - 4 GB
    • Hard Drive - 120 GB SSD
    • Screen - 15"
  • Aspire One
    • Intel Atom 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory - 2 GB
    • Hard Drive - 120 GB SSD
  • Raspberry Pi Original
  • Cisco Small Business Switch - SG200-26FP
    • Ports - 26
    • Speed - 1 Gigabit
  • TP-Link - TL-SG1048
    • Ports - 48
    • Speed - 1 Gigabit
  • 3Com - Switch 4226T
    • Ports - 26
    • Speed 100 MB
  • 3Com Office Connect
    • Ports - 16
    • Speed 100 MB
  • EnGenius Wireless-300N Bridge - ENH202
    • Has most of the parts. Missing injector and a cover
  • 1st Gen Chromecast

Send me an email at  First come first serve.  If you have something you would like to get rid of as well respond to the email being sent out or attach a comment to this post.  Here is to cleaner rooms!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Image result for ham radio turkeyThe Officers of WVCARC would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.  Hopefully you all were able to spend time with family and friends, and of course had some wonderful pie!

Hopefully within the next two months we will be transition from the 146.70 repeater to the club repeater which will be on 443.800.  Many of the online ham radio stores have radios on sale right now, so if you do not have a radio that works on the 70 cm band, now may be a good time to pick them up.  Here are a few in no particular order:

DX Engineering
Ham City

Find any good deals?  Post them here!


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Saturday's In Person Meet Location Change

Image result for location changeDue to a scheduling conflict we are moving the in person meeting to Monticello Academy at 2782 South Corporate Park Drive, West Valley City.  Please enter through the North entrance and then follow the signs.  See you Saturday at 9:00 AM.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Saturday In Person Meet Topic - Let's Get That TNC Working FINALLY

Image result for ham radio buildSo this Saturday the plan is to meet at Station 74 at 9:00 AM for two purposes.  One is to get that fancy new TNC you made six months ago hooked up to your radio and computer and the second is to give you hands on experience with Winlink.  Why the big rush you ask?  Well in the next 1 - 2 month we will have our West Valley City packet node installed at Fire station 76 as well as our shiny new repeater up and running,  Woot Woot!  Soooo, we need to make sure each and everyone of you are ready to go.

To help with getting your on the air I will have DB9 connectors for the TNC and 3.5 mm audio jacks, and RJ-45 ends, as well as some cable to connect it all up.  You will will need to bring a soldering iron, your radio, and a few bucks for the connectors to keep my wife happy.  Also bring your TNC and a laptop if you got it.  If you are all setup GREAT!, come and help others get their gear together.  Should be a fun morning and the results will benefit everyone.

If you didn't have a chance to build a TNC I will have them available as well.  $45 for the TNC and $8 for the case.

Any questions, let me know,