222.000 29.500 -> 223.500 30.460 -> 224.460 All modes from your 10 Meter Rig are supported: FM, SSB, Digital, etc.' />

Hello. I'm W7KYG. This is a place where I collect information about Amateur Radio. Below are announcements that may be of interest to amateur radio operators.

Winter Field Day

Winter Field Day is the weekend of January 28th & 29. All are invited to join the Dallas Amateur Radio Club on Saturday. You are also free to use the free Field Day Logger on qruqsp.org. It's free and works on any device with an internet connection.

SKYWARN School in North Texas

The National Weather Service will again be providing storm spotter training at several area locations and virtually. Saturday opportunities are:
Sat, Jan 14 8:30 AM at Sockwell Center in Plano
Sat, Feb 18 9:00 AM at Granville Arts Center in Garland
Sat, Feb 25 10:00 AM at Texas Women's University in Denton
For more dates see the 2023 SKYWARN Spotter Training Schedule and many helpful resources on the WX5FWD.org/General and Training pages.

New social network servers for hams

A new US-based Hams.Social and Europe-based Mastodon.Radio server were setup recently for Amateur radio operators who like to socialize. This appears to be a great group of friendly ham operators and they've been keeping their conversations mostly focused on ham stuff. The server is also connected to on the Fediverse along with hundreds of other servers. You can find me here on Mastodon

Tues 8:00 PM USB Net 144.19

Every Tuesday at 20:00 CST several of us meet on 144.19 MHz USB and check in using our vertically polarized antennas. Tom KG5PBP is Net Control and others assist calling for check-ins.

L222-28HP Transverter For Sale

I'm selling my used Downeast Microwave L222-28HP Transverter for $200. It's in excellent shape and I'm only selling because I upgraded to the new multi-band transverter. I have kept this powered on and scanning the 220 repeaters and simplex frequencies most of the time since I purchased it in late 2016. These can be purchased from Q5signal.com for $639.
Below are the configurations selected when I ordered:
[IF Configuration:Common IF Configuration (Single line from the Transceiver)]
[IF Drive Level:1-10Watts]
[RF configuration:HP Common RF Configuration (single connection to the Antenna)]
Max input power is 10 watts which produces output power of 50 Watts.
Transverter frequencies are calculated by simple arithmetic:
28.000 -> 222.000
29.500 -> 223.500
30.460 -> 224.460
All modes from your 10 Meter Rig are supported: FM, SSB, Digital, etc.


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