On 2/26/21 Bill Turley KJ7GYH, Mike Lackey KB7VMG, Jim Mortensen W7AZY and Marie Mortensen N7SKS went over to Tom W0AUR & Donna KC4MXK Meyer’s home and leveled and secured the base section of a 30’ tilt-over tower. The tower is now ready for Tom to install his beam antenna. Thank you Bill & Mike!
On 2/24/21 Bill Turley KJ7GYH and and Mike Lackey KB7VMG came over and helped Jim Mortensen W7AZY put up a 35’ pole for a horse fence inverted V dipole antenna. Jim used the quad to pull the pole up and the other three of us walked the pole up and helped secure the lines. This took place during 20 mph winds! Thank you Bill & Mike! Here are a few pictures:
At the November 2020 meeting, LeDair Dixon, KF7UBT, made a nice presentation on his go box, solar panel, and antenna. Here are a few pictures from the meeting.
Here are some pictures from the antenna installation at WA7ZZT’s house on 9/26/20. Participating where Dennis WA7ZZT, Steve AG7GD, and Randy W7RJB. The team put up a three band beam on Dennis’s tower.
The club picnic was held at the Beecroft hangout on Sept. 12, 2020. Here are a few pictures of the gathering.
Following the picnic, the group held a foxhunt. The following pictures show the fox hunting equipment. Pictured are a directional loop, a cardboard and foil attenuator, and a tape measure yagi.
Also pictured are Owen and Bryce Rhoton who won the prize of an Offset Attenuator Kit for being the ones to find the hidden transmitter. They built their own antennas. One has a Moxon antenna and the other has a Tape measure yagi.
The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is being held August 8-9, 2020. The Expo includes live presentations, Q&A, and vendor exhibits. This is all being done in an on-line “virtual” convention format, with free admission. All presentations are recorded and are available for later viewing for the next 30 days.
Kachina club members participated in the 2020 ARRL Field Day, with a group gathering at the Beecroft hangout, as well as several keeping their social distancing by participating individually. Here’s a picture of Jim Mortensen, W7AZY, with his station set up at their family cabin in Alpine.
On May 26, a crew re-installed the antenna on the club’s Greens Peak repeater. A big thanks to Randy Beecroft W7RJB, Doug Troxel NQ5G, Roger Brown KJ7IGQ, Bill Turley KJ7GYH, Jim Mortensen W7AZY, and Marie Mortensen N7SKS; and a special thanks to Randy for climbing the tower. Here are a few pictures and a video of the project.
Randy W7RJB up on the tower on Greens Peak. Winter wind took its toll on the Club antenna. We took it down for repairs, hope to have it back up in a few weeks.