Technical Library

This page provides a library of technical references, based on Kachina club meeting presentations and other topics.

Repeaters and Nets in the White Mountains

Presented by Jim Mortensen, W7AZY, Feb. 11, 2020

How to Program Your Baofeng Radio

Presented by Randy Beecroft, W7RJB, March 10, 2020

References: Radio Documentation Project

DTMF Tones and How to Use Them

Presented by Randy Beecroft, W7RJB, April 9, 2020

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PL259 Connector Installation

Prepared by Vince Cattolica, KA7JOI, April 2020

Connecting a PL259 to Coax Cable

McBride J-Pole Ladder Line Antenna

Provided by Randy Beecroft, W7RJB, April 2020

McBride J-Pole Ladder Line Antenna

Getting Started with LoTW

Provided by Vince Cattolica, KA7JOI, April 2020

Logbook Of The World (LoTW) is a computer based logging program created and maintained by ARRL. The following links provide a 2-part presentation describing how to use LoTW.

Getting Started with LoTW – Part 1

Getting Started with LoTW – Part 2

Kachina ARC Solar Panel Kits

Provided by Vince Cattolica, KA7JOI, May 2020

The Kachina ARC has 4 solar powered “Battery Maintainer” kits for club members use. The document linked below is a set of instructions as to how to assemble and use the contents of the kit. 

Solar Panel Kit Instructions

Field Day Antennas

Presented by Randy Beecroft, W7RJB, June 11, 2020

The attachment linked below provides Pros and Cons to help you choose what you want to use. This is by no means all that there is to know about these different types of antennas, but it is a starting point to help you decide what would work best for you. I would invite all of the members to search the Internet and You Tube to gain more in depth information on each type of antenna.

Field Day Antennas

Off-Grid Power for Portable Operations

Presented by Randy Beecroft, W7RJB, July 9, 2020

There are a few considerations to make when operating portable and off grid. The attached presentation explores some of these things and hopefully will help you to understand some of the thoughts that go into the decision of choosing a way to power your portable station.

Off-Grid Power for Portable Operations