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21 Sept 2014 Sunday Net Topic & Question

This weeks topic was:

 

Have you attended, or are you interested in Sky Warn training?

 

This weeks question was:

What happens to power lost in a feedline?

A. It increases the SWR

B. It comes back into your transmitter and could cause damage

C. It is converted into heat

D. It can cause distortion of your signal

 

Past questions and topics can be found by clicking 'Weekly Net Info'.

The correct answer for this weeks question was:

 

14 Sept 2014 Sunday Net Topic & Question

This weeks topic was:

Have you, or do you use Echolink?

 

This weeks question was:

With regard to satellite communications, what is Doppler shift?

A. A change in the satellite orbit

B. A mode where the satellite receives signals on one band and transmits on another

C. An observed change in signal frequency caused by relative motion between the satellite and the earth station

D. A special digital communications mode for some satellites

 

Past questions and topics can be found by clicking 'Weekly Net Info'.

The correct answer for this weeks question was: C

 

Net Control Stations Needed For Oct 5th.

Our Sunday net needs additional Net Control Stations as Will, AC9IT, may not be able to make it back home each Sunday to start the net on time. Being an NCS requires a small time commitment: 15-30 mins. to review the prepared script for each net plus the time to actually conduct the net. The script will be completed by Will, AC9IT, and emailed to you Sun morning.

If you're interested in keeping the net alive by becoming a NCS please contact Will, AC9IT, or Henry, K9KDE. Both email addresses are available on our QSO pages by searching for our call signs, or on this website by clicking 'Contact Us' on the left.

 

Hot News

Join us at the next monthly meeting October 7, 2014, at the Lincolnwood Community Center.

 

Our recent club function happened Saturday August 16. We participated in the International Lighthouse Awareness Event. The basic objective of the event is to promote public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and their need for preservation and restoration, and at the same time to promote amateur radio  and to foster International goodwill. Lighthouses are fast becoming an endangered species with the introduction of Global Positioning Systems and Satellite Navigation and the automation of the light source to solar power which has resulted in the withdrawal of management personnel (Keepers).

The MAC Club, along with the Evanston Amateur Radio Community, set up two transceivers behind the Grosee Point Lighthouse in Evanston.