2023-03-19 Weekly Ham Radio Activities

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Recap 🔁

Upcoming Events 🗓

  • 3/22 Wed 19:00 LCARA Technical Committee Meeting - ZOOM Only
    • No one will be at the clubhouse. Please respond to ensure you get an invite link if you want to attend.
  • 3/25 Sat CQ WPX Contest SSB

Later in March

  • 3/29 Wed 18:30 LCARA Potluck - MEMBERS and Family ONLY
    • Please bring a dish to share for 10-12

Next Month: April ☔️

  • 04/05 Wed 19:00 Cowlitz ACS Meeting
  • 04/12 Wed 19:00 LCARA Presentation Night with Brian KJ7OX
    • “Antenna Modeling” using MMANA-GAL modeling software.
    • We’ll build a dipole in software to see and understand its pattern as well as a multi-band short doublet with DX performance in mind.
  • 04/19 Wed 19:00 LCARA Business Meeting at LCARA Clubhouse

04/29 WSDOT Communication Exercise

Next 5th Saturday exercise is April 29. Cowlitz County ACS is currently planning where and how to participate in the exercise, which will involve scripted observations, message passing, and Winlink HF operations across EoCs in the state.

Nets ✅

For Sale 💸

RFConnectors Adapter Kits

Contact me, KF7HVM, for further information on the connector kits.


Retail new from $900 - $1300. [Spec Sheet]

Asking $400 or best offer for Partial set shown below.

RFA-4022 Partial Set


Retail new from $175. [Spec Sheet]

Asking $100 for complete set.

RFA-4024 Complete Set

  • Suitable for use in general purpose wiring applications and may be installed in raceway, conduit, direct burial and aerial installations.
  • A full unopened 2000’ spool and a partial spool are available.
  • Rick Blackburn, KI7IF, offers to cut to length and will ‘meet up’ for delivery in Longview.

Price .25/foot cut pieces or .20/ft - $400 for full spool.

Contact - rablackburn [at] gmail [dot] com or 503 789-7449

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