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Things To Do In Quarantine!
The CoronaVirus has impacted nearly every facet of life on planet Earth. But Ham Radio offers us many opportunities to pass the time with fun and rewarding activities. Here are a few:
Check on fellow hams via airwaves to see if they are ok during this crisis.
Participate in local nets, but don't wait for them. Throw your call out on 2 meters and let's get the bands active. Want to see what is going on overseas? Forget the news. Get on 20 meters and chat with folks in Italy, UK, etc and share goodwill!
Build a radio kit of some sort. I have several kits I could be working on and I am sure there are others who can scrounge parts up to make something useful.
Now that the weather is improving, go out and improve an antenna. See how you can optimize your antenna or feedline.
Work on another hobby that might benefit ham radio, a cross-over hobby, like computer programming.
Most importantly...look out for each other. Lend a hand if needed. We are all in the same boat!
Pi This Winter!
Dec 11, 2019
A nifty tiny but powerful device that can complement any ham shack is the Raspberry Pi mico computer. The new Raspberry Pi 4 is quite an upgrade from the previous model and can run all the open source office suites, browse the Internet, and run many ham radio applications.These include packet/APRS, NBEMS/FLDIGI and associated programs, logging and rig control, echolink, and much more!
My winter projects relating to the Raspberry Pi include the fllowing:
TNC Pi Kit for APRS
Maintain Several Web Sites With Pi
Interface Pi With HF Rig for Digital Comms
Track Satellites with Gpredict
I'll post my progress on this web site. 73 de N1EP
Sundays Sweepstakes Social Was Fun!
Check out the sweepstakes social article under the NEWS section!