VE6BLD

ve6bld

Welcome to the CAARC web site. I have been a Ham since 1978 and am active on most modes from HF to UHF Satellite communications.


Posts by VE6BLD

Humpback whale foundation called Juniper Foundation

Post from Brian Davies from down under
20 m beacon
Last year I learned about the humpback whale foundation called Juniper Foundation in Hawaii. They have deployed hydrophones on “wave gliders” see link http://www.jupiterfoundation.org/projects.shtml
One of these is a beacon at 14.070
Happy New Year
Brian
 
Thanks
73 to all….+31 on xmas day we swam in the ocean morning and afternoon.

CAARC Christmas Pot Luck Supper

The CAARC Christmas Pot Luck Supper was enjoyed by approximately 35 guests on Sunday December 1. Thanks to everyone who attended and brought such good food. The following great pictures are provided by Karen VA6LDY, thanks Karen.IMG_3260IMG_3262IMG_3263IMG_3264IMG_3265IMG_3266IMG_3267IMG_3270IMG_3272

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Free HandHeld winner

 

         The draw for the Free Hand Held at the Annual General meeting was won by a new ham to the Red Deer area.     Congratulations to Steve GW7GCD and we welcome him  and his wife Maria to the area.

End Fed Antenna by MOSHE INGER 4Z1PF HaGal Israel Amateur Radio Club Magazine

End Fed Antenna by MOSHE INGER 4Z1PF HaGal Israel Amateur Radio Club Magazine, issue 410, June 2013 translated by Earl VA6TJ
What more could we wish for? An easy to build antenna made from inexpensive materials, covering all
the HF bands! The simple end fed antenna described in this article meets these requirements.
A half wave end fed antenna exhibits a high impedance to the transmitter. This mis-match is too high
for most external or internal antenna tuners to deal with. However we can use a transformer to
overcome this mis-match.

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Click this following link to download the rest of the article in PDF format

end fed antenna 4z1pf translation

Bob Heil, (video casts) with various co-hosts and guests, will cover the excitement and importance of ham radio

Bob Heil, with various co-hosts and guests, will cover the excitement and importance of ham radio – from tossing an antenna wire in a tree allowing you to talk to the world, to the importance of ham radio operators in time of disasters.

Records live every Wednesday at 6:00pm PT/9:00pm ET.  Also see drop down menu under ARTICLES.

http://twit.tv/show/ham-nation

New VE6QE Repeater Installation Time Lapse Fast

This is a video I made from 140 still images taken while Skip VE6BGT and Bob VE6BLD installed the new VE6QE Repeater and controller

MS Bike Tour–Thankyou

MS Bike Tour 2012 ~ THANK YOU  

Karen  VA6LDY

 

Create Your Website with WordPress

Hi, this is Dennis King (Bob VE6BLD’s son)…

If you’ve been meaning to create a website or if you’re frustrated with your current website, then this may be exactly the help you need.

I’ve put together a Free Website Starter Kit and you can get more details here:
Website Starter Kit for CAARC Visitors

Why the Wrong Tools Make You Miserable

It’s getting easier to create and publish websites BUT ONLY IF you start with the right tools.

If you’re not a web techie,  you’ll stumble into problems and confusion pretty fast.

You’re smart, but even today  all the choices and details are overwhelming – even for a web techie!

The story goes something like this…

Should you use a free blogging tool?  What about a web builder tool that was “tossed in” with your internet service provider?

Maybe you should get your own hosting or buy a domain name?

But how do you choose and register a domain name?  Should you?

What about configuring new email permanent accounts at you domain?
Even if you get this far, you’ll still have no website.

If you buy a separate hosting package then maybe you have high hopes for the “all include 1-2-3-you’re-done website builder tool”.

After countless wasted hours going in circles, you’ll realize that the hyped-up freebie website building tools offered at most web hosts are a total joke.

Now what?

Why be a sweaty trail blazing explorer fighting for every yard?

It’s easier and faster to follow a clear step by step path – a ready-made trail to the destination.

Leave the trail blazing or blind wandering to someone else.

I created the Website Starter Kit to help people escape the “bush-whacking frustration” of starting a proper website that they actually enjoy updating.

I created a page just for CAARC visitors that gives you some more details about the Website Starter Kit.

Just click the link below:
Website Starter Kit for CAARC Visitors

 

These days you can start a proper website without programming or internet-techie stuff of the past.

Just a few years ago it was hard to build a basic website.  You had to be a web techie.

You had to know how HTML code, CSS, and how to transfer files with FTP.  Plus you had to buy software for your computer.

That’s all changed.

Now you can easily build your own website BUT ONLY IF you start with the right tools.

Proper Websites Made Easy with WordPress

The CAARC website is a good example.  This site uses software called WordPress.

WordPress is FREE and Website Starter Kit give you more details about what it can do for you.

WordPress is high-quality open-source software that is completely FREE to use for a personal or business website.
Anyone can use it and all you need is hosting and a web browser.  It works on Windows computers and it works for Mac too.

 

You just need an internet browser, so it doesn’t matter what kind of computer you use.

I’ve talked with many people who have struggled with websites and web designers.

They were frustrated – either because they couldn’t get started or they were stuck using some old program that they hated!   Some of them had wasted a lot of money too.

 

I created the Website Starter Kit to help beginners start a proper website with WordPress.

It is designed to show you exactly what to do.  Every detail of every step is included.

You can start your website with this kit even if you’ve never created a website before and you feel like a total beginner.  If you know a bit about websites – then you’ll do fine too.

It shows you exactly what to do.  You won’t stumble around without a map.

 

 

It includes PDF guides, Audio, and Video.

If you’d like to start a proper website for your business or a personal interest then check out the Website Starter Kit.  The kit is free and packed with helpful information.

You’ll also get the 16 Reasons to Love WordPress audio report and PDF guide to help you decide if the Website Starter Kit is right for you.

To get your free Website Starter Kit click the link below.
http://localwebformula.com/hamradio

You’ll land at a webpage I created just for CAARC visitors.  You’ll see a form asking for your email address, but don’t worry – your email is completely safe and you can easily unsubscribe anytime.

Dennis King

 

P.S. WordPress is free software that runs millions of websites.  It is fast becoming the tool of choice for creating websites.  The Starter Kit explains all the details, so go and grab it and judge for yourself.

A new D-X record is set using the ageing Amsat Oscar 7 satellite. A big tower victory in Nevada – Ham wins right to install 8 towers Erin King, AK4JG named the 2012 Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year.

Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 1821 – July 6 2012  
AuthorNews Desk
THIS IS AN EXTENDEND NEWSCAST RUNNING 35 MIN. 41 SEC 
  • Ham radio responds as a severe weather hits the Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic US
  • A a new D-X record is set using the ageing Amsat Oscar 7 satellite
  • A big tower victory in Nevada – Ham wins right to install 8 towers
  • Erin King, AK4JG named the 2012 Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year.

Click the  link below to listen to the podcast.

http://arnewsline.squarespace.com/storage/audio/Report1821.mp3

Another video test

Another video test

This is a time lapse video I shot of the VE6QE repeater new package installation.

Bob VE6BLD and Skip VE6BGT