October 4 , 11 , 18 , and 25 at 6 pm
More and more hams are discovering the fun of tracking down hidden transmitters out in the woods. It’s a worldwide sport with opportunities for friendly competition at home and abroad. A ham radio license isn’t a requirement, but it makes it lots more fun.
Radio direction finding is used to find sources of interference to any form of wireless electronic communications, including broadcast and two-way radio, television, and telephones. It is also used to track missing or stolen cars and other property. Search and rescue workers use it to find persons in distress. Emergency Locator Transmitters in downed aircraft are tracked with RDF techniques.
Fox hunting links
- 4 MHz Offset Fox Hunt Attenuator. From Arrow Antennas, this device shifts the incoming frequency by 4 MHz to enable better close-in hunting.
- Radio direction finder kit of the so-called “doppler” variety, made by KN2C. (Advertisement on page 130 of May, 2011, QST—I know nothing more)
- Integrated transmitter for fox hunting. Article on page 33 of May, 2011, QST. Article itself has some further links for those interested in this kit.
- Homing In, a website devoted to fox hunting. Lots and lots of stuff, though you’ll have to poke around a bit to see how it’s organized. Lots of pictures and further links. While on the site, look at Joe Moell’s book Transmitter Hunting: Radio Direction Finding Simplified.
- Fox hunting video, 2006 USA ARDF Championships: International Style Amateur Radio Direction Finding, from Amateur Radio Video News
East Lake CERT is offering the G-317 CERT training class on Fri. Sept 14 thru Sun. Sept 16. This training follows FEMA guidelines and will include instruction for:
- Disaster Preparedness
- Search & Rescue
- Small Fire Suppression
- Emergency Communications
- Fire Extinguisher Training
Fri: Class room instruction will begin at 6p, please dress comfortably. The class manual will be supplied on DVD so bring a computer if you wish.
Sat: This day will consist of classroom instruction from 8a to 5p with breaks for hands on experiences and lunch. You may bring your lunch or choose from many local eateries. Please dress comfortably and appropriately for both indoor and outdoor activities which should include close toed shoes. Don’t forget insect repellent, sunscreen if you need it, EL CERT will provide water.
Sun: Instruction will begin at noon and run thru 5/5:30p. Part will be classroom, part will be outdoors and most will be the fun part … your disaster drill. Please dress appropriately for any weather, preferably long pants/closed toe shoes/hat if needed/gloves, EL CERT will provide water. G-317 certificates will be awarded upon completion.
CERT Mission Statement:
“The Greatest Good For The Greatest Number”
G-317 Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training-April 2018
CERT Basic Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using your CERT training to save lives and protect property.
This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and practice, and by working as a team, you will be able to protect yourself and do the greatest good for the greatest number after a disaster.
The target audience for this course are individuals who desire the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and respond to a disaster.
Individual Topics Covered:
–Fire Safety and Utility Controls
–Disaster Medical Operations
–Light Search and Rescue Operations
–The CERT Organization
–Terrorism and CERT
–Course Review, Final Exam, and Disaster Simulation (Hands On)
Friday April 13th, 2018 – 1800 (6:00PM) – 2100 (9:00PM)
Saturday April 14th, 2018 – 0800 (8:00AM) – 1700 (5:00PM)
Sunday April 15th, 2018 – 1200 (12:00PM) – 1700 (5:00PM)
Graduation – Sunday ~17:00 (5 PM) – 18:00 (6 PM)
East Lake Fire Rescue Station 57
3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd
Palm Harbor, Fl 34685
More information about CERT: http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams
Minimum Age Limit: 14 years of age
DATE AND TIME
Fri, Apr 13, 2018, 6:00 PM –
Sun, Apr 15, 2018, 6:00 PM EDT
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East Lake Fire Rescue Station 57
3375 Tarpon Lake Blvd
Palm Harbor, FL 34685
While at this years Hamcation in Orlando Florida. Gulf Coasts Amateur Radio Club’s own Dawn Randazzo WA4YL was on one of the most popular TV shows on the internet.Ham Radio Now.
While on the show she spoke about how she first got into ham radio. Dawn, accompanied with her friends Catherine AC4YL and Melanie AG4YL, go on to talk about women in Amateur radio. For more information on women in ham radio go to http://www.ylrl.org/
Looking for volunteers to help out covering a race in San Antonio,FL
no experience necessary
All you need is to volunteer for a couple hours in the morning. If you do not have a radio I can Supply you with an HT.
Please email Gary Mentro N3OS for volunteering
I just want to remind everyone that we have a few events requesting our assistance with communications over the next couple of months.
The event is the Gran Fondo, March 25th. The usual route with the same site assignments available to all that want the same as prior years. This bicycle race covers 100 miles through Pasco, Hernando, & Citrus Counties; and it goes all day long but most assignments require less than four hours with starting times based on cyclists’ anticipated arrival at each site. I sure could use everyone’s help. If you already signed up, Thank You, and if you’ve been holding off or forgot please sign up as soon as possible. A great deal of man/girl-power is needed. If you want to help as a SAG unit or Tail-gunner please be sure to tell me that in your email.
The event gets you a shirt and a fairly good meal as well if you want it. The past two years the catered meal was at The Total in San Antonio.
In your email to me (email@example.com) please indicate your name, your CALLSIGN, your cell number, and your shirt size. If you have limited availability for the Gran Fondo please indicate the times and I will see if I can make those work for you so you can join in the fun. IT IS FUN!
Thank you all for stepping up to keep others safe as they participate in these charitable events.
Pasco County RACES Radio Officer
Field Day 2017
What: Field Day 2017
When: June 24th – 25th
Where: 6906 Tierra Verde St, Port Richey, FL 34668
Field Day for 2017 was held at the GCARC Clubhouse on Jun 24th – 25th. We had a nice visit from Darrell Davis KT4WX our WCF Section Manager. Always great to see and talk with him. We had a total of 18 members and guest during the event.
Our final results are: 107 Contacts, 850 Bonus Points with a Grand Total of 1150 Points. Good job everyone.
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