Search found 56 matches

by michael
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION (NON-OAUSA)
Topic: RIP Leonard Knight of Salvation Mountain
Replies: 2
Views: 1546

RIP Leonard Knight of Salvation Mountain

I heard some sad news this last Monday. Leonard White, the guy who built Salvation Mountain out near Niland, CA passed away Feb 10. I visited Leonard quite a few times from 2006 - 2011 before he went to live in an assisted care facility in El Cajon, CA. He was truly a sweet guy with an interesting p...
by michael
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: Aug 9, 2012 OAUSA Net Topic - Old Railroads of the West
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Re: Aug 9, 2012 OAUSA Net Topic - Old Railroads of the West

Here is a transcript of tonight's net on Old Railroads of the West.
by michael
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: Aug 9, 2012 OAUSA Net Topic - Old Railroads of the West
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Re: Aug 9, 2012 OAUSA Net Topic - Old Railroads of the West

Here are some maps and info to go with tonight's net broadcast on Old Railroads of the West. There are a lot of people in OAUSA that know more about the rail roads than I do, so jump in a join in the conversation!
by michael
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: Aug 9, 2012 OAUSA Net Topic - Old Railroads of the West
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Aug 9, 2012 OAUSA Net Topic - Old Railroads of the West

The OAUSA Net topic this week will be "Old Rail Roads of the West". I'll be discussing the history and importance of the various railroads in the development of the west and some of the reasons they either succeeded or went broke. I'll talk a bit about some of the better-known individual railroads a...
by michael
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: OFF-TOPIC DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Truck Swept Away In Flash Flood Near Ocotillo Wells
Replies: 5
Views: 4259

Re: Truck Swept Away In Flash Flood Near Ocotillo Wells

Anyone know where the "Silent Caves" talked about in the article are located? I've hiked all over Fish Creek and Split Mountain but I can't find it on a map or any reference. I was out in Fish Creek on 26 July (112 deg!) about a week before this incident and noticed some recent erosion in the canyon...
by michael
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: 2012-06-21 APRS Setup and Operation
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: 2012-06-21 APRS Setup and Operation

Sounds like an interesting topic. I would like to participate, but I moved and have a hard time hitting Keller (for now :geek: until the tower goes in 8-) ) I am using a Byonics TT4 connected to a Yaesu FT-1500M using the data jack. GPS is a garmin 60csx. The 1500 is a dedicated APRS rig and double...
by michael
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: 2012-06-21 APRS Setup and Operation
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: 2012-06-21 APRS Setup and Operation

For those of you who missed last night's net discussion on APRS, here is a transcript of the broadcast.
by michael
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: 2012-06-21 APRS Setup and Operation
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: 2012-06-21 APRS Setup and Operation

Several of the questions on last night's net about APRS centered around Garmin or other GPS units. Here is a wiring diagram for making a serial cable to connect your Garmin GPS to your APRS tracker (TNC). The DB-9 serial plugs can be purchased at just about any electronics store (Radio Shack, Fry's,...
by michael
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: 2012-06-21 APRS Setup and Operation
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

2012-06-21 APRS Setup and Operation

This week's net will discuss the basic fundamentals and features of APRS and some options for using it. We'll discuss common hardware and software set-ups for APRS solutions and some basics about making your own connecting cables. A brief history of APRS and how it relates to Packet Radio will also ...
by michael
Sat May 26, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: APRS (AUTOMATIC PACKET REPORTING SYSTEM)
Topic: APRS for 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 5667

Re: APRS for 2012

APRS has expanded beyond its roots and now has many routine applications. For example, many amateur weather stations and amateur radio repeaters use the data transmission capabilities of APRS to monitor equipment performance. High-altitude balloon hobbyists use it to track their data packages. Peopl...

Go to advanced search