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by DaveK
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: APRS (AUTOMATIC PACKET REPORTING SYSTEM)
Topic: Avid APRS users??
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Avid APRS users??

Matt Paul is correct. We use APRS for all of our trips and functions. While it sometimes can be a frustrating exercise to manage all the settings, once it is mastered, the value of APRS is enormous. APRS has been a frequent Net topic as well as forum discussions. If you type in "APRS" in the search ...
by DaveK
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - September 10, 2020 - Alternate Power in the Wilderness I & II
Replies: 36
Views: 474

Re: OAUSA Net - September 10, 2020 - Alternate Power in the Wilderness

INVERTERS Inverters change DC current to AC. There are a number of reasons why this is an important source of alternate power, including: 1. powering various tools 2. powering lights 3. powering computers 4. emergency uses There are, for the most part, only two types of inverters on the market toda...
by DaveK
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - September 10, 2020 - Alternate Power in the Wilderness I & II
Replies: 36
Views: 474

Re: OAUSA Net - September 10, 2020 - Alternate Power in the Wilderness

POWER SUPPLIES / JUMP STARTERS Microstart Personal Power Supply http://themicrostart.com/xp-1/ The Micro-Start is about the size of a cell phone, albeit a little thicker. It truly is a multi-function power supply, with a vehicle jump starter, power supply and flashlight. Charging your electronic de...
by DaveK
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - September 10, 2020 - Alternate Power in the Wilderness I & II
Replies: 36
Views: 474

Re: OAUSA Net - September 10, 2020 - Alternate Power in the Wilderness

DUAL BATTERIES When you are 100 miles from the nearest town, that's the wrong time to have your battery fail. Having dual batteries is a great way to make sure that you get back. Generally, our travels take us well beyond the range of the Auto Club, who, BTW, does not make rescues off road. As is g...
by DaveK
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - September 10, 2020 - Alternate Power in the Wilderness I & II
Replies: 36
Views: 474

Re: OAUSA Net - September 10, 2020 - Alternate Power in the Wilderness

HARNESSING THE WIND One of the unavoidable disadvantages of solar panels is that they don't produce any energy once the sun goes down. At this point, especially for the HF operators out there, alternate power becomes very important. Evening time for many bands is when things get into high gear and ...
by DaveK
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - September 10, 2020 - Alternate Power in the Wilderness I & II
Replies: 36
Views: 474

OAUSA Net - September 10, 2020 - Alternate Power in the Wilderness I & II

ALTERNATE POWER IN THE WILDERNESS SESSION II Like many of our other topics, this one required more than one session to cover the essentials. For those who camp and who want some of the comforts of home, without adding much bulk to your camping gear, alternate power is the answer. Join us for the co...
by DaveK
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: NEW MEMBER CHECK-IN
Topic: New member from Yuc Town a local Sota activator and 52 junkie
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: New member from Yuc Town a local Sota activator and 52 junkie

Hey Matt

Welcome to OAUSA!!! It's great to have you join the website as well as our nets. If you have any suggestions for future net topics, be sure to let us know!

Speaking of fire towers, have you been to the Buck Rock?
by DaveK
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: 2020 BORREGO FEST - OCTOBER 2-4, 2020 - ANZA BORREGO DESERT
Topic: 2020 BORREGO FEST - OCTOBER 2-4, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 740

2020 BORREGO FEST - OCTOBER 2-4, 2020

BORREGO FEST 2020 Its time again to start planning for our Borrego Fest event. We anticipated, back when we reluctantly cancelled Field Day / Summer Fest, that life would return to somewhat normal by the time we reached the planning stages for Borrego Fest. That doesn't seem to be the case. While l...
by DaveK
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - August 27, 2020 - Parks on the Air (POTA)
Replies: 14
Views: 172

OAUSA Net - August 27, 2020 - Parks on the Air (POTA)

Parks On The Air The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness Month each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning throughout the year. We thought that it would be a good idea to get a bit of a head start, so we selected a topic for t...
by DaveK
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - August 20, 2020 - Ham Radio Emergency and Disaster Organizations
Replies: 21
Views: 457

OAUSA Net - August 20, 2020 - Ham Radio Emergency and Disaster Organizations

Ham Radio Emergency and Disaster Organizations Ham Radio in emergencies is more important today than ever, especially in light of current events. Countless Ham radio groups are affiliated with law enforcement, community emergency response agencies, as well as FEMA, and many others. The vulnerabilit...

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