KJ7UYT

Technician Training Course

March 29th and 30th will be the date for the Technician Training Course at the Macleay Grange. On the 29th, which is a Friday we will begin at 6pm and go until around 8-830pm. Then, on Saturday the 30th we will start around 10am. Expect an all-day involvement on Saturday, with participants bringing or supplying their own food. We will have some minor snacks available in case students are not able to provide their own lunch for any unforeseen reason, such as chips.

There is no need to register for the class, all are welcome to show up and participate. There is no cost for the class, but the testing session on April 8th does have a cost associated with it.

There will be a license testing session for all levels held on April the 8th, which is a Monday. This session will also be held at the Macleay grange, and I believe will start at 7pm. To register for the test, go to: HamStudy.org: Exam details.



If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Chris Corbett KJ7UYT or any of the club board members for clarification. This can be accomplished through the “Contact Us” link here on the website. All ages welcomed. We hope to see you there!

Technician Training Course

August 18th and 19th will be the date for the Technician Training Course at the Macleay Grange. On the 18th, which is a Friday we will begin at 6pm and go until around 8-830pm. Then, on Saturday the 19th we will start around 10am. Expect an all-day involvement on Saturday, with participants bringing or supplying their own food. We are working on having some minor snacks available in case students are not able to provide their own lunch for any unforeseen reason, but this is not for sure.

There will be a license testing session for all levels held on August the 21st, which is a Monday. This session will also be held at the Macleay grange, and I believe will start at 7pm. I will post more details in the next few days regarding specifics such as payment and any other details relevant.


There is no need to register, all are welcome to show up and participate. There is no cost for the class, but the test may have a cost associated with it.



If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Chris Corbett KJ7UYT or any of the club board members for clarification. All ages welcomed. We hope to see you there!

Tower Foundation Poured!

Progress has been made at the repeater site. The foundation for the new tower has been poured! Thank you goes out to everyone involved with the club that has had a hand in keeping this project moving along.

Special thanks goes to Mark and his wife Vikki, to Carl and to Jay for being available to go on site the day of the pour!

Club Members Hitting the Summit!

KJ7UYT and K7AVG were out operating in an area northwest of Dallas on the 27th of March. They were operating on various bands and were later joined by KK7DCV and KK7DCW. KK7DCV was able to activate the summit that they were at. It was his first activation. DCV is one of the clubs youth members so it was very exciting us all to watch as K7AVG taught him how to perform a SOTA activation!

K7AVG operating his KX3 and FT-2DR out of the back of his SUV
K7AVG set up his telescoping mast and end fed random wire antenna along with a roll-up J-pole for VHF operation.
KJ7UYT set up his FT-891 to run the FT8 mode from the back of his SUV powered by a LiFePo4 battery.
KJ7UYT had his 4BTV set up on a homemade base mount.

Club members portable!

A few of us from the W7SAA club went out to a location northwest of Dallas this morning and set up for a quick portable operation. Had a great time with the four of us. It was Chris KJ7UYT, Andrew KJ7ZYM, Patrick KK7DCW, and James KK7DCV! Chris was heard all the way in North Africa with just 20w from his FT-891 and a Hustler 4BTV vertical antenna. Patrick ran a 53′ end fed wire with his Yeasu 991A powered from his truck batteries.

KJ7UYT working 15m on his FT-891

KK7DCW and KK7DCV working on 20m with a 53′ End Fed Wire antenna