This week we made more progress at the repeater site. As you will see from the pictures below all but the last section of the tower is up (Thank You Mark Doucette – KI7FZV). The building is in place and we have it insulated with OSB on the walls and just need to complete the OSB on the ceiling. Next week we are hoping to get the electric installed. We will post more on the progress as it happens.
News about club happenings
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!
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
Donated Radio Gets a Home
A new Yaesu FTM-7250DR was donated to SARC in 2021 from Gerry – W6COU for a youth member. We are happy to report that this radio has found a home! James, KK7DCV, received his technician license at our last VE Testing session. Congratulations to him and we all hope he gets a lot of use out of the radio!
“That is an Awesome Donation to James. I’m so Happy & Pleased that my Yaesu FTM-7250D radio that I won as the Grand Prize at he Catalina Amateur Repeater Association CARA Picnic, and thus, then Donated that radio to the Salem Ham Club W7SAA. Nick K7DSG continued the Great Donation into the hands of that New Ham Technician – James”. – Gerry W6COU
Pictured – Nick, K7DSG after James received his radio. Chris, KJ7UYT presenting the radio to James.