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Carol F. Milazzo
Works at Amateur Radio Station KP4MD
Attended University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR
Lives in Citrus Heights, CA
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Step by Step Instructions for a Low Cost Emergency Power Pack for Field Deployment of Amateur Radio
This Jump Start Power Pack is a low cost rechargeable emergency power option that can be easily adapted to power amateur radio operation in the field.  Conveniently rechargeable from 110 volt commercial power or a solar panel with regulator, the addition of Anderson PowerPole connectors enables the power pack to provide the voltage and current required by amateur radio transmitters in the 100 watt range.
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+Trinity Bays, then consider looking for a Pelican case on eBay. You can find them fairly cheap and shipped free. I'm thinking about building one from scratch too; but I still like Carol's idea.
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July 10 - This afternoon WAPA-TV Broadcast Maintenance Engineer Tony Santiago KP4IA, treated Roger and me to a VIP tour of the impressive WAPA-TV studios in Guaynabo. This state of the art facility produces live TV shows and serves as the satellite uplink for the WAPA America cable channel and programming of all other television stations in Puerto Rico.
Tony owns several repeater systems in Puerto Rico that provide emergency communications specially during the hurricane season. The KP4IA 145.37 MHz repeater atop Mt. Marquesa is linked with his repeaters on 6 meters and 10 meters and is heard around the world. Tony is active from his solar powered home station on CW, DX, Satellites, EME, digital modes and ATV.
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Lep pozdrav Carol 73-88 mny dx Ljubo
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I logged a few final 40 meter CW contacts on Field Day Sunday morning using the Flex-1500 software defined radio and HF Packer amplifier running 40 watts to a 40 meter full wave Loop Skywire antenna.  Here the Flex-1500 was calling CQ 20 minutes before the end of Field Day.
2014 River City ARCS Field Day
The photo slideshow is at 2014RiverCityARCSFieldDay | 114457533000757442881
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miniVNA  - 
 
 Specifications:
• Frequency range 1MHz – 3GHz
• Calibration using open-short-load for accurate results
• Range of Z from 1 to 1000 ohm
• Two ports VNA with S11 and S21; displayed and save results
• RF Generator with output power of -6dBm @ 500 MHz
• Powered from USB
• SMA connectors for better isolation
• Dynamic range – up to 70 dB @ 500 MHz
• Boot loader for future firmware upgrades
• User friendly interface for PC Windows Linux and Mac
• Integrated Smith chart in software
• Android Mobile Phone software
• Export data in several formats JPEG, EXCEL, ZPLOT, S2P, PDF
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FIELD DAY STARTS TODAY!
IMPORTANT - River City ARCS Field Day Site Parking
The Dry Creek Ranch Staff has instructed us not to drive our vehicles on the grass to avoid damage to the sprinkler system.
After turning off Dry Creek Road, follow the access road to behind the warehouse, turn right, then enter through the gate in the fence and park your vehicle.
Walk through the grass to our operating site.
Full information at http://www.n6na.org/fieldday
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G8JNJ's interesting Mixed Mode Helix antenna (versions for 70 cm and 2 m) provides omnidirectional gain and circular polarization - good for both terrestrial and satellite operation.  Simple construction. http://g8jnj.webs.com/currentprojects.htm
 
G8JNJ's interesting Mixed Mode Helix antenna (versions for 70 cm and 2 m) provides omnidirectional gain and circular polarization - good for both terrestrial and satellite operation.  http://g8jnj.webs.com/currentprojects.htm
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Wow, that's clearly someone with way more hours in the day than I have - looks like I'm going to have to investigate skipping my sleep cycle. Mind you, I'd probably use it for DX instead ;-) 
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Step by Step Instructions for a Low Cost Emergency Power Pack for Field Deployment of Amateur Radio
This Jump Start Power Pack is a low cost rechargeable emergency power option that can be easily adapted to power amateur radio operation in the field.  Conveniently rechargeable from 110 volt commercial power or a solar panel with regulator, the addition of Anderson PowerPole connectors enables the power pack to provide the voltage and current required by amateur radio transmitters in the 100 watt range.
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That's a great to hear.  I have hesitated in buying a modest solar panel system as I didn't think it would make much difference.  I need to revisit this for use with an ARES-MAT group.   Thank you!
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I logged a few final 40 meter CW contacts on Field Day Sunday morning using the Flex-1500 software defined radio and HF Packer amplifier running 40 watts to a 40 meter full wave Loop Skywire antenna.  Here the Flex-1500 was calling CQ 20 minutes before the end of Field Day.
2014 River City ARCS Field Day
The photo slideshow is at 2014RiverCityARCSFieldDay | 114457533000757442881
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Great setup. Hope you had as much fun on Field Day as I had.
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To what purpose does Google execute these nonsensical random effects on some of my photos?
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it's kinda growing on me though. :)
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Thanks to our Field Day captain, Ryan Toomey, K6ELV, all participants and visitors to the 2014 River City ARCS Field Day! 

Those who would like to share their photos from our Field Day please send them to contact@n6na.org

Here are our preliminary logging results: 671 total contacts in 69 of 83 ARRL Sections. This is an increase of 283 contacts and 2 ARRL sections over last year's results. Job well done! Most importantly, this is a valuable exercise of our emergency preparedness. All are welcome to our complete Field Day Recap meeting this Tuesday July 1. http://www.n6na.org/meetings
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ARRL Field Day June 28-29, 2014 at Dry Creek Ranch, Rio Linda, CA is only 10 days away! Field Day is our annual exercise of emergency communications preparedness and response capabilities.
Thanks to all who have committed to help with set-up, operating, logging, food preparation and take down at our Field Day weekend.
Visitors and drop-ins are welcome at any time.
Ryan Toomey, K6ELV, is our Field Day Captain this year. 
Chris Gifford KJ6LZR will bring the grill and Linda Cardoza KI6OLC will provide our first aid and food service. 
The club will provide hot dogs, hamburger, condiments and soft drinks. The salads and desserts are potluck, with callsign suffixes beginning from A-L to bring a dessert, and suffixes from M-Z to bring a green, pasta or fruit salad.
If you have not yet done so, please let us know your interests and when you plan to attend via the sign up form on our Field Day web page. http://www.n6na.org/fieldday
Our primer/refresher on Field Day operation is posted on http://www.n6na.org/fieldday/field-day-prep
Jason Lager KF6QXX requests that those who will assist with the antenna tower please contact him now at kf6qxx1@yahoo.com At least six people are needed to safely erect and take down the tower.
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G8JNJ's interesting Mixed Mode Helix antenna (versions for 70 cm and 2 m) provides omnidirectional gain and circular polarization - good for both terrestrial and satellite operation.   Simple construction. http://g8jnj.webs.com/currentprojects.htm
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Very neat design - might try that soon.
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Amateur Radio Station KP4MD 
Member ARRL YLRL MARCO 
River City Amateur Radio Communications Society, Sacramento

Interests in Antenna Modeling, Propagation, Radiotelegraphy, Software Defined Radio, Digital Communication

Astronomy, History, Languages, Music, Amateur Pianist 

Pediatrician

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  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR
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  • Fordham University, Bronx NY
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  • Regis High School, New York, NY
  • Coindre Hall, Huntington, NY
  • Sacred Heart Private School, Bronx, NY
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