Special Event: Pelicans On The Air - Saturday, March 11

Saturday, March 11, 2017


(Note: This is not an Islands On The Air event)


The Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club will participate in
commemorating the 114th year of designating Pelican
Island as the 1st National Wildlife Refuge. History of
Pelican Island can be found on their web site at:

Note: This is not an Islands On The Air Event as we are not
registered for that. Instead we will have an informal
gathering to make contacts during the day. The Club will
issue a special, commemorative QSL card to all contacts.
Also, this is not a QRP event and open to all rigs - see
below for details.

Here's the details of the day:


Our Location:
Wabasso Causeway on the north side (just across from the
rest rooms).This is not the traditional QRP location but one
park area further east. Most likely, there will be a
fair amount of chatter on the D-Star and/or the 146.640
repeaters to talk us in.

Times of Operation: Set up a 9:00am and run until dusk.

Drinks: Water and soft drinks provided

Bagels: Yes

Lunch: Yes! According to PIO
Paul/KC2LXV the Club will provide subs from PennyHill at
Wabasso Beach. Thanks Paul. Thanks Club.

Rigs: Bring it! All power levels are permitted.

Bands/Modes: All bands and modes are permitted.
Note: Talking sticks will be used to avoid interference and congestion.


But, wait.
There's more:


The Ft. Pierce Club is hosting
a presentation by Dan/N1ZZ of Powerdan
Radio. You may remember him presenting at our Club.
If, like moi, you missed him, the Ft. Pierce meeting is an
opportunity to catch up on protecting your rig from various
nuisances and batteries for power supplies. They
meet Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30pm at the WQCS
station (Google for detailed directions).


Still More: Link to
Jan's Lesson on Transverters


Even if you were at the QRP Day at Fr. Drum Marsh
Conservation Area (see picture above), you may
have missed some of the nuances of Jan's antenna tuner
and matching preentation. For a more detailed study,
here's the link to that presentation. For example, how
much power is lost at a SWR of 1.5 versus 1.1?
Answer: http://www.w0qe.com/Papers/Antenna_Tuners.pdf

from Jim/KM4UFN for Jan/KK4GGJ