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POLK COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
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PCARA HF Operating Position Neatly Organized
N9XH operating position
Photo: Rick W9WS
August 6, 2016 - The club ham shack received a bit of a face lift with the installation of a new "bridge" for the HF operating position. Designed, built and installed by Rick W9WS, the new structure neatly positions the power supply, 2 meter rig and rotor control for easy access.
 
N9XH Internet Project - Installation Completed
N9XH Subscriber Module
Photos: Rick W9WS & Greg N9CHA
August 6, 2016 - Mounted to the west leg of the tower where the club's N9XH repeater and APRS systems are located, is a new internet subscriber module. Located at 120' the module points towards the Polk County Government building where the access point had been installed the week before.
Tower climb
August 6, 2016 - Project manager Rick W9RGS asked his friend Mike if he would climb the tower and install the module. Once fastened to the tower, a shielded CAT5e cable was laced down and secured. The module receives its power from the cable as well as transporting data.
Subscriber unit install
August 6, 2016 - Mike secured the cable to the tower leg as he descended. He is perched just above the UHF beam pointed toward Taylors Falls as a part of the remote link serving the St. Croix River gorge in Polk County.
W9RGS drone
August 6, 2016 - A camera drone was used during the installation to document the process. It also provided a great reference point for height. Rick W9RGS, drone pilot and project manager, was able to tell Mike how high above the ground the drone was, which in turn indicated the expected height the subscriber module needed to be mounted.
W9RGS drone pilot
August 6, 2016 - Rick W9RGS controls his camera drone during the installation of the internet networking subscriber unit. Rick served as the project manager and efficiently and skillfully negotiated the entire installation process.
 
Field Day Fun - 2016
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Photos: Rick W9WS
June 25, 2016 - Bill K9WEN reported he had a G5 up this year as my BTV was missing in action at the shack.
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June 25, 2016 - We had good hot dogs n mac n cheese for lunch, cheese burgers n beans for supper and English muffin egg n sausage biscuits for breakfast..
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 June 25, 2015 - I was able to use all the bands but mostly stayed on 20.. Made several contacts to Hawaii and Puerto Rico as well.....
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Field Day 2016 - Are You Ready? - June 25th - 26th
Field Day 2016

Field Day 2016:

NØTCN QTH & FD Site
2054 200th Ave., Centuria, WI 54824 
June 25th & 26th
1:00pm Saturday to 1:00pm Sunday
N9XH 2A WI

Setup: 9am Saturday

June 22, 2016 - It's Field Day time again!! Dan KB9OBF invites everyone to attend this year's exercise. The location is at John's QTH again this year. Set up usually starts around 9am Saturday. Join in the fun!
 
CLUB
EVENTS
August
1st Net - 9pm
K9WEN
8th Net - 9pm
K9WEN
15th Net - 9pm
KB9OBF
22nd Net - 9pm
W9GWG
29th Net - 9pm
KC9NVV

CLUB
OFFICERS
President
Mark W9GWG
Vice President
Bill K9WEN
Secretary
Greg N9CHA
Treasurer
Chris KC9NVV

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N9XH - Polk County Amateur Radio Association - 1732 Forest Circle - Balsam Lake - WI - 54810 - Info@N9XH.org