Learn by Doing Smith Charts

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Where Have We at Chelsea Been The Chelsea Amateur Radio Club (CARC) began sponsoring license upgrade training using the Smith Chart as the operational vehicle. Wes Cardone (N8QM) has been presenting a series of lessons centered around the Smith Chart with the premise that the student already knew a lot about electromagnetics relating to the Smith Chart but just didn’t… Read more »

February Meeting: SOLDERING–WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?

The February 2023 Meeting of the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club At the February meeting of the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club, Wes Cardone (N8QM) will present information on soldering. How Good is Good? In amateur radio, you can often get away with rudimentary soldering practices. You may consider that as long as there seems to be bonding when you solder that… Read more »

Phased Verticals for Directed Transmission

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I think that we are all aware of the semi-tractor trailer rigs we see on the highways with dual CB antennas. Obviously, they are trying to direct their propagation forward and to their rear. More than likely, these are simply spliced into a CB transceiver (to their demise) without regard for any specific configuration of transmission or feedline. We found… Read more »

QRZ Promotional HT for New Hams

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QRZ.com is offering a promotion for a 2-meter handheld, programming software, and programming cable for under $60. This is a special program to get new hams started and is sponsored by QRZ.com and GigaParts. This is applicable for hams who recently obtained their amateur radio license. It is currently running until December 31 with over 2,000 units having gone out… Read more »

LTSpice GUI Help Needed

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UPDATE: I have secured help on this item. Thank you. ——- My dear amateur radio friends and compatriots: I could really use some help with an article that I am writing for publication in ARRL’s QEX magazine. The article documents a computer simulation fuse model together with its characterization protocol. You can read its abstract here. I have already solve… Read more »

Help Writing an Excel VBA Script

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UPDATE: I have satisfied this need. I NEED HELP Greetings to my dear amateur radio aficionados and other friendly geeks with too much time on their hands. 🙂 I have written a paper for submission to the ARRL QEX magazine describing a fuse model and characterization protocol for conserved computer simulation (i.e. Saber, Ansys Simplorer, LTSpice, etc.). It is nearly… Read more »

Chelsea Amateurs Present to the Cub Scouts

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On October 15 of 2022, the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club (CARC) gave a presentation to the Dexter Cub Scout Pack 477. The event started with a brief explanation by CARC President James Grissom (WD8RFW) of the fundamental concepts of amateur radio and how it serves the community. As part of Jim’s presentation, he explained how amateurs use phonetics to facilitate… Read more »

Chelsea ARC and Cub Scouts Pack 477

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The Chelsea Amateur Radio Club will be giving a ham radio presentation to the Dexter Cub Scouts, Pack 477, on Saturday, October 15th at Hudson Mills Metropark on North Territorial Rd near Huron River Drive.  At roughly 2 PM, we will explain ham radio to the Cubs and how they can get an Amateur Radio Operator’s license. Part of our presentation… Read more »