In April 1974, two people were killed in a house fire in Hampton Bays, New York. Fire officials determined that the fire was caused by a faulty aluminum wire connection at an outlet. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “Homes wired with aluminum wire manufactured before 1972 [‘old technology’ aluminum wire] are 55 times more likely to have… Read more »
The following information was taken from the FCC website identified in the citation below. The FCC pdf document is 65 pages and covers every imaginable situation or question you may have. You have until May 3, 2023 to get this right so you better get crack’n. Many categories and classifications are exempt. But we must ask, “Exempt from what?” No… Read more »
One of our very own, Wesley Cardone (N8QM), has written an article that is published in this month’s QEX magazine. The article features the DC characterization of the diode for computer simulation. The magazine should have arrived at your doorstep in the last couple of days. Click here or the photo above to read all about it.
What do you sound like on the Chelsea 145.450 repeater? Here is your chance. We recorded the net of April 18th, 2023 and have it below for you to listen to. There may also be other recordings of interest. Click and listen. In addition, selections from the Washtenaw 145.150 repeater may be heard here.
An ARISS contact is going to be made with the ISS by the West Michigan Academy in Grand Rapids on Thursday, April 20 starting around 1420. The plan is for the contact to be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/@ARISSlive While the Acquisition of Signal (AOS) is scheduled for 1420 local time, the feed will most likely be active in advance of… Read more »
We need not say much regarding 10G compared to 5G once it is realized that the hand is quicker than the eye. What does the “G” stand for in 5G and 10G? We all probably know that it stands for “generation” and thus there was 4G, 2G, and the list goes on. Isn’t it therefore reasonable to think that the… Read more »
March 14, 2023 Club Meeting at 7 PM by Zoom For the March meeting of the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club (March 14th, 2023), Wesley Cardone will be giving a presentation on paralleling of portable generators. The presentation will examine the electrical theory enabling attendees to understand many other aspects of what happens when you hook to of these things together…. Read more »
Submitted by Mike (KD8IMZ) is a photograph of recognition of “Amateur Radio Week” by the state of Michigan for the year 2017. As far as we can tell, this recognition was in response to a request by Ralph Katz (AA8RK) in his capacity as ARRL information officer for our district.
Patrons of the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club website blog may recall presentations and blog posts on 5G and your health. Recall that the premise of these presentations was that as an amateur radio operator, you already have all the tools and knowledge that you need to adjudicate for yourself the nature of 5G technology and its potential effect on the… Read more »
Today is the second Tuesday in the month which means that it is Chelsea Amateur Radio Club night. Tonight’s presentation (February 14, 2023, Valentines Day) will be on soldering. The meeting will be by video conference. The slides are published and downloadable below.