Author Archives: Wes Cardone

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Trustee WD8IEL Chelsea Repeater

Foxhunt October 7th Park Lyndon

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Pre-registration required. Joe Burkhead, KE8MKR, ARRL ARDF Committee, airpwr41@yahoo.com, (734) 433-6824 SPECIAL NOTE: Joe will be speaking to the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club (by video conference) on this topic Tuesday, September 12th at 7PM. See this link to login. Hello fellow MI Foxhunters!  Are you ready for beautiful fall colors day in the park hunting down 15 transmitters!!?  If so… Read more »

Utility Pole Interference

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The Chelsea repeater (WD8IEL), since this trustee assumed its maintenance responsibilities in 2022, has demonstrated an attribute of performance suggesting desensitization. That is, the background RF noise has a magnitude greater than the receiver’s sensitivity. The effect is that the repeater can be heard at a much greater distance than it can be worked. BACKGROUND ELECTRO-MAGNETIC FIELD QUANTIFIED The collective… Read more »

FCC Amateur Lookup Down for Maintenance

Have you tried to look up somebody’s amateur call information lately? Have you run into a brick wall? You are not alone. The ARRL is reporting that an email was sent by the FCC to all VECs informing them of some problems with processing new applications for amateur radio licenses. The natural question to ask is what was the last… Read more »

2023 Chelsea Amateur Radio “Swap n’ Shop” and Electronics Fair

Flyer and 2023 CARC Swap Meet Table Reservation Form for the 2023 Chelsea Amateur Radio “Swap n’ Shop” and Electronics Fair Indoor Spaces w/one table $20 — Outdoor Spaces $10 Extra table $10 — Admission $5 per person (children under 18 are FREE) See the web page on this site.