2021-04-13 Weekly SCHH Ham Club This and That

Items of Interest: 

Earthlings and astronauts chat away, via ham radio

“It was absolutely unbelievable, to push that microphone button and call the International Space Station and then let go of the button and wait, and then you hear this little crackle, and you hear Doug Wheelock come back and say, ‘Welcome aboard the International Space Station’—it’s just mind-boggling.” said David Pruett, an emergency physician from Hillsboro, Ore.

Earthlings and astronauts chat away, via ham radio (phys.org)

Comm Academy presentations

This past weekend there was a virtual ham radio conference about emergency communications… Several of the presentations are available on their YouTube channel:

Comm Academy – YouTube

Nano VNA

I recently purchased a Vector Network Analyzer and this blog post is a brief overview of my initial experience.


May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'THE ANTENNAE, GET THE ANTENNAE HE'S HELPLESS WITHOUT THEM!
Anyone remember the movie ‘Them!’


The next meeting will be May 3rd at 7 PM via Google Meet (online video). Agenda to follow…

Club Website:

The URL is https://www.ke4ham.org.  If you notice any errors or have site-related questions, email: webmaster@ke4ham.org.


Wednesday Nets (8 PM) operates from KK4ONF/Jasper repeater, 147.060+ and Echolink node: KE4HAM-R

Sunday NET (8 PM) operates on 147.550 MHz simplex and Echolink node: 

Other operating:

Daily  —   DX spotting and open chat 24/7 on 147.550 MHz simplex and the Jasper Repeater, 147.060+ (no Echolink).

AD5EN – SCHH Amateur Radio Club VP