FA’23 Antenna Workday #2

Maintaining equipment takes a lot of effort we found out. During this time we took down the broken GAP antenna to repair the bent pole and replace the wiring which we found was broken!!

Thank you everyone who came out to help!

FA’23 JOTA Transmitter Hunt Volunteering

On Saturday October 21, we volunteered to help the San Diego Transmitter Hunters with the transmitter hunt for the scouts jamboree on the air event located at Balboa Park! We’ll hid the transmitters, set up temporary antennas and assisted w/ using the equipment.


FA’23 Tabling Events

This year we tabled at the Engineering on the Green event and the CSI fair. We brought our yagi antenna and did an SSTV demo.

Thank you everyone who volunteered to table! Now people are aware that the club exist and is active.

SSTV example at the CSI fair:

Engineering on the Green:

FA’23 Campus Repeater Install

We are setting up an on campus repeater! This is exciting news because that means that all licensed ham radio students can more actively use their handheld radios to talk to each other–all over campus!

We got the repeater donated from cal poly’s amateur radio club. As of now the repeater is transmitting great with the duplexer filtering out the repeat and transmit frequency since they are close together and the repeater doesn’t want those frequencies to interact (check antenna analyzer diagram) but we still need to work out issues with receiving signals from the handhelds.

Thank you to everyone who came and helped out! Hopefully you were able to learn a thing or two about troubleshooting and antenna analyzing.

FA’23 Collegiate QSO Party Contesting

On Saturday October 7 we partook in the collegiate QSO party from 10am – 1pm. We operated using our usual setup on SIO pier. It was very foggy that morning.

Despite our antenna quality, we managed to make a couple of contacts from places as far as Alaska!! We also got the chance to look at the antenna’s impedance matching circuit.

Thanks for coming out everyone :))