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meetings:2011:10-25 [2011/11/04 21:40] (current)
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 +====== Cornell ARC Meeting 2011-10-25 ======
  
 +===== Present ======
 +  * Stephen (President)
 +  * Alexander (Treasurer)
 +  * Kevin
 +  * Alex
 +
 +===== Agenda ======
 +  * Discussed how to fix the HF antenna
 +  * Hooked Disaster Recovery (DR) Equipment to 40m Antenna
 +  * Began assembly of DR Antenna
 + 
 +===== Minutes ======
 +
 +
 +==== HF Antenna ====
 +
 +We began by discussing the HF antenna. ​ We were told that the feedlines should all be OK, but the antenna itself has a broken connection. ​ We need a ginrod (weird name for a long pole with a lever on top) to take the antenna down in order to fix it.  We also messed around with turning the antenna. ​ The rotor works fine, but the positioning feedback does not, so we can only tell direction by sight. ​ However, the rotor is not terriby responsive. ​ It is possible there is a loose connection on the rotor line as well.
 +
 +==== DR Equipment ====
 +
 +The disaster equipment has arrived. ​ We hooked it up to the 40 meter equipment. ​ We listened to some stations:
 +
 +We began assembling the antenna, but ran into issues with not enough equipment (screwdrivers,​ etc...). ​ We searched some of the closets for tools, but did not find any.
 +
 +===== Misc =====
 +
 +Alex would like to get some of his friends certified. ​ He said he might write up a power point and advertise on the list.
 +
 +===== Contacts =====
 +
 +
 +^Frequency^Callsign^Notes^
 +|    18139| ​  ​OZ5NJ|We attempted to make contact, but he did not appear to be receiving us.|
 +|       ??​| ​ KF5EQN|Said he was 20 miles north of New Orleans. |
 +|    14300| ​    ​N/​A|We can pick up a maritime mobile net |