Idaho Amateur Radio and B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey”
American Legion Post 113 Amateur Radio Club will welcome the WWII Boeing B-17 Bomber named Sentimental Journey on her Flying Legends of Victory Tour, landing at Idaho’s Nampa Airport on August 9th – 15, 2021.
From under the flying fortress’s wing, the club is inviting amateur radio operators (also known as hams), from around the world to transmit and receive messages from this unique location. Club Amateur radio operators will demonstrate some of the latest Software Defined Radio equipment while operating a special events station August 10, 2021, at the Nampa Airport. The public is invited.
A QSL card is a written confirmation of a two-way radio communication between two amateur ham radio stations. All radio contacts will receive a commemorative QSL postcard for this event. Visitors will have the opportunity to transmit their own greetings from the B17 while talking with distant stations.
September 22, 2021 General membership meeting
The guest speaker at our September general membership meeting will be Ed Fong WB6IQN. Ed is a renown inventor and designer of ham radio antennas.
Ed Fong was first licensed in 1968 as WN6IQN. He later upgraded to Extra Class (with full 20 WPM CW) with his present call of WB6IQN. He obtained the BSEE and MSEE degrees from the Univ. of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. from the Univ. of San Francisco. A Life Senior Member of the IEEE, he has 12 patents and over 40 published papers and books in the area of communications and integrated circuit design. Presently, he is employed by the University of California (previously at Berkeley and presently at Santa Cruz- Silicon Valley) as an instructor teaching graduate classes in RF design and High Speed interface design. During his 40 year career he has performed work for Motorola, National Semiconductor, Phillips Semiconductor and Advanced Micro Devices.
The International Space Station now has a repeater available for all hams to use whenever the ISS is line of sight. Talk about antenna height! Rx 437.800, Tx 145.990, PL 65. Google ISS Tracker and there will be several sites listed that will give you sighting opportunities.
OUR GOALS ARE:
To promote interest in and the advancement of amateur radio, and electronics in general
To promote a good relationship between The American Legion members who are licensed radio amateurs and the public through public service activities
To participate in activities involving or for amateur radio
To be prepared to respond in cases of declared emergencies or disasters, and to offer amateur radio communications where necessary