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                                                For Sale from Rich Siff (W4BUE)

2020 November W4BUE for Sale

 

*** Next CARS General Meeting – Monday, 01 Feb ***

Please join us for our monthly CARS General Meeting at 7:30 pm on February 1st.
Join our CARS GoToMeeting:

GoToMeeting – Chesapeake-Amateur-Radio-Service (<– Hot Link)
Access Code: 999-896-357

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
Germany (Toll Free): 0 800 723 5274
Germany: +49 892 0194 301

*** Shack Antenna Project ALMOST COMPLETE! ***

We really want to thank all that helped make the CARS Antenna project possible.  It was a great club project, providing great opportunities to:

  • Develop new friendships
  • Gain knowledge and better understanding
  • Experience great teamwork
  • Enjoy the hobby!

We are nearly complete.  Just a few things to wrap up and the Shack will be ready for QSOs!

These are the remaining sub-projects:

  • Complete the Rotator cable connections (before Saturday)
  • Patch Panel/Interior Cables (Can do this any time – no need for the tower to be down)
  • Operator Stations power and grounding system (Can do this any time as well – no need for the tower to be down)
  • Coax/Cable Runs (Need a volunteer to take lead) – 6 cables fabricated for running to Patch Panel
    • Need 4 Flex coax cables for rotatable mast
    • Need 2 for stationary (dipole and end fed)
  • Ground Station
  • 80 Meter Dipole (Need a lead – Pretty simple:  Untangle the wires and hang in the trees! )
  • Tri-band install (Completed)
  • 6 Meter Beam (Completed)
  • VHF/UHF J-pole (Completed)
  • 2 Meter Beam (Delivered, needs assembly and mounting)
  • Tower Refurb (Complete)
  • Reinstall 20′ mast and mount antennas and rotator
  • Rotator (Donated by Ed Williams (KN4KL) and tweaked completed by Bill Mellema (N3WM)) – Thanks! 
  • Exterior Grounding System (Mike T) – Need arrestors and box mounted
  • End Fed Antenna (Jim R) (Tower drop) – Need mounting

 

CARS Tower Maintenance Video – Click Here

 

 

 

Thanks for visiting The Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service (CARS) located in Chesapeake, VA.

CARS is an amateur radio club that operates in Chesapeake, Virginia serving the needs of the Hampton Roads amateur radio community in the pursuit of their hobby as well as providing emergency communications back up for the City of Chesapeake. We also provide communications support to causes such as the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure bicycle race to raise money for diabetes research.

We meet monthly at 116 Reservation Road in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake and also offer instructional classes on getting licensed as well as testing to pass and obtain your FCC license to operate on radio frequencies designated for use in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission.

After exploring our site please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.  Our club president would be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have about amateur radio.  Email: President@w4car.org. You can view a lot of information via the links above as well as our main menu bar.  To the right are several options to read various articles that have been posted by CARS. At the bottom of our page is various links to amateur radio clubs in our area as well as other amateur radio related links.  If you wish to read all articles posted by CARS on the site, please see the “Blog” menu option on our main menu bar above.  This is where all news articles and other interesting items are found.

Thanks for visiting!