Online General Meeting, February 28th

Guest Speaker: Jason Oleham KM4ACK from Murfreesboro, TN

 

Jason is a huge fan of the tiny little Raspberry Pi computer and uses them on a daily basis for all things ham radio.

During the early years of learning Linux and the Pi, he was often frustrated with the complexity and various ways to install applications. Another pain point was online tutorials that often assumed the user had previous experience with Linux. With no formal computer programming training, he began to write Build a Pi (BAP). BAP is a Linux script written in Bash that makes it as easy as possible for someone with little to no Linux experience to get a Raspberry Pi up and running with ham radio applications. The script does the heavy lifting for you.

Jason’s primary modes of operation are JS8call, Winlink, and APRS. Interested to know what got him into ham radio? This video explains the tragic event. https://youtu.be/XSCxKsl-83M

You can also read about Jason in the Member Spotlight on page 13 of the April 2021 QST and visit his webpage athttps://app.simplenote.com/publish/2Y1FNZ

 

 

Raspberry Pi Made Easier
Mon, Feb 28, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PST)

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Ham Radio Examinations are TBD however, an online session may be scheduled. Testing is $15/session.

Pre-registration is not required and you don’t need to be a SOARA member to take the test. Please contact our Education Director, Steve Kuver, if you have questions about testing at k6uvr@soara.org

General Meeting Online at 7pm, January 24th

Guest Speaker: Chris Carbajal K6KJ, President & Sr. Engineer at Pyramid Communications and SOARA Member

Pyramid Communications is the leading manufacturer of in-vehicle (aka vehicular repeater systems or VRS) units for public safety. Based in Irvine, California, Pyramid Communications develops and manufacturers two way radio VRS units for various levels of public safety first responders, all made right here in the USA. This presentation will be an introduction to what VRS products are and how Pyramid has recently developed a new VRS system for the California Highway Patrol. We go through a brief history on the California Highway Patrol radio system and possibly discuss some of the new challenges of public safety radio systems and the current trends of state-wide radio system of the future. Of course, we will see how this all ties back to our favorite pastime of amateur radio.

Chris Carbajal – K6KJ has been working in the commercial and public safety radio field since 1995, just shortly after gaining his novice amateur radio license in 1993. The blessings of being able to work in a field where he get to “play with radios” on a daily basis is fantastic. His passion and understanding for radios has been a key part of his success over the past many years. Chris has been with Pyramid Communications since 2000 and has held positions in the technical areas of the company since his beginning days there. Chris currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer and President of Pyramid Communications.

Meeting information:
Vehicular Repeater Systems
Mon, Jan 24, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PST)

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Ham Radio Examinations are TBD however, an online session may be scheduled. Testing is $15/session.

Pre-registration is not required and you don’t need to be a SOARA member to take the test. Please contact our Education Director, Steve Kuver, if you have questions about testing at k6uvr@soara.org