Cascade Radio Club Past Programs
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Everything you need to know about Lithium Batteries- Marcel Stieber AI6MS

Batteries are a necessity for almost all portable radio operations. With the advent of modern battery chemistries, the choices available to the radio amateur are plentiful. This presentation will focus on the three common battery types: Lead-Acid (SLA/AGM), Lithium (Lion/Lipo), and Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP/LiFePO4). We'll discuss the pros and cons of each chemistry, common uses and misuses, and everyday application tips for your latest amateur radio project.

September 2020

QSL Confidential - Jeff Murray K1NSS

Humorous overview of shortwave radio's morbid appeal, from eavesdropping on sinking ships to ham radio in the ruins of thermonuclear war. I would redo this basic presentation from some years ago.

August 2020

VK0IR Heard Island - Outpost at The Edge

Heard Island is a pristine and isolated natural wilderness, and one of the few places on the planet completely free from any human introduced species. Its remote, inhospitable, and almost as far from civilization as possible.

April 2020

The Dipole Antenna

An entertaining yet informative explanation of how a dipole antenna actually works, how to calculate the length of the elements taking the velocity factor into account, as well as the radiation pattern.

February 2020

AT&T Archives: Similiarities of Wave Behavior (Bonus Edition)

On an elementary conceptual level, this film reflects the multifaceted scientific hyperthinking that was typical of a Bell Labs approach. Host Dr. J.N. Shive's presence as a lecturer is excellent - it's understandable by a layperson even when he branches into equations, because he uses copious amounts of real-world examples to bolster the material.

 November 2019

FT5XO Kerguelen DXpedition

Located halfway between Africa and Australia, and just about as far away from North America as possible, this icy, windswept island has always held a top spot on the DX world's most wanted lists. But just what kind of DXer does it take to leave home for six weeks and travel to such a faraway place?

October 2019

Everybody's Trying the New FT8! (#104)

FT8 is the newest weak-signal mode from Joe Taylor, K1JT, and friends. It operates very much like JT65 but is four times faster and more automated. Learn a little about the history of digital modes and conversational vs bare essential modes! Two sample QSOs!

July 2019

Excitement At Ham Radio Field Day 2018 Albert Lea, Minnesota

Field Day 2018 Amateur Radio operations by ham radio operators participating in the national exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League each year the 4th full weekend in June.  This has been going on nationally since 1933.  This gives hams a chance to get on the air quickly and make contacts with other ham radio operators around the country for points and to help promote the hobby and practice emergency drills.

April 2019

BS7H Scarborough Reef DXpedition

Located in the South China Sea just west of the Philippines, Scarborough Reef is without a doubt the rarest and most controversial entity on the DXCC list. Few places are harder to access, and fewer still create such intense debate.

February 2019

Solar Power for your Ham Station AD #52

Can you power your station from the sun? Absolutely! This video explains solar power from the panels and batteries to charge controllers and sizing.

January 2019



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