We have been meeting constantly since the last post, but that is certainly not clear from this site.
Here is some news about the club for 2017:
Andrei Loghin, our past president has graduated from UT, and the new president of N5XU is Michael Christoffersen.
Our Spring, 2017 meeting schedule is:
2/9 – ETC 2.114
2/22 – RLM 6.112
3/9, 3/22, 4/6, 4/19, 5/4 – ETC 2.114
On the operating front, here is an extract from Andrei’s status report:
Yesterday we became operational on 80m! The 20/40m dipole has been transformed
to an 80/40m. We used the wire from a very old dipole.
Shout out to Dale (our electrician), Christoff, and Fred for helping out on the
Initial antenna analyzer measurements showed a 2.6 SWR around 3.65MHz. The peak
is very narrow, so it’s a picky 80m wire. You will need to tune, however we
have full band capability. Dipole also has a 1.2 SWR around 7.15MHz. The peak
here is much more broad.