Off-Grid Solar Power

Don Turner (N6RX) has provided us with a copy of his stellar presentation about off-grid solar power. We are very grateful as the presentation includes necessary practical matters that only someone with experience can provide! Those who missed the meeting on April 6, 2012, can review the slides in the PDF file below. Don’s Presentation

New Six-Meter Antenna

On April 6, Brad N6BHT, John AC6SL, JV K6HJU, and Kerry K3RRY replaced the 6- meter antenna at the repeater site. During the team effort Kerry removed the old antenna and John and JV installed the replacement. Initial testing by Brad, who also heads the technical committee, showed great signal improvement, but more testing is […]

Home Brew Night 2012

The first 2012 meeting of the San Lorenzo Valley Amateur Radio Club was held on Friday the 13th! Traditionally the first meeting of the year is Home Brew Night, where members share their ongoing projects and plans. Photos by Kerry Veenstra.                               […]

Raspberry Pi

A few hams in the SLVARC use GNU/Linux computers for purposes related to amateur radio. Since I just recently set up a GNU/Linux-based single-board computer, I’m documenting the steps that I took here in case anyone else wants to play, too. The board that I bought is good for data collection, processing, and uploading data to web sites or to a […]

HSMM-MESH: Upgrading the Firmware

My other article HSMM-MESH: My First Experience explains how to convert a factory-fresh WRT54GL wireless router into an HSMM-MESH node. This article explains how to update the firmware of a WRT54GL router that already has been configured as an HSMM-MESH node. The WRT54GL router described here is running firmware version 0.4.1 and is being upgraded […]