Club Log is the first logging service to achieve Trusted Partner™ status for Logbook of the World® (LoTW). This means that LoTW users (i.e. Hams who have acquired an LoTW certificate) are now able to upload directly from Club Log to LoTW (with integrated QSL signing) rather than having to seperately upload their logs to both services.
Our served agencies are accustomed to utilizing direct (i.e. person-to-person) and virtually instantaneous communications to conduct their operations. These means of communication (e.g. the telephone, email with attachments, and instant messaging through a wide variety of platforms) depend upon extensive, and often fragile, infrastructure which can be disrupted during incidents ranging in scale from a localized fiber-optic cable cut to regional severe weather events.
As past FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ, said in Ham Radio Now Emcomm Extra #8, when an incident occurs “they just want their email to work.”
Traditional public service (aka Emcomm) messaging often does not meet the expectations of today’s served agencies (our customers). Amateur Radio operator typically utilize indirect communication paths with paper forms for origination / delivery and transcription style transfer methods (e.g. voice or CW); this does not provide the style of communication preferred by our customers.
Inexpensive Chinese radios, such as those produced by Baofeng Technologies are popular as starter radios due to their low cost. They are also used as disposable or spare/back-up radios.
Learn about the internal architecture of the Baofeng UV-5RB in the Teardown Tuesday: Baofeng Amateur Radio Transceiver article on the All About Circuits website.
This article describes the disassembly process and includes a video of the tear down. It also includes circuit board photographs, a schematic diagram, block diagrams of the major components used in the radio, and links to data sheets for those major components.
The Forx Amateur Radio Club 146.940 repeater has been replaced with a newer model GE Mastr III. It now has a CTCSS tone of 123.0 hz, and is operating at an output power of about 55 Watts. A preamp has been installed to improve the repeater’s receive sensitivity.