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Be Prepared for Emergency With a “Go Bag”

Thursday August 7 at 5 PM, as part of KMUD’s Fire Awareness Month, the SHARC Report looks at “Go Bags.” Here in fire and earthquake country, you never know when you might have to evacuate your home, and you may only have minutes to pack. With a prepacked “Go Bag,” you know you’ve got the essentials, and you won’t forget them when you are under stress and time is short. On this month’s SHARC Report we’ll talk about “Go Bags”, and what you should keep in them so that you will have less to worry about in those stressful moments as you prepare to evacuate your home. Please tune in on Thursday Augest 7 at 5PM to learn about “Go Bags” on The SHARC Report. The SHARC Report is presented by the Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club in cooperation with KMUD Community Radio, and airs on the first Thursday of every month at 5pm on KMUD. Please support KMUD @ http://www.kmud.org

 

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FL Digi

FL Digi is a computer program that allows Hams to communicate digitally using a variety of digital modes including Morse code, PSK 31, RTTY and more.  FL Digi is a free program that runs on all popular operating systems and easily connects to most radios.

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The Following links will help you find out more about FL Digi and get you to the download page.

http://www.w1hkj.com/index.htm

http://www.w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html

the SHARC Report is presented by the Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club, and airs on KMUD, Redwood Community Radio on the first Thurday of every month at 5pm.

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Frank Letton Talks Ham Radio as Competitive Sport

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On Thursday, April 3 at 5pm on KMUD, The SHARC Report will feature an interview with Southern Humboldt resident Frank Letton recorded on location at his high-performance Ham radio station perched on a mountaintop near his home in Whale Gulch. Frank competes against Hams all over the world using Morse code and only 5 watts of of transmitter power. Using his well-honed operating skills, top-notch radios and finely tuned, hand-made, high-gain antennas, Frank consistently scores among the very best in the nation in Ham radio contests. Tune in to learn more about Ham radio as a competitive sport this Thursday at 5pm, and listen to The SHARC Report, a program presented by the Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club, on the first Thursday of every month at 5pm on KMUD.

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Holiday Ham Radio audio Collage

This month for the July 4th Holiday The SHARC Report aired a special star studded audio collage featuring clips from these great videos:

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Why We Enjoy Ham Radio

 

the SHARC club is now assembling a class to help anyone in the Southern Humboldt area get their first Ham radio license.  leave a comment with an email address at the end of this post if you are interested in taking this free course,

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This Month on The SHARC Report, Highlights From Shelter Cove Lighthouse Activation

This afternoon, at 5pm Pacific time, on KMUD Garberville, KMUE Eureka, Arcata, KLAI Laytonville, and K205BQ in Shelter Cove, The SHARC Report will present highlights from the SHARC club’s activation of the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse in Shelter Cove, as part of the North American Lighthouse Weekend.

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CMKT4 to Lead Circuit-Bending Workshop/Concert in Garberville

CMKT4 to Lead Circuit-Bending Workshop/Concert in Garberville

CMKT4 at The Bent Festival

On Monday, May 21, 2012, the Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club or SHARC, presents a circuit-bending workshop led by the Dekalb, Ill based circuit-bending band, CMKT4. The event begins at 5pm with a potluck dinner, and the workshop will start at 6pm. Circuit-bending, a term coined by Q Reed Ghazala in the 1980’s refers to the art of rewiring battery powered electronic devices to exploit their hidden potential. Since then, circuit-bending has grown into a musical movement.

 

The workshop teaches skills like soldering, wiring, and creative re-purposing, and encourages everyone to experiment, and have fun with electronics. Each participant will build a CMKT4 contact microphone that can be used as a high quality acoustic instrument pickup, or to turn nearly nearly any object into an electrified musical instrument. The cost of the workshop is $15 and includes all of the parts, a comic book instruction manual, use of all necessary tools and supplies, and expert instruction. CMKT4 will also perform a set of original circuit-bent music to conclude the event.

 

Circuit-bending is a great way to learn about electronics while having fun. The Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club encourages everyone to explore and enjoy electronics safely. Ham radio is a great way to learn more about electronics, and to meet others who share that interest. Call Jack Foster at 923-3700 for more information about this event.

CMKT4 Contact Microphone

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This Month on The SHARC Report, Zach Adams of CMKT4

The SHARC Report Talks Circuit Bending With Zach Adams of CMKT4 on KMUD

On Thursday, May 3 at 5pm on KMUD, The SHARC Report will present an interview with Zach Adams of the Dekalb, Ill based circuit bending band, CMKT4. In the interview, Adams talks about circuit bending, the DIY electronics workshops they teach, and his band’s upcoming West Coast tour, which will bring them to the Garberville Veterans Hall on Monday May 21st, and to the Ink People’s Annex in Arcata on Tuesday May 22.

 

Circuit bending, or hardware hacking, involves rewiring electronic circuits to exploit their untapped potential. CMKT4 uses a number of circuit-bent instruments in their music, ranging from rewired sound modules from talking stuffed animals, to educational electronic toys, to modified synthesizers and fuzz boxes, to make their music.

Besides playing circuit-bent music, the band makes and markets electronic kits for circuit-benders and musicians who want to build their own equipment. They also host workshops to teach the skills and inspire the imagination to do it. CMKT4 will lead hands-on circuit bending and electronic kit building workshops at both the upcoming Garberville and Arcata events. The Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club, or SHARC presents this radio interview, and upcoming Garberville CMKT4 event to encourage people to have fun with electronics, safely.

 

SHARC offers a Technician-Class Ham license prep course that covers basic electronics, and Hams are a great resource for anyone who likes to play with soldering pencils and circuit boards. Call Jack Foster at 923 3700 for more info about the Technician-Class license prep class or about the upcoming CMKT4 event.

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SHARC Report for May 3 Features Interview with CMKT4 Member Zach Adams

The SHARC Report Talks Circuit Bending With Zach Adams of CMKT4 on KMUD

On Thursday, May 3 at 5pm on KMUD, The SHARC Report will present an interview with Zach Adams of the Dekalb, Ill based circuit bending band, CMKT4. In the interview, Adams talks about circuit bending, the DIY electronics workshops they teach, and his band’s upcoming West Coast tour, which will bring them to the Garberville Veterans Hall on Monday May 21st, and to the Ink People’s Annex in Arcata on Tuesday May 22.

Circuit bending, or hardware hacking, involves rewiring electronic circuits to exploit their untapped potential. CMKT4 uses a number of circuit-bent instruments in their music, ranging from rewired sound modules from talking stuffed animals, to educational electronic toys, to modified synthesizers and fuzz boxes, to make their music.

Besides playing circuit-bent music, the band makes and markets electronic kits for circuit-benders and musicians who want to build their own equipment. They also host workshops to teach the skills and inspire the imagination to do it. CMKT4 will lead hands-on circuit bending and electronic kit building workshops at both the upcoming Garberville and Arcata events. The Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club, or SHARC presents this radio interview, and upcoming Garberville CMKT4 event to encourage people to have fun with electronics, safely.

SHARC offers a Technician-Class Ham license prep course that covers basic electronics, and Hams are a great resource for anyone who likes to play with soldering pencils and circuit boards. Call Jack Foster at 923 3700 for more info about the Technician-Class license prep class or about the upcoming CMKT4 event.

CMKT4 at The Bent Festival

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