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Educational Articles

Alachua County EOC

Application Form to use AlachuaCounty EOC conference
Badging Requirements (from 2020)


ANTENNAS

TechNite: AntennaTuners

Apartment Antennas: ARRL Article "Honey, I shrunk the antenna!"  (Unfortunately you must go to the ARRL site and log in, to gain access to this very intersting apartment-antenna...)
SWR and Return Loss
ARRL: Antennas, Myths & Mysteries
BeginnersCorner-Antennas
Florida 20 Foot Flag Pole Law
Summary of Federal/FCC law on ordinances
SWR and Return Loss
SlimJim Homebrew 2-meter Antenna
BALUNS --- Part One
BALUNS--Part Two
HOW-TO document for making baluns
SWR and the radio amateur


AUXCOMM & RELATED
RATPAC video series lists
South Carolina
North Carolina
Region 5
Washington
Georgia
Tennesssee

Battery Backup

ZippedSoftwareSource
BaseBillOfMaterials
ConstructionOperationManual
ZippedGerbersForPCBFabrication
AON6411 - 2.1 mOhm Rdson

BITX Resources

Manual for uBitx 3rd party software
Loading/Using the IDE
Initial NFARC ubix construction
OutboardLPFRelayDaughterboard


BPQ

Current Alachua County linbpq
Example linbpq config file
Raspberry Pi USB Lockup FixMESH & other info about BPQ
Advanced BPQ node commands from John Wiseman #1
Download Links from John Wiseman (BPQ)


DATA COMMUNICATIONS
Comparison of Digital Performance
Tech Nite: Overview Data Techniques
Tech Nite: Wiring For Sound
JS8FT8Talk
Setting Up VHS RMS
How to wire your station for digital
2020 Digital101 (Hardware)
Using UF Digipeater - Halbert 2021
Solution For Two-Node Packet WINLINK Traversal
Primer on FLDIGI  
$10TNC Introduction
Creating Private Residential Packet Backbone
Sarasota Emergency Radio Club
WINLINK
Terrestrial Packet Radio Network
TAPR (Tucson)
SATERN digital net primer
youtube: checking into DAREN

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
Katrina: Communications Failures
Useful Emergency Equipment
How to Use WINLINK without WINDOWS at ALL
Soundmodem/audio configuration how-to
State of Florida Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

EOC Use Application (Alachua County Only)
Use Application


FCC Issues
PACTOR educational information
RegulatoryMyths


EMP Resources
DHS EMP Protection Levels
QST: EMP Protection
Comm Acad (Wash state) Nuclear/EMP Lecture
Harris Cty TX ARES: EMP protection
1987 Telecomm EMP Survivability Assessment (DTIC)
Washington Examiner - EMP
Oct 2017 - Vincent Pry
SB-100 EMP PROOF RIG SPECIFICATION
QST: EMP Protection
DHS 2016 EMP Protection Recommendations


D-RATS
(D-Rats is an older higher level layer for data communications somewhat used in Ga.)
D-Rats Publlished Manual
D-RATS over AX.25 Alachua Ares Handout


Emergency Comms Resources
Shelter Reference Book (of forms etc)
BLANK RADIOGRAM
Hurricane Shelter---Problems!

EQUIPMENT DESIGN
50W HF MOSFET amp
Designing LC low-pass RF filters
Common Me Balun Chokes
WA2EBY Amp Build
Startup Suggestions


EQUIPMENT MANUALS
ICOM CI-V Addresses
SettingUpTheIcom7300
CW on an ordinary Transceiver
Using Headphones With Baofeng UV-5R
Making Baofeng UV-5R Data Cable

Exercise Creators
SampleKDPExerciseAARIP.doc format
SampleKDPExerciseAARIP odt format

HIPAA
HIPAA: Protected Health Information (PHI)

INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM
ICS Positions / Nomenclature

LabNLunch Projects
LightningEMPArrestor
OCF Dipole Balun Construction
Improved Balun (Guanella) for OCF Dipole
uBitx information & purchase
12V Power Dist Project
EndFed 49:1 Balun
AC Line Common Mode Choke

MESH - UBIQUITI
Power over Ethernet in the Field
Creating MESH Winlink Gateway via KISS

MISCELLANEOUS
Ports Blocked by COX CABLE
HSEEP Exercise Creation Manual
RouterMeshSatellite Slide Presentation

NFL Section Training Materials
Davis-NCS Toolkit


Online WedSDR (distant computer controlled receivers)
websdr.org


PACKET (AX.25) Communications
(see also DATA COMMUNICATIONS above)
Using UF Digipeater - Halbert 2021

PARTS RESOURCES
Kits And Parts Dot Com
QRP Kits -- nice stuff
QRP Labs
QRP Guys -- cheapest stuff!
DigiKey -- EVERYTHING parts wise
Free LT-SPICE

Personal Growth Goals in Emergency Communications
Suggested Growth Goals

Polarity Protector
Introduction: Polarity Protector Part One
Polarity Protector Construction Manual

PowerSwitch/SmartCharger (homebrew project)
(moved to Battery Backup above)

PROPAGATION
NOAA Official Space Weather
Private Commercial Space Weather Site
Critical Frequency
D-Layer Absorption
World Map of Critical Frequencies
HF BEACON FREQUENCIES
Texas Army Mars IONOSONDE info
Map of BEST FREQUENCIES RIGHT NOW
Educational Info on Bands / Available Data
BestArticleEverOnNVISMeasurements

QRP Amplifiers

MRF-136 Datasheet
You:Tube repair to keying of MX-P50M
Schematic for MX-P50M Chinese Amplifer/LPF

(probably useful for 30-35 W output max)

Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)
RFI AMBIENT NOISE PROTOCOL
Inverter Generator Filter

RADUINO (computerized VFO)
Raduino / SWR Meter DigitalFrequencySynthesis PCB DipTrace

RASPBERRY PI
Changes to reduce Raspberry server WRITES
ConfiguringHFForwardingRMSGateway
Primer on WINLINK "connect"scripts
EchoLink Over Raspberry PI
Raspberry Pi Packet Server
RaspberryDeliverySheet (pdf)

Repeater Construction
svxlink configuration manual
HowTo - Additional Info on ICS-CTRL 1X Controller

sBITX (software defined Bitx)

Farhan's Written sbitx Paper
Farhan's 2021 FDIM Talk (youtube)


School Radio Kit

OVERVIEW OF KIT
InstructionsPart1
InstructionsPart2
InstructionsPart3
InstructionsPart4
Product Detector / Balanced Mixer
Bill of Materials
Gerber Files For PCB Fabrication
SimpleArduinoSketch
Example CW Reception
School Receiver Progres Oct '21
Parts Sheet (for kit creators)


Scouting / Boy Girl Scouts Information for Field Day
Info Sheet- Ken Lyons
Radio Merit Badge Info

Shelter (Alachua County) Information
ShelterInformation&Testing(2021)

Shelter WIFI Servicer
Shelter WIFI Service - Introduction
Significantly improved technical document: (Feb 25 2021):
Rasp3BPlusOrRasp4TechnicalServerDocument

Solar Power
2021 Field Day Solar Power Educational Module

Soundcard Interface (homebrew project)
DipTrace Files For Soundcard Interface PCB
Zip'ed Gerber Files to Send To PCB Makerfor Soundcard Interface
Soundcard V2.2 Construction Manual (June 2019)
Soundcard Isolation building manual (for slightly earlier version)
(change the 47K in the base of the audio input amp to more like 5-10K)


Space Weather
NOAA Official Space Weather
Private Commercial Space Weather Site


SSTV
SSTV Application

Sustainability

Chainsaws&Radio Volunteers


TRAFFIC TRAINING
ARRL MPG Document

RRI DTN (Digital Traffic Net) White Paper

RRI Registration Form
RRI Facebook
RRI Web
NTS Procedural Words (Wells)
Net Control Practice
Ohio Traffic Net Example (Matthew Curtin)
Kate Hutton videos (sniff, sniff)
TFC School #1
TFC School #2
TFC School #3


Training Manuals / Criteria etc.
(EC-001 Stuff Also)
FLORIDA ARES TASK BOOK
Proposed Baptist DR Training
WINLINK "Slo-Mo" Training #1
Traffic NCS Practice
Radiogram Practice Document
WINLINK Practice Tasks
ARRL MPG book chapter on NCS
ARRL EC-001 PDF Texts (Dropbox)
ARES TaskBooks
FEMA on ICS & NGO's
IS-300: Planned Events & ICS
EMA ARRL - ICS / Planned Events
ICS for organizations
FEMA: ICS positions
ICS Positons
Wikipedia: ICS

Transistor Amplifier Background
TransistorAmplifiers1.0
Transistor Amplifier 2.0
Transistor Amplifier 3.0 (Biasing)

VAR - AC  (Hf Chat Reinvented) by 4Z1AC, Irad Deutsch
varAC homepage (requires VARA

Volunteer Legal
State Shelter Volunteer Legal Requirements

WINLINK & PACKET EDUCATIONAL
Florida WINLINK Check-In Training Net
How to wire your station for digital
Signalink Commervially Made Cable Guide
Soundmodem/audio configuration how-to
Comprehensive Older Packet Instruction
EasyTerm Tutorial
VHF WINLINK Primer
Primer on WINLINK "connect"scripts
Creating WINLINK Account By Radio
Using UF Digipeater - Halbert 2021