January 11th – First Siren Net of 2023
January 12th – First Meeting of 2023
January 19th – CQ Tuesday.
We have heard that saying a lot of times and it is not just only when we purchase a new piece for our radio collage.
As we enter our new Club year, we look forward to the new events and remaking of some of the old.
It has already begun with having a new Board, in as much as a smaller number of members and a change in the ByLaws to accomidate that.
With the new fire department construction at the Pine Tree Park area, the Field Day location will be changing to Four Seasons Park (not sure if that has been solidified at this time) .
Rumor has it that the technical program before the meetings will be reinstated.The CellComm Marathon is coming back on May21st where some of the members of the Club participate by communicating with the medical crew in the route as well as dispatching busses, vans to pick up runners unable to continue: As well as liaison to the first responders for more serious events. This is a good way to keep up on our abilities for emergency communications. Sign up information will be coming out soon.
Yesterday, the 30th, found that winter does not slow down the Parks On The Air guys and ladies. The 20 Meter band was loaded with them. Meanwhile I was on the search for the Christmas Lighthouses on the air.. Got three up there in Canada… Just have to turn on the radio and slowly scan the band.
I admire those Special Event folks that operate the events QRP with just 5 watts or less.
This morning, while trying to get my old IC-706 to operate digital, I went to good ol’ You Tube for help. Saw this video on setting up for FT8. I had always stayed below 30 watts on digital anything. This person was showing the set up using 90 watts..pegging the meter… Now I know where those bright red lines show up on the waterfall..
Most of you know N3FJP wrote software mostly for logging. Years ago to instruct their sons for taking the tests for Technician, wrote a simple program to cycle through all the questions in the Technician question pool and while they were at it, did the same for General and Extra. While it was written in an outdated format, they have have re written it and is offering it for free. Amateur Exam Study Buddy. Try it!https://study.affirmatech.com
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Things that we have historically scheduled:
January: Set up chairpersons for : 1.Wis. QSO party. 2. Banquet 3. Hamfest. 4. Brat Barn. 4. Field Day. 5. Picnic. If we do not have a chairperson, it will not happen.. ! Are you able to help?
February:Bratbarn dates – NWS Weather
March: WIS QSO – BANQUET-MS WALK