Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Radio Happenings December 12th, 2022..

December 18th – Hanukkah begins
December 20th – CQ Tuesday
December 21st – First Day of Winter
December 25th – Christmas Day
January 12th – First Meeting of 2023

The Green Bay Mike and Key Club's annual Christmas party was held at the American Legion. This was catered byJulies, chicken and beef tips were served by our own Scott, KD9LHY. A white elephant gift exchange took place.

  There were about 38 people in attendance

** It was announced that this coming year, the half hour before the meetings, will see the restart of Tech Talks… 

 2023 Club Officers/Board Members 

 President: Paul Racine, KBØP

Vice-Presdent: Robert Duescher, KA9BXG

Secretary: William Duveneck, KB3KYH

Treasurer: JohnWolfe, WØLFE

Member-At-Large: David Ziesmer, KD9HJJ

                       Left to right: WØLFE, KD9HJJ, KA9BXG
                                 Santa aka KBØP, KB3KYH 

 This time of year brings out a list of radio contesting as well as other Special Events. You can find the rules and other info at the ARRL.ORG site. 
January 2022
1          Straight Key Night
1          Kids Day  <
8-9       RTTY Roundup          
15-17   January VHF

 The American Legion has announced  that they will be removing The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) from their national programs but encourage the local Posts to continue the program.

New Question Pool for General Class
The National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators' (NCVEC) Question Pool Committee (QPC) has released the 2023 - 2027 General Class FCC Element 3 Syllabus and Question Pool to the public. The new General Question Pool is effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2027.

The new pool incorporates some significant changes compared to the 2019 - 2023 version. Its 432 questions were modified slightly to improve wording and to replace distractors; 51 new questions were generated, and 73 questions were eliminated. This resulted in a reduction of 22 questions, bringing the total number of questions in the pool down from 454. The level of difficulty of questions is more balanced, and the techniques and practices addressed have been updated.

****Kids talk to Santa : As Christmas approaches, many amateur radio clubs carry out an annual tradition of helping kids talk directly to Santa Claus while he is still at the North Pole before his big ride.

    Already in operation for the 16th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets are hosting the Santa Net on 3.916 MHz. Kids can talk to Santa Claus nightly via amateur radio at 7:00 PM CST now through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022. The shortwave net welcomes radio amateurs to help their children and grandchildren get on the air to talk to Santa (third-party rules and regulations apply).

The ARRL is emphisising that December is Youth Month 
On December 1, 2022, YOTA begins a month-long, special event to celebrate young amateur radio operators -- YOTA Month 2022. YOTA is Youth or Youngsters on the Air. Amateur radio operators aged 25 and younger will be on all bands using all modes throughout the month to make contacts around the world. 

Various YOTA activities and events are organized throughout the world. The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Youth in Amateur Radio web page includes additional information and links at https://www.iaru.org/on-the-air/youth-in-amateur-radio.
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