Wednesday January 18th
ARRL Exam Session begins at 5:30pm
Meeting at 7:00pm
Entrances to the EOC room is located at the back of the building.
- Repeaters update.
Upcoming topics (Subject to change):
Repeaters: 146.700- Mhz | 146.970- Mhz | 443.700+ Mhz | 445.075- Mhz | PL: 100 hz
The Tryon ARC would like to let all our members know about the NY QSO Party. Here is the bulletin sent by Dean, NW2K regarding this event:
It’s all about NY on October 15 as radio amateurs from around the world get on the air to work all 62 NY counties, Chautauqua to Clinton, Niagara to Suffolk. A dozen or more mobile operators will take to the mean streets of NYC or the bucolic surrounds of the Southern Tier and North Country. Brave souls will sneak out to the woodlands to activate a rare county, Field Day style, as temps may dip into the 30’s. And good, solid Elmers will open up their shacks to new hams and build excitement as the spotlight is on US!
Here is the net script to use on our monthly HF net. Please familiarize yourself with it and use if you are Net Control or Alternate Net Control. We have had a low turn out on this net since it’s inception a few months back. If you can, please check in, it is a great way to test your HF station for any issues that you may not be aware of like antennas, audio, microphone, radio, etc… The net is not a long net and if you can get into this net, you are better prepared in case you need to help out on the NY State RACES net which is every Sunday morning at 9am on 3.993.5 (http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oiec/races/racesnets.cfm).
Thank you Rocco Conte Wu2m and Steve Kuck K2ALS for this script.
The “Mohawk Valley Amateur Radio Association” MVARA has a new call N2MNT and website http://qsl.net/n2mnt/.
After many years using the old call KC2AUO, the club has change it to reflect a play on Montgomery (MNT).
If interested join their club. Meetings are every third Tuesday at 7:00PM. For more information visit their new website.
James E. Whedbee, N0ECN, of Gladstone, Missouri, has petitioned the FCC to designate Morse (radiotelegraphy) Amateur Radio band segments as “symbol communication” subbands. The FCC has invited comments on his Petition for Rule Making (RM-11769), filed on May 2. Arguing that retaining the current regime of “legacy” CW subbands has proven to be grossly inefficient, Whedbee said he’d like to see the FCC delete all privilege restrictions that limit any part of the Amateur Radio spectrum to Morse code to the exclusion of other modes.
“Nostalgia for retention of Morse code telegraphy-only subbands is also an insufficient reason to avoid moving forward to [the] elimination of such subbands, because nothing about this Petition suggests the elimination of the mode itself, only that it not be the sole authorized mode in the subject subbands,” Whedbee told the FCC.
The online Blog HACKADAY.com published an article by Dan Maloney talking about “THE WORLD OF QRP OPERATION.”
Newly minted hams like me generally find themselves asking, “What now?” after getting their tickets. Amateur radio has a lot of different sub-disciplines, ranging from volunteering for public service gigs to contesting, the closest thing the hobby has to a full-contact sport. But as I explore my options in the world of ham radio, I keep coming back to the one discipline that seems like the purest technical expression of the art and science of radio communication – low-power operation, or what’s known to hams as QRP. With QRP you can literally talk with someone across the planet on less power than it takes to run a night-light using a radio you built in an Altoids tin. Now that’s a challenge I can sink my teeth into.