A Ham’s Night Before Christmas began as just a poem, published as text, back in 1996. Later Gary (KN4AQ) did an audio version, then a video, and last year he rebuilt the video to make it high-def. It’s easily the most-watched, most popular thing he has done!
The story is here. The text of the poem, as well as links to download the audio with music,
and no-music (can be played on ham radio) is here.
The Tryon ARC needs a count for the Christmas Dinner. We would like to have all meal numbers ASAP so we can pass them along to the restaurant. Please remember we are donating toys to Project Angel. For more information about the dinner and project angel click here.
On October 5th the TRYON ARC performed a coverage test from the new repeater site. Thanks to everyone who participated. We had some interesting results. We mounted an omni directional antenna about 20ft from the ground and conducted our test mainly at 50 watts and 25 watts. Here are the signal reports we received:
KD2DKI S9 both directions with as low as 5W to repeater site. K2RND @ 50W S2. @ 25W S0. N2KAE @ 50W S9. @ 25W S7. W1WV @ 50W S6. @ 25W S3. N2UZQ @ 50W S7. K2HAT @ 50W S6. – From Rensselaer @ 120W we copy at S5. @ 40W we copy S2. WA2WDX @ 50W S2-S3 – Mobile 50ft over sea level in Troy. KB2RSK RX Report @ 50W S8, @ 25W S6 and @ 5W S3. He TX at 5W we copy at S5. KD2AUX 5W HT indoors we copy at S4 in Johnstown. N2JVE @ 50W copy report S3 to North Columbia co. KC2WRG @ 50W copy S9 to Gloversville, Kingsboro. KC2YLK RX copy from Broadalbin from 5W HT with S1. TX @ 50W S5. KC2GNC from Johnstown Dunkin Donuts with 4W HT we RX at S3.
The TRYON Amateur radio club will be operating a special event station on November 16th, 2013 from 9am (eastern) thru November 17th, 2013 9pm (eastern) celebrating the 40th anniversary of our club. Operators will be on various bands during the event operating Voice, digital, CW and echolink.
You can log on to k2jji.org during the event for live operator schedules, spotting and customized certificate download instructions.
Help us celebrate 40 years of “Volunteering For A Better Community”
This course consist of a manual in PDF format, answers manual also in PDF format and a CD image (to be burned to a CD with your favorite CD burning software – How-to with infrarecorder for example).
If interested give this course a try, I (KC2UEZ) will give it a test and see if I am successful with it. I am what some people call a No-Code-Extra, but CW is something I have been trying to learn for a while.