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.
Howard KD2ABK submitted a link to this very informative 45 minutes special about the Voice of America radio Station museum (WLW). It is the same radio station from the previews post, but done by folks at Amateur Logic TV.
Thank you Howard for submitting this link. If you wish to submit another ham radio related article, videos, links, etc. feel free to send it to webmaster at k2jji dot org.
This is an overview of a 500,000 Watt radio transmitter site. It’s one of the slides shared ina guided video tour of the transmitter’s hardware. The radio station — whose call sign was WLW — called itself the Nation’s Station because of its ability to reach so much of the country.
It operated at the 500 kW level starting back in the 1930?s. The technology at the time meant that there were a lot of challenges involved with transmitting at this level of power. It took 750 kW input to achieve the 500 kW output. To reach that the station had a set of AC motors in the basement generating the 4500 Amps at 33 Volts DC to heat each filament. Obviously there was a lot of heat generated at the same time. The system was water-cooled. An elaborate network of Pyrex pipes carried distilled water to and from the tubes to handle the heat dissipation.
The video tour lasts about thirty minutes. It’s just packed with interesting tidbits from the experts leading the tour so add it to your watch list for some geeky entertainment over the weekend.
Thanks to the logging system used during field day we were able to keep an accurate account of all contacts and duplicates among the stations. In addition we were able to keep track of scores and totals. Here are the final score totals, not counting the extra points:
Total Points: 1450
Total Contacts: 530
Total Phone Contacts: 335
Total Digital Contacts: 31
Total CW Contacts: 164
For amateurs in the US and Canada to work as many amateur stations in as many different 2 degrees x 1 degree Maidenhead grid squares as possible using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz. Stations outside the US & Canada may only work stations in the US and Canada.
Stations in KH0-9, KL7 & KP1-KP5, CY9 and CY0 count as W/VE stations and can be worked by DX stations for contest credit.