Repeaters: 146.700- Mhz | 146.970- Mhz | 443.700+ Mhz | 445.075- Mhz | PL: 100 hz

Tryon Amateur Radio Club - K2JJI

Missouri Radio Amateur Petitions FCC to Designate “Symbol Communication” Subbands

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.

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HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

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.

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New repeater: 146.970- PL:100

TRYON ARC is honor to announce our new repeater 146.970 with negative offset and PL: 100Hz. The repeater is located in Fultonville, NY.

The club would like to thank everyone who helped getting this repeater up specially Rocco (WU2M) for fixing and configuring the repeater and Jim (KC2JJQ) for providing the location for this repeater.

Please program and use this repeater. We are looking for reports. We are trying to get an idea of the coverage of the repeater.

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Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map

Ray (NM2O) has provided a link to the “Near-Real-Time F2-Layer Critical Frequency Map” website. The website shows the Critical Frequency. This information supplements the band conditions, flux, K, etc. graph to the left.

The definition of Critical Frequency is: The highest frequency that is returned when a signal is sent straight up. To work in close on HF, you need to be below the critical frequency.

The Space Weather site generates a new plot every 10 minutes or so. The plot takes into account the solar flux, the K index, the time of day and the date.

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton 200 Years Special Event Station

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The TRYON Amateur Radio Club is honored to host an special event station to commemorate the 200 years anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton who was born on November 12th, 1815 in Johnstown NY.

Elizabeth was an American suffragist, social activist and a leading figure of the early women’s rights movement.

To commemorate her birth the club will host a 2 days special event station from Nov 14th 1300Z to Nov 15th 2300Z. Members of the club will be using the K2JJI call sign on voice, digital and morse code. Members will contact hams all over the world, provide a information about her life and the importance of her achievements. Free certificates will be issued to all logged contacts.

Update (11/16/2015): The event was a success. Please visit: http://k2jji.org/elizabeth-cady-stanton/ to receive your certificate.

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2015 Oktober Fest 5K Run

On Saturday (9/19/2015) 9 members of the club helped with the 5K Oktoberfest at the Concordia Club. All members were wearing the new t-shirts at the event.

Oktoberfest at the Concordia Club, Gloversville NY.

Thanks to: Paul KD2FLC, Rocco WU2M, James KC2JJQ, Howard KD2ABK, Steve K2ALS, Joe KB2TJE, Grason N2KAE, Edgar KC2UEZ and Don WA2EZ (Photographer).

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