This Saturday, Dec 1st, 2018 is a SkyWarn Event. This event covers the following bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters, plus 70 centimeters. Contacts via repeaters are permitted. If you want bonus points the ARRL HQ will have a special station also. More information can be found at the news site of the ARRL. Click here for more information.
Just a reminder to everyone about the meeting and the change of location. Yes, our next monthly meeting is on Tuesday, Dec 4th, 2018 @ Theodore’s in Canastota. It’s our election and Christmas Party. Come to join the fun and fellowship. So once again the Meeting is on Tuesday, Dec 4th, 2018 at 6:30 pm (1830 hrs) See you there. It’s only a few days away. We will be meeting at Theodore’s in Canastota.
What’s our Motto? “Ham Radio is: The Last Line of Communication in Any Emergency”.
So with that vain in mind we are stalwarts to keeping things going when all else fails. We are the survivors who will get the job done when all else has stopped working. We are the ones who can survive just about any catastrophe and still communicate. That also means that we can innovate, we can tinker, we can improve, we can adapt and we can make things better by our very existence. Amateur radio started in the late part of the 1800’s. Radio waves were discovered in 1888 and in the 1890’s Marconi started using them for messages. So for over a 100 years Amateur Radio has been there when the need arose and we will still be there to further that in the current day and age when more and more people are working with “Maker Spaces” and tinkering around with things and trying out new ideas. Read the following article to really know that Amateur Radio was and will always be here to stay. Even more so with the current developments and the advancements in technology. 73
I found an interesting article in regards to the German (Nazi) use of Amateur Radio operators during the time frame between WWI and WWII. It started around 1933 when Amateur Radio was really getting into gear and becoming more and more popular to the masses and many of those were learning so much about electronics and receivers and transmissions that their skill became of high demand. So Germany noticed and the rest is a bit of history. Read the entire article here.
Here is another great article on Ham Radio for Emergency Communications. Take some time to read it and see if it helps you or pass it on to someone else who might need it. You never know what you need or how little you need to be prepared for an Emergency that requires Ham Radio equipment.
Please notice that we needed to move our monthly meeting date to Monday December 3rd 2018 this year due to a scheduling conflict. Same location but a different date. So if you can make it join us at the Denny’s in Oneida at Monday December 3rd, 2018 @ 18:30 hrs and maybe bring a few sweet treats/cookies for after the party/meeting and general elections will be that night and membership dues are due. We’re going to have a lot to do and a lot of fun also. Join us! 73
When you get the chance, check out our Links page. We have updated and added more links including the newest is New York SKYWARN Classes. It links to their page for registering for classes and knowing when the next ones are going to be available. If you’re from out of state you can find the link on their page to other states so you can get further classes in your locale.
Don’t forget to Vote on Nov. 6th 2018 and also if you’re in the area, come and meet out group at the Denny’s in Oneida, NY. Our month meeting is that same night.
That’s all for now. Enjoy and 73.