Everyone needs a portable / emergency and durable antenna for Field Day or any situation. While doing some research I came across some information that might be of assistance to others. So if you have the time to work out the information and want a new project then take a look at the link below.
2m-70cm Durable Antenna Link
K2JAF – JIM – 21
K2VAF – VICKIE – 1
KA2ZNZ – JACK – 12
KC2FEV – JJ – 14
KC2IXV – LEN – 32
KC2MHD – KATHY – 1
KC2YXQ – JOHN – 1
KC2ZCA – ALLAN – 30
KC2ZKC – AJ – 1
KD2BRR – BOYD – 13
KD2CDX – JUSTIN – 4
KD2HKB – MATT – 1
KG2DI – BILL – 2
KR2HWK – MARC – 5
N2STC – STAN – 1
N2ZPI – FRED – 1
W2AND – ANDY – 26
W3RKI – RICK – 11
WA2U – JOHN – 3
WB2RLL – BRUCE – 20
WN2IHJ – SCOTT – 18
256 CHECK INS
881 – FOR THE YEAR
Okay, so a little while ago we mentioned that the ARRL was going to be putting out some Podcasts for new Amateur Radio operators. Well it’s finally here. The Introductory episode was published on January 30th and the current ones will be coming out soon. They are supposed to be putting out new podcasts every two weeks. So stay tuned.
More information can be found at the ARRL website. The address is here. http://www.arrl.org/news/so-now-what
So if you need some assistance getting started with Amateur radio check out the article and the links and subscribe. They are available on iTunes, Blubrry, and Stitcher subscriptions. You can find it on multiple devices from the Stitcher app.
Take a moment to assist the FCC and ARRL with their request for comments in regards to changing Technician Privileges. They are looking to enhance and expand the Technician class privileges with regards to HF frequencies. For more information check out the link below and if able to and want to please assist them with their request for comments.
Technician Privlleges: http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-invites-comments-on-arrl-technician-enhancement-proposal
Interested in an early spring Hamfest? There’s one next month. Check out the link below from the Chenango Valley Amateur Radio Association (W2RME). Door prizes, with the possibility of tailgating and your own tables to sell. Take the time and opportunity to check out the link if you’re interested in going. You never know what you might find there. Some treasure you’ve been looking for or some other item of interest.
CVARA Bullthistle Hamfest Link
As some of you may have noticed this past week, starting Wednesday the 27th of February a trial was done to see how people liked a new format. The new format was introduced to help facilitate and maybe make the nets a little more fun and a little bit easier and convenient for people. In this new format, the rounds were removed and it was turned into a first come first served Net where each operator was given a chance to talk with the NCS or any other ham operator and then Net control would move down the list to the next check-in.
So far this change is temporary and at this time up to the
Net Control Operator of the Net. So some Nets might not be using the new scripts. It all depends on the comfortableness of the Net Control Operator. Each day of the week has been a new experience in people being able to participate on the Nets and in some cases, it has raised the Net count. We will be trying this new procedure out for the month of March and see how it fairs. We have updated the scripts for Net Control Station to use in our Files page. Both the old scripts and the new scripts are on that page now, just in case you need the previous ones.
-73 and Enjoy (CNYARA)
This was posted on CQ Newsroom and how our Amateur Radios can and will be affected by this change. As they stated there will be more information forthcoming as they get all the different causes and affects straightened out.
Check out the information here at the CQ Newsroom.
You know it’s coming up on time when people start selling and buying used Radio equipment at Hamfests and Online. This post can help you with a little bit of a guide to buying used equipment. It’s always good to be cautious, but also to know your limitations while being prudent. So keep your eyes open for that perfect deal and know your budgetary limitations. The full article is here.
73 and Enjoy.
The ARRL is going to start reviewing the ARES plan on a more regular cycle. Annually is of more importance than every generation. There was an open comment section during summer to fall of 2018. If you want more information please click the link and follow up on the whole article from the ARRL.
If you’re interested in upgrading past your General license and need some training to prepare, check out the Liverpool Amateur Radio Club. They will be presenting a class in March to assist you in getting your upgraded ticket. It runs from March 27th, 2019 thru May 12th, 2019. Some Saturdays and most Tuesdays and they do a very good job of assisting you to pass the Extra class exam.
You can check out the LARC website and sign up for the class and see the schedule.