A few weeks back I posted a video from Ham Nation on how to set up LOTW. Since posting that parts 2 and 3 have been released. I have put all 3 videos together in a playlist that you can watch below. If you would rather watch individually then click the links below. Enjoy.
Well another year is almost gone and our turnout for the last regular club meeting of 2014 was pretty good at 23 attendees. A reminder that the December 8th meeting will actually be the PARA Christmas Party. The dinner will be held at Casa Mexican in Paducah at 6 PM. The next regular club meeting will be January 12th.
Among topics discussed at the meeting were selecting volunteers to be on the officers selection committee. Jerry Foland WA4TTL and Fred Carter AI4EY volunteered for the job.
Paul Smith requested a By-Law change in the mode to contact members. In the past it said members would be notified by mail and due to the advances in technology was suggested to say Email. It was voted on and passed.
Bruce KS4V said he had a Mirage 10W in 80W out 2 meter amplifier that belonged to the club. He suggested selling it for a donation to the club. No response at this time. Contact Bruce if you are interested.
Daniel KG4JXH reminded of us of to meet on the 147.060 PL 179.9 repeater on Thursday nights @ 9:00 pm (03:00 UTC) for a roundtable net.
Net Control Operators have been set all the way to January 11 because of the holidays. To view the NCO’s click here.
Congratulations to the 3 who tested and passed exams Monday night. Our own Ken Wontor WA9WJL upgraded to Extra Class. Way to go Ken!
Finally, Ken WA9WJL gave a presentation on End Fed Zepp Antennas and the theory behind it. To view the video click here or watch the clip below.
Until next time….73’s
For Immediate Release to ALL Amateur Radio Operators
The W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention located in Pigeon Forge, TN starts September 26th and 27th, that’s in 30 days. This is our 10th year and it will be another great event.
The presentation schedule is full and packed with presentations. We have had two new arrivals, Heil Sound and Steppir Antennas. Our manufacturers are located in the lobby right outside of the conference hall allowing you easy access to all the gear. Come and have a one on one conversation with the manufacturers and twist the knobs.
Heil Sound will have two workshops called “The Science of Audio” on Saturday. Come learn how to improve your audio from Bob Heil himself.
We will conduct Amateur FCC License testing. It’s a great time to upgrade or get your spouse or friends licensed.
Pigeon Forge is a wonderful place for the family too, bring the family and they can enjoy the local attractions while you enjoy the convention.
Check out the details here W4DXCC > Home
Our August meeting has come and gone and we had 23 in attendance.
Gene N4FZ gave a report on the ARRL Centennial W1AW/4 Kentucky operations. For the week of July 31 – 5 August, there were 24,713 QSO’s made with 19 stations operating. The breakdown was CW: 7,728, SSB: 13,351, DATA: 3,634. The grand total for both weeks was 55,878 QSO’s made. Gene, N4FZ made 1,933 digi QSO’s signing W1AW/4 from his shack. Tim Totten, N4GN, and Glenn Petri, KE4KY coordinated the event. Kentucky was well represented and accessible in this ARRL Centennial. Happy Birthday to the ARRL!
Bruce KS4V did a fine presentation on “HF Signals in the 20M Band Plan”. This included modes such as CW, Hellschreiber, PSK31, Olivia, JT65, RTTY, Packet, Winlink, Pactor, SSTV and Digital Voice. Bruce noted the availability of freeware on the internet makes these modes very easy to use and afford. Thanks Bruce!
Net Control Operators have been set for the next 4 weeks. To view the NCO’s click here.