Below is a slideshow from Dave’s – NU4N – trip to Aruba. Looks like he had a pretty nice setup. From Dave:
We made about 2302 qso’s , 905 prefix’s for a score of 7.4 million points.
We broke the old record from Aruba which I think was around 5 million points by somebody ?? Hi Hi
Would love to go back and operate sometime again.
The house was only 1200 bucks for 4 people for a week . Complete with 3 towers, 2 operating stations using Yeasu FT 1000 radios. Had 2 computers with N1MM software loaded and ready to go. Also had 2 microham interfaces for cw, rtty etc etc.
73 Dave NU4N
The meeting began at 7:00 Pm and the main discussion was about field day activities.
Field Day will be at the park, across from Midtown Market on Broadway.
We Will be operating 3 stations this field day. One station for CW, one for RTTY and another station for SSB.
2 of the stations (RTTY and SSB) will be housed in the County EOC Bus that Mike Thomasson will be providing
for our use that day. Set up for field day will start between 7-8 am on the 27th with operation starting around 1800Z.
Operators are needed and encouraged to participate in field day. If you can take one hour, or 4 hours, please come
help to operate. This will help man the stations for the duration of the event.
Contact Jeff: KB9BVL (Trwxxa62@aol.com) if you are interested in helping to man one one of the stations
for field day.
Frank, Ky4LDS also showed a short video on the progress of his redwood and sequoia trees.
Well done Frank! Keep ’em Growing!
Net control operators were set for the next 5 weeks. To view the NCO’s Net Control Operators
Jeff – KB9BVL
The 2015 “Ides of March” Hamfest is Saturday, March 28 at the Tennessee National Guard Armory. Doors open at 8 AM. For more information check out the flyer below.
HR.4969 would require the FCC, within 120 days of the Bill’s passage, to amend the Part 97 Amateur Service rules to apply PRB-1coverage to include homeowners’ association regulations and deed restrictions, often referred to as “covenants, conditions, and restrictions” (CC&Rs). PRB-1 states that local governments cannot preclude Amateur Radio communications; they must “reasonably accommodate” amateur operations, and the state and local regulations must be the minimum practicable regulation to accomplish a legitimate governmental interest.
Presently, PRB-1 only applies to state and local zoning laws and ordinances. Since PRB-1 was enacted, the FCC has said several times that it would prefer to have some guidance from Congress before extending the policy to private land-use regulations. HR.4969 will provide that guidance, and give PRB-1 the force of Federal law.
Radio amateurs, while providing a valuable and necessary service to their communities, are frequently and increasingly precluded from installing necessary equipment (antennas, coax, etc) by unreasonable private land-use restrictions, including restrictive CC&R covenants. The net effect of HR.4969 passage will be to suppress those unreasonable restrictions and allow licensed amateurs to install reasonable equipment for practicing our hobby and having the means to serve our communities.