Hello HamsJust a reminder Sept 8th is the carnival I need a count of hams for a lunch and T shirt sizes.If you can work a whole day or Halfit would be helpful to let me know what you can work so I can get spots assigned.If you know anybody who would like to helppass this info to them so they can contact me and I can put them on the list. I will send another E-mail out when it gets closerThanksJohn BlackKD8AJR
The Seneca Radio Club will be operating a Special Event Station at the Seneca County Fairgrounds. The Seneca Radio Club will be celebrating their 70th anniversary year July 23-July 29.
Please send QSL card and SASE for return card to:
Seneca Radio Club W8ID
PO Box 67
Tiffin, OH 44883
Members of the Seneca Radio Club (W8ID) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 23 – 24 at the Seneca County Fairgrounds in Tiffin, OH. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.Field Day begins at 2:00pm Saturday and runs until 2:00pm Sunday.
For over 100 years, Amateur Radio – sometimes called ham radio – has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. Over 35,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2017.
“It’s easy for anyone to pick up a computer or smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, with no knowledge of how the devices function or connect to each other,” said Dave Isgur of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. “But if there’s an interruption of service or you’re out of range of a cell tower, you have no way to communicate. Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets, or smartphones,, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That’s the beauty of Amateur Radio during a communications outage.”
“Hams can literally throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world,” Kutzko added. “Hams do this by using a layer of the Earth’s atmosphere as a sort of mirror for radio waves. In today’s electronic do-it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains on of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters if the standard communication infrastructure goes down.”
Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 5 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as the Seneca Radio Club (W8ID), it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in Tiffin and Seneca County.
For more information about Field Day, contact Dan Stahl, KC8PBU – President KC8PBU@gmail.com or visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.
Memorial Day Parade
May 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
All amateur radio operators wishing to help with this event will meet at GW’s for breakfast at 8:00am. The parade will form at St. Joseph Church and begin at 10:00am. Visit link below for more information.
(12 May 2018)
The Military Auxiliary Radio System will host this year’s Armed Forces Day Crossband Test, scheduled for May 12, 2018. This annual event is open to all radio operators, and will not impact any public or private communications. For more than 50 years, military and amateur stations have taken part in this event, which is only an exercise scenario, designed to include hobbyist and government radio operators alike.
The AFD Crossband Test is a unique opportunity to test two-way communications between military communicators and radio stations in the Amateur Radio Service (ARS), as authorized in 47 CFR 97.111. These tests provide opportunities and challenges for radio operators to demonstrate individual technical skills in a tightly-controlled exercise scenario that does not impact any public or private communications.
Military stations will transmit on selected military frequencies and will announce the specific ARS frequencies monitored. All times are ZULU (Z), and all frequencies are Upper Side Band (USB) unless otherwise noted. The frequencies used for the test will not impact any public or private communications, and will not stray outside the confines of the exercise.
The following stations will be making two way radiotelephone contacts with stations in the ARS between the time periods listed on the frequencies listed in Kilohertz below.
AAZ / FT HUACHUCA, AZ
1500Z – 2359Z 5,330.5 14,438.5 18,211.0
AAC / BARROW ARMY RESERVE CENTER, KY
1300Z – 0100Z 5,346.5 7,542.0 13,963.5 20,920.0
ABH / SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HI
1600Z – 2300Z 5,357.0 14,438.5 18,272.0 20,997.0
WAR / PENTAGON WASHINGTON, DC
1200Z – 2400Z 5,357.0 13,963.5 18,211.0 24,760.0 USB + CW
WUG-2 / ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, TN
1300Z – 0200Z 5,403.5 13,910.5 18,293.0 20,973.5 USB + CW
AIR / ANDREWS AFB
1200Z – 2400Z 4,517.0 7,305.0 15,807.0 20,740.0
AGA2SY / HANCOCK FIELD, NY
1200Z – 2400Z 4,575.0 7,540.0 13,993.0
AGA5SC / SCOTT AFB, IL
1600Z – 2300Z 3,308.0 4,872.0 7,545.0
AGA9TR / TRAVIS AFB, CA
1600Z – 0100Z 5,346.5 7,329.0 13,996.0
ABM1 / CAMP ZAMA, JAPAN
1500Z – 0100Z 14,487.0 20,994
ADB / CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA
1500Z – 0100Z 14,487.0 20,994 14,411.0
AFM4AF / NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY MID-SOUTH MILLINGTON, TN
1200Z – 0300Z 7,375.5 13,498.0
NMC1 / COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, CA
1700Z – 2359Z 7,542.0 15,740.5 22,924.5
NIIW / USS MIDWAY CV-41 SAN DIEGO, CA
1400Z – 0400Z 4,013.5 5371.5 7,493.5 14,383.5 18,211.0
NWKJ / USS YORKTOWN CV-10 CHARLESTON, SC
1200Z – 2200Z 4,000.0 7,360.0 14,663.5
NEPM / USS IOWA BB 61 LOS ANGELES, CA
1500Z – 2359Z 4,043.5 6,903.5 14,463.5 18,293.0
NWVC / LST-325 EVANSVILLE, IN
1200Z – 0400Z 4,007.0 9988.5 13,974.0 7,533.5 9,447.0 6,913.0
NSS / US NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS, MD
1300Z – 0200Z 4,038.5 5330.5 14,487.0 17,545.0 USB + CW
An AFD test message will be transmitted utilizing the Military Standard (MIL-STD) Serial PSK waveform (M110) followed by MIL-STD Wide Shift FSK (850 Hz RTTY) as described in MIL-STD 188-110A/B.
Technical information regarding these waveforms is provided at:
The AFD test message will also be sent at 0300Z in Continuous Wave (CW) mode. The message will be transmitted on the following requencies in Kilohertz and at the listed times:
Frequency Time Station
13,506.5 1400Z AGA2SY
17,443.0 1400Z ACC
13,506.5 1420Z WAR
17,443.0 1420Z AGA2SY
13,506.5 1440Z ACC
17,443.0 1440Z WAR
13,506.5 1500Z AAZ
17,443.0 1500Z AAZ
13,506.5 2200Z ADB
17,443.0 2200Z AGA2SY
5,346.5 0300Z NWVC
For those who wish to document their contacts with a QSL card, go to http://www.usarmymars.org/events and
complete the request form.
2018 Technician Class
KE8IXJ General Dana Eblin
KE8JJB Technician Glyn Kidd
KE8JJC Technician Paul J. Blohm
KE8JJD Technician Jenny L. Ryman
KE8JJG Technician Kyle L. Frazier
KE8JJH Technician Don W. Barrett
W8IES Technician Scott E. Edmondson
KE8JJJ Technician Andrew T. Duffy
KE8JJK General Caleb D. Jones
KE8JNM Technician Nicholas D. Portentoso
St. Patrick’s Day 2018 Run
Please come out and help with the run by providing radio communication. All ham radio operators helping with this event will meet at 8:00am for breakfast at GW’s.
The race starts at 10 o’clock . Registration starts at 8:30 at The Renaissance. There is one water station on the route and will be placed most likely around the half way point. Thank you so much for helping us out for this great event.