Monthly Archives: December 2020

New Years Day Net

Friday January 1st beginning at 8:00 AM local time. The Net runs until we get to everyone that checked in. We will use the KB8EOC 145.15 repeater. The Net is very casual. We will take check-ins and give everyone a chance to pass along their New Years Day wishes and if they want, to talk about what they liked or disliked this past year with regard to amateur radio. Then to talk about some of the things that they might look forward to in the new year with regard to amateur radio!

It’s always a good time! So everyone grab a cup of your favorite brew and kick back and enjoy the Net! 

RTTY Contest Jan 5-6 Information

To: ARRL Contest Clubs

Re: RTTY Roundup and more update

All,

As we head into the holidays, follows are a couple updates for contest clubs.

– FT8 and the ARRL RTTY Roundup (http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup) is just a couple weeks away (January 5-6, 2019). This is an event, since its announcement in November 1988 QST, that not only promotes RTTY, but in this new event it also promoted using all digital modes that existed at that time, and those that would follow. As we enter 2019, now some 30 years later, our newest popular mainstream digital mode (FT8) is poised to bring activity to new levels. In January 2019 QST (p.72-73), Joe Taylor, K1JT, presented an article as a how-to for ARRL RTTY Roundup (now with and FT8) to assist participants. As your club members head into the holidays, here’s a link to that article that they may review as they prepare for the event (see http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ContestResults/2019/January%202019%20QST%20-%20Taylor%20-%20FT8.pdf).

– National Contest Journal (NCJ) and New Contester Learning / Training Tools: Per the email below, NCJ is asking clubs to talk-up the myriad of tools available to the contest community, and to discuss and share with NCJ what additional learning content may be of interest to your clubs and members. See the email that follows. Be sure to provide any thoughts/suggestions/follow up to NCJ Editor Scott Wright, K0MD at drscott.wright@gmail.com

Wishing you, your club and it’s members warmest wishes for the holidays!

73,

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio™
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111
860-594-0232
w9jj@arrl.org

To: ARRL Contest Clubs

Re: RTTY Roundup and more update

All,

As we head into the holidays, follows are a couple updates for contest clubs.

– FT8 and the ARRL RTTY Roundup (http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup) is just a couple weeks away (January 5-6, 2019). This is an event, since its announcement in November 1988 QST, that not only promotes RTTY, but in this new event it also promoted using all digital modes that existed at that time, and those that would follow. As we enter 2019, now some 30 years later, our newest popular mainstream digital mode (FT8) is poised to bring activity to new levels. In January 2019 QST (p.72-73), Joe Taylor, K1JT, presented an article as a how-to for ARRL RTTY Roundup (now with and FT8) to assist participants. As your club members head into the holidays, here’s a link to that article that they may review as they prepare for the event (see http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ContestResults/2019/January%202019%20QST%20-%20Taylor%20-%20FT8.pdf).

– National Contest Journal (NCJ) and New Contester Learning / Training Tools: Per the email below, NCJ is asking clubs to talk-up the myriad of tools available to the contest community, and to discuss and share with NCJ what additional learning content may be of interest to your clubs and members. See the email that follows. Be sure to provide any thoughts/suggestions/follow up to NCJ Editor Scott Wright, K0MD at drscott.wright@gmail.com

Wishing you, your club and it’s members warmest wishes for the holidays!

73,

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio™
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111
860-594-0232
w9jj@arrl.org

To: ARRL Contest Clubs
Re: RTTY Roundup and more update
All,
As we head into the holidays, follows are a couple updates for contest clubs.
– FT8 and the ARRL RTTY Roundup (http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup) is just a couple weeks away (January 5-6, 2019). This is an event, since its announcement in November 1988 QST, that not only promotes RTTY, but in this new event it also promoted using all digital modes that existed at that time, and those that would follow. As we enter 2019, now some 30 years later, our newest popular mainstream digital mode (FT8) is poised to bring activity to new levels. In January 2019 QST (p.72-73), Joe Taylor, K1JT, presented an article as a how-to for ARRL RTTY Roundup (now with and FT8) to assist participants. As your club members head into the holidays, here’s a link to that article that they may review as they prepare for the event (see http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ContestResults/2019/January%202019%20QST%20-%20Taylor%20-%20FT8.pdf).
– National Contest Journal (NCJ) and New Contester Learning / Training Tools: Per the email below, NCJ is asking clubs to talk-up the myriad of tools available to the contest community, and to discuss and share with NCJ what additional learning content may be of interest to your clubs and members. See the email that follows. Be sure to provide any thoughts/suggestions/follow up to NCJ Editor Scott Wright, K0MD at drscott.wright@gmail.com
Wishing you, your club and it’s members warmest wishes for the holidays!
73,
Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio™
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111
860-594-0232
w9jj@arrl.org

Code Plug Download Work Around

I have uploaded the newest Ohio Codeplug with local add on Sen EOC and the analog KB8EOC repeater.
I also added local members KD8LLS, KD8RSS, W8IJL, N8OHO, KC8BUI and W8ERW.

There is a bug with the download when using MS Edge. MS Edge tries to display the file as a webpage. I found a work around by compressing the file to .zip, MS Edge will now download the file.
If you are using a Microsoft browser click on the “Tiffin DMR Codeplug 1.4 zip” You can then unzip the file for use.

Chrome and Firefox user can download the “Tiffin DMR Codeplug 1.4” file.
I have not tried any other browsers.

If you have any questions just give me a shout.

73,
Daniel Rinaman

ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND MILITARY/AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TEST

(13 MAY 2017)
The Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard are sponsoring the annual military/amateur radio communications tests in celebration of the 66th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day (AFD). The AFD Military/Amateur Crossband Communications Test is conducted 13 May 2017.

The annual celebration is a unique opportunity to test two way communications between Amateurs and military communicators authorized in 47 CFR 97.111, and features traditional military to amateur cross band SSB voice, Morse Code, practice using legacy interoperability waveforms, as well as an opportunity for Amateurs to utilize more modern military communications modes such as MIL-STD Serial PSK and Automatic Link Establishment (ALE).

These tests give Amateur Radio operators and Short Wave Listeners (SWL) an opportunity and a challenge to demonstrate their individual technical skills, and to receive recognition from the appropriate military radio station for their proven expertise. QSL cards will be provided to those stations making contact with the military stations.

Download the following pdf file for full details.

FINAL 2017 ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY v1.pdf

AM Rally 2020

Operating Event and Contest

On the HF+6M Amateur Bands *

0000Z Sat April 1 – 0000Z Monday April 3

About the AM Rally:
* The purpose of this event is to encourage the use of Amplitude Modulation on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 , and 6 meter Amateur Radio Bands, and to highlight various types of AM equipment in use today. This event is open to any and all radio amateurs who are running full carrier amplitude modulation (standard AM), using any type of radio equipment. Modern, Vintage, Tube, Transistor, Software Defined, Military, Boat Anchor, Broadcast, Home Brew or Commercially available radio are all welcomed to join in on the AM fun.

For more information:
http://www.arrl.org/news/am-rally-set-for-april-1-3-no-fooling
http://www.amrally.com/

TMRA HAMFEST

Owens Community College – Student Health and Activity Center (SHAC)
30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551
March 19, 2017
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

TESTING/LICENSING INFO:
Registration is at 8:45 AM.
Testing starts at 9:00 AM.
Bring a photo ID and $15.
Bring a copy of your license if you are upgrading.
A sign upon entering the building
will give the test room location.

FORUM INFO:
10:00AM – DMR, D-Star and Fusion – Which One Is Right For You? Confused by all the different digital modes? Unsure of which new radio to buy? This will expose new and seasoned hams to various digital technologies and explain the pros/cons of each. These exciting new technologies allow for world-wide communication for the Technician Class ham and up.
Presented by Zack, N8ZAK

11:00AM – JT-65A, a unique digital mode. Have you ever wondered how much of the noise you hear on the HF bands is actually comprised of signals too weak to be copied? JT65A is a weak-signal digital mode that allows you to pull great DX out from under the noise on the high frequency spectrum. Designed for EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) HF and VHF work, this is an ideal digital mode for the bottom of the sunspot cycle.
Presented by Rob, KV8P

12:00PM – Search for the Super Battery, A Nova PBS Presentation.

Link to Flyer

Mid-Winter Hamfest & Computer Show

Sunday, February 19, 2017 [codepeople-post-map]
Gates Open at 7am
Forums and VE Test Session
9:00 am—Ohio Army MARS Forum
10:00 am—ARRL Forum
11:00 am—OSSBN Forum
12:00 noon Digital Forum
12:00 noon VE Test Session (Pre-registration for test is required, e-mail steve@n8smb.com to register)
Sponsored by the Intercity Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Tickets: $5 Tables, Advance Only: $15 Ticket and Table Deadline- January 22
Online ordering-http://hamfest.w8we.org
Advance orders (must include SASE) to:
Danny Bailey, W8DLB 70 Euclid Street Shiloh, OH 44878
419-896-2165 (After 3 P.M. Please)
Volume 1 Issue 1 Published Once A Year by IARC, Inc.
w8dlb113@gmail.com