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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! 

Amateur Radio Technician License Class 2021

Free Training – The only cost is materials & test fee.

Presented by Seneca Radio Club W8ID

Location Buffalo Wild Wings 100 S Shaffer Park Dr. Tiffin Ohio

Starting January 20, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

The class will be 10 weeks, meeting one night each week.

Seneca Radio Club will be offering an introductory Technician License class this January. Classes will run on Wednesday evenings beginning January 20th, and end with the License Exam on March, 24th. Classes normally run from 6:00 PM till 08:30 or 9:00 PM.

 We use the ARRL materials for the class, available from ARRL.org and other sources. The ARRL materials we typically use in class including a PowerPoint presentation (which matches the manual) as our lecture basis. We will provide “color commentary” with the slide show, hands-on experience and demonstrations, and discussions with a number of local hams with extensive experience in various aspects of Amateur Radio.

Although there is no charge for the instruction, students are expected to provide their own study guides, and there is a nominal fee required for the licensing exam at the end. The ARRL does offer other training materials as well. These can enhance your learning but are not required. If you are interested, please Email Dan AC8NP at AC8NP@AC8NP.COM We look forward to seeing you this January

All of us are excited about the opportunity to present another class in Seneca County and our response to the initial class was just super. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Amateur Radio, from contesting to using our local repeaters, HF DX’ing, digital and data modes, amateur television and of course Morse code or CW as we call it. Amateur Radio works when all else fails. 

Hams are all about helping each other and we’d love to have you with us in January.  More information is available on the Seneca Radio Club Website http://w8id.org

Course books will be about $30.00 and the FCC test is $15.00 Contact Dan AC8NP at AC8NP@AC8NP.COM for more information. Register online at http://w8id.org/technician-class-2021-registration-link/

Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Interoperability Exercise

Hello members,

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will be conducting interoperability exercises during October. If you operate a HF station you could join in.

I have provided some information below that I received concerning the exercises.

73,Dan AC8NP

ASSIGNMENTS THAT CAN BE MADE ON THE NET BCSTN, RELAY STN, ANC STN

ALL TRAFFIC RECEIVED ON MARS COMEX 20-4 60 METER CHANNEL 1 5330.5 kHz,

INTEROPERABILITY NETS WILL BE COLLECTED, CONSOLIDATED, AND PASSED ON UP

THE CHAIN FROM A MARS OPERATOR THROUGH OUR NORMAL MARS CIRCUITS

( MILSTD M110A / ALE / MARS NETS ) MARS STATIONS TO TAKE CARE OF THIS TASK MUST BE ASKED / NOTIFIED ON THE NET, OR, THE NCS CAN TAKE CARE OF THIS TASK, IF CAPABLE.    ***OPERATIONS***

    DoD MARS COMEX 20-4 INTEROP NET SCHEDULE: OCT 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, AND 25
    FOR RJMOG 20-4 SET EASTERN TIME ZONE 1200 NOON AND MIDWEST TIME ZONE 1200 NOON

    FORMAL MARS NET CALL-UP WITH THE ADDITION OF, AND INCLUDING, A CALL FOR
    GOV, AMATEUR, SHARES, RED CROSS, SATERN STATIONS, WITH OR WITHOUT TRAFFIC.
   GIVE A DESCRIPTION OF REQUESTED INFORMATION **RI** THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR.

    EXAMPLE: ALL STATIONS THIS NETWORK, ALL STATIONS THIS NETWORK, THIS IS XXXXXX
    THIS IS A DoD MARS /RJMOG 5 MARS DoD COMEX 20-4 INTEROPERABILTY NET. WE ARE LOOKING
    FOR “RI” XXXXX.
    NOW CALLING FOR ANY MARS, GOV, AMATEUR, SHARES, RED CROSS, OR SATERN STATIONS,
    WITH OR WITHOUT TRAFFIC FOR THIS NET, OVER.

    ASSIGNING AN ALTERNATE NET CONTROL, BCSTN, RELAY STN.
    CALLS FOR ADDITIONAL MARS / GOV, AMATEUR, SHARES, RED CROSS,
    OR SATERN STATION CHECK-INS WITH OR WITHOUT TRAFFIC.
    NCS RECORDS ALL CHECK-INS AND GENERATES A ROSTER
    ( INCLUDING **ALL** CALLSIGNS THAT CHECKED IN ) TO BE PASSED
    ON THE NETWORK USING FLDIGI MT63-1KL
    PROMOTES TRUE MARS / AMATEUR INTEROPERABILITY

    ***TRAFFIC***

    USING FLDIGI MT63-1KL PLAINTEXT TEMPLATE, STRIPS, OR VOICE TO PASS COLLECTED OR SINGLE, METAR, COUNTY STATUS
    OR ANY OTHER “RI” THAT COMES DOWN THAT REQUEST AMATEUR, OR “OTHER”, PARTICIPATION.

Great Lakes Division Vice-Director

Greetings Seneca Radio Club Members,
As the Executive Board of the Seneca Radio Club, W8ID would like to offer our endorsement supporting the candidacy of ARRL Section Manager Scott Yonally N8SY for the office of Great Lakes Division Vice-Director.  Scott has demonstrated a deep commitment to Amateur Radio and the members of the Ohio Section.  Scott travels widely around the Ohio Section and routinely visits club meetings and other events where Ohio Hams are active.  He is responsive and always available to assist in any situation.  Scott is committed to enhancing Amateur Radio by encouraging the participation of our youth and was a key player in supporting ARES as the prominent Emergency Communications organization that it is today.

We render our endorsement now as Scott offers his energy and dedication to the Great Lakes Division.

73,

Jeff WB8REI Past President

Mike KC8WH W8ID Trustee

Dan AC8NP V. President

Mike KD8QDL Sec/Treas

Current Contest

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