147.320 PL 192.8
442.650 PL 192.8
Many of you know or have heard that I love CW. I first learned CW at the age of 13 and during my time in the Navy aboard a ship for 4 years as a Radioman, that is where and when I enhanced my CW skills. All of our outgoing message traffic was sent out via CW nets. After my first year in the Radio Shack I acquired my first Bug and that is when my CW skills started to become more enhanced and I literally fell in love with the art. At the MCARC meeting last Thursday, a discussion was held in regards to perhaps seeing if anyone would be interested in building up their CW skills and I volunteered to do whatever I can to help those who would like to do some CW training. So, here is what I would like to do. Those of you who are sincerely interested in working with me to do some “Live CW training” on the air, please get in touch with me so I can begin to develop some type of schedule for us to get on the air and do some real CW drills. A couple weeks ago Bill Rupert and I got on HF and moved around on various bands until we found a frequency which worked for us. Several years ago our Club did some weekly CW training, however, it was over our 2 Meter Repeater. It worked well until it fizzled out. Since we have so many new members in the club now, limiting “On Air Training” may not work so well for those outside the repeater or simplex mode of operation on 2 Meters. What I propose is to work 40 Meters for CW training. If 40 Meters does not work, we can move around until we find a band that does work for those who want to participate in the training. So, in order for me to begin putting together some type of CW Training, I would like for those of you who want to participate, let me know and I will begin putting something together. I think working “on the air” will be more realistic as when you do work a station on CW for real, you have to consider the band conditions of QSB, QRN and QRM and QRL. So, please let me know who all is interested by email, phone or in person. I am honored and humbled to work with anyone who wants to enhance their CW skills.
73 Bill Miller – K5EAG
TO ALL RADIO OPERATORS.
WE WILL BE MOVING OUR 147.500 SIMPLEX NET TO SATURDAY MORNINGS @ 9 A.M. STARTING JANUARY 8, 2022
ALSO WE WILL ALSO START AN 80 METER RAGCHEW ON 3.990 MHZ (if the frequency is open) AFTER THE SIMPLEX NET SATURDAY MORNING @ 10 A.M.
The use of Q codes in Ham Radio is well known. Here is a comprehensive list complements of N5MSE.
The following link will provide you with antenna and QTH heights relative to the Montague antenna site. It is contained in the members only so you may need to provide your password.
ARRL Radiogram blank worksheet available on the Ham Materials page.
The Club calendar now contains the Nets, Club Meeting, next VE test dates, and Birthdays of members.
Ham equipment for sale is located HERE.
Net Control can access and download a Tuesday check-in form.
Member weather stations are now online here.
Weather training classes are posted and updated as needed.
Amber, KI5OQV, does custom call sign vehicle IDs. These are made for the outdoors. Contact Amber directly for custom and pricing.
Jeremy W5WKD does custom 3D printing of anything you might need for your Ham Radio station or around the shack. Contact him directly to discuss what he can do.
A 'Texas flag' name badge has been commissioned with the new Club logo in place of the white star. Want one?
Tornado in Oklahoma on 4/22.
Pecos Hank does a great job on this special report. Lightening is forever a danger to us all. I learned a lot of new info with his video.
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