Update: Thanks to those that participated in this event. Out of the three events we have had this year, this event proved to be the hardest as band conditions were not favorable. The weather was also a factor for us, as the nice weather had many people outside enjoying the day. The turn out was light at the clubhouse with 9 people showing up. We ended up working 22 counties out of 67 available. It was decided to end the contest early as more than 2 hours had past without anyone else showing up. The radio's were turned off at 5PM.
2013 General Class
Class Meets from 9AM to Noon on Saturdays listed below. Contact Rick KK4GV via: kk4gv at w3vpr.org
Books are available at the clubhouse but if you want to get it from Amazon:
04/27/13 Procedures & Rules - Chapters 2 & 3
05/04/13 Components & Circuits Part 1 - Chapter 4
05/11/13 Components & Circuits Part 2 - Chapter 4
05/18/13 Signals & Equipment - Chapter 5
05/25/13 Memorial Day Weekend - No class
06/01/13 Antennas/Propagation - Chapters 6 & 7
06/08/12 Safety, Review, Test - Chapter 8
By popular demand, we are once again convening the Radio Brunch on Saturday, 27 April, 2013. The location is the same, the Old Country Buffet in Annapolis, and the time is 9:00. You pay for the buffet as you enter, and the last time we were there, the cost for seniors was $5.49, and drinks were extra at $1.99. I believe that the non-senior rate is $5.99, and there are generous reductions for youngsters. Plan to come and bring the family to enjoy a great meal with lots of your radio friends. See you there! --Chuck K3ACT
Please welcome these new Technicians from our class. I think a few more will test soon. The free radios are on back order but you should here the new hams on the air soon.
KC3ADW Carol Watson
KC3AKC Jim Brooks
KC3AKD James Denny
KC3AKE Leon Eady Jr
KC3AKF Blair Kraft
KC3AKG Tim Cash
KC3AKH Les Hawthorne
KC3AKI John Norman
KC3AKJ Mary Gleaves
KC3AKK Marjorie Rawhouser
KC3AKL Karl Gleaves
KC3AKM Mike Makowski
KC3AKN Dan Blades
KC3AKO Dick Kaiser
KC3AKP Everett Dover
KC3AKQ John Franchy
KC3AKR Cassie L. Johnson
KC3AKS Jared Shuman
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Aloha to one and all!
Florida QSO Party!
Mark it on your calendar of things to do before Field Day
We start setting up at Noon on Saturday (27 April) and will officially start operating at approximately 1300 and go until about 2200-Midnite.
Phone and CW
We will also probably demo the new version of the N3FJP Field Day logging software during the day.
Coming soon: Three pre-Field Day training sessions
- Date and time TBA - Assemble and raise antenna masts
Date and time TBA - Assemble portable garage
A lot of club members worked me on Dominica as well as some PVRC'ers and some from the 1900 Group. I am picking the best photo for the QSL's and will print them soon. If you want to receive a QSL card in person at a club meeting just fill yours out and bring it to a meeting. (If you do not have your own QSL's just let me know you want card) I will give a presentation about the operation probably in April.
Here are the results:
49 states plus DC (Missed Montana)
73, Rick KK4GV J79GV
Greetings one and all!
The recently published 2013 ARRL Field Day Rules contain a change to the set-up rules. This change allows Class A (That’s us) and Class B stations to start setting up their Field Day operation at 8pm EDT on the Thursday immediately prior to the start of the operational phase of Field Day. The total time setting-up prior to the start of the operational phase of Field Day cannot exceed 24 hours. Note: We normally spend 8-10 hrs setting up our Field Day site.
UPDATE: Hard to beleive are second contest on the year is now in the books. I would like to thank all that showed up and made this a successful event. Upon initial review here are the stats:
CW QSO's:35 Points:70
Phone QSO's:63 Points:63
Sum of CW + Phone: 133
Power LOW (under 150 watts x 1.5) Points:199.5
Contacts X Multipliers:7880
Greetings one and all!
Did you notice the 2013 Field Day Logo? Yahooo!
The planning committee is meeting later today (Saturday)
There is a slight change to the Field Day Rules that will allow us to start setting up at 8PM on Thursday, 20 June.
What a club meeting that could be!
Check back for updates regularly
Your Field Day Planning Team