Thank you to all stations for a wonderful event! QSL Information
On Tuesday, October 17th, a mini-training session was held on the repeater by David Fanelli (KB5PGY) on handling and passing traffic.
If you’d like to learn more or practice passing traffic, here are a few links from David and Fred Shetz (AD5FS).
Recently we received one of our QSL cards back that was sent out for a QSO made during the STS-35 mission.
Ken Goodwin (K5RG) will be a guest on this week’s Ham Talk Live! hosted by Neil Rapp (WB9VPG). Ken will discuss the JSCARC’s history, the 50th Year celebration, and the special event scheduled for this weekend. Tune in live on Thursday at 8pm CT at hamtalklive.com. If you have any questions for Ken, please be … Read more
Remember Paige Veal of Carrollton, GA?
Paige attended the West Georgia Amateur Radio Society’s Field Day back in June and made a QSO with W5RRR via their GOTA station. JSCARC confirmed her QSO and sent her a QSL card and some NASA mementos. In mid-July, JSCARC received word that Paige was studying hard for her license with her Dad, Brian (KM4UPX).
Well, no need for a GOTA callsign anymore… Paige was just granted her Technician license and the callsign KN4GHU!
Club Monthly meetings are now the 2nd Thursday of every month From 6:30PM to 9:00PM The W5RRR shack cipher lock has been changed The new code will be provided when FY18 membership dues are paid Or contact KG5HOK (Keith) Oct 10: JSCARC 2M net 7:00PM NCS: KG5HOK Oct 11: JSC Safety and Health Day … Read more
On September 22, 2017, the JSCARC members and the JSC Center Operations Rigging Team, successfully replaced our aging 80′ tower and antennas. Incredibly, within 6 hours, the tower and antennas were disassembled onto the ground, and a refurbished tower with new antennas were installed. This accomplishment is nothing short of a miracle and it’s an example of terrific teamwork (and heavy lifting!)
We collected a ton of photos. Here are just a few…
This is pretty cool how world records can be broken with actually relatively modest equipment and extreme analysis, attention to details and perseverance. This the stuff that invokes the scientist in every one of us. From qrznow.com- “A new 10-GHz Earth-Moon-Earth (EME or moon bounce) world record has been set. On September 9, Rex Moncur, VK7MO, and Jim Malone, WA3LBI, completed a 18,949.4-kilometer contact using QRA64D. This extends by approximately 600 kilometers the previous world record of 18,337 kilometers held by DL7FJ and ZL1GSG, who used CW.
Ian is one of our future superstars. He’s an avid student scientist/engineer and he’s on target to get his Tech license perhaps next month! Many thanks go to Ian and his dad, Chatwin KG5URC, for spending this Saturday at the W5RRR shack to digest the instructions and patiently assemble the Cushcraft D40 40m rotatable dipole kit.
This is what I call ham radio mechanical music.
Listen to the rhythmic sounds of clattering relays as our EOC autotunes (under repair) searches for an impedance match for the load.