At the 11/9 monthly meeting, Keith Brandt (WD9GET) made a presentation on D-STAR.
In lieu of our monthly meeting, we will have our Annual Banquet and 50th Year Celebration dinner on Thursday, December 14th, at 6:30pm.
If you’d like to try out contesting, on November 18th, the ARRL Sweepstakes kicks off the SSB segment (CW just concluded last weekend). Never contested? No problem. For this event, you can’t operate for more than 24 hours for the duration of the event and can only have one transmitter on the air. It’s a perfect time … Read more
Here’s an outlook of activities coming up at the shack:
Every Tuesday and Thursday there will be CW practice transmissions on our 2m repeater. 12:00-12:15 CT will be sent at 5 WPM and 12:15-12:30 CT will be sent at ~15-18 WPM. The 5 WPM will be sent using the Farnsworth method which sends the characters at ~18 WPM but uses longer than usual spaces. This method is designed to force … Read more
On October 22nd, scouts visited the W5RRR shack to participate in Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) – the largest Scouting event in the world!
By my count, 18 scouts visited the station and each scout made multiple contacts with other scouts!
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.