Weekly CW Practice

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

Congratulations Paige Veal, KN4GHU

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!

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W5RRR has new clothes

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…

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New 10-GHz Earth-Moon-Earth World Record Set

New 10-GHz Earth-Moon-Earth World Record Set

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.  

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