LoTW Now Accepting FT4 Contacts

The latest TQSL update (Config.xml version 11.8), released on May 22, includes FT4 as a submode of MFSK. It also adds AISAT-1 and PO-101 in the satellite category.

As of May 23, 1,048,281,611 contact records have been entered into the system, resulting in 200,387,247 contact confirmations. LoTW has 118,328 users.

Time Change

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to save energy and make better use of daylight. It was first used in 1908 in

What Is Daylight Saving Time?

DST is a seasonal time change measure where clocks are set ahead of standard time during part of the year, usually by 1 hour. As DST starts, the Sun rises and sets later, on the clock, than the day before.

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Broadcaster to Transmit Field Day Greetings in MFSK64

A 100 kW HF broadcast transmitter in Nauen, Germany, will send Field Day greetings to North American radio amateurs in MFSK64 mode during the weekly “Giant Jukebox” broadcast of The Mighty KBC on 9,925 kHz, June 24, 0000 – 0200 UTC. The MFSK64, centered on 1,500 Hz, will begin at about 0130 UTC. An RSID will be transmitted just before the transmission to guide decoding software to the correct mode and audio frequency.

Reception reports are invited. — Thanks to Kim Elliott, KD9XB

W1AW Announces Field Day Bulletin Schedule

W1AW has announced its Field Day bulletin schedule. Those participating in Field Day can earn 100 bonus points for copying the special Field Day bulletin transmitted by W1AW or by K6KPH during its operating schedule on Field Day weekend. The Field Day bulletin must be copied via Amateur Radio. An accurate copy of the message must be included in your Field Day submission in order to earn the bonus points, which are available to all operating classes.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

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2018 ARRL Field Day

Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

“What Is Field Day” (Printable PDF Flier)

We welcome the public to come learn more about ham radio! Use our Field Day Locator to search for a Field Day site near you.

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Key City Amateur Radio Club conducts Technician Class

The Key City ARC, Abilene, Texas will conduct a Technician Class starting Saturday March 3, 2018.  Classes will be held at the Abilene Regional Hospital, Women Center starting at 8 a.m.  Classes will run approximately 8 weeks on Saturday mornings.  Contact Mike Roach 325-280-5174 or KF5ZQB@arrl.net

Nolan County Amateur Radio Association Conducts Technician Class

The Nolan County Amateur Radio Association, Sweetwater, Texas will be presenting a Technician Class starting February 13, 2018.  The classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m at the Nolan County Health Department on the corner of 12th Street and Elm Street.  The training will last four weeks.  Testing will be done the following Tuesday evening.

For more information, please contact Gary Armstrong, KC5NOX at 325-235-4110 or email at kc5nox@arrl.net

Pecos County Amateur Radio Club Opens New Clubhouse and Tower

Pecos County ARC Club President and Pecos County EC Benny Walker, KB5JXO announces that the new clubhouse and tower are now available for use.  This facility will also be used as an ARES Operations Center when needed.

The clubhouse contains a Radio Room and a Meeting room .  Outside is a 40 foot Tower.

Club members participating included:

Benny Walker-KB5JXO-Club President/ EC
Dwayne Bonham-KF5MSQ
Richard McGee-N5DLX-Vice President
Donald Lannom-KB5GLA
Joe Hallford-W5BQZ
Larry Mercado-KC5SLN
Robbie Dominguez-KF5AEJ-Secretary/Treasurer
Darren Hodges- KF5PEJ
Colby Taylor- KG5FYZ
Herb Rabinowitz-KG5EHO

  

 

TEXAS STATE PARKS ON THE AIR

April 7-8, 2018

Event will take place every year on the second weekend of April (except when Easter falls on the second weekend, then the contest is moved to the first weekend of April).  The Lake Area Amateur Radio Klub (K5LRK) enjoyed participating in this event in 2015 and 2016 and were sadened to hear that the initial sponsor Tom King, WK5DX, from Houston, who was running TSPOTA had gone silent key in 2015. The K5LRK club members decided that this was an event that should remain available as it provides a great opportunity for clubs to get out, have fun and enjoy our great state of Texas, so we carry on the torch for Tom! Please join us during this event, in a variety of state parks in Texas as we continue the Texas State Parks on the Air event!

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