Big Spring Amateur Radio Club

City: Big Spring, TX
Call Sign: W5AW

Hello!

Your weekly update is here. If you have Club or ham radio announcements that you would like to see here, send them to w5dtb@outlook.com and I will add them. Also please make sure we capture all new members emails so I can add them to the list. If you are on the list and want to be removed let me know.

If you buy from Amazon consider making the Big Spring Amateur Radio Club your charity of choice. Go to http://smile.amazon.com and chose the club as the charity.

The First Monday Meetings at the clubhouse have been resumed by the club officers due to the decrease in covid cases and the increase in vaccinations. We will still be running zoom meetings if you wish to attend remotely. Matthew W5KER will publishing links to all meetings on the W5AW website www.qsl.net/w5aw, so go there to get in!

Nets Coming Up this week: Daren W5DTB will be net control forJuly. August net control is still vacant, so please consider volunteering for August. Contact any club officer or myself for information.

Tuesday: The Tuesday Night DSTAR Net will be held at 7PM on the W5AW-C Module.

Wednesday: The Permian Basin ARES net will be held on Wednesday Night at 9 PM on the West Texas Connection.  There are major challenges with the link between Midland and other sites right now so be patient and understanding as we fight our way through this.

Thursday: The Howard County Traffic Net will be held on Thursday night at 8 PM on the 146.820 repeater.

Saturday: Breakfast get together is back! Please join @ 0730 or so to have a good breakfast and fellowship. The new location(s) are the old Dell’s or Denny’s on Birdwell Dr.

There are many other nets that the DSTAR repeater links to throughout the week, so please check out the W5AW website www.qsl.net/w5aw and follow the Nets and Repeaters link for all nets and frequencies.

Remember that Dstar and local nets are open to all licensed amateur operators.

Coming up in July:

  1. Nothing Coming up in July.

Happening in the ARRL:

http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-investigating-alleged-jamming-on-40-meters

FCC Investigating Alleged “Jamming” on 40 Meters

07/22/2021. Reports suggest that jamming stations have been deployed on the lower portion of 40 meters. The jamming appears to be coming from Cuba.

www.arrl.org

http://www.arrl.org/news/ao-109-radfxsat-2-amsat-fox-1e-open-for-amateur-use

AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) Open for Amateur Use

07/20/2021. AMSAT’s Engineering and Operations Teams have announced that AO-109 (RadFxSat-2/AMSAT Fox-1E) is now open for amateur use. AMSAT advises operators to use efficient modes for making contacts, such as CW or FT4, because issues with the satellite make SSB voice contacts “challenging at best.”

www.arrl.org

http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-responds-to-flooding-in-western-europe

Amateur Radio Responds to Flooding in Western Europe

07/19/2021. International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Emergency Communications Coordinator Greg Mossop, G0DUB, reported over the weekend that amateur radio volunteers have responded in the wake of widespread and catastrophic flooding in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.The flooding, resulting from unprecedented heavy rainfall, has claimed more than 120 lives.

www.arrl.org

http://www.arrl.org/news/massachusetts-court-okays-amateur-radio-tower-citing-board-of-appeals-error

Massachusetts Court Okays Amateur Radio Tower, Citing Board of Appeals’ Error

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

www.arrl.org

Everyone loves Amateur Radio Newsline. Please check out the latest broadcast here: www.arnewsline.org.

Amateur Radio Newsline

/www.arnewsline.org

Contests: This link will give you a weekly update on HF contests coming up with links to rules and information regarding the contests: http://www.contestcalendar.com/weeklycont.php

That’s all for this week.

Daren Bishop

W5DTB


BSARC Weekly Update

Your weekly update is here. If you have Club or ham radio announcements that you would like to see here, send them to w5dtb@outlook.com and I will add them. Also please make sure we capture all new members emails so I can add them to the list. If you are on the list and want to be removed let me know.

If you buy from Amazon consider making the Big Spring Amateur Radio Club your charity of choice. Go to http://smile.amazon.com and chose the club as the charity.

Coming Up this week:

Monday: The Monday Meeting will not be held. It will be postponed until June 8th so that we can visit with Pepper. The monthly meeting will be held then.

Tuesday: The Tuesday Night DSTAR Net will be held at 7PM on the W5AW-C Module.

Wednesday: The Permian Basin ARES net will be held on Wednesday Night at 9 PM on the West Texas Connection.

Thursday: The Howard County Traffic Net will be held on Thursday night at 8 PM on the 146.820 repeater.   Daren W5DTB will be assuming the Net Control for May. Matthew W5KER will be net control in June.

There are many other nets that the DSTAR repeater links to throughout the week, so please check out the W5AW website www.qsl.net/w5aw and follow the Nets and Repeaters link for all nets and frequencies.

Remember that Dstar and local nets are open to all licensed amateur operators.

Please check out the attachment to this message. It is an Excel Spreadsheet that contains a list of Permian basin repeaters that has been recently updated. Please let us know if you find any errors.

Happening in the ARRL:​

http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-providing-flexibility-to-volunteer-examiners-in-developing-remote-testing-methods

http://www.arrl.org/news/radio-amateur-fellow-astronaut-headed-to-space-station-after-historic-launch

http://www.arrl.org/news/global-covid-19-radio-event-set-for-june-6-7

http://www.arrl.org/news/social-distancing-exam-sessions-demonstrate-pent-up-demand-for-testing

http://www.arrl.org/news/temporary-rule-waivers-announced-for-2020-arrl-field-day

http://www.arrl.org/news/hurricane-exercise-carried-out-in-southeastern-us

http://www.arrl.org/news/the-k7ra-solar-update-589

http://www.arrl.org/news/to-all-arrl-members-and-arrl-vec-accredited-volunteer-examiners

Coming up in May:

  1. No in person events scheduled for W5AW in May.

Coming up in June

  1. Field Day: June 27th & 28th will be the 2020 ARRL Annual Summer Field day. For more details go to: http://www.arrl.org/field-day New rules will allow us to operate remotely, make 1H contacts count, and combine logs to send to the ARRL all under the W5AW club call sign. See more information above in the links for the ARRL regarding temporary rules.
  2. June 8th will be our monthly meeting and farewell to Pepper Sullivan WF1RE. Remember to bring a chair and keep your distance! Be prepared to be outside.

Coming up in July:

  1. MS 150 Bike Ride: The bike ride is on! Please contact Liz Gross and get her your information and availability! We need all the participation we can get! Any questions contact any officer or Liz!

HF Contests: This link will give you a weekly update on HF contests coming up with links to rules and information regarding the contests: http://www.contestcalendar.com/weeklycont.php

Everyone Loves Newsline. Listen here: https://www.arnewsline.org/

That’s all for this week.

Daren Bishop
W5DTB