CCARA Club News
Club Repeater Low Power
We are operating at the 5 watt power level with no external amp connected. The results seem to be good.
We will try the 045 for all of the club nets as usual and for the club meetings.
Club Meeting: May 5th
The May club meeeting was held on the air on the club repeater 147.045MHz on Wednesday May 5th at 7:00PM.
We discussed the upcomming Field Day at this meeting. Please be considering whether you will be planning to attend if we do hold the field day at the Brown Farm. We will have enough equipment to operate and are planning to set up at the Brown farm (as we have in the past) at 10:00AM on June 25th. Field Day starts at 2PM on the 26th and continues through 2PM on the 27th. We will have a picnic supper at 6PM on Saturday. Please bring a covered dish, etc. If you are considering operating voice, digital or CW, please let Will KC8PUW know so that we will have an idea of operational scheduling.
N8VV on 10 Meters
N8VV our CW Guru does it again!
N8VV A very nice certificate for the year
Ham's Social Distancing
Ft8 & JS8CALL Article
Thanks to Heinz KB8VIP for writing and submitting a short article describing two neat operating modes for making use of poor propagation. You can find this article on the Digital modes page.
New Club Patches and Mugrugs
There are "personalized" club patches and "Mugrugs" available for members of CCARA. Check out this PAGE to see what is available.
Icom Radio RepairCheck out the Links page if you are in need of an Icom repair. This repair facility is recommended by club member experience.
Solar/Terrestrial Weather and Propagation
Check out the website, Solarham.com for current propagation forcasts and solar activity as it relates to ham radio operations.
Don't forget that the club meeting minutes are available on the Meetings page. Check them out before the next meeting to keep up with current information.
The 147.045MHz CCARA Club Repeater Antenna and Equipment
Ohio Single Sideband Net
The OSSBN is a great introduction to the ARRL's National Traffic System. It meets three times a day: 10:30AM, 4:15PM, and currently 6:00PM to handle traffic in, out, and througout the state of Ohio, and the rest of the country. Check them out, and listen in on 75 meters on 3.9725MHz. This is a very active net and represents some of the best of amateur radio operating, as well as continuing the fine tradiotion of providing emergency communications in existance since the inception of ham radio iteslf. This was the foundation of the formation of the Amateur Radio RELAY League. This is where the "Relay" came from in the name.
Check out the OSSBN website at: Ohio Single Sideband Net
Net on 440
The KB9JSC repeater will be linked to the 145.230MHz for the Monday ARES net at 9PM local, so you can check in to the net on either band. The frequency of the UHF repeater is 443.5375+MHz.
Right after the ARES net, the 440 link will be brought down, and there will be a new net run on the 440 repeater alone. The purpose of this net is for folks to set up and test their equipment on the 440 band and get used to operating there. If you have 440 capability, you are welcome to check in to the net. You don't have to be a member of any group to join in.