2021-05-04 Weekly SCHH Ham Club This and That

Items of Interest: 

Star Wars sound designer is a radio enthusiast. His grandfather was a ham and that got him interested in electronics, radio and sound.

Annual Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Test Set for May 7 – 8

The US Department of Defense will host this year’s Armed Forces Day (AFD) Cross-Band Test, Friday and Saturday, May 7 – 8, in recognition of Armed Forces Day on May 15. The event is open to all radio amateurs. The schedule of military/government stations taking part in the Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Test and information on the AFD message is available on the MARS website.

Looking to upgrade or know someone who is interested in getting a license?

The Club will be sponsoring an FCC Amateur Radio license testing session at 10am on May 19, at Pinckney Hall. While the test session is open to all, appointments are suggested. Contact Dennis Hopkins, AC4DH, at 207-350-1350 or [email protected] for additional information or to schedule your test.

If there is interest in a pre-exam review session to help candidates prepare, it can be arranged. Contact Dennis indicating your interest, and the topic(s) you would like covered.

Humor:

May the fourth be with you!

Meetings:

The next meeting will be Monday June 7th from Noon until 1:30PM at the SCHH Town Square Pavilion.

There were 14 people at the meeting yesterday. The presentation on the NanoVNA can be found online.

Club Website:

The URL is https://www.ke4ham.org.  If you notice any errors or have site-related questions, email: [email protected]

Nets:

Wednesday Nets (8 PM) operates from KK4ONF/Jasper repeater, 147.060+ and Echolink node: KE4HAM-R

Sunday NET (8 PM) operates on 147.550 MHz simplex and Echolink node: 
KE4HAM – L

Other operating:

Daily  —   DX spotting and open chat 24/7 on 147.550 MHz simplex and the Jasper Repeater, 147.060+ (no Echolink).

AD5EN – SCHH Amateur Radio Club VP