2021-06-08 Weekly SCHH Ham Club This and That

Items of Interest: 

Bob Wilson, N6TV, has updated his presentation, Everything You Need To Know About USB and Serial Interfaces. His presentation includes the history and evolution of serial ports, chipsets, software tools for troubleshooting, and how to best utilize the built-in USB to the serial functionality built into some modern rigs to support CAT, CW keying, and RTTY keying.

China’s Tianwen-1 lander and Zhurung rover separated over the Martian surface and at least one radio amateur — Edgar Kaiser, DF2MZ, in Germany — was able to note the separation. The vehicle used a combination of a protective capsule, a parachute, and a rocket platform to make the descent. The Tianwen-1 orbiter remains in orbit, equipped with a high-resolution camera, a magnetometer, a spectrometer, and a subsurface radar. The lander touched down in Utopia Planitia, a massive impact basin that may have once contained an ocean and is thought to have buried ice.


Rig for Field Day 2021 
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1500 Watts (Microwave), 2.3 Cu. Ft. Refrigorator 
10 cup Coffee Brewer, 150 Watt PEP SSB 

Better order it now, ARRL Field Day is June 26 – 27. Field Day rule waivers that were in place in 2020 are in place for 2021, and Classes D and E have a limit of 150 W PEP output.


The next membership meeting will be a luncheon on Monday June 7th from Noon until 1:30PM at the SCHH Town Square Pavilion. Bob, WA6WAY will be providing a pulled pork BBQ lunch with sides & beverage. There will be a presentation from V.P. Charlie, AD5EN on Field Day 2021. There will also be an update on the many Public Service happenings from our Public Service Coordinator and Member-at-Large, Dan, K4DNY.

There will be a charge of $5 per person, payable at the event.  The Club will subsidize the additional ~$3 cost.  Members and spouses are welcome to attend.  RSVP by Thursday, June 3, by replying to the invitation email with the number of lunches.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Club Website:

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


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: 

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