2021-08-03 Weekly SCHH Ham Club This and That

Items of Interest: 


  • 100 Watts and a Wire is a ham radio talk show was originally launched as an audio podcast on June 22, 2015. Today, you can see the show on YouTube. It features topical conversation, interviews and ham radio news. You can listen anytime by subscribing wherever you get podcasts.
  • RF Podcast: The amateur radio podcast was created to help get information on amateur radio out to the new ham and the ham that wants to find out about different aspects of the hobby they are thinking about trying out.
  • ARRL Audio News contains highlights taken from the League’s weekly publication, The ARRL Letter. ARRL Audio News is available via internet in mp3.

Club sponsored testing

The Sun City Amateur Radio Club will be sponsoring an Amateur Radio license testing session on September 15, at 1:00 pm. The session will be held at the Bluffton Fire Department Emergency Operations Center, 260 Raider Road, Bluffton. While the test session is open to all, appointments are suggested. Contact Dennis Hopkins, AC4DH, at 207-350-1350 or AC4DH@arrl.net for additional information or to schedule your test.
The FCC has instituted fee of $35 for all Amateur Radio applications; new licenses, upgrades, renewals, vanity calls. Although the rule that includes this fee became effective on April 19, 2021, IT IS NOT YET BEING COLLECTED. The FCC has stated that amateurs will have advance warning of the actual effective date as it will be published in the Federal Register. The ARRL expects the fee to become effective in early 2022. Take advantage of this interim period — if you have ever thought of upgrading your license, take the test in September and avoid the fee! It may very well be your last opportunity to upgrade for only the $15 exam fee.



We don’t generally meet in July and August. Therefore, the next membership meeting will be in September at the Bluffton Fire Emergency Operations Center (EOC), proceeded by a Latin luncheon at Tio’s off Buckwalter. Details will follow later this month.

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