2021-08-31 Weekly SCHH Ham Club This and That

Items of Interest:

History of direction finding

Where’s That Radio? A Brief History Of Direction Finding | Hackaday

A beginners guide to repeaters:


Ham radio saves a friends life:


Man, I bet his neighbors really love him!

Time To Upgrade Your License?

The Sun City Amateur Radio Club will be sponsoring an Amateur Radio license testing session on Wednesday, 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 testing fee will be $15.00, payable by check.

FCC Licensing to Require a Valid Email Address – Do they have yours?

Under Section 97.21 of the new rules, a person holding a valid amateur station license “must apply to the FCC for a modification of the license grant as necessary to show the correct mailing and email address, licensee name, club name, license trustee name, or license custodian name.” For a club or military recreation station license, the application must be presented in document form to a club station call sign administrator who must submit the information to the FCC in an electronic batch file.

Under new Section 97.23, each license will have to show the grantee’s correct name, mailing address, and email address. “The email address must be an address where the grantee can receive electronic correspondence,” the amended rule will state. “Revocation of the station license or suspension of the operator license may result when correspondence from the FCC is returned as undeliverable because the grantee failed to provide the correct email address.”

Volunteer Examiners Are Needed!

If you have not already done so, please consider supporting the Club and giving back to the hobby by becoming an ARRL Volunteer Examiner. The process is easy to complete. See details at: http://www.arrl.org/become-an-arrl-ve


The next membership meeting will be on Monday, September13th, 1:30pm at the Bluffton Fire Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 260 Raider Road, off Bluffton Parkway. It will be proceeded at Noon at by a Latin luncheon at Tio’s Latin Cuisine, adjacent to the Kroger on Buckwalter.

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