2022-02-01 Weekly SCHH Ham Club This and That

Items of Interest:
What does ’73’ mean and why do ham radio operators say it?

Have you ever stopped to think why we use that number to end a contact? The answer takes us all the way back to the days of landline telegraphy.

What is a Valid QSO?

The article begins by explaining what makes up the elements required for a valid QSO. The article then looks into specific contest, weak signal, and digital mode QSOs and the challenges that each present in acknowledging that the QSO information has been properly exchanged.

HamCation

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 11 – 13, HamCation will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park in Orlando — an 87-acre lakefront fairgrounds. The convention marks the 75th anniversary of HamCation — one of the largest annual gatherings of radio amateurs in the US. HamCation tickets can be purchased online until January 31 and at the gate during the event.

Humor:

Ohm’s Law

Meetings:

The next membership meeting will be face-to-face at The Lakehouse in the Bayside Room on February 3rd at 7 PM (this Thursday).

Tentative agenda

2022 member survey analysis

HF Digital presentation

Club Website:

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

If you go to the club website you will see there is a new forum area at the top of the screen, where posts can be made, and threaded responses tracked.

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 President 2022