2022-02-22 Weekly SCHH Ham Club This and That

Items of Interest:

Congratulations to Jack Frisch who changed his call sign from KO4WFL to K2ITZ.

HOW AMATEUR RADIO LAUNCHED THE WORLD’S FIRST PRIVATE COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE

There are more than 1,600 CubeSats in orbit around the Earth, with more than 1,000 of those launched in 2020 alone. But while these inexpensive small satellites have made space more accessible to university classes, small companies, and more, their forerunners stretch back to the beginning of the Space Age — before the CubeSat, there was OSCA

Some New Rules Going into Effect this Year for ARRL Field Day

After the issuance of several rules waivers over the past couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARRL Field Day rules are being updated on a permanent basis starting with the June 25-26, 2022, event. The maximum PEP output for a transmitter used by anyone submitting a Field Day entry will be 100 W, regardless of entry category.

Class D (Home) stations will continue to be able to earn points for contacts with other Class D stations. The club aggregate scoring change initiated in 2020 as a temporary measure will become part of the permanent rules. In the aggregate scoring plan, the scores of individual stations are combined under the aggregate score of a club that is designated on the individual entry form.

Another change, involving Media Publicity Rule 7.3.2, has been modified. Field Day participants will now be required to obtain publicity, not just try to do so. Any combination of bona fide media hits would qualify for the bonus points. For example, posting the details of your upcoming or ongoing Field Day activity, or your Field Day results, on a club or news media site, on Facebook, or via Twitter and Instagram would meet the bonus criteria.

2022 South Carolina QSO Party

Saturday, February 26 – South Carolina QSO Party:  http://scqso.com/ 

10 AM to 9 PM Local Time (EST)

Humor:

Meetings:

The next membership meeting will be face-to-face at The Lakehouse in the Bayside Room on March 3rd at 7 PM. This will be a hybrid meeting with a zoom link as well:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84313364579?pwd=dGlxaFM1M3hhWDc1NUNMTUg2WUc5Zz09

We had a bit of trouble tracking down the January minutes. They are now moved out to the Club GDrive:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t3XnLZSh9i4lYgtCpFFht5qr_rwGJcF3/view?usp=sharing

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 President 2022