2022-05-24 Weekly SCHH Ham Club This and That

Items of Interest:

National Hurricane Center Annual Communications Test to be Held on May 28

WX4NHC, the amateur radio station at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, will hold its annual communications test on Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 9 AM to 5 PM EDT (1300 – 2100 UTC).

WX4NHC will be on the air on HF, VHF, UHF, 2- and 30-meter APRS, and Winlink at [email protected] (subject must contain “//WL2K”).

The Hurricane Watch Net 14.325 MHz frequency will be active for most of the test, as will 7.268 MHz, depending on propagation.

There will also be a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Hurricane Net from 4 – 5 PM EDT, or 2000 – 2100 UTC (IRLP Node 9219/EchoLink WX-TALK Conference Node 7203).

New Hams and an Upgrade

The VE session held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 saw three new hams and an upgrade.

John Commins, KB1EYV, a Sun City resident, upgraded his license to Amateur Extra.

Paul Jones, also a Sun City resident, Joao Lima and Steven Adams successfully completed the exam for Technician, and are now awaiting the FCC to issue their call signs.

Congratulations to them all!  Look for them on the air.

Humor:

Now that’s a humorous illustration I can get a charge out of…

Meetings:

he next membership meeting will be face-to-face at Hidden Cypress Savannah RiverRoom on 6/2 at 7 PM. The primary focus will be field day prep.

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