2023-01-31 Weekly This & That Newsletter

Items of Interest:

Where VOA’s Broadcast Infrastructure Stands Today – Radio World

The VOA came into being in 1942. It played a major role in broadcasting U.S. news and views to the world during World War Two and the Cold War. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, shifting government priorities, the emergence of platforms competing with shortwave, and budget cuts led to VOA’s language services, broadcasts and programming being reduced.

HAM (montanapbs.org)

Montana Amateur Radio Operators, or “hams” as they recount their admiration for the global Amateur Radio community. 

Coastal Amateur Radio Society (CARS) is having a swap meet on April 29th at the Savannah Airport Rec Center.

Admission is free. Time is 9 AM until 2 PM.


Meetings and activities:

The next meeting will be on February 2nd at 7PM at the Lakehouse.

The program is:

February 2, 2023 Program: “Ham Radio & Mankind’s Biggest Projects”
Presented by: Courtney Duncan, N5BF

Zoom Info:
Meeting ID: 828 2463 4646

At 6:30PM before the meeting, a handheld programming session will be taking place. If numerous people want to do this, it may have to take place after the meeting.

Club Website:

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


Sunday NET (8 PM) operates on 147.550 MHz simplex and Echolink node: KE4HAM – L

Wednesday Nets (8 PM) operates from KK4ONF/Jasper repeater, 147.060+ and Echolink node: KE4HAM-R

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 Past President