2023-02-21 Weekly This & That Newsletter

Items of interest

Old radio manuals


Upcoming State QSO Parties

Two state QSO parties are happening next weekend. The South Carolina QSO Party begins at 1500 UTC on Saturday, February 25 and concludes at 0159 UTC on Sunday, February 26. The North Carolina QSO Party begins at 1500 UTC on Sunday, February 26, and concludes at 0100 UTC on Monday, February 27. Both events count toward the State QSO Party Challenge, including the Worked All QSO Parties award. For more details, visit the individual event web pages above, as well as http://stateqsoparty.com/.

Club missing their balloon

Hobby Club’s Missing Balloon Feared Shot Down By USAF | Aviation Week Network

Funny questions I get from non-Hams while on a POTA activation
When activating a park, POTA activators are quite used to getting funny looks and strange stares.


Remember when we used to play against humans?

Meetings and activities

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

Program will be presented by Scott Putnam, KG9V, on South Carolina’s past and 2023 operation in the 13 Colonies ham radio event in early July as K2L. Main program will begin at 7 PM. Membership Meeting to follow main program.

ZOOM Info for this meeting:  


Meeting ID: 864 6600 0624
Passcode: 415038

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