2023-05-23 Weekly This & That Newsletter

de KB3FW

The Field Day Planning Team met via Zoom on May 16th. Field Day planning will continue during our Zoom Meeting on Friday, May 26th. If you’d like to participate in the planning Zoom and have not signed up to be on the planning team yet, please contact me for more info.

Field Day is on June 24th, the last Saturday in June. We’ll be operating KE4HAM from Lake Somerset.

I know you’ve been on the edge of your seats wondering when the Bylaws are going to be updated. Fear not! The Bylaws Committee (Jack Frisch, chair, Bob McCormick and me) have completed their work. Review and approval of the changes from the Club’s Executive Board is the next step. Stay tuned!


Harve / KB3FW (hnat463@gmail.com) / SCHH ARC 2023 President

A Sad Note

Marc Tarplee, the ARRL South Carolina Section Manager, passed away on May 14th in Charleston, SC after a brief illness. Marc (N4UFP) and ARRL leadership in SC have been synonymous for many years. His service as our Section Manager began in 2010 after seven years as SC”s Section Technical Manager. Marc was a big-time CW operator who was also into participating in ham radio contests. He held a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of South Carolina. Prior to his retirement, Marc was the Chief Financial Officer of York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC. Please keep the Tarplee family in your prayers. May Marc rest in peace.

Items of Interest

The Future of Ham Radio?

Not sure if Charlie had posted this one before but it does, as we hams say, resonate! What about the future of ham radio? What does IEEE Spectrum have to say about that?

AI Is Here…and It Is Not Allen Iverson!

So…What Do SO MANY Humans Do If They Don’t/Can’t Work??? Good news, bad news regrading Artificial Intelligence. Maybe we will have AI ham radio stations on remote spots like Bouvet Island sometime???


Tough to utilize this tool at 25 wpm!

You Might Be Addicted to Ham Radio if…

Your cell phone ring tone is a Morse code message of some kind.

You have accidentally said your Amateur Radio call sign at the end of a telephone conversation.

Proposed New This & That “Feature”

Please consider sending a photo of one of the best QSL cards that you have EVER received. Please send your “entry” to Harve (hnat463@gmail.com) as a .jpg file. We’ll plan to publish one of the QSLs in each issue of T&T.

Next Club Meeting

June 1st at 7 PM at the Lakehouse. Program will be interactive discussions regarding the Club’s plans for Field Day 2023. The Club will operate KE4HAM from Lake Somerset on Saturday, June 24th

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).

KB3FW – SCHH ARC President