2023-6-13 Weekly This & That Newsletter

de KB3FW

Field Day is a little over a week away. Excitement is building around the ham radio community as our hobby’s premier public event is nearing.

Thank you to all from the club who have volunteered to support our June 24th foray into Field Day 2023. It takes dedicated members to make Field Day truly work.

It looks like Sun City TV will be covering our event! Hopefully, we’ll get some visits from others as well.

It’s not too late to express your interest in helping out on this year’s SCHH ARC Field Day. Please let me know if you can help.

If not, please come out to Lake Somerset on June 24th to join in the fun! We are hoping to have a LOT of members get on the air during this year’s event.


73 to you and yours,

Harve / KB3FW / hnat463@gmail.com

Interesting Items

Finding the “Smoking Gun”

There is an engineering area called “forensic engineering”. Engineers in this area try to find out why a system or equipment failed. Not only that, the engineers look to recommend how to prevent such failures from happening again. Several years ago, this is what Harve Hnatiuk, KB3FW, found out about a problem at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO.

Please send links to interesting articles, videos, etc. to include in upcoming issues of “This & That” to Harve Hnatiuk at hnat463@gmail.com. Thanks!


The Noble Goals of Herman Munster

The gentle giant got on the air! Did he have a QSL card? Somebody found one!

You Might Be Addicted to Ham Radio if…

— You have pictures of your radio equipment as wallpaper on your computer’s desktop.
— Every family vacation includes a stop at a Ham radio store.

QSL Card of the Week

This week’s QSL card is from Frank, K2OS. It’s an oldie but goodie! Thanks, Frank! Hope we can keep this feature rolling with lots of input from all members!

Was this QTH right down the road from The Munsters?? “Mummy Mountain” certainly fits!!

Upcoming Club Events

July 15th – SCHH ARC Fox Hunt

Organized by Ron Frick, AI4HH, and Ed Stratton, W1ZZ. More details to follow.

August 19th – KE4HAM Operation on Hunting Island for International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW).

Coordinated by Jack Frisch, K2ITZ. More details to follow!

Next Membership Meeting

The Club’s next Membership Meeting will be on Thursday, September 7th, at the Lake House. Plans are to have an Elmer Presentation by Frank Pollino, K2OS, at 6:45 PM followed by the evening’s main program, which will be presented by Ken Finke, KN8F, and cover how to get an antenna installation approved here in Sun City. The business meeting will follow Ken’s presentation. More info will be sent as the date gets closer on the calendar.

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

Thanks to our regular Net Controls: Bob Officer, WA6WAY; Russ Treadwell, N1ZK; and Harve Hnatiuk, KB3FW.

Thanks to Ron Frick, AI4HH, for keeping the nets on Echolink.

Please check into our nets when you can. The nets are informative and interesting and foster club camaraderie.

If you are interested in being a Net Control, please let Ron or Harve know.

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