December 5, 2023 Weekly This & That Newsletter

Holiday Dinner and Year-End Celebration — Thursday Night at Jameson’s @ Hidden Cypress !!

December 7th — 6:30 PM Seating

Tis the Season!!

Thank you to all members who have said that they will be at our Year-End Celebration and Holiday Dinner on Thursday!

Jameson’s Char House at Hidden Cypress has a private room for us that can accommodate up to about 30 people.

To date, we have 23 members and guests on our “reservation list”: Bob Officer (2), Ken Finke (1), Charlie Bess (1), Lon Seward (2), Ron Frick (1), Chip Miller (2), Bob McCormick (1), Jack Frisch (2), Ed Stratton (1), John Tregenza (1), Sherwin Tames (2), Marty Caprielian (2), Phil Flaxman (2), Frank Pollino, Harve Hnatiuk (2).

This is a “Dutch Treat”…every one or every couple will get a separate check for what they order.

There will be door prizes and a “gift exchange” is planned. Participation in the gift exchange is encouraged but not required. If you bring a gift, you’ll be eligible to get a gift. Cash value of new items should not exceed $25. If you have ham radio items around the shack that you are not using, you could also package one of them up and use that as your “gift”.

During the evening, we will recognize members who are present who have made significant contributions to the SCHH ARC during the past year or two or so.

There’s still time to reserve your place(s) at the table. The room should accommodate 30 diners.

Please reserve by contacting Harve Hnatiuk (

Hope to see you there with a gift for the exchange!

KE4HAM Entry for ARRL EME Contest “Is In”

It is official! The results of our EME outing on Saturday, November 25th that resulted in two moon bounce QSOs from the Veterans Field parking area have been sent to the ARRL.

KE4HAM’s entry is in! Thanks to Frank Pollino, K2OS, for following up and submitting our entry. Harve Hnatiuk, KB3FW, uploaded the contact information to the ARRL’s Logbook of the World and to EQSL.

Will our entry win a prize? That depends. If there is a prize for ingenuity and creativity, the answer is most likely a resounding YES!

Plans are to send the picture below to Sunsations magazine here in Sun City and to QST. It tells a quick story of what happened on the evening of November 25th. We shot for the Moon and we succeeded!

Here are some other photos from the EME Outing.

Left to Right Standing: Frank, K2OS; Ken, KB8F; Chip, KQ4JKI; Lon, WB4KSG; Jack, K2ITZ.:
Ron, AI4HH and Frank, K2OS lining things up
Successful contact with I2FAK in Italy!

Mark Your Calendar – CARS Tailgate Swap Meet on April 27, 2024

Free as always but you can help CARS out by purchasing some raffle tickets. Their online purchase link for the swap meet tickets is live. Use your credit or debit card and stock up on chances to win.! Top Prizes: Yaesu FT 710 AESS,. FT 891, & the new FTM 6000R VHF/UHF rig. Order your drawing tickets here –


Club Logo Contest Update

We have three entries…no change from last week.

Please send YOUR ENTRY soon! Think about it: How many times have you had in your life to do this kind of thing?

Enter by sending a .jpeg of your design to Harve at

Next Membership Meeting – January 4, 2024 at the Lakehouse

Our January 4th meeting will start at 7 PM with a presentation on the ARRL’s “Logbook of The World” by Ken Finke, KN8F. The regular membership meeting will follow Ken’s presentation.

Hope to see you in early 2024!

Club Website

Click here to get to the Club’s website:  If you notice any errors or have site-related questions, email:


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.

Net Control Schedule:

— Wednesday, December 6, 8 PM EDT: Russ Treadwell, N1ZK

— Sunday, December 10, 8 PM EDT: Bob Officer, WA6WAY

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

SCHH ARC Net Reports:

Thanks to ALL who checked in to our SCHH ARC nets last week.
If you have the time, please check into our club’s nets on a regular basis.

Even if you don’t think you have much to say when you check in, “Hello, and hope everyone is doing well” is a good start, right?

Beyond that, as you “read the mail”, hearing what others are contributing to our collective knowledge-base and providing personal updates, you may find that you DO have a few things to say!

Last week’s check-ins and traffic:

— Wednesday, November 29: KE4HAM/(Net Control), AI4HH, AA4KK, WA2LWO, K2ITZ, WB4KSG, K2OS, WA6WAY, KQ4KOO, KQ4JKI, KF4,MND. QNI=11, QTC=0.

— Sunday, December 3: KE4HAM/WA6WAY (Net Control), AI4HH, AD5EN, K2ITZ, KB3FW, K2OS, KJ4BSM. QNI=7, QTC=0.

Note – QNI = Number of Check-ins to the net, including Net Control; QTC = Traffic handled (Radiograms).

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