January 16, 2024 Weekly This & That Newsletter

SCHH ARC Presentation at Computer Club Hour by Ken, KN8F: A Great Success!

Last Friday, Ken Finke (KN8F) provided a super presentation to the SCHH Computer Club during the Computer Club’s monthly “Computer Hour”.

Ken Finke, KN8F, provided a great presentation to the Computer Club on stage at Pinckney Hall

Ken’s presentation was geared to people who might not have much knowledge about ham radio. As such, he covered the basics of the radio spectrum and ham radio. He then elaborated on the many ways that hams use computers in our hobby. Ken spoke about the many activities that our SCHH ARC have enjoyed including Field Day operations, Parks on the Air, remote operation at Hunting Island and Moon Bounce (EME). He spoke about repeaters and how our ARC is involved in getting a SCHH 2-meter repeater up and operational in the coming months.

The presentation maintained a high level of interest among those in attendance and generated some great Q&A toward the end of the hour.

Ed Stratton (W1ZZ), Jack Frisch (K2ITZ), and Harve Hnatiuk (KB3FW) interjected some comments and additional information during the hour as well.

Frank Pollino (K2OS) and Jim Shaner (KH6BP) were also on hand to give our ARC a great showing at the presentation.

A big thank you to Ken for putting together and delivering the presentation. Thanks also to all ARC members who were at the Computer Club Hour as ambassadors for our club.

Logo Contest Winner: Congratulations to Charlie Bess, AD5EN!

The winning entry garnered nearly 50% of the 26 votes cast in the contest.

The Winner!

Suggestions for using the logo on a new banner are requested. We will surely add our club callsign, KE4HAM, to the banner. Please send all suggestions to hnat463@gmail.com.

Winter Field Day Planning Zoom Set for Wednesday, January 17th

Let the planning begin! Please plan to be a part of the process.

A Zoom Meeting is set up for Wednesday afternoon, 1 PM Eastern, January 17th to discuss our club’s plans for Winter Field Day 2024.

We have confirmed that both Winter Field Day and Field Day WILL BE at Lake Somerset in SCHH!

Mark your calendar: Winter Field Day 2024, January 27th, from Noon to 5:30 PM

KB3FW manning the CW position at Winter Field Day 2023 at Lake Somerset

Join the SCHH ARC WFD Team!

February Membership Meeting

Our next Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 1st, beginning at 7 PM at the Lakehouse (Bayside Room).

Our program will come to us via Zoom and will be presented by MIchael Murphy, WU2D

From WU2D’s QRZ Page…Probably Pre-dates the 1960s!!

For some members, it will be a walk down memory lane. For newer hams, it will be an eye opener. WU2D’spresenation will be on “Vintage Dream Receivers from the 60s and 70s”. What rx’s did you have back in the day? Maybe yours will be one of the receivers that Michael talks about!

Hope to see you there!

Club Website

Click here to get to the Club’s website: https://www.ke4ham.org

For those interested in contesting, there is a new 5-Week Contest Calendar from WA7BNM under “Calendars” in the Main Menu of our website.

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.

Net Control Schedule:

— Wednesday, January 17, 8 PM ET: Russ Treadwell, N1ZK.

— Sunday, January 21, 8 PM ET: 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.

Last week’s check-ins and traffic:

— Wednesday, January 10: KE4HAM/KB3FW, AI4HH, KJ4BSM, K2ITZ, WA6WAY, KQ4JKI, WB1DXN, N4PHS (from HHI) QNI=8, QTC=0.

— Sunday, January 14: KE4HAM/WA6WAY, AI4HH, K2ITZ, KB3FW, K2OS, WB1DXN, KQ4JKI. 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