October 31, 2023 Weekly This & That Newsletter

Happy Halloween!

Here’s a Halloween radio story!

Membership Meeting on Thursday at the Lakehouse

The club will meet on Thursday, November 2nd, at the Lakehouse. Our program for the evening will be provided by Ken Finke, KN8F, and will address Computer Logging Software. A demonstration of logging with a computer that is connected to a transceiver will be included in the presentation. The program will begin at 7 PM and the membership meeting, including the election of our club’s 2024 officers. The club’s 2024 budget will also be presented for approval by the members.

Hope to see you there!

Nominating Committee Update

Bob Officer, WA6WAY, reports that we have a full slate of candidates for our club’s 2024 officers. Nominations can also be made “from the floor” during our November 2nd membership meeting after the Nominating Committee provides its report.

Teddy Wins!

Of the four presidents of the United States who are remembered at Mount Rushmore, club members chose Teddy Roosevelt as the POTUS who would have been the best radio amateur.

Citing his love of the outdoors and his support of U.S. national parks, Roosevelt won handily. He probably would have loved Parks on the Air!

George Washington received one vote. Honest Abe and Thomas Jefferson did not receive any votes.

Thanks to all who weighed in!

Radio Signal to Jupiter?

So how long does it it take to send a radio transmission to Jupiter?

Thanks to Eric Kullberg, KN4MIY, for doing the research!


Upcoming Events

November Membership Meeting

Thursday, November 2nd, at the Lakehouse, 7 PM.

Details above.

ARRL EME Contest

From the Earth to the Moon and Back! Frank Pollino, K2OS, is leading this effort for the Club. More details the ARRL contest can be found here. Current plans are to operate from Lake Somerset on the afternoon of Saturday, November 25th.

Holiday Dinner

Club members and guests are invited to a “Dutch Treat” holiday dinner at Jameson’s (Hidden Cypress) on Thursday, December 7th. We will be seated at 6:30 PM. Everyone will order their own meals and drinks and will receive individual or couples’ checks for their orders.

There will be door prizes and a “gift exchange” is planned. We will recognize members who have made significant contributions to the SCHH ARC during the past year or two or so.

Stay tuned for more details

Space is limited so please reserve early by contacting Harve Hnatiuk (hnat463@gmail.com).

To date, we have 9 people who have reserved.

Club Website

Click here to get to the Club’s website: 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.

Net Control Schedule:

— Wednesday, November 1, 8 PM EDT: Harve Hnatiuk, KB3FW.

— Sunday, November 5, 8 PM EDT: Bob Officer, WA6WAY

If you are interested in being a Net Control, please let Ron or Harve know. No regular skeds are available but we do need substitutes from time to time when a regular Net Control Station is unavailable.

As you can see above, we needed a substitute Net Control for Wednesday’s net…your help would be appreciated when this happens in the future. It is a lot of fun…try it out!

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, October 25th: KE4HAM/KB3FW (Net Control), AI4HH, WA2LWO, K2ITZ, W1ZZ, K2OS, WA6WAY, KQ4JKI, KD8VL, KQ4KOO, AA4KK. QNI=11, QTC=0.

— Sunday, October 29: KE4HAM/WA6WAY (Net Control), AI4HH, K2ITZ, W1ZZ, KB3FW, KJ4BSM, 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