SCHH ARC “This & That” – June 4 , 2024

Get Into ARRL Field Day Planning at Thursday’s Membership Meeting!

Also Hear About KE4HAM’s August 3rd POTA Activation on Hunting Island!

ARRL Field Day is right around the corner. The SCHH ARC is fortunate to have Ron Frick, AI4HH, and Bob Officer, WA6WAY as our co-chairs for this year’s big event on June 22nd at Lake Somerset.

Our June 6th Membership Meeting will include a Field Day Planning Session that you do not want to miss. The meeting will be held in the Bayside Room at the Lakehouse.

The evening will kick off at 6:45 PM with an Elmer presentation by Jack Frisch, K2ITZ, on Parks On The Air. The ARC will be doing a POTA activation on Hunting Island on August 3rd.

Our regular membership meeting will be held at 7 PM, after Jack’s presentation.

The Field Day Planning Session will be our main “program” for the evening and will follow the membership meeting.

Lake Somerset Field Day Site

The session will begin at the conclusion of the regular membership meeting.

DXpeditions: How to Stay Informed on Catching the Rare Ones On The Air

On almost any given day, hams are operating temporary stations that they have set up in countries that have proven difficult to contact for DX Century Club credit.

Here is a link to a YouTube that tells you how to use DXSummit to keep abreast of what rare ones are on the air!

SCHH ARC ARRL Field Day Previewed in May 21st Bluffton Sun

The club thanks SCHH resident Joe Turino for his preview of our June 22nd ARRL Field Day event at Lake Somerset in last month’s SCHH supplement of The Bluffton Sun.

Recharging the Batteries

This photo is from Ed Stratton, W1ZZ, taken along Sun City Boulevard across from the Town Square tennis courts. It doesn’t look like this gator has missed too many meals!

Lewis & Clark Trail On That Air – Special Event

Maybe you’ve heard or read a station sending “CQ LCT” recently. This is a special event commemorating the 4900 miles of the Lewis& Clark Trail. The “trail” goes through parts of 16 states, each of which will have stations looking for contacts.

Keep an eye and an ear out for them! More info here.

Upcoming Club Events and Meetings

June 6th — Monthly Meeting: 6:45 PM in the Bayside Room at the Lakehouse. Field Day Planning Meeting preceded by an Elmer presentation on POTA by Jack Frisch, K2ITZ, and the Membership Meeting. See above for more details!

June 22nd — ARRL Field Day: Lake Somerset. KE4HAM on the air at 2 PM Eastern. Set up begins around Noon. More details at the June 6th Meeting’s Field Day Planning Session.

August 3rd — Hunting Island POTA Activation and Lighthouses on the Air: More info to follow.

Club Website

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We had over 11+ check-ins for our nets last week! Many thanks to all who participate.

EchoLink has improved over the past week and it is hoped that our connectivity issues are behind us now.

These are our nets. Enjoy them. They are very special and give us the opportunity to connect with each other while testing our equipment’s connectivity capabilities.

Please keep our nets alive and well by checking in when you can.

Weekly SCHH ARC Nets

Sunday’s Net (8 PM) operates on 147.550 MHz simplex and EchoLink node: KE4HAM – L except on the Sunday after our club’s membership meeting. On the Sunday after our club membership meeting, the Sunday Net will be on the KE4HAM repeater (147.135 + with a tone of 91.5 on both the input and the output). The KE4HAM Repeater Net can also be accessed via EchoLink at KE4HAM-R. 

Wednesday‘s Net (8 PM) operates through the KK4ONF/Jasper repeater, 147.060+ and EchoLink node: KE4HAM-R

Net Control Stations and EchoLink Coordinator

Thanks to our regular Net Controls: Bob Officer, WA6WAY; Frank Pollino, K2OS; Russ Treadwell, N1ZK; and Harve Hnatiuk, KB3FW.

Thanks to Ron Frick, AI4HH, for continually working to keep our SCHH ARC nets on EchoLink.

Net Control Schedule:

— Wednesday, June 5 @ 8 PM ET:  Frank Pollino, K2OS (JASPER COUNTY REPEATER)

— Sunday, June 9 @ 8 PM ET: Bob Officer, WA6WAY (OKATIE REPEATER, 147.135+)

If you are interested in being a Net Control, please let 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, May 29 : KE4HAM/KB3FW, AI4HH, K3WPA, WA2LWO, K2ITZ, KQ4JKI, WA6WAY, KJ4BSM, K2OS, KZ4JIM, AD5EN, N0DQD, AA4KK. QNI=13. QTC+0.


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

Other Operating:

Daily —  Monitor the new KE4HAM Repeater: 147.135 MHz + with a tone of 91.5. You may get some good DX spots from time to time and other members may be there if you want to connect/chat.

Harve Hnatiuk, KB3FWEdit