September 19, 2023 Weekly This & That Newsletter

Chartered Club Fair – October 7th: Help Needed

Psst Club Fair Set-up for SCHH ARC

The Club has reserved a table to participate in SCHH’s annual Chartered Club Fair. This year, the Fair will be held on Saturday, October 7th, from 10 AM to 2 PM. The Fair has traditionally enabled some members of the Club to reconnect to our organization and pay their dues for the coming year. It has also attracted new members who already have their licenses as well as residents who have a n interest in ham radio and are hoping to get on the path to licensure.

HELP IS STILL NEEDED! So far, we have four members who have committed to help.

Ron Frick, AI4HH – our club’s Membership Chairperson until the end of 2023 — will be leading our efforts for the Fair one last time!

We need members to help with being part of the Chartered Club Fair team for our Club. Volunteers are needed to establish the plan and to make it happen…to set things up, take things down, bring things to and from storage, etc. Volunteers are needed to be at our Club’s table at the Fair for an hour, two hours, or the entire four hours to represent the Club and to speak with residents who stop by our table.

Can you help? Please let Harve know this week by emailing him at or calling (267) 252-0166.

October 5th Membership Meeting Features 160m Antenna

Not too many of us have operated on 160 meters…certainly not since getting to SCHH!

But, it can be done. Want to learn how? Come to our Membership Meeting on October 5th to see a presentation by Rick Garan, WA8NLX.

The meeting will be at Hidden Cypress with a tee time of 7 PM.

The monthly Membership Meeting will begin after Rick’s presentation.

Hope to see you there!

DLARC Amateur Radio Library Tops 90,000 Items

If you are a fan of the TV comedy “The Office”, you may recall Michael Scott saying that when he discovered You Tube, he didn’t get any work done for the next week.

Hams might say the same thing about digging into the materials that are included in the Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications. The old Call Books are pretty neat for one thing. The site is loaded with fascinating stuff. Check it out if you have a week or two!


Finally! Some recognition of the many years of service that hams have provided to the nation! Special parking!!!

QSL Card of the Week

This one is from Ken Finke, KN8F. You don’t see too many QSLs that are vertically-oriented!

No shortage of equipment in Charlie’s shack !!

Future Club Activities and Events

ARRL EME Contest

From the Earth to the Moon and Back! Frank Pollino, K2OS, is leading this effort for the Club. More details the contest can be found here. Current plans are to operate from Lake Somerset on the afternoon of Saturday, November 25th. More details will follow when we get into late October/early November. So please stay tuned!

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, September 13, 8 PM EDT: Russ Treadwell, N1ZK

— Sunday, September 17, 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:

Last week’s check-ins and traffic:

— Wednesday, September 13: KE4HAM/N1ZK (Net Control), AI4HH, K2ITZ, KN4VWQ, WA6WAY, KB3FW, KQ4JKI, W1ZZ, KD8VL. QNI=9, QTC=0.

— Sunday, September 17: KE4HAM/WA6WAY (Net Control), AI4HH, K2ITZ, KB3FW, KQ4JKI, KQ4KOO, WA2LWO. QNI=7, QTC=0.

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

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

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