Good attendance at our Feb meeting , KG7IDY, KØIP,
N7FLM, KJ7DGS, KI7UKJ, KJ7DGW, KI7IQJ, KAØAJS, KF7YVW,
WA7VKE, N7DGN, Mrs DGN, N7TZK, KO7P, KI7VMF, one unlicensed.
and a great, and very informative program about batteries.
Several folks at the meeting want it posted here on the web so they
it over again,, here's a link to the PDF presentation,
although not live like at the
meeting, there is LOTS of good information,
Pocatello Amateur testing .......................
March 9th ,
all the details at this LINK
Coming soon, March 9th,
This is a call for operators..
want to try your luck from my
shack, will provide training, etc etc,,
contact KØIP on the roster page.
We will have between 12 noon Saturday into the evening, , thats a lot of
hours. need ops to win for Idaho,
Its fun, its fast , you won't be bored.. We can run RTTY if
you want or
just plain jane SSB..
NEW HF OPERATORS --THINGS TO DO, see article to
the right !!
At least one old operator wanted THINGS TO DO, so I put in some
operating in the ARRL CW DX contest,
I think another club member was on
I had a good time, I used spotting networks to find new ones,
I tried to only work multipliers, not just random stations
in this contest Idaho is a multiplier for the DX stations,
My total Q's 120, in 85 DXCC countries..
see log LINK
and yes the sunspots are at Zero, but the bands are NOT dead..
THINGS TO DO for old operators..............
Your assistance is requested
The PARC Board is looking for NEW ideas for club programs.
we're happy to cover the same topics every several years.
BUT WE are sure some of you newer hams have some
great ideas we have overlooked, WE request your presents
and ideas at our meetings.. Please attend our meetings !
This is reprinted from the ARRL contest newsletter, the
entire newsleter is available at
Feb 6 edition.
NEW HF OPERATORS --THINGS TO DO
If you're not part of a local radio club with members involved in HF
contesting, consider joining one. Besides being able to draw upon the
expertise of other amateurs, some projects such as those involving
and cabling can be made easier when others help out. Enthusiasm
enthusiasm, and many clubs encourage contest participation with
competitions and club awards for contest activity. One place
to find a club
ARRL Contest Club List. Clubs on the list submit or intend to submit
contest logs for ARRL contests.
ARRL International DX Contests are great opportunities to
work a lot
of DX for fun or to increase your DXCC totals. In this contest
multipliers count per band, and the DX stations will only be looking for
and Canadian stations.
And speaking of things to do,
just to the left is a Call for Operators,
now not to brag toooo much , but if I don't
you probably won't know. My station (KØIP)
while not world class, certainly out classes
most area stations, So when you push the TX
button, you expect something to happen,
No, not smoke. With a Big antenna, (repeat
sort'a BIG) a Hi Power amplifier, and a
nice radio,although not a Yaesu, you
expect to get contacts.
THIS IS NOT QRP, Notice to airman, or
birds: flying in front of my antennas
is not advised, RF burns are possible !
think incineration ??
Sorry, Just stating the facts. So again,
check out the Idaho QSO party op at my Shack.
Here's your chance to try something new.
sincerely John Wilson
already on the sign up sheet are
WØWN supporting CW
KO7P sunday morning,
W7NJM between 12:30 and 2 pm Saturday.
K7ETE, is on the list, variable times
and me KØIP picking up the slack,
WHO else wants to give it a try ??
here is a sample of whats possible
a bit old, but it was a really big deal then,,
W1AW and PARC
Watching your 2 meter HT Charging isn't much fun,
this is !!!!!!!