The Next Meeting of the
Amateur Radio Club
will be on
August 8th at 7:00 p.m.
Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross
2912 S 80th Ave
(near 84th and Center)
in Omaha, Nebraska
Thu, Jul 24 2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu, Jul 24 2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon, Jul 28 2014 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday Night Chat Net
6:30 pm Tue, Jul 29 2014 - 9:00 pm Tue, Jul 29 2014
Omaha Area VE Team
Sun, Aug 03 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cedar Valley ARC Hamfest
The bunny is hiding... the foxes are getting ready to go find him..... It will be hard to find as that rascally rabbit has had an extra week to get burrowed in. The rabbit will give the first hint of his location by taunting the foxes on 146.475 at about 3:00 pm. The foxes will be gathering at Memorial Park. They will coordinate on 146.940(-) where the rabbit will make sure they are all ready to try to find thim. And probably give out bogus hints as to where he is.
So, get out those HTs... get the bunny frequency programmed in to it (no help for those Chinese radios at the starting line) ... dust off that yagi... fill the car with gas and lets go GET THAT RABBIT!
A close three-way placing has emerged in the leaderboard of the 17th International Lighthouses and Lightship Weekend fun-event to be held on August 16-17, 2014.
The USA on 55 registrations is followed closely by Germany 54 and Australia 53.
Organisers have the ahead of this time last year and are surprised by many virgin lighthouses are being registered.
With such proud coastline shipping navigation histories, last year saw Germany having 72 registrations outstripping Australia with 69, and the
USA on 66.
These three try to grab supremacy each year.
In the Americas this year there's also Barbados, Canada, Chile, Curacao, Falkland Islands, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.
Out of 38 countries already registered this year, England is doing well with 23. Also in greater Europe we have Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Wales.
In 2013 the final total of 526 was a record. The last 200-odd registrations are due in the next four weeks. Maybe the event will again break through the 500 barrier? Who will score the prestigious 400 registration?
Already a dozen have registered for the 2015 annual event that helps increase the public awareness of historic marine navigation, their preservation and promotes portable Amateur Radio activity.
To read the simple guidelines, see reports from others having fun, or to register for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on August the 16th and 17th, see the dedicated website www.illw.net
Jim Linton VK3PC
Members of the Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club, who are in good standing (that means current on your dues!) and possesses a active FCC issued US Amateur Radio License may borrow one of two Icom HTs.
The radios are a basic 2 meter radio which is great for the new user. It has a NiMH battery and a drop in charger and an alkaline pack making it the perfect if you need to borrow a rig to help with that community service event, or if you are just itching to get on the air as you shop for your new radio. Completely programmable from the keyboard there is no need for the complication of computer based programming.
to make arrangement for its return. Someone else might be waiting!
|Item||Serial Number||Borrower||Date Due Back|
|Icom V80 Kit #1||25006471||Available|
|Icom V80 Kit #2||25006472||Available|
|ARRL Intro To Morse Code CD Set
|MFJ-259B Antenna Analyzer||Pending|
Other equipment will become available soon!
I am writing with great enthusiasm and excitement today because for the first time since the arrival of the TBS we have truly great news to report!
Full electrical power to the USS Hazard has been restored! For those of you who have never been aboard a ship, power is the life blood. Steel does not pass light well. Warships have very little portholes if any. Walking through a dark ship is like walking through a cave. It is eerie and there is a slight discomfort to the whole thing. When you run into a cold steel wall that you could swear wasn’t there last time ones patience starts to wear thin.
With power everything is 100 times easier. It has been two years since we had main power. In those two years the only way we could light the interior was with small clamp lights and a small generator we would set on the fantail. Preservation and restoration progress was slow to say the least. After a series of communications between the City, the Volunteers, and OPPD, a relatively inexpensive plan was put in place to restore our 480V service to the ship. While we still sit with a 6.5 degree list to port, what we can do has grown immensely, including making a pancake breakfast on the original griddle!
Recently a group of Air Force volunteers from Offutt have been joining us on Saturday’s. They have been working on restoring the pilot house as well as taking care of some much needed tidying around different storage areas aboard. Painting is unfortunately on pause until we restore heat which we are quickly working on doing. That said; work still needs to be done! Today the radio room has been disassembled. Chipping is almost complete but we still need help! Receivers need new capacitors installed, feed lines need to be checked, desks need to be sanded, and painting needs to be done! We are hoping to have this done soon so that we can finally install and test the TBS!
The ARRL has asked the FCC to delete the symbol rate limit in §97.307(f) of its Amateur Service rules, replacing it with a maximum bandwidth for data emissions of 2.8 kHz on amateur frequencies below 29.7 MHz. The ARRL Board of Directors adopted the policy underlying the petition initiative at its July 2013 meeting. The petition was filed November 15.
“The changes proposed would, in the aggregate, relieve the Amateur Service of outdated, 1980s-era restrictions that presently hamper or preclude Amateur Radio experimentation with modern high frequency (HF) and other data transmission protocols,” the League’s petition asserted. “The proposed rule changes would also permit greater flexibility in the choice of data emissions.” Symbol rate represents the number of times per second that a change of state occurs, not to be confused with data (or bit) rate.
Current FCC rules limit digital data emissions below 28 MHz to 300 baud, and between 28.0 and 28.3 MHz to 1200 baud. “Transmission protocols are available and in active use in other radio services in which the symbol rate exceeds the present limitations set forth in §97.307(f) of the Commission’s Rules, but the necessary bandwidths of those protocols are within the bandwidth of a typical HF single sideband channel (3 kHz),” the ARRL’s petition pointed out.
Read the entire story at http://www.arrl.org
The K0USA repeater is an open repeater system and available for any licensed amateur radio operator to use. We welcome other clubs and organizations to use the repeater for providing communications support for non-profit activities.
To avoid any scheduling conflicts with the use of the repeater for these community service nets the club asks that you obtain permission from the Ak-Sar-Ben ARC Repeater Committee. Please fill out the form listed below at least 72 hours advance of the date of the net.
Please use the following link to submit your request. K0USA 146.940 Use Request Form