Date   
Happy Thanksgiving! No brunch today.

Michael Callaham
 

Happy Thanksgiving! No brunch today. The weekly Thursday brunch will
resume November 29.

--Mike, nw3v
--
Science matters. Matter matters.
Energy matters, including dark energy.

ARRL General Bulletin ARLB017 (2018): W1AW 2018/2019 Winter Operating Schedule

Michael Callaham
 

ARRL General Bulletin ARLB017 (2018)

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB017
ARLB017 W1AW 2018/2019 Winter Operating Schedule

ZCZC AG17
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ARRL Bulletin 17  ARLB017
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  November 6, 2018
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB017
ARLB017 W1AW 2018/2019 Winter Operating Schedule

Morning Schedule:

Time                  Mode     Days
-------------------   ----     ---------
1400 UTC (9 AM EST)   CWs      Wed, Fri
1400 UTC (9 AM EST)   CWf      Tue, Thu

Daily Visitor Operating Hours:

1500 UTC to 1700 UTC - (10 AM to 12 PM EST)
1800 UTC to 2045 UTC - (1 PM to 3:45 PM EST)

(Station closed 1700 to 1800 UTC (12 PM to 1 PM EST))

Afternoon/Evening Schedule:

2100 UTC (4 PM EST)    CWf      Mon, Wed, Fri
2100  "      "         CWs      Tue, Thu
2200  "  (5 PM EST)    CWb      Daily
2300  "  (6 PM EST)    DIGITAL  Daily
0000  "  (7 PM EST)    CWs      Mon, Wed, Fri
0000  "      "         CWf      Tue, Thu
0100  "  (8 PM EST)    CWb      Daily
0200  "  (9 PM EST)    DIGITAL  Daily
0245  "  (9:45 PM EST) VOICE    Daily
0300  "  (10 PM EST)   CWf      Mon, Wed, Fri
0300  "      "         CWs      Tue, Thu
0400  "  (11 PM EST)   CWb      Daily


                         Frequencies (MHz)
                         -----------------
CW: 1.8025 3.5815 7.0475 14.0475 18.0975 21.0675 28.0675 50.350 147.555
DIGITAL: - 3.5975 7.095 14.095 18.1025 21.095 28.095 50.350 147.555
VOICE: 1.855 3.990 7.290 14.290 18.160 21.390 28.590 50.350 147.555

Notes:

CWs = Morse Code practice (slow) = 5, 7.5, 10, 13 and 15 WPM
CWf = Morse Code practice (fast) = 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13 and 10 WPM
CWb = Morse Code Bulletins = 18 WPM

CW frequencies include code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW
bulletins.

DIGITAL = BAUDOT (45.45 baud), BPSK31 and MFSK16 in a revolving
schedule.

Code practice texts are from QST, and the source of each practice is
given at the beginning of each practice and at the beginning of
alternate speeds.

On Tuesdays and Fridays at 2330 UTC (6:30 PM EST), Keplerian
Elements for active amateur satellites are sent on the regular
digital frequencies.

A DX bulletin replaces or is added to the regular bulletins between
0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Thursdays and 0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Fridays.

Audio from W1AW's CW code practices, CW/digital bulletins and phone
bulletin is available using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server
named "W1AWBDCT."  The monthly W1AW Qualifying Runs are presented
here as well.  The audio is sent in real-time and runs concurrently
with W1AW's regular transmission schedule.

All users who connect to the conference server are muted.  Please
note that any questions or comments about this server should not be
sent via the "Text" window in EchoLink. Please direct any questions
or comments to [17]w1aw@... .

In a communications emergency, monitor W1AW for special bulletins as
follows: Voice on the hour, Digital at 15 minutes past the hour, and
CW on the half hour.

All licensed amateurs may operate the station from 1500 UTC to 1700
UTC (10 AM to 12 PM EST), and then from 1800 UTC to 2045 UTC (1 PM
to 3:45 PM EST) Monday through Friday.  Be sure to bring your
current FCC amateur radio license or a photocopy.

The W1AW Operating Schedule may also be found on page 94 in the
November 2018 issue of QST or on the web at,
[18]http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-operating-schedule .
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--
Science matters. Matter matters.
Energy matters, including dark energy.

December dinner party is tomorrow--but where?

Michael Callaham
 

The AARC December meeting, a dinner party, will be tomorrow, December
18 -- but where? As decided at the November meeting, the default will
be the Saint Thomas More Cathedral School Cafeteria, and the default
format will be pot-look. But, as noted on our home page <http://www.w4w
vp.org> , the final decision was left open to debate. Today there have
(finally) been some alternative suggestions on the members-only
ArlingtonARC Yahoo! group, namely a suggestion, with one concurring
comment so far, that we party at Atlantis Restaurant in Bradlee
Shopping Center, 3648 King Street (Route 7). I have heard one
additional member say he plans to endorse Atlantis.

What do you think? If you are not an AARC member or not into the Yahoo!
scene, Activities Chair Gary KC5QCN and I would like to hear from you.
You may respond to this AARC-PUBLIC list. Would you like to try
Atlantis this year? Would you prefer the STM School Cafeteria potluck?
Would you like everyone to consider some other venue? If it matters to
you, let us know.

This is not a vote, but I'd like to get a sense of preferences tonight,
so that tomorrow morning I can let the Saint Thomas More Cathedral
School Principal know that we will mot need the Cafeteria, if that
seems to be the prevailing opinion.

Also, it has been suggested that if we do dine at Atlantis, we should
arrive about 6 pm, well before 7 pm, when the family throngs arrive.

I hope to update our home page later to day with a message such as this
one (but shorter), and again tomorrow with the final decision.

73,
--Mike NW3V, President, Arlington Amateur Radio Club.

--
Science matters. Matter matters.
Energy matters, including dark energy.

Re: December dinner party is tomorrow--but where?

DrZ1953
 

I voted yes to Atlantis and replied on the yahoo website and gave my reasons there. Good food, good parking and side-room space at center tables. Good parking too. But as far as I know you can't reserve the tables. Alex. Club dribbles in about 5:30 or 6PM on their meeting nights. I would guess be there about 6pm? If we go there I will show at about 5:30Pm. They will give separate checks...AND parking is not a problem.
Al / K4ZB

-----Original Message-----
From: AARC-PUBLIC@groups.io <AARC-PUBLIC@groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Callaham
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:20
To: AARC-PUBLIC@groups.io
Subject: [AARC-PUBLIC] December dinner party is tomorrow--but where?

The AARC December meeting, a dinner party, will be tomorrow, December
18 -- but where? As decided at the November meeting, the default will be the Saint Thomas More Cathedral School Cafeteria, and the default format will be pot-look. But, as noted on our home page <http://www.w4w vp.org> , the final decision was left open to debate. Today there have
(finally) been some alternative suggestions on the members-only ArlingtonARC Yahoo! group, namely a suggestion, with one concurring comment so far, that we party at Atlantis Restaurant in Bradlee Shopping Center, 3648 King Street (Route 7). I have heard one additional member say he plans to endorse Atlantis.

What do you think? If you are not an AARC member or not into the Yahoo!
scene, Activities Chair Gary KC5QCN and I would like to hear from you.
You may respond to this AARC-PUBLIC list. Would you like to try Atlantis this year? Would you prefer the STM School Cafeteria potluck?
Would you like everyone to consider some other venue? If it matters to you, let us know.

This is not a vote, but I'd like to get a sense of preferences tonight, so that tomorrow morning I can let the Saint Thomas More Cathedral School Principal know that we will mot need the Cafeteria, if that seems to be the prevailing opinion.

Also, it has been suggested that if we do dine at Atlantis, we should arrive about 6 pm, well before 7 pm, when the family throngs arrive.

I hope to update our home page later to day with a message such as this one (but shorter), and again tomorrow with the final decision.

73,
--Mike NW3V, President, Arlington Amateur Radio Club.

--
Science matters. Matter matters.
Energy matters, including dark energy.

December 18 meeting will be "Dutch" at Atlantis Restaurant in Alexandria

Michael Callaham
 

From the AARC home page <http://www.w4wvp.org>:

The December 18 meeting, a "Dutch" dinner party at which no business
will be conducted, will be at the Atlantis Restaurant in the Bradlee
Shopping Center, 3648 King Street (Route 9) in Alexandria. You are
advised to arrive by 6 pm in order to be seated with the rest of us.
Reservations are not accepted, and crowds arrive after 6 pm. Our
Treasurer will be on hand to collect and receipt dues. Talk-in will be
on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater (details below).

Technically a regular monthly meeting in Alexandria violates our By-
Laws (Article IV, Section 5). Nevertheless, President Mike NW3V has
made this decision, because it is the unanimous preference expressed on
the ArlingtonARC Yahoo! group and the AARC-PUBLIC Groups.io group.

73,
--Mike NW3V
--
Science matters. Matter matters.
Energy matters, including dark energy.

AARC meeting/party tonight will be at at Atlantis Restaurant in Alexandria

Michael Callaham
 

The December 18 meeting, a "Dutch" dinner party at which no business
will be conducted, will definitely be at the Atlantis Restaurant in the
Bradlee Shopping Center, 3648 King Street (Route 9) in Alexandria. You
are advised to arrive by 6 pm in order to be seated with the rest of
us. Reservations are not accepted, and crowds arrive after 6 pm. Our
Treasurer will be on hand to collect and receipt dues. Talk-in will be
on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater.

--Mike NW3V, President, AARC
--
Science matters. Matter matters.
Energy matters, including dark energy.

AARC January Meeting announcement

Paul Wilson KI4PW
 

Please join us for the January meeting of the Arlington Amateur Radio Club.

Date and time: January 15, 2019, 7 p.m.

Place: St. Thomas More Cathedral School, 105 N. Thomas St, Arlington, Va.

Talk-in: W4WVP/R, 145.470 MHz, -600 kHz offset, PL 107.2

FCC government shutdown plan

Paul Wilson KI4PW
 

FCC is one of the federal agencies currently without funding and subject to the "partial government shutdown." Unless the impasse is resolved in the next day or two, which appears unlikely as this point, the agency expects to suspend many of its functions effective at mid-day on Jan. 3. That includes licensing and database queries.

Here's the ARRL's bulletin:

http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-to-suspend-most-operations-on-january-3-if-government-shutdown-continues

Call for Papers and Presentations for the second VHF Super Conference

DrZ1953
 
Edited

This conference should be of interest to some of the members of the group there will be a wide range of interests.!

Call for Papers and Presentations for the second VHF Super Conference, April 26-28, 2019, in Sterling, VA, near Washington, DC.
The the second Super VHF Conference is jointly sponsored by Packrats, NEWS Group, and SVHFS, and Hosted by the Grid Pirates Contest Group and Directive Systems and Engineering

details at http://vhfsuperconference.com/

Presentations or papers are welcome on VHF, UHF, microwaves, and higher. All aspects welcome, technical and non-technical - operating, contesting, homebrewing, roving, software, EME, surplus, antennas, test equipment, amplifiers, SDR, 47 GHz superregen, whatever. Your winter project might be a good candidate - take some pictures.

N2CEI and W1GHZ will be coordinating the proceedings book and CD.
submissions and questions to:
conferencepapers@...
Al / K4ZB

Amateur Radio Newsline as text after the net

kd9xb
 

Tuesday evening at 7 pm, I will transmitting the Amateur Radio Newsline audio on the 145.47 repeater, with the Arlington ARC Net following.

After the net, I will transmit Amateur Radio Newline as *text* in the PSK250RC6 mode. At 1320 wpm, the entire Newsline will be transmitted in less than the 2:15 time-out of the repeater.

If you want to decode the text, use Fldigi for PCs (Windows, Mac, Linux) or TIVAR or AndFlmsg for Android devices.

The free software/apps can be downloaded form ...

http://www.w1hkj.com/files/

or

https://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/

(TIVAR is in a folder under AndFlmsg. TIVAR is receive/decode only, thus simpler.)

Use a patch cord to get audio from your transceiver to your PC or Android. Or an interface such a SignaLink. Or simply place the mic of the Android or computer near your radio's speaker (acoustic coupling).

In Fldigi, turn on RxID, and it will detect the mode and center audio frenquency (~1500 Hz).

Kim

KD9XB

Re: Amateur Radio Newsline as text after the net

John Person
 

Kim

Thanks for doping this.

Can I leave my radio on FM or do I have to move to another mode.

Jack Person

On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 8:58 PM kd9xb <kimelli@...> wrote:

Tuesday evening at 7 pm, I will transmitting the Amateur Radio Newsline
audio on the 145.47 repeater, with the Arlington ARC Net following.

After the net, I will transmit Amateur Radio Newline as *text* in the
PSK250RC6 mode. At 1320 wpm, the entire Newsline will be transmitted in
less than the 2:15 time-out of the repeater.

If you want to decode the text, use Fldigi for PCs (Windows, Mac, Linux)
or TIVAR or AndFlmsg for Android devices.

The free software/apps can be downloaded form ...

http://www.w1hkj.com/files/

or

https://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/

(TIVAR is in a folder under AndFlmsg. TIVAR is receive/decode only,
thus simpler.)

Use a patch cord to get audio from your transceiver to your PC or
Android. Or an interface such a SignaLink. Or simply place the mic of the
Android or computer near your radio's speaker (acoustic coupling).

In Fldigi, turn on RxID, and it will detect the mode and center audio
frenquency (~1500 Hz).

Kim

KD9XB



Re: Amateur Radio Newsline as text after the net

kd9xb
 

You can leave the radio in FM mode. I will be transmitting using FM mode.

Thanks!

Meeting tonight is canceled. Instead, there will be a net.

Michael Callaham
 

The Saint Thomas More Cathedral School, where the Arlington Amateur
Radio Club usually meets, is closed today because of inclement weather.
The school follows the inclement weather practice of Arlington County
Public Schools, which are closed today.

As the club usually does in a case like this, we will have a net
(instead of a meeting) on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater, starting at 7 pm
ET. The net may or may not begin with a transmission of Amateur Radio
Newsline; that remains to be determined.

Please join us tonight on 145.47(-) MHz. A CTCSS (PL) tone of 107.2 Hz
is required on your signal in order to use the repeater.

73,
--Mike NW3V <nw3v@...> , President, Arlington Amateur Radio Club
--
Science matters. Matter matters.
Energy matters, including dark energy.

The net tonight will begin with Amateur Radio Newsline

Michael Callaham
 

The Arlington County Net tonight at 7 pm ET will begin with a
transmission of Amateur Radio Newsline by Kim KD9XB. Please tune in!

73,
--Mike nw3v
--
Science matters. Matter matters.
Energy matters, including dark energy.

ARES E-letter for January 16, 2019

Michael Callaham
 

The ARES E-letter for January 16, 2019, is available at:
<http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/ares-el/?issue=2019-01-16>.

73,
--Mike nw3v
--
Science matters. Matter matters.
Energy matters, including dark energy.

Charles E. "Chuck" Norton, KI4DHW-SK

Michael Callaham
 

QST:

Charles E. "Chuck" Norton, KI4DHW, became a Silent Key on January 16,
2019, about 11:30 am, according to his son Brian (sp.?), who spoke to
John Melvin, KK4EBG. No arrangements for a funeral or memorial service
have been made yet. Chuck was President of the Arlington Amateur Radio
Club but stepped down for health reasons in 2016.

--Mike NW3V, President, Arlington Amateur Radio Club
--
Science matters. Matter matters.
Energy matters, including dark energy.

Memorial service for Chuck Norton, KI4DHW-SK

Michael Callaham
 

The family plans a Memorial Service and Celebration of Life on
Saturday, February 9, starting at 11 am ET at the Arlington Church of
the Brethren, 300 N Montague Street in Arlington, VA. A reception will
follow at the church in Fellowship Hall. The entrance to the church
sanctuary is on the back side of the building. There is parking on both
sides of the church as well as street parking.

I have updated the AARC home page with this information.

--Mike NW3V
--
Science matters. Matter matters.
Energy matters, including dark energy.

Request from Arlington neighbor. I wrote him back inviting him to accompany tomeeting. Jack

John Person
 

Mr. Jack Person Arlington Radio Club
1040 N. Quincy St., Apt. 409

Arlington, VA 22201



Dear Sir:



I live in Arlington , VA at 1900 S. Eads, am physically disabled. and 83 years old. I would like to purchase a VHF scanner for monitoring police and fire broadcasts in the Washington area. Someone suggested that a member of your organization might suggest the best digital scanner for me, and provide me with other useful information. Could you call me at 703-623-5110, or email me at mrharrygildea@... at your convenience.


.Thank you

Harry Gildea

Moon eclipse tonight

John Person
 

Eclipses in Washington DC, USA

Jan 21, 2019 at 12:12 am







Max View in Washington DC

Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse



Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Washington DC

Begins: Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 9:36 pm

Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 12:12 am 1.20 Magnitude

Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 2:48 am

Duration: 5 hours, 12 minutes

Arlington County Net Tonight 7 pm (145.47 MHz)

Michael Callaham
 

Please tune in to the W4WVP 2-meter repeater tonight (145.47 MHz) for
the Arlington County Net starting at 7 pm with a transmission of the
latest Amateur Radio Newsline program.

73,
--Mike NW3V
--
Science matters. Matter matters.
Energy matters, including dark energy.