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LED Light QRM to TV reception

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When I switched to LED lamps in my motorhome, and then in my home kitchen undercounter lighting, I am experiencing the same problem:

Switching on CERTAIN (not all) of the LED fixtures wipes out TV reception on SOME channels.

Turning the offending LED lamp off, and the channel reception comes back.  Yes, the LED fixtures have the required FCC certification (so much for that, huh?).

Has anyone had experience with using ferrite beads to help with this problem, and if so, which beads, and where did you place them?

Thanks for reading,

Steve W8SC

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Change in Test Location for AIKEN VEC supported by NABRC

KENT HUFFORD
 

It’s a new church on the north side of town on highway 1 next to the campground (across from where the new north side park is being built) . The address is Aiken SDA Church, 1714 Columbia Hwy N. 29801.

 Next testing session is July 12, 2018. The Technician test has been updated with over 60 new questions to the pool.

 Kent

KQ4KK


Re: Steve Peterson WD4PLF SK

Bishop Gregory Godsey
 

So very sad to hear this, John. We'll keep his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

73,

Gregory Godsey, K5CVD
* 2015-2019 North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club President
* ARRL Volunteer Examiner
* SCHeart Member

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On 07/04/2018 10:01 AM, John Cox wrote:
I reading today's Aiken Standard, I'm sad to report that Steve Peterson, WD4PLF passed away on July 2.  Though not very active hamwise in recent years, Steve coordinated NABRC's public service event support for MANY years.  It would be interesting to know just how many running races we covered under Steve's coordination.  He also ran sound and did recordings of many local events, especially the Heart Fund shows.


Rest in Peace, friend

John C. Cox, K4JCC
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July 2018 NABRC Monthly Newsletter #email

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July Meeting

WHEN: Monday, July 9, 2018
6:30 PM - Fellowship
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE: North Augusta Public Service Station #2
Five Notch Road
North Augusta, SC

TALK-IN: 145.350 Mhz (-) (PL tone: 156.7)

Please note: I am asking that we wait until the August Meeting to talk about this year's Field Day. Please refrain from discussing Field Day at this meeting. Thank you!

Program: Swapfest! For this meeting we will hold our first annual swapfest. Bring your excess "stuff" to sell or trade, and bring money to buy some more "stuff". You can't have too much stuff!!!

And I'm sure there will be bargains there.
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Upcoming Events

July 12, 2018 - 7:00 PM - VE Testing Session at Aiken SDA Church at 1714 Columbia Hwy N in Aiken SC.

July 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM - Aiken County ARES at Aiken Regional Medical Center in the Cafeteria.

August 13, 2018 - 6:30 PM Fellowship, 7:00 PM Meeting - North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club Monthly Meeting at Aiken Regional Medical Center on the 6th Floor in Classroom A & B.

October 6, 2018 - 10 AM to 3 PM - Science Education Enrichment Day at USC Aiken. If you have not signed up to help, please see Kent, KQ4KK (kq4kk@...) to do so. You get a great shirt and boxed lunch for participating. Over 4,000 kids and parents come by and learn a little about Amateur Radio. This is a great chance to spread the word about our hobby and to demonstrate our craft.
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Competitive Contesting Class

The Swamp Fox Contest Group (SFCG) and South Carolina DX Association (SCDXA) are sponsoring a Competitive Contesting class Saturday August 18th in Gray Court, South Carolina. Its goal is simple. To help those already familiar with contesting improve their scores. To achieve that goal operating techniques, station design choices, and contest radio characteristics will be presented.

This is not a beginner’s class. People choosing to attend should have previously participated in contests or serious Field Day efforts. They will already be familiar with how a contest style contact is conducted and now want to figure out what they can do differently to help achieve competitive state, regional, and national scores. Skills discussed can be used for Field Day but will be focused on participating in contests happening throughout the year. Heavy emphasis is placed on HF SSB operations, however much of the information to be presented is common to all types and modes of contesting.

Kevan Nason, N4XL, will present topics which include methods to make contacts flow more efficiently, breaking through pile ups, HFTA and take off angles, improving your Search and Pounce technique, tips on Running stations, using N1MM+ contest logger tools to increase contact rate per hour, and internet sources to help with your self-improvement efforts. Most importantly, for those of you not yet in the know the “Big Secret” used by all the highest scoring contesters will be revealed! It is virtually impossible to be a top contester without incorporating this critical knowledge into your personal operating style.

SCDXA member K9JDP is graciously opening his large shack for the class. It’s located in Laurens County at 3056 Greenpond Rd, Gray Court, South Carolina 29645. Kickoff is at 8:30 AM. We'll discuss contesting for about 5 hours. There will be an additional 60-minute break in the middle for lunch meaning we should be done by 3:00. "GT’s Quick Stop" is just a few minutes away. They serve pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, wings, BLT's and BBQ sandwiches. If you would rather bring your own meal Jim has a full kitchen in the shack with a stove, refrigerator and microwave. Bottled water will be available.

It is recognized that a class on August 18th will conflict with the NAQP SSB contest which many like to participate in. After looking at facility scheduling requirements and other conflicts this proved to be the best date.

Seating is limited to 25 people. Contact Kevan Nason, N4XL, for registration or additional information. The class was first presented last spring and was well received. Attendees gave many positive comments. There are currently no plans for a third, so if interested you are encouraged to register now rather than waiting.

Kevan Nason, knason00@...
SFCG, http://www.swampfoxcontestgroup.com/
SCDXA http://www.scdxa.org/
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Assigning Kosovo Z6 Call Signs "Unauthorized and Illegal," ITU Secretary-General Says

Kosovo, which won its battle to become a DXCC entity earlier this year, appears to have another fight on its hands. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary-General Houlin Zhao has determined that the Z6 call sign prefix was never allocated to Kosovo. The Secretary-General issued his finding in the wake of a March 16 inquiry from Serbia, from which Kosovo declared independence 10 years ago, the last piece of the former Yugoslavia to do so. Serbia has continued to reject Kosovo's secession.
"ITU has not allocated call sign series Z6 to any of its member states," Houlin Zhou said. "Consequently, the utilization of call signs series Z6 by any entity without a formal allocation and consent of the ITU represents an unauthorized and illegal usage of this international numbering resource."

The Secretary-General's statement was reported in ITU Operational Bulletin No. 1149. He cited Article 19 of the Radio Regulations, which states that the management of international series of call signs is an ITU prerogative. "Call sign series can be allocated only to the administrations of the ITU member states by World Radiocommunication Conferences or, between conferences, by the ITU Secretary-General," asserted Houlin Zhou.

Kosovo is not an ITU member state and is therefore not eligible to receive a call sign block allocation from the ITU.

Houlin Zhou also informed the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) that the ITU did not authorize use of the Z6 prefix and asked the IARU not to include Z6-prefix call signs on its website, where they have appeared since the 2015 admission of Shoqata e Radio Amatoreve te Kosoves (SHRAK) as an IARU member-society. As a sector member of the ITU, the IARU complied with the request and advised SHRAK.

Kosovo joins a short list of DXCC entities where radio amateurs use "unofficial" call sign prefixes. The list also includes Western Sahara (S0) and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (1A). Read more.

From the ARRL Letter for June 21, 2018.
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Steve Peterson WD4PLF SK

John Cox
 

I reading today's Aiken Standard, I'm sad to report that Steve Peterson, WD4PLF passed away on July 2.  Though not very active hamwise in recent years, Steve coordinated NABRC's public service event support for MANY years.  It would be interesting to know just how many running races we covered under Steve's coordination.  He also ran sound and did recordings of many local events, especially the Heart Fund shows.


Rest in Peace, friend

John C. Cox, K4JCC
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SC Rogue station operator nabbed

KENT HUFFORD
 

 

From SCHEART.US web site-

Over the past few weeks, the SCHEART network along with other amateur repeaters in the state have experienced frequent malicious interference from a rogue station.   This has resulted in adverse impacts to the weekly training nets and periods where authorized communications on the repeaters were interrupted by control operators attempting to restrict the rogue station’s range.

In the background, amateurs along with State and Federal agencies have been working to isolate the transmission source and identify the individual involved.  Late last night the task force was successful.

The suspect is not a licensed amateur operator.  However, he surrendered amateur radio equipment when confronted by law enforcement.  Due to further pending action, more information is not available at this time.

On behalf of SCHEART, we’d like to thank all the hams who participated in the effort to identify the rogue station and to all South Carolina Amateurs who acted professionally over the air when confronted by this operator.

 

Kent

KQ4KK

 

 


In case you missed the excitement at K4NAB Field Day cw site

Carl Juvrud
 


Sorry for the lopsided picture. I was not able to fix it.

 A very strong thunderstorm gust of wind did this on Saturday afternoon.  It took our two canopies (Dave, WB5NHL and mine) and blew them onto the roof of the CW trailer and trashed them.  We even had 20 lb weights on all of the legs and they were bungeed to the trailer!!!  The weights ended up on the roof.
Fortunately no one was hurt.  Bob WA2AXD, was sitting under them when it happened. Scary stuff!!  de carl KP2L






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Competitive Contesting Class - August

Kevan Nason
 


Competitive Contesting Class

 

The Swamp Fox Contest Group (SFCG) and South Carolina DX Association (SCDXA) are sponsoring a Competitive Contesting class Saturday August 18th in Gray Court, South Carolina. Its goal is simple. To help those already familiar with contesting improve their scores. To achieve that goal operating techniques, station design choices, and contest radio characteristics will be presented.

 

This is not a beginner’s class. People choosing to attend should have previously participated in contests or serious Field Day efforts. They will already be familiar with how a contest style contact is conducted and now want to figure out what they can do differently to help achieve competitive state, regional, and national scores. Skills discussed can be used for Field Day but will be focused on participating in contests happening throughout the year. Heavy emphasis is placed on HF SSB operations, however much of the information to be presented is common to all types and modes of contesting.

 

Kevan Nason, N4XL, will present topics which include methods to make contacts flow more efficiently, breaking through pile ups, HFTA and take off angles, improving your Search and Pounce technique, tips on Running stations, using N1MM+ contest logger tools to increase contact rate per hour, and internet sources to help with your self-improvement efforts. Most importantly, for those of you not yet in the know the “Big Secret” used by all the highest scoring contesters will be revealed! It is virtually impossible to be a top contester without incorporating this critical knowledge into your personal operating style.

 

SCDXA member K9JDP is graciously opening his large shack for the class. It’s located in Laurens County at 3056 Greenpond Rd, Gray Court, South Carolina 29645. Kickoff is at 8:30 AM. We'll discuss contesting for about 5 hours. There will be an additional 60-minute break in the middle for lunch meaning we should be done by 3:00. "GT’s Quick Stop" is just a few minutes away. They serve pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, wings, BLT's and BBQ sandwiches. If you would rather bring your own meal Jim has a full kitchen in the shack with a stove, refrigerator and microwave. Bottled water will be available.

 

It is recognized that a class on August 18th will conflict with the NAQP SSB contest which many like to participate in. After looking at facility scheduling requirements and other conflicts this proved to be the best date.

 

Seating is limited to 25 people. Contact Kevan Nason, N4XL, for registration or additional information. The class was first presented last spring and was well received. Attendees gave many positive comments. There are currently no plans for a third, so if interested you are encouraged to register now rather than waiting.

 

Kevan Nason, knason00@...

SFCG, http://www.swampfoxcontestgroup.com/

SCDXA http://www.scdxa.org/




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By North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club

The time has come for the Annual Nationwide ARRL Field Day! This year's Field Day will be held on June 23 starting at 2:00 PM and ending on June 24 at 2:00 PM. It will be located at the Aiken County Government Complex located at 1930 University Pkwy in Aiken, SC.

We need your help! Whether it is setting up and tearing down, operating, logging, site tour guide, or other Public Relations work, we need you to help. There are plenty of opportunities to assist during Field Day.

You can sign up to operate at https://k4nab.org/sign-up/ or by contacting Kevin Kingery at kevink92057@....

Don't forget that we will have Low Country Boil on Saturday evening for those that come and help at Field Day.

We hope to see you all there!


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North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club Field Day!


Hi Gregory,

The time has come for the Annual Nationwide ARRL Field Day! This year's Field Day will be held on June 23 starting at 2:00 PM and ending on June 24 at 2:00 PM. It will be located at the Aiken County Government Complex located at 1930 University Pkwy in Aiken, SC.

We need your help! Whether it is setting up and tearing down, operating, logging, site tour guide, or other Public Relations work, we need you to help. There are plenty of opportunities to assist during Field Day.

You can sign up to operate at https://k4nab.org/sign-up/ or by contacting Kevin Kingery at kevink92057@....

Don't forget that we will have Low Country Boil on Saturday evening for those that come and help at Field Day.

We hope to see you all there!
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NABRC is proud to sponsor the @NorthAugustaHS Amateur Radio Club! Meeting today at 3:45 PM in the Auditorium. https://t.co/3oY4C0Dtxf


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Next North Augusta High School Amateur Radio Club meeting will be held on November 15 at 3:45 PM in the Auditorium. We will begin looking at what it takes to get your License and have some time to talk on the radio!


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K4L - Special Event - April 7, 2018 10:00 AM EST to 5:30 PM EST

National Library Week 60th Anniversary

The National Library Week 2018 celebration will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958.

To celebrate NLW, K4L, an amateur station will be on the air from the historic Aiken South Carolina Public Library on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10am E to 5:30pm E. The station will be on 20m SSB between 14.230-14.245Mhz. And on DSTAR Reflector 30C. The station is sponsored by the North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club.

Additional information can be obtained from dave@....

QSL Information

QSL’s can be obtained by sending an SASE to the following address:

Aiken County Library Week 2018
118 Frances Dr.
North Augusta, SC 29841
USA

No QSL’s will be returned unless an SASE is included.

International QSL’s will be sent via the ARRL Bureau.


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