Date   

N4SMS SCHOFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL ARRL SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP FEB 2012 FINAL

KENT HUFFORD
 

396 Total contacts

129 multipliers

Total score 51,084

 

From: James Matson <jimmatson@...>
1 more contact than the fall.

12 schools

47 US States (missing AK, MT and HI)

5 Canada 

7 dx

 

Great job again by the Matson crew +

 

Kent

KQ4KK
















 

Sent from Jim Matson


N4SMS

KENT HUFFORD
 

They are on 14.278

 

Kent


Replacement ear pads for Heil headsets.

Kevan Nason <knason00@...>
 

There has been a discussion about replacement earpads for Heil headsets on the CQ-Contest reflector. I've always disliked the factory pads, so when Joe, WB9SBC, said he found some great ones that fit I decided to give some a try on my Heil Proset 6.  Several were talked about, but I chose to go with these because I like the softness of gel filled products:
Krone Kalpasmos Upgraded Cooling-Gel Ear Pads for Turtle Beach Stealth Headphones, Compatible with ATH M-Series/HyperX/Sennheiser/Sony(Full List Inside)Many Other Large Over Ear Headset Cups Cushions

Amazon has them for $15.99 at

I love them. They completely fit over my big ears and the gel pads are very comfortable. Haven't done a contest yet, but wore them for an hour while fiddling with the computer and I've no doubt they will be much more comfortable than my Heil headset during a long contest. Might not even feel like shifting back and forth between the Heil and my Sennheiser HD280's during CW contests anymore.

Installation was fairly simple. Popped the old pad off, pulled a plastic ring from it, and then put it into the new pad. Repeat for the other side. I did discover the need to use a razor blade to trim some material from the edge of the new pads to let the ring snap back into the Heil phones, but that was easy and only took a minute per pad once I figured that out. The ring has a few raised portions of plastic that snap into and grab the Heil earpieces to hold the pad in place. The new pads were a bit too big for the ring and covered the snaps preventing their locking into place.

Joe put new pads on his Proset 4. He said they fit perfectly and didn't mention the need to trim. He has some picture of his installation here:

Highly recommended. 

Kevan N4XL


N4SMS

KENT HUFFORD
 

 

On 7.230 SSB now.

 

Kent


QRZ Lookups

nc8n@...
 

N4SMS 32710
K8LPS 2597

MICHAEL NEWLAND
258 MIDLAND PINES DRIVE
GRANITEVILLE, SC 29829


Re: Virtual Orlando HAMCATION this weekend

Jerry Crawford <K7UPJ@...>
 

Scheduling is not great for those involved with Valentines Day activities.  I checked and fortunately they will be recorded and available later of YouTube.


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:16 PM, KENT HUFFORD <khufford@...> wrote:

 
 
 

The HamCation 2021 Forums and Speakers is now virtual via webinars. These webinars will be split up into four (4) categories: Vendor, Youth, Technology, and Contesting.

You'll have to register for each webinar you will want to attend.

Webinars will be Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 10AM to 4PM EST and Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 10AM to 4PM EST.

 


Virtual Orlando HAMCATION this weekend

KENT HUFFORD
 

 

Forums and Speakers (hamcation.com)

 

 

The HamCation 2021 Forums and Speakers is now virtual via webinars. These webinars will be split up into four (4) categories: Vendor, Youth, Technology, and Contesting.

You'll have to register for each webinar you will want to attend.

Webinars will be Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 10AM to 4PM EST and Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 10AM to 4PM EST.

 


SCHOOL CLUB ROUNDUP HAS STARTED

KENT HUFFORD
 

The ARRL School Club roundup has started this week. Goes till the end of FRIDAY.

 

The NABRC school club sponsored, N4SMS, Schofield Middle School is again operating from the Matson’s home station.

 

They are currently on 40m SSB, ant 7.193. Try to give them a contact over the next few days.

 

They maybe on 40 or 20m. You can check DXSUMMIT web page to find them.

 

Kent

KQ4KK


Another Feature I like about GT 1

Rodney Tanner
 

You can see who hearing.  I am posting on with a daytime map and night time map.


Re: February 2021 NABRC Monthly Newsletter

Rodney Tanner
 

Do not click on KP1-5 Project.  It will take you to a porn site.

On Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 7:15 PM Gregory Godsey <gregory@...> wrote:



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February Meeting

WHEN: February 8, 2021
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE:

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Or iPhone one-tap :
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TALK-IN: TBA

Program: From Carl KP2L:

The K1N Navassa Island DXpedition DVD!



In 1961 we decided to send men to the moon -- and did it in eight years.
It took THIRTEEN years to get permission to visit Navassa Island. During that time, Navassa climbed to the #1 Most Wanted DXCC Entity -- tens of thousands of hams worldwide weren't even licensed the last time Navassa Island was activated - in 1993.
The long road involved getting permission to visit from the US Fish and Wildlife Service because Navassa has been declared a National Wildlife Refuge. The KP1-5 Project worked tirelessly to get permission to visit and, finally, a DXpedition was approved for February 2015.
The DVD shows the logistical challenge of moving fifteen operators and tons of gear to this small uninhabited island in the Caribbean. It was hot work -- and expensive -- since the only practical way to get there was via helicopter.
This two-week effort paid off with 140,000 Qs and many, many all-time new ones for hams worldwide. And that's a good thing because it will be at least ten years before Navassa will be on the air again!
ladderln

Upcoming Events

TBA
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ARRL Learning Network Webinars

Visit the ARRL Learning Network (a members-only benefit) to register, check on upcoming webinars, and to view previously recorded sessions.

Interesting Stories about Ham Radio & Weather Spotting -- Rob Macedo, KD1CY

One of the most critical ways amateur radio supports agencies such as the National Weather Service (NWS), National Hurricane Center, and emergency management is through weather spotting via the NWS SKYWARN program. This presentation reviews some interesting stories about how amateurs involved in SKYWARN have saved lives and property, and why this is an important amateur radio activity.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 8 PM EST (0100 UTC on Friday, February 12)

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW Tour -- Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, W1AW Station Manager

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW, located in Newington, Connecticut was established to honor the memory of ARRL's co-founder and first president, Hiram Percy Maxim. Although ARRL's first station was actually located in Hartford, Connecticut and active as W1MK, W1AW in Newington is known worldwide and considered the radio station most associated with Hiram Percy Maxim. Formally established in 1938 -- nearly 2 years after the death of Hiram Percy Maxim -- W1AW has consistently been on the air, save for the time when the station was ordered off the air by the FCC because of World War II.

Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 3:30 PM EST (2030 UTC)

Talking to Astronauts: An Elementary School's Exciting ARISS Experience -- Diane Warner, KE8HLD

This is a story about Tallmadge Elementary School's participation in a once-in-a-lifetime Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact. Learn about their amazing journey leading up to the amateur radio contact with an astronaut on the International Space Station. The excitement of the entire experience was shared not just by the students, but included faculty, parents, the community, and local amateur radio operators. You will also learn how to begin the process of submitting your own ARISS contact proposal.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 @ 1 PM EST (1800 UTC)

The ARRL Learning Network schedule is subject to change.

From the ARRL Letter - February 4, 2021. Used with permission.
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February 2021 NABRC Monthly Newsletter

Gregory Godsey
 





K4NAB FB Group Header
ladderln

February Meeting

WHEN: February 8, 2021
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85945097692?pwd=cVFod04zY3RzZnd5WmRraWkzS01VUT09
Passcode: 993646
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,85945097692#,,,,*993646# or +13017158592,,85945097692#,,,,*993646#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 859 4509 7692
Passcode: 993646
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kAqn3SqTn

TALK-IN: TBA

Program: From Carl KP2L:

The K1N Navassa Island DXpedition DVD!



In 1961 we decided to send men to the moon -- and did it in eight years.
It took THIRTEEN years to get permission to visit Navassa Island. During that time, Navassa climbed to the #1 Most Wanted DXCC Entity -- tens of thousands of hams worldwide weren't even licensed the last time Navassa Island was activated - in 1993.
The long road involved getting permission to visit from the US Fish and Wildlife Service because Navassa has been declared a National Wildlife Refuge. The KP1-5 Project worked tirelessly to get permission to visit and, finally, a DXpedition was approved for February 2015.
The DVD shows the logistical challenge of moving fifteen operators and tons of gear to this small uninhabited island in the Caribbean. It was hot work -- and expensive -- since the only practical way to get there was via helicopter.
This two-week effort paid off with 140,000 Qs and many, many all-time new ones for hams worldwide. And that's a good thing because it will be at least ten years before Navassa will be on the air again!
ladderln

Upcoming Events

TBA
ladderln

ARRL Learning Network Webinars

Visit the ARRL Learning Network (a members-only benefit) to register, check on upcoming webinars, and to view previously recorded sessions.

Interesting Stories about Ham Radio & Weather Spotting -- Rob Macedo, KD1CY

One of the most critical ways amateur radio supports agencies such as the National Weather Service (NWS), National Hurricane Center, and emergency management is through weather spotting via the NWS SKYWARN program. This presentation reviews some interesting stories about how amateurs involved in SKYWARN have saved lives and property, and why this is an important amateur radio activity.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 8 PM EST (0100 UTC on Friday, February 12)

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW Tour -- Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, W1AW Station Manager

Maxim Memorial Station W1AW, located in Newington, Connecticut was established to honor the memory of ARRL's co-founder and first president, Hiram Percy Maxim. Although ARRL's first station was actually located in Hartford, Connecticut and active as W1MK, W1AW in Newington is known worldwide and considered the radio station most associated with Hiram Percy Maxim. Formally established in 1938 -- nearly 2 years after the death of Hiram Percy Maxim -- W1AW has consistently been on the air, save for the time when the station was ordered off the air by the FCC because of World War II.

Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 3:30 PM EST (2030 UTC)

Talking to Astronauts: An Elementary School's Exciting ARISS Experience -- Diane Warner, KE8HLD

This is a story about Tallmadge Elementary School's participation in a once-in-a-lifetime Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact. Learn about their amazing journey leading up to the amateur radio contact with an astronaut on the International Space Station. The excitement of the entire experience was shared not just by the students, but included faculty, parents, the community, and local amateur radio operators. You will also learn how to begin the process of submitting your own ARISS contact proposal.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 @ 1 PM EST (1800 UTC)

The ARRL Learning Network schedule is subject to change.

From the ARRL Letter - February 4, 2021. Used with permission.
ladderln

Submissions

If you have anything you would like included in the newsletter, please email club@... with your submission. It can be an article about something Amateur Radio related or an upcoming Amateur Radio event.

Also, visit us on the web and on social media by clicking the images below:

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School Club Roundup

Jerry Crawford <K7UPJ@...>
 

For those interested who have not seen it the March QST p. 39 has a correction of the N4SMS photo in the January issue.

73,
Jerry


Re: Technician Test

d66paynter <d66paynter@...>
 

Yes I have



Thanks 
R.David Paynter


-------- Original message --------
From: Rodney Tanner <wm4rt.hamradio@...>
Date: 2/1/21 2:11 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Nabrc <nabrc@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nabrc] Technician Test

Have you been doing online practice testing?


On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 11:30 AM d66paynter via groups.io <d66paynter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks
Been working with Kent and studying.



Thanks 
R.David Paynter


-------- Original message --------
From: AB4BF Barry <barry008@...>
Date: 2/1/21 10:10 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: nabrc <nabrc@groups.io>, d66paynter=aol.com@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nabrc] Technician Test

Hello, My name is Barry, AB4BF, and I am one of the VE's (Volunteer Examiners) for the Aiken area Club, The North Augusta, Belvedere Radio Club. If no one has gotten in touch with you yet, We have testing sessions on the second Thursdays of odd months,i.e. January, March, etc. Kent Hufford, KQ4KK, used to host classes but since Covid we have not had in person classes, testing nor club meetings. Meetings are held using ZOOM.

If you want to attend class to learn and earn the Amateur Technician class, S.C. Heart is having classes in March of this year, all covid precautions will be observed. The classes are held near the Columbia Airport and the test will be given after the classes.

Thank you very much for your inquiry!
Barry E. Fraley, AB4BF


From: "d66paynter via groups.io" <d66paynter=aol.com@groups.io>
To: "nabrc" <nabrc@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 9:15:09 AM
Subject: [nabrc] Technician Test


Hello,

My wife and I would like to join. And take classes also 
take the technician Test. 

803 556 2229 


Thanks 
R.David Paynter



--
73 de AB4BF
Barry



--
Thanks
Rodney
WM4RT


Re: Technician Test

Rodney Tanner
 

Have you been doing online practice testing?


On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 11:30 AM d66paynter via groups.io <d66paynter=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks
Been working with Kent and studying.



Thanks 
R.David Paynter


-------- Original message --------
From: AB4BF Barry <barry008@...>
Date: 2/1/21 10:10 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: nabrc <nabrc@groups.io>, d66paynter=aol.com@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nabrc] Technician Test

Hello, My name is Barry, AB4BF, and I am one of the VE's (Volunteer Examiners) for the Aiken area Club, The North Augusta, Belvedere Radio Club. If no one has gotten in touch with you yet, We have testing sessions on the second Thursdays of odd months,i.e. January, March, etc. Kent Hufford, KQ4KK, used to host classes but since Covid we have not had in person classes, testing nor club meetings. Meetings are held using ZOOM.

If you want to attend class to learn and earn the Amateur Technician class, S.C. Heart is having classes in March of this year, all covid precautions will be observed. The classes are held near the Columbia Airport and the test will be given after the classes.

Thank you very much for your inquiry!
Barry E. Fraley, AB4BF


From: "d66paynter via groups.io" <d66paynter=aol.com@groups.io>
To: "nabrc" <nabrc@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 9:15:09 AM
Subject: [nabrc] Technician Test


Hello,

My wife and I would like to join. And take classes also 
take the technician Test. 

803 556 2229 


Thanks 
R.David Paynter



--
73 de AB4BF
Barry



--
Thanks
Rodney
WM4RT


Re: Technician Test

d66paynter <d66paynter@...>
 

Thanks
Been working with Kent and studying.



Thanks 
R.David Paynter


-------- Original message --------
From: AB4BF Barry <barry008@...>
Date: 2/1/21 10:10 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: nabrc <nabrc@groups.io>, d66paynter@...
Subject: Re: [nabrc] Technician Test

Hello, My name is Barry, AB4BF, and I am one of the VE's (Volunteer Examiners) for the Aiken area Club, The North Augusta, Belvedere Radio Club. If no one has gotten in touch with you yet, We have testing sessions on the second Thursdays of odd months,i.e. January, March, etc. Kent Hufford, KQ4KK, used to host classes but since Covid we have not had in person classes, testing nor club meetings. Meetings are held using ZOOM.

If you want to attend class to learn and earn the Amateur Technician class, S.C. Heart is having classes in March of this year, all covid precautions will be observed. The classes are held near the Columbia Airport and the test will be given after the classes.
For more information, please see: https://scheart.us/march-2021-ham-radio-testing-and-training/

Thank you very much for your inquiry!
Barry E. Fraley, AB4BF


From: "d66paynter via groups.io" <d66paynter@...>
To: "nabrc" <nabrc@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 9:15:09 AM
Subject: [nabrc] Technician Test


Hello,

My wife and I would like to join. And take classes also 
take the technician Test. 

803 556 2229 


Thanks 
R.David Paynter



--
73 de AB4BF
Barry


Re: Technician Test

AB4BF Barry
 

Hello, My name is Barry, AB4BF, and I am one of the VE's (Volunteer Examiners) for the Aiken area Club, The North Augusta, Belvedere Radio Club. If no one has gotten in touch with you yet, We have testing sessions on the second Thursdays of odd months,i.e. January, March, etc. Kent Hufford, KQ4KK, used to host classes but since Covid we have not had in person classes, testing nor club meetings. Meetings are held using ZOOM.

If you want to attend class to learn and earn the Amateur Technician class, S.C. Heart is having classes in March of this year, all covid precautions will be observed. The classes are held near the Columbia Airport and the test will be given after the classes.
For more information, please see: https://scheart.us/march-2021-ham-radio-testing-and-training/

Thank you very much for your inquiry!
Barry E. Fraley, AB4BF



From: "d66paynter via groups.io" <d66paynter@...>
To: "nabrc" <nabrc@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 9:15:09 AM
Subject: [nabrc] Technician Test


Hello,

My wife and I would like to join. And take classes also 
take the technician Test. 

803 556 2229 


Thanks 
R.David Paynter



--
73 de AB4BF
Barry


LOTW 2.0

Dave Kjellquist, WB5NHL
 

The January 2021 ARRL LoTW committee minutes make interesting reading:

 

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ODV/Board%20Meeting%20Jan%202021/Document%2020%20Logbook%20of%20the%20World%20Committee%20Report%202021.pdf

 

In an online interview with K3LR in December, David Minster AA2AA (ARRL’s new CEO) talks excitedly about “Project X”, a complete re-engineering/re-imagining of LoTW plus the awards admin as a cloud-based system … with usability and functionality improvements.   


--
Dave,  WB5NHL
Treasurer,  NABRC


Technician Test

d66paynter@...
 


Hello,

My wife and I would like to join. And take classes also 
take the technician Test. 

803 556 2229 


Thanks 
R.David Paynter


Another Feature I like about GT

Rodney Tanner
 

The left picture is Call Roster.  I have set up to show who is CQing.
You will notice it shows Callsign, Band, Grid, Calling, DXCC, State, County dB, Freq(rec), DT, Dist(mi), Azim, PX, LoTW, eQSL, Life, and OAM.  OAM is a chat.  You can change columns by right clicking and selecting what you want to show.

The right picture is Statistics. I have set on the DXCCs tab.  It shows Worked, Confirmed, and Needed.

The more you play with it the more you learn what the program can do.


Gregory

Rodney Tanner
 

Everyone keep Greg and his family in your prayer. His Dad has COVID-19 along with other health issues.

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