|May 2006 Edition Amateur Radio... When All Else Fails !|
º May Club
º Volunteer Exam Test Opportunity
º Diabetes Walk Recap
º Operation On Target
º Minutes from April 19, 2006 Meeting
º Net Preamble and Roster
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Sidewinders on Two Radio ClubThere are quite a number of hams in the Dixie area who are gearing up to be quite active on the other modes available on the VHF and UHF bands. The SWOT organization has been around for a long time. It is hoped that a local SSB net will be established weekly for southern Utah/Southern Nevada. If you have a multi-mode two meter rig (i.e. on of the new DC to Daylight rigs) take a listen on the 2 meter SSB calling frequency: 144.200 on USB. Here is a link to the SWOT web site.
(Gary N7ARE, SWOT #2625)
2006 Club Meeting:
Formal Written Traffic with RADIOGRAMS
After club business, this month's club meeting will be a 5-15 minute presentation from Ron Sappington, WI7Z, about ARES, and then a 30 minute "hands on" training presentation on “How to use a RADIOGRAM" for passing formal written message traffic utilizing the American Radio Relay League RADIOGRAM form. That presentation/training will be by Ken Head, KD7FGP. After the meeting Ken will be “guiding” a small tour of the 911 center at the P.D. building.
PLEASE NOTE: The May 2006 meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 17th at at the St. George Community and Arts Building (the Old Dixie Academy) which is located at 86 South Main Street, St. George, Room H (on the lower level).
- Other Items to be covered:
Reports from the Club's Committees:
o Emergency Communications Committee
o Events Committee
o Technical/Repeater Committee
o Educational/Volunteer Examination Commitee
o Public Affairs Committee
- Resolicitation of surveys for members to fill out. To be returned next month or mailed back. We are getting a slow but steady response, but MORE are needed.
- 911 Dispatch Center Tour
There will be a ARRL Volunteer Exam Session held at 6:00 P.M. at the same location as the Club Meeting.
If you are a person desiring to take an Amateur Radio test or a currently licensed ham wanting to upgrade this month, or are a Volunteer Examiner who would like to help out at a session, please contact please contact V.E. Coordinator Ron Sappington, WI7Z, via e-mail or telephone (435) 673-4552; or Board Member Dan Farwell, W8EQA, via e-mail or telephone at (435) 668-1609.
Please contact them no later than Tuesday night, May 16, 2006.
Diabetes Walk Recap:
Ham Radio Study Information:
Board Member Dan Farwell, W8EQA, passed along the following excellent Ham license and Morse Code study aids all from this Great ham radio website:
You can find any information you want on Ham Radio right there!
Here are some particularly interesting links:
http://ac6v.com/morseaids.htm Many links to good Morse study aids
http://www.aa9pw.com/radio/morse.html Great license and Morse study aid
http://rivat.chez-alice.fr/software.htm CW Player program - used for our DARC 2 meter code sessions
http://www.ac6v.com/morseprograms.htm Wealth of Morse resources
http://ac6v.com/help.htm#STUDY Multitudes of Ham license study aids
Reported by Leila Horne, KF7HW
The 2006 Diabetes fund raiser was a course at Coral Canyon and was held on the streets going through the area of homes constructed there recently. Leaders came from Salt Lake City and stayed three days organizing the activities.
The approximately 163 participants were from all age groups, and some ran the course instead of walking. It started with a breakfast for all volunteers and participants, Great Harvest provided their delicious breads and I don't know the source of the drinks, bananas, oranges, and bread spreads. The walk started about 7:45 a.m. while it was still cool, and covered two courses - - - two and a half miles for one, and five miles for the other. The first to return were some young teenagers who ran instead of walking. The rest came in at odd times and all received a bag of goodies.
There were several tents offering information by vendors, and a medic was present as well as a group who performed massages for the participants. All volunteers were given a Diabetes Walk T-shirt as thanks for their efforts. The final event was the lunch provided by Outback; hamburgers that had a better flavor than any burger I have ever bitten into, salad, one piece of banana and one of orange, and a can of soda. KA7DZJ, KE7DZI, KF7HY, KD6JFS, KK7GC, N6MKR, KF7HW organized by W8EQA participated by parking visitors cars and monitoring progress of the walkers. (I hope I didn't miss anyone.)
Operation On Target:
Minutes of Previous Club Meeting:
Net Preamble and Roster:
It was requested that the Preamble and
Roster for the Sunday night DARC net be posted online. It will be made
a permanent fixture elsewhere on the web page but is posted here for
the first time this newsletter:
Sunday Evening Net Preamble:
This net is being conducted weekly at 8:00 PM local time for the purpose of handling traffic, making announcements, selling or trading ham related items and to get acquainted with call signs and fellow hams.
The DARC meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM. Please see our club website (www.dixieham.org) for a map and details or listen to this net for upcoming meeting locations until we have a permanent meeting place for 2006.
There is a VE session before each meeting at 6:00 PM.
Emergency traffic may be indicated by a triple break and will be accepted at any time.
is a directed net. Please do not transmit unless directed to do so by
the net control station.
You may be placed on the roll by checking in three times a month and remain on the roll by checking in at least two times every calendar month.
Any station with traffic or news for the net, please check in now.
Unless otherwise directed by net control, all stations will please remain on frequency until all traffic has been listed and assigned.
following is roll call………
At this time the Dixie Amateur Radio Club would like to thanks all those who checked in.
net is now closed.
SUNDAY NIGHT NET ROSTER: