On Saturday, November 3rd, BSA TROOP 20 AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – WS5BSA is going to be supporting a large Cub Scouting event at Camp John Nichols. They will be introducing amateur radio to the Cub Scouts and putting them on the air. They will be using both our 146.7 MHz and our 443.3 MHz repeaters during the day to give the Scouts a chance to make some contacts. They will also be using the link systems to demonstrate what an FM repeater can do.
We want to invite any hams in the area to check in to help them make some contacts. This is a rare opportunity to influence young people to potentially join the hobby, and become licensed. Part of their goal is to develop an interest in amateur radio amongst Scouts and hopefully motivate some of them to pursue an amateur licence.
Please join in that day and we’ll keep you up to date on any new information about this event.
We received and were asked to disseminate an announcement…
September 21st and 22nd, 2018, Pigeon Forge, TN
Hello Friends and Club Officials
I want to ask that you pass along this announcement about this years W4DXCC convention onto your club members and friends, thank you in advance.
The 2018 W4DXCC DX and Contest convention and Ham Radio Bootcamp is set for September 21st and 22nd 2018 celebrating our 14th year..
It is time to make your Hotel reservations for this years convention. Go here to the Website Hotel reservation page Hotel Reservations<https://sable.madmimi.com/c/41704?id=28110.299.1.d61dffc55ea632fdb0273c2d5b33a9d5>
Convention Registration is now Open including Online Ticket Purchasing. You can make your ticket purchase anytime by going here Online Ticket Purchase<https://sable.madmimi.com/c/41704?id=28110.300.1.1682546bc53d03e740276119b781cc60>
Check out the Website and learn about the W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention. Go Here W4DXCC Convention<https://sable.madmimi.com/c/41704?id=28110.301.1.a397045f1ad73f56e063d071ae2a174f>
This year has a good lineup of presenters so make your plans now and be sure to bring along some of your ham friends. Program schedules will be posted as soon as they are confirmed by the presenters, coming soon.
See you soon,
Dave Anderson, K4SV
We have connected the 443.3 MHz repeater to the National Hurricane Center net on a listen only node. This way you can listen to the coverage without risking interrupting the net if you accidentally keyed up the repeater. If you want the visual of what is going on, this stream is being simulcasted on Youtube at this link.
Feel free to tune in and listen to the coverage. While the activity is more intermittent early on, it will pick up as the hurricane moves on land. If you would like to read up about this net and its activation, links, node numbers, you can visit their page at VOIPNET. We in Oklahoma tend to get excited about severe weather so we thought listening in on the net may interest some locals.
If you have questions, you can direct them to our Facebook Page or our Twitter account.