Field Day Breakdown with Kelly

Field Day clean up is being lead by Kelly/N3XUJ.

She is still looking for volunteers to help out...

Breakdown will start just after 2 on Sunday most of it should be completed before 5 or 6 pm depending on how many helpers we have. Not bad since the setup is 5 hours on Friday and 5 on Saturday.

if you would like to help out or have any questions email Kelly by clicking her name.

Local Clubs

There was a discussion on the Holly net regarding radio clubs around Maryland.

Here is a PDF attachment that is printable/downloadable and clickable with the information that was desired.


Click thru on article to download the file.


World Scout Jamboree and NA1WJ

WSJ_0.jpgThe World Scout Jamboree is held every 4 years somewhere in the world.  The last one was in 2015 in Japan.  The next one will be held in Summit Bechtel Sourt Reserve in West Virginia.  Of course the event will feature ham radio, with setup and testing of amateur radio station NA1WJ from July 18th through July 21st, and operation from July 22 through July 31st. 

Meinberg and FT-8

This week while working FT-8, I got an email from a fellow I had contacted, Mike Black W9MDB.  He noticed my clock was off a bit and wanted to let me know, and suggested I switch from Dimension 4 to Meinberg.  I told him that i had tried to install Meinberg but couldn't get it to work.  He sent me the following info.

First, download Meinberg NTP from the following web site:

AARC Clothing For Sale

On the "Members" menu, you will find "Club Clothing".  If you wish to order just complete the page as instructed and push "Submit".  Your order will be automatically forwarded to Jim Goldsberry KB3NQY who will place one master order for all merchandise ordered at some point in June.  The completed items will be delivered to Jim, after which he will bring them to club meetings for distribution and payment. 

New ARRL Podcast For New Operators

ARRL Launching New Podcast Geared Toward New Radio Amateurs

For those just getting started on their Amateur Radio journey, ARRL is launching a new podcast aimed at answering your questions, providing support and encouragement for newcomers to get the most out of the hobby. The podcast, "So Now What?," will launch on Thursday, March 7, and new episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alternating new-episode weeks with the "ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast.