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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:


Using Fox Hunting Skills In the Real World

Here is a job posting to put your radio knowledge to work analyzing radio signals to solve interference problems.


The incumbent performs "watch duty" and serves as a technical authority providing technical assistance and guidance to communication systems users to resolve radio interference complaints and problems; and collects radio signal analysis information.  Uses radio signal analysis equipment deployed throughout the United States to collect, correlate, analyze, characteristics of radio signals involved in interference problems, distress or safety-related signals or other radio signals involved in other high priority activities such as law enforcement or national defense, to include HF, VHF, and UHF.   Collects radio signal analysis information;

Fort Washington Fox Hunt April 6

The Fort Washington  Amature Radio Club will be hosting an open FOX HUNT on Saturday April 6 they have provided details for anyone intrested.

There is A LOT of information and details below, click thru to see it all.


When- Sat, April 6, 8am – 12pm Hunt, 12pm - 1pm social

Where- Food Lion Parking Lot 191 St. Patrick's Drive, Waldorf MD if by chance you cannot hear the fox at that location, text 240 682 5436 and I will give you sure location but be sure to use your directional antenna at the start point.

Lunch- BYOGoodies if you want, the fox will have sodas, water, and PB&J sandwiches

Check-in/Admin- (240) 682-5436

Fox Frequency- 147.555 MHz Simplex

Fox hunters- If you plan to attend, please register with Kato (KB3LIB) via email at kspearsk2@cs.com or text (240) 682-5436 (leave message if no answer).  Please give me your call sign (if you have one) and number of hunters in your hunting party. 


Tower Climb

There was a tower climb a few weeks ago to do some work on the south tower.

Over the years it had been twisting in the winds and some of the bolts are missing or worked their way loose. Hardware was tightened or replaced on the lower portion of the tower, an additional climb will be done later to finish the upper half.

Dave N3AT went up the tower, supported by the ground team of Mark W2PAW, Rich KB3ZYO, and Jim N3ADF.

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.