Here we go again
John D. Peters K1ER
***This is your meeting notice for the March 18, 2000, HARC meeting
***Mark that Saturday on your calendar, PLEASE.
Several newsworthy items have happened since the last HARC
newsletter. Brad Wyatt retired as ARRL Director for the Pacific
Division and has been succeeded by Jim Maxwell W6CF. The new
Deputy Director is my old and good friend Bob Vallio W6RGG. The
number of bonafide DXers on the ARRL Board seems to be growing.
Locally, the Battleship Missouri Amateur Radio Club is now a
reality. The current station license is WH6DGG. Anyone who doesn't
think the FCC hams have a sense of humor, DGG=Damn Good Guns!
We have applied for KH6BB to memorialize the callsign of my good
friend, and long time Dxer Bola Lowe, KH6BB. Fitting both for
Bola's memory and for the BB-63's radio club station. Any member
of the HARC who would also like to join the BB63 ARC is invited
to do so. You may contact John Peters K1ER by mail, in person,
or via Email. We are looking for equipment typical of an IOWA
Class Battleship radio room from any of the wars in which these
ships participated: WWII, Korea, Viet Nam and Desert Storm. In
addition to an operational operating position for Amateur Radio
we intend to have either operational or static displays typical
of each of those four periods in the ship's history. It depends
on many things, including the donation of equipment, or our ability
to find old radio equipment in the Navy which might have been
removed from the ship. The main radio room is located on the
main deck between the stacks. The BBMOARC had it's first meeting
on the fantail of the MO, and is in the typical new club growing
pains stage. Your ideas are welcome.
The turnout for the HARC meetings is typically approximately
15, which is a good showing. We have about 60 active members,
some out of area. It is a breakfast meeting. You order from the
menu when you arrive and chat while you and others eat breakfast.
When everyone has finished eating, approximately 10:00 the meeting
is called to order and we continue with the program planned.
I suspect we will talk about the Battleship Missouri, a new KH6WO
repeater and the large number of members upgrading among other
things at the March meeting.
We have a webpage for HARC thanks to our member Jim Yuen WH6GS.
You can read the Newsletter on line and refer your out of town
friends to the Web Page for information. You'll find it at http://home.hawaii.rr.com/jy/ham/harc.html
Thanks a lot Jim. I continue to receive telephone calls from
people interested in becoming ham radio operators, or interested
in HARC since the HARC information was posted on the ARRL page
(http://www.pdarrl.org) which has a link to the page Jim put
Don't forget, if you want to attend a monthly radio club meeting,
(in addition to HARC bi-monthly) visit KARC.
The KARC, Koolau Amateur Radio Club. They meet every month
on the 2nd Saturday in the visitor center of the Botanic Garden.
(From H3 get on Likelike Hwy #63 North toward Kaneohe, look for
the signs to Botanical Garden-it's the 2nd right When you see
the KH6BZF tower and antennas, turn right and go to the end
keep following the signs to Botanical Garden.)
Their meetings start at 9:30 and last until noon, with coffee
to keep you alert. It is a very friendly and social group. I
recommend a visit to their meeting. A W5YI VE testing session
follows the meeting for those desiring to upgrade their licenses.
KARC has a newsletter and a
REPEATER and BEACON KH6WO
The Hawaii NCDXF/HARC Beacon station is getting email (to
the trustee) signal reports from around the world so it's loud
from the BYUH location.
The Club repeater on 146.18/78 has been off the air for several
months. The old commercial machine is no longer supported by
Yaesu and is not repairable. The Officers and Board voted to
buy a new club repeater so you will be able to chat on your way
to work or just rag chew on 146.18/78 again very soon. The new
machine claims to be much better at rejecting intermod and front
end overload so you should receive better service. The repeater
is located at the top of AIEA, and is on 24 hr/day, 7day/week.
Good luck to everyone trying to UPGRADE their license.
73 John K1ER