Here we go again
John D. Peters K1ER
It appears that the backlog of
New Licenses, New Hams and Newly Upgraded Hams has finally been
worked away. The ARRL VEC claims to be caught up as does W5YI
VEC. As many as 30,000 applications appear to have been processed.
We Welcome and Congratulate everyone
who either got a new License or Upgraded.
Francis K. Fong, formerly AH7FF,
is now WH6F.
Francis Blatt, KH6KH is Extra Class.
Joan Peters, KA4DPW is General Class.
Sandy Pigg, WH7K is Extra Class.
There may be more, but I have
not heard about it. WELL DONE to each of you. Great work, now
use your new privileges on the air.
If anyone is not a member of
ARRL, consider joining. QST really is getting better. If you
don't like something they've done, you'll have more influence
as a member. AND, if you DO like something they've done, WRITE
and tell them so.
Battleship Missouri ARC or BMARC
news. The BMARC is alive and well. For those who are interested
there is a working party on the 15th of July to work on completing
the work in the main Radio Room to get the club station on the
air. If you are not doing anything after the HARC meeting, perhaps
you'd like to spend the afternoon on the MO. The BMARC has a
new callsign, it's now KH6BB. A very suitable callsign for the
BB-63 and a good memorial to our friend Bola Lowe (SK).
If you are interested in more
information about the BMARC, ask Lee Wical or Ned Concklin at
the HARC meeting. Or send John Peters an Email. Both HARC and
BMARC want every interested Ham as members. We are not in competition.
July 15th is also "Museum
Ship Day" on the air. Tune around and you'll hear dozens
of stations on the air from Battleships, Carriers, Cruisers,
Submarines and other ships which are now museums. More details
have been in WorldRadio and QST. But why read, just get on
the air and TUNE.
A W5YI VE testing session will
follow the meeting on July 15th for those desiring to upgrade
their licenses or try for a new one. Contact Lee Wical KH6BZF
for more details.
The club repeater KH6WO/R on
146.18/78 is the new club repeater. Try it. The new machine is
much better at rejecting intermod and front-end overload so you
should receive better service.
The club beacon station station
is receiving SWL reports from all around the world. KH6WO (beacon)
is part of the NCDXF world wide system and you can read all about
it on the internet. http://www.ncdxc.org and click on beacons.
Want to know which bands are open to any area, this is one way
to find out.
In case you have not noticed
the HF bands have been great. 10 meters is open everyday and
a station from the extremely rare country of Bhutan, A52JN, has
been calling CQ on 21295 with no takers. You have to be on the
air and tuning around if you don't want to miss something. If
you have not tried just listening on the HF bands, and seeing
how many countries you can hear AND WORK, you really should try
it. Caution, Dxing will occupy your spare time.
On the subject of DX. The two
DX Clubs are alive and well.
The Hawaii DX Association, with
members on all islands and some from far away, has nominated
a DXCC (CARD) Field Checker for Oahu. More news when the appointment
has been made and he's ready to work.
The Honolulu DX Club is looking
for members on Oahu. If you're a DXer, we want you. Contact John
K1ER or Lee KH6BZF for information.
The OAHU Hamfest is still being
actively planned with the date set for November 11, 2000. This
is Veterans Day (ARMISTICE DAY) and a holiday. More information
about the event will be published closer to the date. We expect
it to be larger than last year, more activities, talks, DXCC
card checking, Swap Meet, etc. The location is near the Yacht
Club on the road that goes past the ARIZONA Memorial and the
USS BOWFIN Museum. Both the HARC and KARC support this event.
Warren Munro KH6WM is the best source of information for this
If you're not having fun, you're
doing it wrong.