Hono Amateur Radio Club Volume 5 Issue 5 November 2001
Inside This Issue 1 President's Message de K1ER 2 Notes from ARRL Section MGR Meeting 3 Renewal Form 4 Calendar of Events/FCC News 5 W5YI VE Session after HARC Meeting Meeting 6 ELECTION - VOLUNTEER NOV IS A HARC MEETING MONTH! Mark your calendar - PLEASE ATTEND! Saturday Nov 17, 2001 0900-1100 ZIPPYS on Vineyard at Mauna Kea Street. Go to the side toward Vineyard
Here we go again
John D. Peters K1ER
Why are you on LSB on 40? USB on 20? We continue to try to please every member, so here's a little history lesson for you newcomers from Francis Blatt KH6KH. The first SSB exciter was made by Central Electronics and it was crystal controlled. Do YOU have a 10A or 10B in your shack? Didn't think so. To save cost the same crystal was used for 7 and 14 MHz, but that meant you had a doubler, another stage to get to 20 meters, and the signal is inverted through every stage. So LOWER on 40, and UPPER Sideband on 20 meters. So that's what hams used! And got used to using. When Collins introduced a SSB rig with selectable single side bands (KWS-1, then S-Line), we could choose, but "it's always been that way" prevailed and we chose LSB on the low bands and USB on the high bands. If YOU want to wake people up and disturb their habits, shift to USB on 40 and get some friend to work you, or LSB on 20. Okay history lesson over.
I hope you managed to attend our 2001 Convention in October. It was not as large as planned because of the terrorist attack in September, and because some ARRL guys did not think we were as important as the Convention in California. Remember that in any ARRL Election, the incumbents did NOT care about Hawaiian hams.
MEMBERSHIP as in MORE!
We need to increase the number of hams and those who want to be hams, both in HARC and in Hawaii. If you know a ham who is not a member or HARC, invite him/her to join. If you know someone who might like ham radio, invite him/her to a meeting so we can sell ham radio. The effort to get a license is well worth expending as WE know.
HARC Officers and Elections.
We need some new Officers for HARC. We need YOU to volunteer to do your share (which is really not much work.) We need a new President and we need a new Treasurer and we need a new Secretary. We are a small radio club, with relatively few members and few meetings. The effort required will not overly tax you, and you'll enjoy doing it. VOLUNTEER NOW.
ARRL Section Manager Election
In order to try to apply more pressure to generate interest in HAWAII in the ARRL Leadership, I am a candidate for SM for this Section. I would appreciate your vote when you get the ballot from ARRL. (Only to ARRL Members so join.) I will fight for what Hawaii needs! No ARRL recommended digital QRM in the 7075-7100 segment of 40 meters, faster QST delivery, etc.
UPGRADE, tell your friends!
A W5YI VE testing session will follow the meeting for those desiring to upgrade their licenses or try for a new one. Contact Lee Wical KH6BZF for more details. Walk ins are NOT accepted unless someone has REQUESTED that they be tested. Tests will be held ON REQUEST. Call Lee FIRST so the VE are ready. Tell the new ham to come for Breakfast at 0900 and enjoy the meeting, then take the test for a license. Call Lee first so the VE are prepared.
You have seen this before unless you're a new member.
The club repeater KH6WO/R on 146.18/78 is the club repeater. Try it.The club beacon 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.
HAVE FUN! GET ON THE AIR!
PACIFIC SECTION MEETING
Ron Philipps Pacific Section Manager ARRL
Ron (SM) and Lee Wical (ASM) conducted a meeting for the Pacific Section on May 5, 2001. An excellent turnout from every Club and every Island in the State.
There are 71 ARRL Sections, the Pacific is the largest in size and smallest in membership. PAC has approx 5,000 hams and 550 ARRL members. It is the only Section with a CABINET or formal meeting of Section appointees. The Section Mgr reports to NO ONE. Not Division, not ARRL.
The numbers are bogus since so many Pacific callsigns are held by Japanese and US hams not living here. We estimate we really have 1,000 active Hams in Hawaii and 500 are ARRL members. Not enough to influence the ARRL. Several ideas for improved service, QST on the Members only WebPages, rational Life Member Dues structure based on actuarial tables. A new repeater on Mauna Kea will be on soon. Great for emergency traffic.
73 Ron & Lee.
W5YI VE Session at HARC Meetings
The W5YI VE team is headed by Lee Wical KH6BZ.
The VE Session will follow the HARC Meeting. If you have any question, contact Lee. The fee is set by the FCC. You need your current license and a copy of it, plus a photo ID, if you plan to upgrade.
ELECTION RESULTS FOR 2001
Pres John Peters K1ER
Vpres Dan Greeson KH6P
Treas Phil Preece NH6SA
Sec (see Pres!)
Francis Blatt KH6KH
Ted Chernin KH6GI
Lee Wical KH6BZF
Peter Demmer KH6CTQ
Some of these officers have been doing the job for several years. YOU need to volunteer to keep HARC alive and active. Come to meetings, participate.
The Major topic for our Nov meeting will be the HARC Election and the Hawaii Convention in Oct 2001. We will discuss those topics and experts on both will be at the meeting to answer questions and discuss plans. And of course our future meeting location. The room at ZIPPYS is not private, but we'll drive customers who want a quiet breakfast away. The tables appear convenient and the food is good. Even though it is not a private dining room. We still need the Columbia Inn, so keep looking at sites.
FCC Weekly report from Riley Holingsworth on the Internet
FCC Weekly report from Riley Holingsworth The FCC Enforcement logs are all posted to the ARRL Webpage and you can find them at: http://www.arrl.org/news/enforcement_logs/
From the Sep 22, 2001 Enforcement Log (Abbreviated content, read it all on line)
September 12, 2001
Mr. Joseph Brue, Jr. RE: Warning Notice--Amateur license K3NM
Dear Mr. Brue: Enclosed is a complaint alleging that during a contest on September 9, 2001, you deliberately interfered with communications in progress on 7.210 MHz. The complaint alleges that you began working split operation, transmitting on 7.210 MHz, and listening on 7.083 MHz, and that you continued the interference even after being notified by telephone.
Please be advised that Amateurs are responsible for taking steps to make sure they do not interfere with ongoing communications, and contest participants have no greater rights to any specific frequency than other Amateurs.
Wouldn't this apply to the ARRL supported DIGITAL INTERFERENCE in the KH6/KL7 7075-7100?? Perhaps every KH6 trying to operate in this segment should complain to FCC about the ARRL Bandplan?
Calendar of Events
ZIPPYS ON VINEYARD
TIME 0900 SAT NOV 17th
Breakfast, ham topics and VE. Discuss what you like.
SIZZLER AT PEARL RIDGE (NEW LOCATION!!!)
0800 EVERY TUESDAY
Gathering of Hams, about a dozen
BOTANICAL GARDEN IN KANEOHE
0930 2ND SATURDAY EVERY MONTH
QCWA HONOLULU CHAPTER # 206
LAST FRIDAY EVERY MONTH, 0800, SIZZLER AT PEARL RIDGE
Officers & Directors of HARC
President John Peters K1ER 484-9748
Vice Pres Dan Greeson KH6P
Treasurer Phil Preece NH6SA 732-7201
Secretary John Peters K1ER 484-9748
Francis Blatt KH6KH
Ted Chernin KH6GI
Peter Demmer KH6CTQ
Lee Wical KH6BZF 247-0587
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