RadioGram

On 01/24/23 we will be passing routine traffic during the Lowndes County Amateur Radio Tuesday Night QSO net at 7:30pm local time. Here is a form you can fill online and/or print hard copies, a video and a cheat sheet for us to study and use to follow the traffic being passed. Hopefully it will help us to become confident enough to pass and receive traffic when the need arises.

Radiogram Form

How to compose a Radiogram(youtube)

Radiogram Cheat Sheet

  • Number unique to you
  • Precedence

PRIORITY (P):

WELFARE (W):

ROUTINE (R):

EMERGENCY:

  • Handling instruction
  • HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS (HX)

HXA__  (Followed by number.) Collect landline delivery authorized by addressee within [….] miles, (If no number, authorization is unlimited.).

HXB__  (Followed by number.) Cancel message if not delivered within [….] hours of filing time; service originating station.

HXC HXD Report date and time of delivery of the message back to the originating station. Report to originating station the identity of station from which received, plus date and time. Report identity of station to which relayed, plus date and time, or if delivered, report date and time and method of delivery (by service message).

HXE  Delivering station get reply from addressee, originate message back.

HXF__ (Followed by a number.) Hold delivery until [date].

HXG  Delivery by mail or landline toll call not required. If toll call or other expense involved, cancel message and send service message back to originating station.

  • STATION OF ORIGIN

Who started the message

  • PLACE OF ORIGIN

Where the person is that asked for this message to be sent originally.

  • TIME FILED, [TIME], OPTIONAL

Time the message was originally sent.

  • DAY FILED,

is the day of the month on which the message was originated and must be used on all messages.

  • ADDRESS PART
    The second section of the message is used to specify the name, address, city, state, zip, and telephone number of the addressee. From the example message:
  • Message up to 25 words punctuation
    characters are not used in the text except as follows:  The slash,

 “/”, is used to separate characters within a group, as in 304/BA. Since the “/” is part of the group it does not qualify as a separate group for the check. Although usually not used as a group by itself (a space on the left and on the right), if so used it would be counted in the check.

X: The letter “X” used to denote a period. The letter “X” is never used as the last group of the text. The “X” is a separate group and IS counted for the check

 R: . The letter “R” is used in place of a decimal in mixed figure groups, as in 7013R5 (7013.5), or   146R670 (146.670). Since the “R” is part of the group it does not qualify as a separate group for the check. (The inclusion of the “R” makes the group a “mixed group” for transmission on voice.)

  • Check Counting Word Groups
    An easy rule to remember about counting word groups: ANY GROUP OF ONE OR MORE CONSECUTIVE CHARACTERS WITH NO INTERRUPTING SPACES, WITH A SPACE BEFORE IT AND AFTER IT, IS COUNTED AS ONE GROUP.
  • Signature


your name and call sign

Equipment for sale!

Anyone interested in the following equipment please let Jeremy know:

Yaesu FTDX-10
MFJ 989-D VERSA TUNER V
AMERITRON AL-80B
YAESU FTM-400XD
ASTRON RS-35A
YAESU FT-70D HT
AMERITRON SDA-100 Mobile hf screwdriver antenna
VECTRONICS AT-100 active antenna
AMERITRON SPS-75MV POWER SUPPLY
AMERITRON RCS-8V
AMERITRON RCS-10
AMERITRON ADL-2500 dry dummy load
MFJ-1927 screwdriver antenna controller
MFJ-264 1.5k dry dummy load
AMERITRON SDC-100 screwdriver controller
Diamond NR770HNMO8 antenna
MFJ-uhf/vhf vertical

POC:
Jeremy Henley
662-617-5163
jeremyhenley77@gmail.com

Club Repeaters

The LoCoARC main repeater frequency is 146.625MHz with an offset of -0.6MHz and transmit and receive tones of 136.5Hz. We will have our Tuesday Night QSO Nets on this repeater while it is working and the alternate is the 147.000repeater with an offset of +0.6MHz and the same tone settings. Check ya later 😉

CORES UPDATE

In a Public Notice issued on 27 May 2022 (attached), the FCC announced that Legacy CORES will be retired on July 15, 2022 at 6 pm.

Once Legacy CORES is retired, users will be unable to make any changes to their FRNs in that system, including resetting their passwords.

Legacy CORES should not be used for creating new FRNs even though it will remain open through July 15, 2022. 

You should direct your applicants for a new license  to register in CORES2 and then apply for an FRN.   fcc.gov/cores

Legacy CORES users (including licensees who provided their SSN in lieu of applying for an FRN when they applied for their license) are encouraged to establish an FCC username account in the FCC User Registration System, and then to access CORES2 to associate their FRN(s) with their username. 

Other Commission systems will continue to allow access using the FRN and password established in the Legacy CORES. Users may also log in to these systems using an FRN and username password, established in CORES2. 

Over time, Commission systems that have not yet transitioned will be updated to require a username and password obtained through the FCC User Registration System and may redirect users to use CORES2 to associate their FRN(s) 

with a valid FCC username. Future system transitions will be handled at different timeframes through separate notifications. 

Payment and Payment-Related Transactions

Users that need to pay annual regulatory fees, view Red Light status details, pay Universal Licensing System (ULS) fees, and complete payments for all FCC filings and fees will be required to use a username and password 

with an FRN associated with a username in CORES2 to authorize these transactions according to the following timetable: 

In the image below, the Pay Fees link will transition to CORES2 Username and Password on 26 August 2022.

When you click on Pay Fees today, you are offered two payment options as shown in the image below.  

After 25 August 2022, when you click on Pay Fees you will be taken here: