While our area is under a severe weather threat, we came across a good function on your radio to keep handy; The reverse function.
As weather conditions deteriorated, transmissions were becoming scratchy and often unreadable. Remember, all stations are “remote nodes” on a network. If the Net Control asks for a calling station to repeat, hit your reverse function and see if you can pick them up. If you can, relay that back to net control; Now we’ve got an even broader net. Something to think about, and practice.
FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER This is the Lowndes County Amateur Radio Club’s monthly news letter. The newsletter contains important dates, topics of interest, a link to scheduled testing dates for the year, a list of the members of the VE team, and a list of Net Controller assignments.
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At the LoCo ARC meeting for February: Multiple festivals were mentioned and later place in the Events section of the HEC web page. The Executive Committee’s nominations were announced for new club officers and no other nominations were made at this time.
Preliminary plans for participation in Parks on the Air were begun during this meeting. More planning is to come in the March meeting.
One person was tested on Feb 3, 2022 at the club house.
LoCoARC is leading the joint excercise for Field Day 2022 which is scheduled to be discussed during the March meeting.
This is the Lowndes County Amateur Radio Club’s monthly news letter. The newsletter contains important dates, topics of interest, scheduled testing dates for the year, a list of the members of the VE team, and a list of Net Controller assignments.
This month we had one person to take the Technician Exam and become a new ham.
We had 4 Net Calls with a total of 55 check-ins during the month of January. Connie did a wonderful job of calling the Net all 4 times.
During the meeting on January 6th: We voted two members in.
Discussed the Capital City Hamfest in Jackson, MS.
Doug mentioned the MagARC Awards and the ARRL Awards and QRZ Awards were also mentioned.
John suggested joining ARRL for the multitude of information that the ARRL offers.
On January 8, we gathered at the clubhouse and put PL-259 connecters on cables, worked on using Winlink and discussed multiple topics in 1 to 3 groups.
Important Dates: 3-Feb-22 7pm: Club Meeting – Nominations for new club officers will be taken. 3-Mar-22 7pm: Club Meeting – Elections for the new club officers will be held at the club meeting.
The 146.625 repeater is back up! We are planning on having the weekly Tuesday night QSO Net on the 625 repeater at 7:30pm. We are EXCITED about having the 625 back up and getting to talk to everyone. Don’t forget the tone is 136.5 for both transmit and receive.