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.
STUDY FINDS ANOMALY WITH AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS
April 1, 2017 · by radioartisan · in Uncategorized. ·
Results from a study published by University of California Berkeley in The Journal of Psychology found that amateur radio operators are 45% more likely than the general public to believe fake news articles or material with misleading or outright wrong claims. Researchers weren’t specifically studying amateur radio operators, but discovered the correlation by accident. The report noted:
“We tested over 15,000 adult subjects and recorded profiles of each person… the common attributes like age, race, ethnicity, etc. and also their likes, dislikes, hobbies, diets, habits, etc. We discovered a strong and unexpected correlation with those claiming to be amateur or “ham” radio operators after running all of the data through an analysis using a recently developed Reverse Polish Bayesian algorithm. The unexpected data correlation continues to have the research team puzzled and further study is warranted.”
There is currently no proven explanation for the correlation, however one plausible hypothesis has emerged, that exposure to high levels of radio frequency energy combined with very fatty diets and long periods of television viewing, with political and news programming exposure, causing the frontal cortex of the brain to rapidly atrophy. Researchers are struggling to reproduce the characteristics as lab mice either die or become very disinterested when exposed to the combination of factors, especially when frequencies in the 3.5 Mhz range are used in experiments.