Date   

KE5HBF Had Surgery Today

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Floyd Gordon, KE5HBF, had a mass removed from his throat today. I
talked with his wife earlier this evening and the surgery went better
than expected and Floyd is doing fine. He might even get to go home
on Tuesday, which is earlier than originally predicted.

When he returns home he will not be able to talk for several days,
which we all know will be a major blow to someone like Floyd. Get
well wishes can be sent to fgordon74@yahoo.com .

K5OLE


ARES 2 Meter Net is Tonight on 147.180+ pl 103.5

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

The ARES weekly 2 meter net has moved to Tuesday nights at 9:00pm. It
is on the ARES repeater, 147.18+ tone 103.5 and all local amateur
radio operators who are interested in emergency operations are invited
to participate.

ARES meetings are now held the first Tuesday of each month at the Red
Cross HQ on even months and the San Antonio EOC on odd months. The 2
Meter net is not held on meeting nights.

See you on the ARES net tonight at 9:00pm.

K5OLE


Bell & Howell Oscilloscope Auction Ends at the end tonights meeting

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Bell & Howell
Oscilloscope
Model #: 100-4540

This working oscilloscope is being auctioned by SARC and the bid is
extremely low. Bid on it through tonight's meeting. See w5sc.org for
details.


Mansion For Sale

Gary Harmon
 

GM George,



How are the house fix-up issues progressing? Any showings?



gary

=========////////==========
Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.657.1549 - Home
210.884.6926 - Cell

"Retirement means everyday is Saturday except Sunday!"


Re: Mansion For Sale

George James
 

Working in Fredericksburg this week. In Fair Oaks next week getting ready for garage sale here on the 27th and 28th. I hope to hear from Jerry Berry soon about the rest of the stuff he wanted from here. I'll be going through the shack next week too, so I'll give you a call.

Thanks for your help.

George James, RN
gjames@texas.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Gary H. Harmon Jr.
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 4/18/2007 5:28:03 AM
Subject: [W5SC] Mansion For Sale


GM George,

How are the house fix-up issues progressing? Any showings?

gary

=========////////==========
Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.657.1549 - Home
210.884.6926 - Cell

"Retirement means everyday is Saturday except Sunday!"


Heathkit Manual

anthony planas
 

Hi fellas
Does anyone have a manual for a Heathkit SB100? I am h=not having any
luck troubleshooting with guesses. Looks like there mods I know nothing
about
]Thanks


Re: Heathkit Manual

J C Smith
 

Tony:



If anyone in San Antonio has one, it would be Gary Harmon, K5JWK. His e-mail address is: gharmon@idworld.net.

I have purchased Heath Manuals from Vintage Manuals. The web address is: http://www.w7fg.com/. The quality of their manual copies is very good.



J C Smith, N5RXS

----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Planas
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 7:24 PM
Subject: [W5SC] Heathkit Manual


Hi fellas
Does anyone have a manual for a Heathkit SB100? I am h=not having any
luck troubleshooting with guesses. Looks like there mods I know nothing
about
]Thanks


Re: Heathkit Manual

Gary Harmon
 

Tony, I have the manual you can borrow.



73, gary

=========////////==========
Gary H. Harmon, Jr. - K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.657.1549 - Home
210.884.6926 - Cell

"Retirement means everyday is Saturday except Sunday!"



_____

From: W5SC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:W5SC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tony
Planas
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 7:25 PM
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [W5SC] Heathkit Manual



Hi fellas
Does anyone have a manual for a Heathkit SB100? I am h=not having any
luck troubleshooting with guesses. Looks like there mods I know nothing
about
]Thanks


Re: Dayton

Paul Guido
 

Mike,

I can not go to Dayton this year. I am sending this message to the clubs
Yahoo group to see if others are going that could better answer your
questions.

73

Paul

On 4/24/07, Mike Chisholm <m3jyc@hotmail.com> wrote:


Hello,

i sent an email to the radio club back in January, i said i was coming to
San Antonio to visit relatives for 17 days, that is happening on the 8th
until the 25 th of May 2007, i note with interesst that DAYTON is on over
the weekend 18th May and i wondered if any of ur club members were
attending, if so how and by what means although i suspect flying is obvious,
i wondered if any were flying and would want a Brit as company to the
Hamvention if not it isnt a problem, i will probably go with my wife.

anyway, looking forward to meeting you all at your May meeting if
possible.

regards

Mike M0JJE

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Re: Dayton

davidftx@...
 

There are some people going from San Antonio and they are driving. If anyone else is going, let me know and I will include it in my reply to Mike's email.

David

----- Original Message ----
From: Paul Guido <radioteacher@gmail.com>
To: Mike Chisholm <m3jyc@hotmail.com>
Cc: n5iut@w5sc.org; W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 6:50:22 AM
Subject: [W5SC] Re: Dayton

Mike,

I can not go to Dayton this year. I am sending this message to the clubs
Yahoo group to see if others are going that could better answer your
questions.

73

Paul

On 4/24/07, Mike Chisholm <m3jyc@hotmail. com> wrote:


Hello,

i sent an email to the radio club back in January, i said i was coming to
San Antonio to visit relatives for 17 days, that is happening on the 8th
until the 25 th of May 2007, i note with interesst that DAYTON is on over
the weekend 18th May and i wondered if any of ur club members were
attending, if so how and by what means although i suspect flying is obvious,
i wondered if any were flying and would want a Brit as company to the
Hamvention if not it isnt a problem, i will probably go with my wife.

anyway, looking forward to meeting you all at your May meeting if
possible.

regards

Mike M0JJE

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Ham Radio on Linux August 8th Presentation

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

To: All San Antonio Area Amateur Radio Operators & Organizations.

Joe Barr, K1GPL, will be giving his presentation "Ham Radio on
Linux" at
7pm on August 8, 2007 at the Nail Technical Center, on the campus of
San
Antonio College.

Joe previously gave this presentation to the Austin Linux Users Group
earlier this year. Using computers running Linux, Joe remotely
accesses
his HF rig at home running Flgigi (http://www.w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html)
and
making contacts on PSK31 and other PSK Modes.

Fldigi, written by David Freese, W1HKJ, is capable of operating CW,
several versions of PSK and other digital modes. Fldigi is written
for
the Linux operating system and is available on his website. There
is a
"Live CD" with Fldigi on it so that individuals running a Microsoft
operating system can boot off of the Live CD and try Fldigi. Fldigi
has
been featured in QST magazine.

All area Amateurs are invited to attend this presentation. More
information will be posted on http://www.satlug.org and will be
updated
as additional information is available. Feel free to forward this to
other area Amateurs Radio Operators you feel might be interested in
this
presentation.

SATLUG's meetings are hosted by the Computer Information Systems
Department of San Antonio College and meets on the 2nd Thursday of
odd-numbered months and the 2nd Wednesday of even-number months at
7:00pm in room 025B of the Nail Technical Center.

For any questions regarding the presentation "Ham Radio on Linux",
please contact me, Jim Wells, W5CPA at president@satlug.org and I
will
do my best to answer your questions.

For general questions regarding SATLUG, please visit
www.satlug.org/FAQ
and see if your question is answered there before e-mailing me your
question.

You are invited to join the SATLUG E-Mail list at
www.satlug.org/mailman/listinfo/satlug


Thanks and 73,

Jim Wells, W5CPA
President, San Antonio Linux Users Group.
president@satlug.org


SARC Agrees to Trial aTelpac Station at W5SC for ARES

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

On Saturday, April 28th, 2007, more than 20 Amateur Radio Emergency
Service (ARES) volunteers from Bexar, Kendall and Atascosa counties
participated in a VHF Airmail workshop presented by Bexar County
ARES and sponsored by the San Antonio Chapter of the American Red
Cross.

South Texas Digital Emergency Coordinator Tom Whiteside N5TW was on
hand to talk about the basics of Winlink 2000, a system of software
and hardware maintained by hams across the world which allows for
the transmission of Internet email via ham radio. He also
demonstrated his portable packet stations which were built out of
some rather stout police-surplus GE Delta radios which had been
converted to ham use and outfitted with homebrew control heads and
internal terminal node controllers (TNCs).

Shane O'Neal NS5D walked participants through the installation and
usage of Airmail, a PC-based client software package which is used
to access the Winlink 2000 system via packet radio on VHF and Pactor
on HF. Each participant received a miniature CD-ROM containing
Airmail software and documentation.

After a hearty lunch, arranged by Grace Hernandez of the Red Cross,
workshop participants broke into groups and began working to get
their own packet stations up and running, and connecting to a
local "Telpac" station. The Telpac is used to forward messages via
the Internet to a participating mailbox station (PMBO). Many were
able to get their stations running and were sending and receiving
messages.

Those who did not have their own packet stations were still able to
participate thanks to several mentors who brought their own stations
in for others to use. Mentors included Jim Mastrogiovanni KK5RZ,
Mark Rosier KE5GL and Richard Kilman N5BBI of the Kendall Amateur
Radio Society (KARS) as well as Erik Rabe KD5YZU of the Radio
Operators of South Texas (ROOST), Milton Johnson KE5CLV and Barry
Hiddema W5BLH of the Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO).

In addition to providing lunch and classroom facilities for the
event, the Red Cross also donated several used HP Vectra computers
to Bexar County ARES. Shane NS5D offered to give a computer to any
ham radio club in the area who wanted to build and maintain their
own Telpac station. Look for new Telpac stations from the San
Antonio Radio Club (SARC), the Southwest Research Amateur Radio Club
and KARS to be on the air in the near future.

More information about Airmail and Winlink 2000 can be found at
http://www.winlink.org.

For information about Bexar County ARES, go to
http://www.bexarcountyares.org.


Re: Ham Radio on Linux August 8th Presentation

Don Jones
 

Go SARC & SATLUG

73 de Don N5WSW
--- davidftx <davidftx@swbell.net> wrote:

To: All San Antonio Area Amateur Radio Operators &
Organizations.

Joe Barr, K1GPL, will be giving his presentation
"Ham Radio on
Linux" at
7pm on August 8, 2007 at the Nail Technical Center,
on the campus of
San
Antonio College.

Joe previously gave this presentation to the Austin
Linux Users Group
earlier this year. Using computers running Linux,
Joe remotely
accesses
his HF rig at home running Flgigi
(http://www.w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html)
and
making contacts on PSK31 and other PSK Modes.

Fldigi, written by David Freese, W1HKJ, is capable
of operating CW,
several versions of PSK and other digital modes.
Fldigi is written
for
the Linux operating system and is available on his
website. There
is a
"Live CD" with Fldigi on it so that individuals
running a Microsoft
operating system can boot off of the Live CD and try
Fldigi. Fldigi
has
been featured in QST magazine.

All area Amateurs are invited to attend this
presentation. More
information will be posted on http://www.satlug.org
and will be
updated
as additional information is available. Feel free
to forward this to
other area Amateurs Radio Operators you feel might
be interested in
this
presentation.

SATLUG's meetings are hosted by the Computer
Information Systems
Department of San Antonio College and meets on the
2nd Thursday of
odd-numbered months and the 2nd Wednesday of
even-number months at
7:00pm in room 025B of the Nail Technical Center.

For any questions regarding the presentation "Ham
Radio on Linux",
please contact me, Jim Wells, W5CPA at
president@satlug.org and I
will
do my best to answer your questions.

For general questions regarding SATLUG, please visit

www.satlug.org/FAQ
and see if your question is answered there before
e-mailing me your
question.

You are invited to join the SATLUG E-Mail list at
www.satlug.org/mailman/listinfo/satlug


Thanks and 73,

Jim Wells, W5CPA
President, San Antonio Linux Users Group.
president@satlug.org



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May ARES Meeting Tonight at the City EOC at 6:45pm

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

May greetings to all.

ARES meets the first Tuesday of each month, alternately at the San
Antonio EOC and the San Antonio Red Cross Chapter HQ. This month it
is at the EOC at 6:45pm.

ARES meetings are open to all involved with Bexar County ARES.
Attending these meetings is an opportunity to meet the other ARES
members and to get a feel of what's in the pipeline that affects
emergency communications in South Texas.

If you are not involved with Bexar County ARES but want to be, you
can join ARES simply by signing up to the ARES Yahoo Group at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bexarcountyares/

Here is NS5D's memo regarding tonight's meeting:

Here is the agenda for our meeting on Tuesday, May 1st at the City
of San Antonio Emergency Operations Center, 115 Auditorium Circle,
at 6:45pm.

Talk-in will be on 147.180+ pl 103.5.

- Report on RC antenna project (K5OLE)

- Report on field test of antenna (K5OLE, NS5D)

- Report on VHF airmail workshop (NS5D)

- Update on equipment selection for new EOC (K5POP)

- Update on upcoming exercises (KC5BJI)

- Roundtable Discussion

Regards,
Shane NS5D


Re: SARC Agrees to Trial aTelpac Station at W5SC for ARES

Don Jones
 

Hello everyone,


Looks as if everyone is doing well.

A Country is only as strong as its citizens, so lets
make sure to work together and come together from
SARC, SARO, and ARRO or people who are interested in
helping their community and / or country.

Thanks for all your hard work.

Don, N5WSW ACC. STX. ASM. STX.
Ex. Gulf coast Hurricane Net Manager
A Student of Life!

-----------not proofread------------

PS. Paul, we can use automated data management.
TNX brother...

--- davidftx <davidftx@swbell.net> wrote:

On Saturday, April 28th, 2007, more than 20 Amateur
Radio Emergency
Service (ARES) volunteers from Bexar, Kendall and
Atascosa counties
participated in a VHF Airmail workshop presented by
Bexar County
ARES and sponsored by the San Antonio Chapter of the
American Red
Cross.

South Texas Digital Emergency Coordinator Tom
Whiteside N5TW was on
hand to talk about the basics of Winlink 2000, a
system of software
and hardware maintained by hams across the world
which allows for
the transmission of Internet email via ham radio. He
also
demonstrated his portable packet stations which were
built out of
some rather stout police-surplus GE Delta radios
which had been
converted to ham use and outfitted with homebrew
control heads and
internal terminal node controllers (TNCs).

Shane O'Neal NS5D walked participants through the
installation and
usage of Airmail, a PC-based client software package
which is used
to access the Winlink 2000 system via packet radio
on VHF and Pactor
on HF. Each participant received a miniature CD-ROM
containing
Airmail software and documentation.

After a hearty lunch, arranged by Grace Hernandez of
the Red Cross,
workshop participants broke into groups and began
working to get
their own packet stations up and running, and
connecting to a
local "Telpac" station. The Telpac is used to
forward messages via
the Internet to a participating mailbox station
(PMBO). Many were
able to get their stations running and were sending
and receiving
messages.

Those who did not have their own packet stations
were still able to
participate thanks to several mentors who brought
their own stations
in for others to use. Mentors included Jim
Mastrogiovanni KK5RZ,
Mark Rosier KE5GL and Richard Kilman N5BBI of the
Kendall Amateur
Radio Society (KARS) as well as Erik Rabe KD5YZU of
the Radio
Operators of South Texas (ROOST), Milton Johnson
KE5CLV and Barry
Hiddema W5BLH of the Alamo Area Radio Organization
(AARO).

In addition to providing lunch and classroom
facilities for the
event, the Red Cross also donated several used HP
Vectra computers
to Bexar County ARES. Shane NS5D offered to give a
computer to any
ham radio club in the area who wanted to build and
maintain their
own Telpac station. Look for new Telpac stations
from the San
Antonio Radio Club (SARC), the Southwest Research
Amateur Radio Club
and KARS to be on the air in the near future.

More information about Airmail and Winlink 2000 can
be found at
http://www.winlink.org.

For information about Bexar County ARES, go to
http://www.bexarcountyares.org.



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Need one more SAG for Tour de Cure May 19th and 20th

Shane O'Neal NS5D <shane@...>
 

Hi folks,

I'm looking for two more SAG drivers or teams to man SAGs for the Tour de Cure bike tour on May 19th and 20th.

This tour is similar to the MS150 Bike to the Beach, but it heads North from San Antonio to Austin, with an overnight stay in San Marcos at Texas State University. Dorms will be provided.

You will need a 2 meter mobile (not an HT) with a 12V lighter plug and a mag mount antenna.

If you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible by replying directly to shane@ns5d.com. Please do not reply back to the entire group.

Thanks,
Shane NS5D


Bands Aren't Dead

Mike Check K5UCQ
 

I just wanted to let everyone know to check the HF bands.
Last night I heard New Zealand on 17 meters around 8PM.

Mike
K5UCQ


DirecTV May Test Broadband over Powerline

Mike Check K5UCQ
 

DirecTV May Test Broadband over Powerline

By Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Satellite television provider DirecTV Group Inc. may
test delivering high-speed Internet service through power lines in a major U
S. city in the next year, its chief executive said on Monday.
http://tinyurl.com/2axr4h


[bexarcountyares] IH-35 Closure This Weekend

Shane O'Neal <shane@...>
 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dallas <mylastname@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 15:34:37 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [bexarcountyares] IH-35 Closure This Weekend
To: WCARC <WCARC@yahoogroups.com>, WC-ARES <WC-ARES@yahoogroups.com>,
Travis County <traviscountyares@yahoogroups.com>, Austinhams
<austinhams@yahoogroups.com>, BexarCounty ARES
<bexarcountyares@yahoogroups.com>, Bastrop ARES
<bastropares@yahoogroups.com>, STXARES <stxares@yahoogroups.com>

FYI to all,
Please forward this to all ham email list that might have folks going
to HamComm...

IH-35 South bound will close at Midnight on Friday until late Sunday...
IH-35 North bound will be reduced to 2 lanes at Mile Marker 250...

The Western 1/2 of Hesters Crossing overpass in Round Rock will be removed...

Mile Marker 250 is just a few miles North of the Travis Co./Williamson
Co. line...


73 Dallas, KD4HNX



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A Soldier, Sailor, Marine, or Airman did!

There are 10 types of people in this world,
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ARRL Club Newsletter June 8, 2007

Don Jones
 

ARRL Club Newsletter
June 8, 2007
____________________________________________________________________

Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, Editor, Redistrubuted to South
Texas ACC Clubs, Affiliated Clubs, and their members,
by Don Jones N5WSW STX. ACC. Enjoy!

And most of all have fun with the hobby.

IN THIS ISSUE:
+ One Size Does Not Fit All
+ That's Using Your Web
+ Field Day Doesn't Have to be Stone Aged

____________________________________________________________________

One Size Does Not Fit All

The traditional view of a ham radio club and its
meetings, is one
where meetings are held monthly and members discuss
old and new
business and other issues that affect the club. There
is usually a
coffee break and then a presentation or guest speaker.
The members
pay annual dues and the club runs a hamfest or other
fund raising
event. While this may be the structure used by many
radio clubs,
quite a number of ARRL-affiliated clubs operate
differently.

Clubs can affiliate with ARRL in one of four
categories.
1. Local Amateur Radio clubs
2. Regionally- or nationally-organized Amateur Radio
groups
3. Local school or youth groups, or Amateur Radio
clubs in homes
for the elderly or disabled
4. Club councils (clubs of clubs)

Over three quarters of ARRL affiliated clubs are
category one clubs
and a large majority of them follow the model that we
mentioned at
the beginning of this article. Clubs should be
organized to best
suit the membership and meet the mission of the club.


Some clubs may not require regularly scheduled
meetings where other
may meet more frequently to discuss club business or
activities.
Other clubs don't have formal meetings but they may
have regularly
scheduled social gatherings such as luncheons, or
volunteer periods
at Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) or Red Cross
facilities.

Contest or other special interest clubs whose members
are spread out
over a large geographic area may meet on the air or on
the internet
in a chat room.
There are also quite a number of virtual clubs that
meet this way.
Because the mission of the club is to share
information or
participate in an on-the-air activity, this format
readily fits their
needs.

Often repeater organizations or clubs that have a
large investment in
capital assets will be structured in such a way to
protect the assets
and the officers of the organization. It's not
uncommon for a club
to hold business meetings separately from general
meetings; However,
business meetings should be open to all members who
wish to attend.

The organization of any club is spelled out in its
constitution and
by-laws. This is why it is so very important to take
some time and
devote plenty of thought when drafting these
documents. All clubs
that apply for ARRL affiliation have their
constitutions and by-laws
reviewed by our regulatory specialist, Dan Henderson,
N1ND. It is
not uncommon for ARRL to ask a club to fine-tune their
documents for
a number of reasons. Of course, any documents that
violate any State
or Federal laws are immediately sent back for the club
to review.
Sometimes ARRL will suggest that a club look beyond
the horizon and
try to prevent any potential issues by addressing
possible situations
in their constitutions or by-laws.

You may find this hard to believe but some squabbles
have turned into
very expensive court battles all because nobody ever
gave any thought
to the possibility of a situation arising in their
club. In the end,
everyone loses in these situations.

There are numerous "what-ifs" in any organization and
for this reason
a lot of careful thought should be put into drafting
of your club's
constitution and by-laws. Dan Henderson offers
suggestions and
points to consider when drafting your club's
constitution in the
document "What Is A Constitution?" This document is on
the web at
www.arrl.org/club. Although the ARRL shows a sample
constitution for
people to use as an example of the verbiage and
structure of this all
important document, the example should not be used as
is. After all,
you wouldn't be foolish enough to enter into a
contract using a
standard stationery store-type document. At least I
hope that you
wouldn't do that. Most clubs fit the traditional
model but each one
is unique and each constitution and set of by-laws
needs to be
drafted to fit the mission of that club.

*Note: Because laws of incorporation vary from State
to State, ARRL
suggests that you contact an attorney in your area who
is familiar
with corporate law. If you do not already have a
relationship with
an attorney, you may use the ARRL Volunteer Counsel
Program to locate
an attorney in your area.
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/regulations/local/vci.html

____________________________________________________________________

That's Using Your Web

Jay Harrison, KC0CNB of the Benton County Radio
Operators in Arkansas
reports that attendance for their hamfest increased
substantially
because of an informative website and other marketing
efforts by the
club.

ARRL Hamfest listings on the web and in QST include
web URL so that
readers can be directed to more information than can
be provided in
the listing. Jay's club had success by providing
detailed
information about the hamfest.

____________________________________________________________________

Field Day Doesn't Have To be Stone Aged

If your club is not already using computers to log
your Field day
contacts, perhaps you may want to look into the
possibility of doing
so. With a surplus of cheap PCs available to hams,
along with
inexpensive or free logging programs, computer logging
is within the
limitations of most clubs. Using computers is a great
way for a team
to run a single operating position. A "Y" adapter on
the headphones
allows both the operator and the logger to listen to
the receiver.
This way one person can send the exchange information
and the other
can log the information of the station being worked.
Mutiple
operators using one radio in this way can learn
oeprating techniques
from each other and help with phonetics on phone and
make fewer
mistakes on CW.

The computer will quickly check for duplicate contacts
(dupes), can
generate CW with canned messages and key the
transmitter, keep track
of time, keep track of the operators, and many other
useful
functions. Because Field Day rules allow for QSOs to
be made with
the same station once on each band and mode there is
no need for
complicated networks. What happens on the 20 meter CW
station has no
bearing on the 75 meter phone station. All that you
need to do is
designate a logging captain to collect the logs and
merge them
together at the end. Even the simplest program that I
have inspected
has the provision to export an ADIF file that can be
imported into
another log or create a contest log entry in the
proper format.

Many of the popular logging programs, like those
advertised in QST,
have provisions for ARRL Field Day and some programs
are written just
for Field Day. A search on the internet will yield
logging programs
that will vary from the plain and simple to fancy
varieties.

A lot of the logging programs are able to send CW via
a port on the
PC eliminating the need for a memory keyer or other
peripherals.
Computer to radio CW keying interfaces are cheap to
buy or you can
roll your own for less than a few dollars and about 30
minutes of
bench time, depending on your soldering skills. (Tip:
The CW keying
interface can make a great club meeting project.)

Here are a few tips if your club is going to use
computers for
logging during Field day.

1. Set up your PCs or laptops in advance. Now is the
time to
start.
2. Pre-load all software and become familiar with its
operation.

3. Have a training session for your operators. Most
logging
software is straight forward: type in the call and
exchange
information then hit the return key. Make sure that
your team is
familiar with basic operation and entering contacts.
4. Back up data regularly. Thumb (flash memory)
drives are
great for this.
5. Monitors don't like sun glare. Make provisions to
shade the
monitors so that operators can see the screen during
the day.
Experiment with this before the event.

So, even if your Field Day accommodations are
primitive your
operation doesn't have to be stone aged. (Yes, even a
caveman can do
it.)

Complete rules for ARRL Field Day can be found on the
web at:
http://www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2007/fd.html

Be sure to order your 2007 Field Day t-shirts, pins
and other
goodies.
http://www.arrl.org/catalog/?item=NO-9742#top

These t-shirts make excellent gifts to those who help
make your
club's event a fun time for all.
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ARRL Affiliation Milestones for May 2007

Believe it or not, there are no clubs celebrating
affiliation
milestones in June 2007.

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