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Re: SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

David

The SARC repeaters are both listed under W5SC.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidftx" <davidftx@...>
Reply-To: W5SC@...
To: W5SC@...
Subject: [W5SC] SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 16:32:05 -0000

Does anyone have the current copy of the ARRL Repeater Directory.
Mine is 2004. If you have a 2006 version, would you please look at
the 145.39 and 442.075 repeaters in San Antonio and tell me what
callsign is listed for these club repeaters?

Also, if you see any repeaters that are listed for SARC and/or W5SC
that are not ours, please send me the listing.

Thanks,
K5ole
davidftx@...




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Re: SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Thanks Schuylar, that answers my question.

David

--- In W5SC@..., "Schuylar CRIST" <skyskyrider@...>
wrote:

David

The SARC repeaters are both listed under W5SC.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidftx" <davidftx@...>
Reply-To: W5SC@...
To: W5SC@...
Subject: [W5SC] SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater
Directory
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 16:32:05 -0000

Does anyone have the current copy of the ARRL Repeater Directory.
Mine is 2004. If you have a 2006 version, would you please look at
the 145.39 and 442.075 repeaters in San Antonio and tell me what
callsign is listed for these club repeaters?

Also, if you see any repeaters that are listed for SARC and/or W5SC
that are not ours, please send me the listing.

Thanks,
K5ole
davidftx@...




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Re: SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

I also agree a County by County repeater list should be compiled. Would also be nice to know just how far the coverage range could conceivably go.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidftx" <davidftx@...>
Reply-To: W5SC@...
To: W5SC@...
Subject: [W5SC] Re: SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 18:21:16 -0000

Thanks Schuylar, that answers my question.

David

--- In W5SC@..., "Schuylar CRIST" <skyskyrider@...>
wrote:

David

The SARC repeaters are both listed under W5SC.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidftx" <davidftx@...>
Reply-To: W5SC@...
To: W5SC@...
Subject: [W5SC] SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater
Directory
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 16:32:05 -0000

Does anyone have the current copy of the ARRL Repeater Directory.
Mine is 2004. If you have a 2006 version, would you please look at
the 145.39 and 442.075 repeaters in San Antonio and tell me what
callsign is listed for these club repeaters?

Also, if you see any repeaters that are listed for SARC and/or W5SC
that are not ours, please send me the listing.

Thanks,
K5ole
davidftx@...




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Re: SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory

Floyd Gordon
 

David they are both W5SC my dir is 2006-2007 Ke5HBF

----- Original Message ----
From: davidftx <davidftx@...>
To: W5SC@...
Sent: Friday, December 8, 2006 10:32:05 AM
Subject: [W5SC] SARC Repeater Listings in the ARRL Repeater Directory

Does anyone have the current copy of the ARRL Repeater Directory.
Mine is 2004. If you have a 2006 version, would you please look at
the 145.39 and 442.075 repeaters in San Antonio and tell me what
callsign is listed for these club repeaters?

Also, if you see any repeaters that are listed for SARC and/or W5SC
that are not ours, please send me the listing.

Thanks,
K5ole
davidftx@swbell. net






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Kids Day is Sunday, January 7th from Noon until 6:00pm

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Pat Knight, AD5BR, writes that, "Kids' Day is Sunday, January 7, from
noon until 6 PM our time (1800 - 2400 Zulu). I wish we could come up
with a site to get some kids on
the air." And she's right.

Does anyone have an idea where we could set up a station for these six
hours (or less if necessary) on a Sunday where we would have access to
kids? The idea is that you get the kids to talk to other kids on the
air. Or maybe someone has a group of young people that would want us to
set up for a shorter period of time. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Information about Kids Day may be found at:
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/kd-rules.html
<http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/kd-rules.html>


Re: Kids Day is Sunday, January 7th from Noon until 6:00pm

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

David

I know some churches have no evening services...but have large youth groups who might be interested. It would be a good way for them to learn about the community service aspect of our work. Perhaps we could use a gymnasium of one of the large local churches or something...Just a thought.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidftx" <davidftx@...>
Reply-To: W5SC@...
To: W5SC@...
Subject: [W5SC] Kids Day is Sunday, January 7th from Noon until 6:00pm
Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 22:32:41 -0000


Pat Knight, AD5BR, writes that, "Kids' Day is Sunday, January 7, from
noon until 6 PM our time (1800 - 2400 Zulu). I wish we could come up
with a site to get some kids on
the air." And she's right.

Does anyone have an idea where we could set up a station for these six
hours (or less if necessary) on a Sunday where we would have access to
kids? The idea is that you get the kids to talk to other kids on the
air. Or maybe someone has a group of young people that would want us to
set up for a shorter period of time. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Information about Kids Day may be found at:
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/kd-rules.html
<http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/kd-rules.html>








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APRS Presentation at the December 14th San Antonio Radio Club Meeting

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

APRS: Automatic Position Reporting System
Presented by Jim Mastrogiovanni, KK5RZ

San Antonio Radio Club
December 14, 2006
KCOMM 7:30 PM

Jim, KK5RZ, will give a presentation on APRS at the December SARC
meeting. APRS uses amateur radio to transmit position reports,
weather reports, and messages between users.

Links I previously gave were not for APRS. To see APRS locations
near you in the last 24 hours, go here and type your zip code in the
search box: http://db.aprsworld.net/datamart/near-search.php

Go here for an overview of APRS by the creator of the system:
http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=13823

Jim will give a functional presentation on how APRS is used in South
Texas and how you can get started in APRS.

Also at the December SARC Meeting:
Buy your EarlyBird tickets for SwapFest.
Pay your 2007 dues at the reduced rate of $12/year. This will be
the last meeting before the reduced rate expires.

See you Thursday, December 14th, 7:30 PM at KCOMM, 10815 Gulfdale.


Re: APRS Presentation at the December 14th San Antonio Radio Club Meeting

Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...>
 

Cool! Jim is a great presenter, and I've had the privilege of working triathlon and marathon events where he coordinated the APRS reporting and providing status information to the race organizers.

Invite a friend or two!

Pat AD5BR

APRS: Automatic Position Reporting System
Presented by Jim Mastrogiovanni, KK5RZ

San Antonio Radio Club
December 14, 2006
KCOMM 7:30 PM


Re: N5IUT's Radio Teacher Project featured at the ARRL website

Paul Guido
 

David and Lee,

Thank you both for your support on the guide. Andrea Hartlage, KG4IUM
writes a great column for hams of all ages and it has brought a lot of
traffic to the study guide from all over the world. I am honored by her
words and by the support of Hams all over the US.

Paul Guido

On 12/6/06, davidftx <davidftx@...> wrote:


Paul Guido's Radio Teacher Project was mentioned very positively in the
Youth section of the ARRL website. Read it here, about one half way
down the page: http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2006/11/10/2/
<http://www.arrl.org/news/features/2006/11/10/2/>

The Radio Teacher Project is a web based tutorial for new hams who wish
to pass the Technicians test. See it here:
http://radioteacher.googlepages.com/home
<http://radioteacher.googlepages.com/home>

Congratuations to Paul for his hard work.








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FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Read it here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
269012A1.pdf

They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
KHz portion of 75 meters.

David


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

--- In W5SC@..., "davidftx" <davidftx@...> wrote:

Read it here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
269012A1.pdf

They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
KHz portion of 75 meters.

David


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Paul Guido
 

David,

I just read the news. This makes creating a General Class Study Guide even
more important when the new General Question pool is released in January.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT

On 12/15/06, davidftx <davidftx@...> wrote:

Read it here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
269012A1.pdf

They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
KHz portion of 75 meters.

David


General Class Written Test - Study and Preparation

Paul Guido
 

As mentioned earlier, the FCC sent a Press Release that the code requirement
will be eliminated as a requirement for all Amateur Radio licensing. This
will be enacted around the end of January 2007. For a link to the Press
Release check here
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-269012A1.pdf



Free General Class Written Test training resources on the web.



For a great General Class written test study manual for instructors and
students check out http://telemetry.nmsu.edu/~shoran/radio.html and click on
the General Instructor Manual or the General Student Manual links to the PDF
Files.



For a complete but concise General Class written test study guide for
students check out N8KBR's study guide at http://studyguide.eqth.org/ and
click on General Class License Study Guide on the left side of the page.



For practicing the test go to http://www.kb0mga.net/exams/ this is a free
site that tracks how you are doing on the test. Please give it a try.



To have a practice test emailed to you go to http://www.aa9pw.com/radio/ and
choose Email Exams on the left of the page.



Of course you can also practice the test at http://www.qrz.com/p/testing.pl



If you are still having trouble with some of the subjects covered, use the
following resources:



Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Ham Wiki http://www.hamwiki.info/

Join and ask a question at the HamRadioHelpGroup Yahoo Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HamRadioHelpGroup/



Find a local ham club at
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/club/clubsearch.phtml



And finally find a local test at
http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml



Books and other information (Not free but very good)

The ARRL General Class License Manual
http://www.arrl.org/catalog/?item=9205#top

The Gordon West General Class Study Manual
http://www.w5yi.org/catalog.php?sort=4

On line instruction and software try http://www.hamtestonline.com/



Study and pass. Please send this message along to anyone considering
upgrading.



73



Paul Guido, N5IUT


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

If the question pool will change for General Class in January, how quickly might QRZ.com revamp their pool?

I have been using that site to study for the written exam for some time.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "Paul Guido" <radioteacher@...>
Reply-To: W5SC@...
To: W5SC@...
Subject: Re: [W5SC] FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:09:34 -0600

David,

I just read the news. This makes creating a General Class Study Guide even
more important when the new General Question pool is released in January.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


On 12/15/06, davidftx <davidftx@...> wrote:

Read it here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
269012A1.pdf

They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
KHz portion of 75 meters.

David






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Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Yes, but we need to accomodate those who have been studying the
current pool and were stuck on the code. The current pool will be
valid until July or so, will it not?


--- In W5SC@..., "Paul Guido" <radioteacher@...> wrote:

David,

I just read the news. This makes creating a General Class Study
Guide even
more important when the new General Question pool is released in
January.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


On 12/15/06, davidftx <davidftx@...> wrote:

Read it here:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
269012A1.pdf

They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to
3635
KHz portion of 75 meters.

David

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Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Lee Besing
 

The General License question pool will be released in January 2007, but
doesn't take effect until July 1st 2007.

They release the pool of questions early so folks who don't plan on taking
the test until then, can study using the correct test questions.

What you are studying on QRZ.com will be in effect until July 1, 2007, so
keep studying.


At 03:47 PM 12/16/2006, you wrote:

If the question pool will change for General Class in January, how quickly
might QRZ.com revamp their pool?

I have been using that site to study for the written exam for some time.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________


Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

Thanks Lee!

Now, as a result of these changes...what bands can a Tech work? Are any new Voice privileges given?

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: Lee Besing <@LBesing>
Reply-To: W5SC@...
To: W5SC@...
Subject: Re: [W5SC] FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 18:33:22 -0600

The General License question pool will be released in January 2007, but
doesn't take effect until July 1st 2007.

They release the pool of questions early so folks who don't plan on taking
the test until then, can study using the correct test questions.

What you are studying on QRZ.com will be in effect until July 1, 2007, so
keep studying.


At 03:47 PM 12/16/2006, you wrote:

If the question pool will change for General Class in January, how quickly
might QRZ.com revamp their pool?

I have been using that site to study for the written exam for some time.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________






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Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...>
 

The General tests from now through June 30, 2007 will still be based on the "old" pool.

The pool is NOT changing in January. The "new" question pool for the General License will be RELEASED in January, but July 1, 2007 is when the the pool goes into effect. July 1 is when exams will be based on that new pool of questions. Publishers of study guides, sites, and software, and instructors need the lead time to have materials ready for July 1.

I have applied stickers from ARRL/VEC to the current General and Extra exams to replace a few (no longer valid) questions with other questions from the current question pool. People will still be taking the "old" tests, so study the manual you now have.

Remember that online tests don't always cover every question in the pool. The current question pool (valid now through June 30, 2007) can be downloaded from:

http://www.ncvec.org/downloads/2004general.pdf

This page lists the questions that have been eliminated from the pool:

http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=338

73,
Pat AD5BR

If the question pool will change for General Class in January, how quickly
might QRZ.com revamp their pool?

I have been using that site to study for the written exam for some time.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "Paul Guido" <radioteacher@...>
Reply-To: W5SC@...
To: W5SC@...
Subject: Re: [W5SC] FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur
Radio Licenses
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:09:34 -0600

David,

I just read the news. This makes creating a General Class Study Guide even
more important when the new General Question pool is released in January.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


On 12/15/06, davidftx <davidftx@...> wrote:
>
> Read it here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
> 269012A1.pdf
>
> They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
> KHz portion of 75 meters.
>
> David
>







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Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

Schuylar CRIST <skyskyrider@...>
 

Thanks Pat!

Got the pool downloaded and saved. Glad to see the answers with the questions to. I didn't notice the answers at first glance.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: Pat Knight AD5BR <ad5br@...>
Reply-To: W5SC@...
To: W5SC@...
Subject: Re: [W5SC] FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 18:52:42 -0600

The General tests from now through June 30, 2007 will still be based
on the "old" pool.

The pool is NOT changing in January. The "new" question pool for the
General License will be RELEASED in January, but July 1, 2007 is when
the the pool goes into effect. July 1 is when exams will be based on
that new pool of questions. Publishers of study guides, sites, and
software, and instructors need the lead time to have materials ready
for July 1.

I have applied stickers from ARRL/VEC to the current General and
Extra exams to replace a few (no longer valid) questions with other
questions from the current question pool. People will still be taking
the "old" tests, so study the manual you now have.

Remember that online tests don't always cover every question in the
pool. The current question pool (valid now through June 30, 2007) can
be downloaded from:

http://www.ncvec.org/downloads/2004general.pdf

This page lists the questions that have been eliminated from the pool:

http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=338

73,
Pat AD5BR

If the question pool will change for General Class in January, how quickly
might QRZ.com revamp their pool?

I have been using that site to study for the written exam for some time.

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP

IT/Media Director, South Texas Republicans P.A.C.
Media Relations Director, McCurdy for Mayor
State News Editor, GOPUSA.com
Chapter Leader for San Antonio, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Vice-President, Bexar County Right to Life
(210) 663-6093 (Cell)
Matthew 25:40
John 15:13



----Original Message Follows----
From: "Paul Guido" <radioteacher@...>
Reply-To: W5SC@...
To: W5SC@...
Subject: Re: [W5SC] FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur
Radio Licenses
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:09:34 -0600

David,

I just read the news. This makes creating a General Class Study Guide
even
more important when the new General Question pool is released in January.

73

Paul Guido, N5IUT


On 12/15/06, davidftx <davidftx@...> wrote:
>
> Read it here: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
> 269012A1.pdf
>
> They also refused the ARRL's petition to reconsider the 3600 to 3635
> KHz portion of 75 meters.
>
> David
>







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Re: FCC Eliminates Morse Code Requirements for All Amateur Radio Licenses

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

At the time it takes effect, which is likely to be late January, Techs
and Tech Pluses are equalized. That gives all Techs phone priviledges
at 28.3-28.5 MHz plus all the Tech+ CW HF bands. CW will not go away
because of the ruling and will be around when I am gone. There is lots
of CW available for the Technician on 80, 40, 15, and 10. At this point
in the solar cycle (bottom) it is not a great time for 10 Meters. But
it is not dead and opens up every once in awhile. 28.200 NCDXF/IARU
beacons (STAY OFF OF THIS FREQUENCY) Many Hams rely on these beacons for
propagation determination. For Details - see NCDXF/IARU International
Beacon Network <http://www.ncdxf.org/Beacon/intro.html> (beacons are a
valuable resource at HF-df) 28.380 10/10 SSB Intl Calling Frequency
28.385 QRP SSB Calling frequency 28.425 10/10 SSB Intl Calling
Frequency – Another is 28.400
28.495 SSB Rare DX & DXpeditions Frequently Operate Here -- Split

--- In W5SC@..., "Schuylar CRIST" <skyskyrider@...> wrote:

Thanks Lee!

Now, as a result of these changes...what bands can a Tech work? Are
any new
Voice privileges given?

In His service,
Schuylar Crist
73 de KE5VIP


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