Club Remote Station...

Category: Site Pages
Published: Sunday, 12 April 2020
Written by Super User

The remote club station is running and ready for testing.

Currently, KD8TUT, KW0RM, AD8BU, and N8SS are testing transmit. The radio is available to all Club members as a receiver while we are testing.

You'll need to download the client and create an account from here:

    https://www.remotehams.com/

    Once you have the client installed, start the RCForb client and login to the client (this is the account you setup on the remote hams site).

    Once the client loads: There will be a list of stations. Look for the W8MAI Club Station- double click the station listing.

    The current station is an Apache Labs ANAN 100D.

    Further Documentation will be available in the future, however, here are the software manuals:

    Getting Started: Remote Hams Documentation

 

ARRL News

Category: Site Pages
Published: Thursday, 12 March 2020
Written by Super User

25 November 2020

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.
  • Coast Guard Proposes to Discontinue HF Voice Watchkeeping

    The US Coast Guard has invited comments by January 21, 2021, on a proposal to discontinue HF voice watchkeeping. The proposal appeared on November 20 in the Federal Register. The USCG proposes to cease monitoring 4125, 6215, 8291, and 12,290 kHz, in the contiguous US and Hawaii, due to a lack of activity.

    “We believe this change would have a low impact on the maritime public, as commercial satel...

  • Universal Radio Announces Closing

    Ham Radio retailer Universal Radio, headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, is closing its store on November 30, although all existing orders will be filled, and the Universal Radio website will remain open to sell off “remaining stock, publications, and some select products.” Owners Fred Osterman, N8EKU, and Barbara Osterman, KC8VWI, are retiring.

    “I am very fortunate to have been in the radio busi...

  • IARU Region 2 Executive Committee Approves Dues Reductions for Member-Societies

    The International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU R2) Executive Committee (EC) approved dues reductions and holidays for member-societies in Region 2 (the Americas). The action came as the R2 EC held its fifth and final virtual meeting of the year on November 18 to complete outstanding business from its three October sessions and to approve the 2021 operating budget.

    “Recognizing that the pan...

  • New York City-Long Island Section Manager Re-Elected in Fall Balloting

    New York City-Long Island Section Manager Jim Mezey, W2KFV, has been re-elected in the fall election cycle. Mezey, of Carle Place, received 527 votes to 136 for challenger Donnie Katzovicz, W2BRU. The race for NYC-LI SM was the only contested election. Mezey begins a new 2-year term of office on January 1, 2021. He has served as New York City-Long Island Section Manager since 2013.

    In the West C...

  • Former West Virginia Section Manager Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY, SK
  • FEMA Seeking Reserve Telecommunications Operators

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking telecommunications operator reservists to assist in emergency recovery efforts on an intermittent, on-call basis. The deadline to apply is December 8, but FEMA will not take any applications beyond the first 200, which may come sooner than that.

    These FEMA reservist positions seem well suited to radio amateurs. Duties include sending, rec...

  • Dayton Hamvention Announces its 2021 Theme — “The Gathering”

    “The Gathering” will be the theme for the 2021 Dayton Hamvention®. Hamvention General Chair Rick Allnutt, WS8G, said the theme reflects what has been missing from our lives most of this year.

    “We have spent the last 6 months being bound to our houses and small groups,” he said. “We are very optimistic that when May arrives, we will be allowed to get together.”

    Allnut, a medical doctor with a mast...

  • Still Time to Apply for Foreign Service Information Management Technical Specialists-Radio Positions

    The deadline to apply for US Department of State Foreign Service Information Management Technical Specialists-Radio (IMTS-R) positions is December 1, 2020.

    Foreign Service IMTS-Rs design, install, and maintain radio and telecommunications systems. They provide radio support for presidential, congressional, and other VIP visits. These radio specialists work from a regional location, overseas, or...

  • ARRL Announces Director, Vice Director Election Results

    The ARRL Dakota Division will have a new Director, and the Great Lakes and Midwest Divisions will have new Vice Directors on January 1. The results of four contested elections for Director and Vice Director in three ARRL Divisions were announced on November 20, after ballots were tallied at ARRL Headquarters.

    In the Dakota Division, incumbent Matt Holden, K0BBC, lost his re-election bid to chall...

  • The K7RA Solar Update

    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: As solar flux declined over the past week, I noticed less long-distance propagation on 10 meters reported on pskreporter.info from my local grid square, CN87. Propagation on 12 meters was quite strong, however. After 0100 UTC on November 15, transequatorial propagation was evident between East Asia and Australia on 10 meters. 

    Solar activity declined dramaticall...

  • ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone Contest is this Weekend!
  • Arizona Congresswoman Introduces National Amateur Radio Operators Day Resolution

    US Representative Debbie Lesko of Arizona has introduced a resolution designating April 18, 2021, as National Amateur Radio Operators Day, to recognize the important contributions of amateur radio operators.

    “Amateur radio operators are critical in times of crisis and our communities are safer thanks to their dedication to sharing important information with the public,” Lesko said. She was appr...

  • New IARU Region 2 Emergency Coordinator Appointed

    The International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU-R2) Executive Committee has appointed Carlos A. Santamaria, CO2JC, as the new Region 2 Emergency Coordinator (EMCOR). He succeeds Cesar Pio Santos, HR2P, who retired after 12 years of service.

    Santamaria has extensive experience serving as Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) National Emergency Network coordinator. He oversaw the netwo...

  • Damaged Giant Radio Telescope at Arecibo Observatory Deemed Beyond Repair

    The damaged 305-meter radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will be decommissioned due to safety concerns, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced on November 19. The iconic dish has served as a backdrop for several science fiction movies. The Arecibo Observatory Amateur Radio Club, KP4AO, is headquartered at the research facility, and several radio amateurs are employed...

  • ARRL Seeks Waiver of Proposed FCC Amateur Application Fees

    ARRL has urged the FCC to waive its proposed $50 amateur radio application fee. The Commission proposal was made last month in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking(NPRM) in MD 20-270. The proposal already has drawn more than 3,200 individual comments overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. The fees, directed by Congress and imposed on all FCC-regulated services, are to recover the FCC’s costs of handli...

Southgate Amateur Radio News

Category: Site Pages
Published: Thursday, 12 March 2020
Written by Super User

Ham of the Year

Category: Site Pages
Published: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Written by Tim Richards

Here is the list of past winners of the BARA Ham of the Year:

List
Year  Ham                                                 Call Sign
 
2008 Annie Kaeding                                    W8ALK
2009 Bill Wheeler                                        W8JBA
  2010 Gary Wallis                                         WB8VIM
2011 Chuck Davis                                       KC8YTA
2012 Matt Adrian                                         KD8ZB
2013 Randy Kaeding                                    K8TMK
2014 Ron Ackerman                                    N8KBG
2015 Tim Richards                                     KD8NOH
2016 Dan Utroske                                        KF8Z
2017 Ken Jewell                                          N8OL
2018 Bob Mann                                          W8LHP
2019 Matt Severin                                          N8MS