Mar 09

CQ WW WPX Contest

Near the end of March is the CQ World Wide Work all prefix voice contest. I wanted to see if any of the membership would be interested in participating in this contest. This event will allow us to run, Multi-Unlimited, up to 6 rigs at once. It would also allow us to really heat it up at the club and see if there are any potential issues for field day, if we choose to have it at the club. Or we can operate as Multi-Two, this would allow us to operate two transmitters at one time, somewhat more of our standard practice.
Last year we operated as Multi-Two, low power station. What started out as casual operating quickly turned into a short, full blow event. We made some awesome contacts and added some interesting call signs to the clubs CARC Challenge log book. As a plus we also ended up winning 3rd place in the 4th call area and 17th place in North America for the club. Last year we did not intentionally plan on operating in the event. I think with a little planning and some organizing this could be another great opportunity to put the club in a high ranking position.
The link to the rules for this contest is shown below. I know it is way too early for anyone to commit but if you are interested in participating let me or one of the club officials know.

http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/cq_contests/cq_ww_wpx_contest/cq_ww_wpx_contest_rules/2015_cq_wpx_contest_ssb_cw.html

Mar 09

ARRL Affiliated Contesting Club Recognition

I am pleased to announce that the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) has recognized the CARC as an Affiliated Contesting Club. This will allow Multiple Stations, who operate during an ARRL affiliated Contest, to log as how they are operating, plus tally their score with other participates for an overall Club Score. As the amount of contest operations is growing rapidly at the club, we feel this was the next step to expand our operating practices into new, uncharted areas. If anyone is interested in activating as a club for any ARRL Contest, let me know and I will be pleased to inform you how to proceed.

Mar 05

WUTC Phone-bank Volunteers Needed

As a community awareness project, the club will be providing phone bank volunteers for the WUTC pledge drive on Friday, March 20. Jim and I will be operating from 12:00 to 14:00 EDT.

There is still a four hour slot open from 07:30 to 12:30 EDT that needs to be filled. Any members who are available during this time should email me at [my callsign]@yahoo.com or reply in the comments section as soon as possible.

Mar 01

March 2015 Emergency Services Net Calendar

Our big event for March will be our SKYWARN Training Class.  The class will be held on the third Thursday, March 19th, and will replace our normal ACS meeting.  The event will be held at the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center Theater (Cleveland State) located at 3535 Adkisson Dr NW and will begin at 6:00PM.  Go to the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club Facebook page or Cleveland ACS Facebook page to register.

Below is the link to the monthly Emergency Services Net Calendar:

ARES_03-2015

73,

Derek KD5UBL

TN ARES District 7 Emergency Coordinator

Feb 23

Meeting March 10

The next regular meeting will be a business session on March 10 at 7 pm. The program scheduled for the February 24 meeting that was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions will be held on March 24.

SPECIAL NOTE: The meeting on Feb. 24 has been cancelled due to weather conditions.  Program will be rescheduled for a later meeting.

Tomorrow is the 4th Tuesday of the month, and will be a combined Business and Presentation meeting.

I understand Derrick has something interesting to show us about how to teach an old WiFi router new tricks.

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