Monday, June 12, 2017

Connecticut ARES Region 3 Net

89 Degrees Mostly Clear - Hottest days of the year (96 degrees high here FN31ot)
My Bloomsky Weather Station registered the same high at BDL Field.

AB1GL GEORGE MANCHESTER
W1FTE SKIP GRANBY
NC1J DAN WHEATOGUE
KB1VIP RICH ELLINGTON
K1PAI ROGER WEATHERSFIELD
KB1QQI PAUL NEW BRITIAN
KC1ERO JASON SOUTHINGTON
K1XFC PHIL SOUTHWINDSOR
AB1LZ BILL WHEATOGUE
N1DN PHIL WEST HARTFORD
K1HEJ LARRY NEW BRITIAN
AK1A RICH LUDLOW, MASS
KC1HOX GLENN MANCHESTER

Announcements of activity
BEARS annual picnick
Vintage Radio Museum swap meet was on Saturday
Field Day Preparations of local clubs in progress


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How to Send an Internet Address in a Radiogram

58 degrees, 84% RH, 30.17, Cloudy

Radiogram message omit punctuation (with rare exceptions).  Sending an internet address can pose a challenge.   Here’s how I would try to send the following fictitious internet address on a voice traffic net:

http://www.lookup.info\test

INTERNET ADRESS HTTP COLON SLASH SLASH WWW DOT  LOOKUP I SPELL LIMA OSCAR OSCAR KILO UNIFORM PAPA DOT INFO BACKSLASH TEST

Monday, May 29, 2017

Meeting Friends in Xenia

I had a nice contact with WA2JSG Curt in New Jersey this evening.  We've worked CW many times over the years.  However, last week we worked the SKCC Booth at Hamvention on Friday afternoon and had a nice chance to meet in person.  Making friends on the air over the years, followed by meeting in person at a Hamfest, is a great part of the radio hobby.   Thanks Curt for the contact!


WESCON NTS Net Check-ins 2017May29 as recorded by N1DN
K1HEJ LARRY NEW BRITIAN NCS
WA1SFH DOUGLAS MILFORD LIASON REGION 2 ARES NET NO TRAFFIC
KC1HHU ADDISON MORRIS CT TRAFFIC 1 THRU
K1XFC PHIL SOUTH WINDSOR LIAISON CPN NO TRAFFIC
W1YSM ED WALLINGFORD TRAFFIC 3 THRU
K1LYP JOHN WALLINGFORD
K1MTD MARY ANDOVER
KC1BXB MARIE EAST HARTFORD
N1TAA TRAVIS COLUMIA
K1STM ANN SOUTHINGTON
KB1HOX GLENN MANCHESTER
N1DN PHIL WEST HARTFORD
WA1TNR CHRIS TORRINGTON
KC1DXF SCOTT WATERBURY

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Montezuma County QRP

61 degrees, finally a day without rain, partly cloudy

The QRP contact today was pretty easy with all the activity for CQ WPX CW.  I was able to make contact with WT7V in Ohio using 5 watts on 20 meters.  WT7V may be a new prefix for me, and is definitely my first contact in Montezuma County Colorado.  Thanks Joseph.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WESCON NTS Net for May 2, 2017

WESCON 2017 May 02 Check-ins as recorded by N1DN

K1LYP JOHN, WALLINGFORD
KC1HHU ADDISON, MORRIS
KC1BXB MARIE, EAST HARTFORD
N1KHW BILLY, AVON
KB1NMO ETHYL, NEWINGTON
W1YSM ED, WALLINGFORD
N1URO BRIAN, UNIONVILLE
N1DN PHIL, WEST HARTFORD
W1AIU JOE, WATERBURY
KC1EER AMANDA, VERNON
KC1HGY STEVE, HOLYOAKE
N1KQG HERB, CHICOPEE

Monday, April 10, 2017

On experimentation and allocation of the radio spectrum

I'm catching up on stacks of print media and came across another great editorial by Tom Gallagher, NY2F, ARRL CEO.   While making the point for amateur experimentation in the 47 GHz band he states "...our best defense of spectrum has at its core vigorous and wide-ranging experimentation".    Mr. Gallagher continues with an interesting analogy defending the preservation of public microwave bands over doling out to commercial interests by asking "how much would the nation benefit from the sale of National Park Service land for commercial development?"

Nicely stated!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

WESCON Traffic Net

WESCON NTS Traffic Net checkins for 2017Apr06 as recorded by N1DN:

K1HEJ LARRY
K1XFC PHIL
KT1NG TAD
K1MTD MARY
N1TAA TRAVIS
KC1GQH RICK
N1URO BRIAN
N1DN PHIL
KC1HHU ADDISON
KB1AGB JOHN
KC1EER AMANDA
KB1NMO ETHYL
K1STM ANNE
K1EIC BETSY
W1SVC STEVE