Short Skip - August 2022
The LCARC next meeting is Friday August 12. The meeting will start at 7:30pm physically at 2900 W. 93rd Ave Crown Point IN at the EMA/Lake County Board of health offices.
The meeting will also be simulcast on ZOOM. The link to log in can be found at the LCARC club website www.W9LJ.org
Hello, let me get to the timely things first:
08/06/2022 - Elkhart East Hamfest Saturday (EDT)
Location: Elkhart, IN
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Northern Indiana K9DEW Repeater Network
08/07/2022 - Hamfesters Radio Club Hamfest Sunday CDT
Location: Peotone, IL
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Hamfesters Radio Club
*GATES Open at 6:30am Sunday. Indoor Exhibit hall opens at 8:00am
CONTESTER CONVENTION - HAMFEST - SEMINARS
08/27/2022 - SMCFest FRIDAY - SATURDAY
Location: Naperville, IL
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Society of Midwest Contesters
Saturday ticket reservations are $50 which includes lunch,
Friday Dinner education seminar is available and is handled with separate meal checks.
There is a block of hotel room bookings at a special rate. The affair will be at the Marriott - Chicago in Naperville
LOCAL VE TESTING
08/06/2022 | Valparaiso IN 46383-4820
Sponsor: Porter County ARC
Location: Porter County Public Library
Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
On-Line VE Testing Sources
AUGUST 2022 CONTESTS
August 6-7 – “ARRL - VHF 222 And Up Contest”
Objective: Work as many stations as possible on the 222 MHz through 241 GHz bands using any allowable mode. A station in a specific grid locator may be contacted from the same location only once on each band, regardless of mode.
Contest Period: Begins at 1:00pm Saturday CDT and ending at 12:59pm Sunday CDT
Click Here for Complete ARRL 222 and Up Contest Rules
More contest information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 594-0232
ARRL – ROOKIE ROUND-UP
Sunday, August 21, 2022, using RTTY.
A Rookie is defined has having been first licensed in the current calendar year or the previous three calendar years, regardless of license class.
Objective: Rookies exchange information with as many other stations as possible on the 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter HF bands. Maximum power output is 100 Watts
For more info go to: Rookie Roundup
Contest Corral August 2022
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LOCAL HR NETS
Courtesy of KC9UNS www.tinyurl.com/chicago-ham-nets
The LCARC Information NET Every Wednesday - at 8:00pm. 147.000 and 442.075 (pl 131.8) Informal, informative, and fun. A great way to stay connected with local hams. Typically 30 minutes long.
ARES NET Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. N9IAA repeater 146.685 MHz PL 173.8 www.ARESD1.com
KA9QJG “Technical Net” Tuesday evenings 8:00pm 147.040 pl 131.8
KA9QJG “ Astrononomy Net” Wednesday 7:00pm 147.040 pl 131.8
ARRL Podcasts Schedule
The latest episode of the ARRL On the Air podcast (Episode 31) provides an overview of the 222 MHz frequency band.
The latest edition of the ARRL Eclectic Tech podcast (Episode 65) features a discussion about lightning protection with Ron Block, NR2B.
Both podcasts are available on iTunes (iOS) and Stitcher (Android), as well as on Blubrry – or... just click on: On the Air | Eclectic Tech.
Navajo Code Talkers Special Event Station
Aug 8-Aug 14, 0000Z-0000Z, N7C, Chinle, AZ. N7HG.
14.265 21.265 7.265 18.133. Certificate & QSL. Navajo Code Talkers, P.O. Box 06, Chinle, AZ 86503. email@example.com
The “Code Talkers” may have been THE key allowing The Allies to win WWII. Just two original members survive today.
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