By Tim McGillen/N9CA 2022 LCARC President
Last Month: Thank you Michael Martins KB9BVR for our January ZOOM program. Michael has 400ish HR videos posted on YouTube! Consider subscribing to his YouTube channel. His program for us was: “Homebrew Construction and Optimizing Performance of the J-Pole antenna”.
BTW, Michael also custom builds and sells J-Pole antennas. These rugged vertical antennas can be tuned for; HR, NOAA weather satellites, RR communications, commercial air traffic, GMRS, and other frequencies.
February 11th Club Meeting: The second Friday of the month meeting will be on-line via ZOOM… no physical meeting!
February’s Program: “Our Future - Renewable Energy” By Charlie Sufana AJ9N a past Club member now hailing from Melbourne Florida.
The ZOOM meeting will officially start at 7:30pm CDT. Club members will receive a ZOOM link sent to their email-of-record. The ZOOM link will also be found on www.W9LJ.org (the Club’s website) as well as on our Facebook page.
*Non Club members are always welcome to log-in with us.
BTW, the LCARC always welcomes new members. A member application can be submitted through the Club website www.W9LJ.org by clicking on “INFO” . Many hams belong to more than just one Club.
February 19-20 ARRL CW Contest: Begins 06:00pm Saturday and runs through 11:59pm CDT Sunday. Visit www.arrl.org
More contests: The WA7BNM calendar: www.ContestCalendar.com
For even more, go to www.ARRL.org In their upper left webpage “Website Search” box type: “contest corral February 2022” Wait a moment then click on the “Contest Corral February 2022” link. Print or save the PDF
Up Coming HR Events Of Note
02/26/2022 - Cabin Fever Ham Fest
Location: LaPorte, IN
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: LaPorte County Amateur Radio Club
VE EXAM SESSION
02/12/2022 | Valparaiso IN 46383-4820
Sponsor: Porter County ARC
Location: Valparaiso Public Library
Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
VE EXAM SESSION
02/26/2022 | La Porte IN 46350-4227
Sponsor: La Porte County ARC
Location: La Porte Civic Auditorium
Time: 9:00 AM CDT (Walk-ins allowed)
ARRL National Convention & Orlando HamCation®
February 10-13, 2022 | Registration is Now Open
“Next QSO Today” -- Virtual Ham Expo March 12-13
What's become a regular March event, the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will be held live from March 12-13, and then on demand for 30 days afterward. More than 60 speakers will deliver presentations on their subject areas. "There's content for everyone whether a newly licensed ham looking for next steps to use their license or a 30+ year experienced ham looking for “new projects”.
Early bird tickets go on sale on February 1. Tickets are $10 thru March 6.
Tad Cook K7RA February prediction: solar flux will hover between 90 and 100.
Check out the Propagation Page of Carl Luetzelschwab, www.K9LA.us
For real-time propagation on all HR bands visit www.DXmaps.com
Looking For Vacuum Tubes?
LOCAL HR NETS
Courtesy of KC9UNS www.tinyurl.com/chicago-ham-nets
LCARC HT Give Away GOTA Program
If you were newly licensed in 2021 or 2022, you may join the LCARC for our yearly $20 membership dues and we’ll help you get-on-the-air with a programmed VHF/UHF HT provided to you by the LCARC. You must submit an application to the Club by US mail or @ www.W9LJ.org , and physically attend at least one live Club meeting
LCARC Information NET EVERY Wednesday at 8:00pm. 147.000 and 442.075 pl 131.8 (on linked Club repeaters). Informal, informative, and fun. A great way to stay connected with local hams. You do not have to be a Club member to check-in. Typically 30 minutes
Q1: What is a MOPA ?
Q2: What is the best antenna polarization for space communications?
A1: Master oscillator and power amplifier
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