Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Local Ham Radio Happenings!!

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Seems to be quite a bit going on in the Down East Maine area in the Ham Radio community! Below I have listed the highlights. Please stay tuned to the local frequencies for updates and the local nets!
**The “Sunday Sessions” will be starting back up on Sunday November 12th at noon time! If you have a project you are working on and want to share or just work on bring it along! Questions on operations and/or equipment…hopefully they can be answered! The session on the 12th will be an open discussion as well on VHF digital ops with emphasis on getting reacquainted with packet radio and APRS! Bring your setups if you wish to get going or troubleshoot! ALL are welcome to attend, even those new to the hobby and want to see what it’s all about!
**Last week (10/10/2017) Phil acted as net ctrl on a 10M net and it was interesting! Contacts from the Ellsworth area were pretty good, Phil had a hard time copying but with relays all seemed to make their presence known! Tonight 10/17 there will be a 6M FM net at 1830 hours on 52.525…now THAT should be fun!
**On Saturday, November 18th at 1300 hours there will be a VE Test session at Meadow View Apartments Phase 4 Community Room, 25 Tweedie Lane in Ellsworth. For those wanting further information contact Phil Duggan N1EP at phil.n1ep@gmail.com . (No N1CJS, I am not ready to test to Extra!)
**Theres some new kids in town…well sorta. The group once known as the Narraguagus Bay Amateur Radio Club, has resurrected as the Maine Ham Radio Society holding its first meeting on October 14th in Milbridge. It’s great to see the group active again and offering more for the Hams further Down East! Look for info on further meetings!

 **Next meeting of the Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association (EAWA) will be held on Thursday November 9th . The business meeting which is held at 1900 hours will be preceded by training provided by the National Weather Service starting at 1800 hours centered on winter weather observation/reporting. The following is the NWS release:

2017 Winter Spotter Training Ellsworth

Help your National Weather Service by becoming a Winter Weather Storm Spotter!  Storm spotters report snowfall, ice accumulation, high winds, high surf, freezing spray and coastal flood erosion during Maine’s long harsh winters.  Spotter training will teach you about winter storms, in addition to teaching you how to accurately measure and report significant winter weather phenomenon! 
Where: Meadowview Apartments (Phase IV Community Room), 25 Tweedie Lane, Ellsworth, ME

 When: Thursday, November 9th at 6 PM

 Cost: Free to all those interested in Weather!!!

**Next Ham Radio breakfast will be Saturday, November 4th at 0900 hrs at Denny’s in Ellsworth. Confirm with Phil N1EP at phil.n1ep@gmail.com who and how many will be attending!

**Look for upcoming information about a Special Events Station during next fall’s Autumn Gold Festival here in Ellsworth!


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