Straight Key Night

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This 24-hour event is not a contest; rather it is a day dedicated to celebrating our CW heritage. Participants are encouraged to get on the air and simply make enjoyable, conversational CW QSOs. The use of straight keys or bugs to send CW is preferred. There are no points scored and all who participate are winners.

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Straight Key Night is held every January 1 from 0000 UTC through 2359 UTC.Bands:All authorized Amateur frequencies, but activity has traditionally been centered on the HF bands.
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New Years Eve Digital Net

During  the Sunday night net on the Keystone West Digital Net we had a guest speaker on from Texas ( N8IQT – Doug ) who had a lot of good info about the Fusion/WiresX system. One comment was on room ( 21493 ) the MnWis Room there will be a New Years net on around the world starting on the 31st. The MnWis room he said has a lot of knowledgeable hams who are glad to help out with any of your questions about the Yaesu Fusion system and more.
Tnx The Tech Team Happy New Year

RemoteHams now on TS-2000

The TS-2000 remote station is now on RemoteHams but still can be operated using TightVnc. With RemoteHams there is no need to use Skype for the audio link and RemoteHams can be downloaded on your Android phone or tablet. The service is free for computer use but there is a one time fee of $10.00 for the phone App. There will be a demo at the club in the beginning of January 2020 but in the mean time you can download RemoteHams Client on your computer to give it a try. We have to install a new hard drive in the TS-2000 computer between the holidays but the Greene County remote is still running under WA3VXJ call sign. Once you get the Client software running and search W3KWH or WA3VXJ and ask permission to use remote comes on your screen we will go into the software and give you permission. No need to take your laptop with you on a trip because the cell phone APP works great.

 

Check Out Our New Radios!

Drake 2C – Receiver

It works so well the inside even glows.   Check out this retro radio receiver and see how the the old time radios work. Click on the image below to check out its specifications. 

 

 

 

 


JRC NRD-535D

Want something a little more modern and with an digital display.  Check out this Japan Radio Company NRD-535D receiver.  It has all the modern functions like bandpass filtering, and notch filtering.  Click on the image below for it specifications. 

Today in History: December 12

1901: First radio transmission is sent across the Atlantic
Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi (L) and his assistant, George Kemp received a message sent from Poldhu, England, at Signal Hill, St. John’s, Canada. The transmission message was the Morse code signal for the letter “s.”