Special 911 Event Station WA2NYC

Members of the Wireless Association Of New York City will activate special event station WA2NYC once again to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, and to remember that over 2900 people lost their lives on that day.

The station will be operational between 0000z, September 10th, and 0300z, September 14th, 2020. The suggested frequencies are 28450, 21350, 14300, 7238 kHz and DSTAR XREF020B & Smart Group SEPT11.

The WA2NYC station will be on DSTAR XREF020B and Smart Group SEPT 11 each evening from 7-11PM Eastern Time (2300-0300z). The log will be uploaded to LoTW.

If you would like a QSL card, send a SASE to the club address (see QRZ.com) or by the Bureau. This operation is in memory of Robert Norton, K2IE/SK.

73 de KE2YK

N1YZ’s Outstanding List of HF Nets

I’m feeling a but lazy this Sunday morning so I’m just adding this quick note about Rod Scott’s detailed list of HF nets. I ran across Rod’s work some time ago and previously added it to the blog’s links sections. However, Rod’s work is definitely worth its own post.

While I’m not much of an SSB op myself, I do enjoy operating SSB during my Parks on the Air activations. Occasionally I check into ECARS and poke around on other HF nets.

Rod has done a super job of laying out a large list HF nets with the google sheets app. Wen accessing his web page, you are presented a “view only mode” of his work.

View only allows you to set temporary filters and/or sort on specific columns to order the information to your liking. Rod has also provided a way to share the link to his work, email a copy out it to others and provides several download options as well.

N1YZ’s detailed list HF Nets is a really good reference tool for those who enjoy HF nets. Check his work in my links section or click here.

Depending on W1FE’s plans, I may get to do a Parks on the Air activation later today!

Enjoy your Sunday!

73 de KE2YK

Vintage Morse Code

The Long Island CW Club Revisited

The Long Island CW Club
W2LCW – The Long Island CW Club

The Long Island CW Club (LICW) has come a long way since my first post about the club in January 2018.

I recently visited their Web site and found that the Club now has about 800 members in all 50 states and 18 countries!

As one of the original lifetime members, it’s great to see that their idea of bringing tradition to Amateur Radio has really caught on!

Among the 48 classes on their schedule, LICW now offers classes for kids and ladies. What a perfect idea to bring people together into one of the best aspects of the Amateur Radio hobby and service.

Morse Code, The Original Digital Mode

Unlike FM and SSB modes, Morse code or CW (continuous wave) only needs a narrow bandwidth to operate. Less bandwidth means space for more operators. CW transmissions can be received when band conditions are poor. Morse code was, is and always will be the original form of digital transmissions.

Are you interested in learning the most efficient, original form of digital communications?

Visit the Long Island CW Club. Check out their web site, photo gallery, videos and class schedules today!

73 de KE2YK