Annual NJQRP Skeeter Hunt

Ham Radio Special Events – Week of July 9th

Ham Radio Special Events

  • 07/09/2018 | 65th Anniversary of Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

    Jul 9-Jul 13, 0000Z-2359Z, W9MRA, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Mid-State Repeater Association. 21.365 14.265 7.265; FT8. QSL. Mid-State Repeater Association, PO Box 1001, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495. msra.w9mra@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/midstaterepeater

  • 07/14/2018 | 300th Anniversary of the Founding of New Orleans

    Jul 14, 1400Z-2300Z, N3O, Metairie, LA. The Rare Ones of New Orleans. 21.074 14.074. QSL. Harry Rees, 2917 Clifford Dr., Metairie, LA 70002. https://therareonesofneworleans.loga.us

  • 07/14/2018 | 300th Anniversary of the Founding of New Orleans

    Jul 14-Jul 15, 1400Z-2000Z, various, Metairie, LA. The Rare Ones of New Orleans. 28.420 21.300 14.260 7.260. QSL. Please QSL, to station, contacted. Rare Ones members will be operating from their home stations. Certificate available for working 8 Rare Ones. therareonesofneworleans.loga.us

  • 07/14/2018 | Red River Bridge War Special Event

    Jul 14-Jul 22, 0000Z-2359Z, W5I, Sherman, TX. Grayson County Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 7.200 14.040 7.040. QSL. Grayson County ARC, PO Box 642, Sherman, TX 75091. Commemorating the Red River Bridge War, a dispute between Texas and Oklahoma over a new bridge that was built across the Red River in 1931. www.graysoncountyarc.com

  • 07/14/2018 | USS San Diego

    Jul 14-Jul 22, 0000Z-0000Z, W2NMY, Babylon, NY. Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club. 18.150 14.235 7.255 3.910; All bands, All modes. Certificate. Club Log or direct to GSBARC, P.O. Box 1356, West Babylon, NY 11704. We will be operating as W2NMY which is a historical Fire Island call sign used by the Navy and US Coast Guard . USS San Diego, ex-California, armored cruiser (No.6), mined, laid by U.156, sank 10 miles SE of Fire Island, New York on July 19th only 12 miles off Fire Island NY. July 19th 2018 marks 100 years since the day it was sunk. The reason is uncertain as many believe it was a Mine sent a drift from a U boat . Some people believe it was torpedoed by a U boat. We are running this as a memorial station for the six sailors that lost their lives that day. BLAINE, CLYDE CHESTER, Fireman, 1st class DAVIS, THOMAS EVERETT, Engineman, 2nd class HARRIS, PAUL JOHN, Seaman, 2nd class, drowned MUNSON, ANDREW, Machinist’s Mate, 2nd class, killed (BN – 18th.) ROCHET, JAMES FRANCES, Engineman, 2nd class, NNV THOMAS, FRAZIER ORAN, Machinist’s Mate, 2nd class We will be on all bands and modes. Many operators and logs will uploaded to club log each day. A downloadable certificate will be available once we have confirmed your successful QSO. We take pride in doing this very special event station. We have very experienced operators who be ready for you to get this once in a lifetime special event. We would love to hear you all give W2NMY a call. check out our website, Facebook or twitter. info@gsbarc.org or www.gsbarc.org

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And Oldie Goldie – The Hot Water 8

Our Heathkit HW8A few weeks back my good friend John, WA2KSM offered me the use of a true oldie goldie! This old Heathkit HW8 CW QRP rig was so clean inside and out that it was hard to believe its age. No scratches or dings anywhere!

As you might imagine, the band control push buttons need cleaning but that’s about all the TLC it needs.

Not having a way to cleanly match this little gem to my G5RV, I purchased the “World’s Smallest Standalone ATU” from Elecraft.

Elecraft T1 Autotuner

Since I have owned Elecraft gear in the past and now get great pleasure from my KX3, I had no doubt that the T1 would be the right choice for the HW8. My assumptions were right. Tuning is a breeze and performance is all I’d expect from Elecraft.

The 20 meter band has been weak over the summer but I have already made a few contacts on this beautiful old QRP rig. Since I have the original manual, some of this winter will be dedicated to going over the entire alignment procedure.

If you are into QRP or low power operation and are in need of a portable Auto Tuner, take a spin over to the Elecraft T1 site for all the specs!