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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The Long Island CW Club – Teaching Morse Code

Long Island CW Club

Portable Ops 40’s Style!

Recently joined the Long Island CW Club. They are a great bunch of guys from Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club who are teaching CW at different levels via ZOOM video conferencing software.

The annual membership is well worth it for those interested in helping others learn CW.

Today the Club attended a quick video conference business meeting followed by a detailed video conference presentation on the reverse beacon network and DX spotting via the DX Summit Web site.

Web http://longislandcwclub.org and Facebook http://bit.ly/2mTkgER
73 and Enjoy!

70 Years of Science Discovery

70YearsofDiscovery

This past week I participated in BNLARC’s Brookhaven National Laboratory’s 70th Anniversary Special Event from 7/16 to 7/21. BNL’s 70 Years of Scientific Discovery started with an open house for families and children on 7/16. The radio club was on site with both a SSB and CW station during the operating hours. During the rest of the week the event operated from various locations.

Although the HF bands were poor this past week I managed to make about 100 contacts. For the first time I also worked some of the event on DMR and received a great response from the guys I worked on 3100 (nationwide).

I also set up a QRZ page for those interested in getting our full page certificate.

70 Years Of Discovery_Certificate

Some interesting facts about Brookhaven National Laboratory:

  •  Served as army base for two world wars
  •  Hosted Irwin Berlin (Yip Yip Yaphank was the song)
  •  First peace time nuclear reactor (1950 Brookhaven Graphite Reactor)
  •  Developed the two common radio isotopes (technetium 99M and thallium 201) used in medicine today
  • First synctron accelerator (1953 Cosmotron Accelerator)
  • First Nobel Prize winner in 1957 followed by 6 more
  • 1958 First video game, Tennis (aka pong)
  • 1961 First PET scanner for medical use
  • 1967 developed the leading drug for Parkinson’s disease treatment, L-dopa
  • 1958 Maglev (magnetic levitation) patented
  • 1975 started producing radioisotopes for the northeast, still a major supplier
  • 1979 proved UV-a and UV-B lead to cancers of the skin:
  • Current studies include: 1) Radiation studies preparing for travel to mars, 2) more efficient catalysts, 3) fuel cells, 4) photovoltaic solar cells, 5) biofuels, 6) batteries
  • A 32 megawatt solar farm on 200 acres for production and study to improve efficiencies

Click HERE to find out more about the history of Brookhaven National Laboratory…