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July 13 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, July 13th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about amateur radio satellites, and how they can be worked with relatively simple transceivers and antennas. Linear transponder sats have a specific range of frequencies, and convert them to a range on a different band, can carry multiple signals at once. FM Repeater sats can only carry one QSO at a time, listening on one band, and retransmitting on another. For transponder sats, SSB/CW is needed, for FM repeater, a crossband FM transceiver or seperate 2m/70cm transceivers. HF is also sometimes used in uplink/downlink. VHF/UHF verticals work in a pinch, but a beam (handheld, even) is much better. A computer and satellite tracking software is also recommended, to know when and where to do it! For more info, visit AMSat.org. July 19 Batavia Hamfest, Alexander NY, 1078 RT 98, good fun to be had, 7am-2pm, 147.285 (+ Duplex), breakfast at 7, chicken BBQ at 11. Fall CW Practice starting on 88 repeater sometime in September. Fall WLGZ 102.7 and WRCI 990 AM radio station tours, interested, email usafpilot@rochester.rr.com. K2RRA Repeater System is going through changes, Cobbs Hill System is down, a new controller will be interfaced, should be back up next week.

Check-ins: KC2SPY, AF2K, N2AWA, KC2QLJ, KC2KPI, WB2VMR, KC2LLO, K2DMG, W2JAA, K2MTH, KC2QZR, KC2PCD, W3OAB, KC2SWZ, WG2B, WB2PAY, AC0HF, NC8ED, N2QDK, NY2U, KB2KFV, KC2QKA, W2PTR, KA2JRD, KD8HDO, KB2CHY.

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June 29 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, June 29th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about This Week in Amateur Radio. The first 20 minutes are dedicated to current amateur news, and the rest of the 60 minutes are comprised of various topics of amateur interest. TWIAR International is very similar to the normal version, except for the airing of music and various other things unallowable on ham radio. 7.415mhz on WBCQ at 4pm EST. 5.110, 7.415, 9.330, 15.420 are various other frequencies of WBCQ. Miss this week’s segment? www.twiar.org can help you with archived shows! Info on WBCQ can be found at WBCQ.com. July 19 Batavia Hamfest in Alexander NY, Ham ticket tests will be administered, chicken BBQ. Monday Night SSB Net, 144.260, N2MLH net control. Fall CW Training Sessions will be offered here, on the 88 repeater, not sure when during the week. Fall commercial radio station tour, 102.7 WLGZ, station and hopefully transmitter tour, interested, email (usafpilot at rochester dot rr dot com).

Check-ins: KC2SPY, W2JAA, W2BSN, KC2QLJ, K2DMG, KC2SCZ, AF2K, KC2TND, KC2QZR, KC2KPI, KC2PCD, K2SI, N2KFE, N2AWA, N2MLH, WB2VMR, WG2B, W3OAB, K2MTH, AC0HF, NC8ED, WW2E, N2QDK, KB2KFV, KA2JRD, KC2SWZ.

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June 22 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about ARRL Field Day, 4th full weekend in June, using radio equipment outdoors using unconventional power sources, to practice emergency preparedness and recruiting and training new operators, and highlighting to the public the use and virtues of ham radio. Email Paul, usafpilot@rochester.rr.com. TARA Field Day in Troy, NY this weekend, http://n2ty.org for info. June 28-29 2pm Saturday – 2pm Sunday, off Lake Rd. in Webster, Webster Park Campground, Newbie Net signin sheet. July 19th, Batavia Hamfest in Alexander, NY, exams administered, fantastic chicken bar-b-que! Monday Night SSB Net 9pm 144.260, N2MLH net control, many vertical-polarized! Fall commercial radio station tour, WLGZ in Penfield, possible transmitter tour. Educational Field Day effort at Timberland Campgrounds, in Leroy NY, already tested rig, everyone invited, 3 or 4 stations, kb2chy@frontiernet.net.

Check-ins: KC2SPY, KC2MCB, K2MTH, AF2K, WB2VMR, AE2EE, KC2PCD, K2LKK, K2DMG, W2JAA, N2MLH, N2YRJ, N2AWA, N2KFE, KC2SCZ, KC2QZR, N2MSG, KC2QLJ, K2SI, KC2PKO, KC2SWZ, W2BSN, W2RVS, W2XBS, N2QDK/P, WB2KAO, WW2E, W0DAB, KC2NRU, KA2JRD, VE3PFM, KB2KFV, KB2VQT, K2SHN, W2PTR, NY2U, KC2SDR. (37 Check-Ins)

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June 15 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, June 15th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about the June VHF QSO Party began 1800 UTC Saturday, ends 0000 UTC Monday. Categories: Single Operator (High Power, Low Power, Portable), Rover (Limited, Unlimited), Multi-Op (Unlimited, Limited). JuneVHF@arrl.org (Cabrillo format logs), Paper Logs and discs to ARRL 25 Main Newington, Connecticut. Awards for top of each category.

RARA Picnic June 21 Creekside Lodge Ellison Park @ 12:00pm, all local clubs welcome, RSVP wb2sxy at arrl dot net. RDXA/ARRL Field Day June 28-29 Webster Park Campgrounds: Everyone welcome! Fall radio station tour.. interest to usafpilot@rochester.rr.com, commercial radio station and transmitter(?) tour. W2A Field Day at Timberline Campground in Leroy, help with satellite demonstration.. KB2CHY is running it.

Check-ins: KB2CHY, KC2SPY, WB2VMR, AF2K, W2JAA, KC2QLJ, WG2B, KC2PCD, KC2QZR, W2BSN, N2AWA, K2DMG, W3OAB, K2LKK, N2YRJ, N2MLH, KC2TNF, K2NAX, NC8ED, K2MTH, NQ2O, W2XBS, N2LKM, WW2E.

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June 8 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, June 8th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about digital voice, especially on the HF bands. Dreams of noise-free HF audio can be fulfilled with the necessary cables, DV modem, and microphone/headphones. Can be used on any band (besides 60m) and any mode (and ATV/SSTV!) Modem: AOR ARD9800 fast radio modem $529.99 ($360 voice-only). RARA Picnic June 21, Creekside Lodge Ellison Park, Members of any club RSVP to wb2sxy@rochester.rr.com. June 28-29 ARRL/RDXA Field Day Webster Park, one of the biggest field day groups in US; Camping possible and allowed. July 19 Batavia Hamfest, Alexander, NY. Monday Night SSB Net 9:00pm 144.260 USB, N2MLH net control. KB2CHY Field Day, Timberland Campground in Leroy, June 28-29.. Kenwood transciever and BIG 160-10M G5RV; Extra 10m or 6m antennas, let us know, kb2chy@frontiernet.net. Fall commercial radio station tour, email usafpilot@rochester.rr.com if interested.

Check-ins: KA2JRD, KC2SPY, KC2KPI, AF2K, KC2LLO, W2BSN, KC2MCB, KC2TJV, KC2NRU, KC2TND, W3OAB, W2JAA, K2MTH, N2YRJ, KC2PCD, K2SI, KC2QZR, K2DMG, WG2B, N2OYG, N2KFE, N2MLH, W2NWT, KC2TND, KC2SWZ, N2ZN, KB2CHY. (26 checkins)

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June 1 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, June 1st, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about the hamfest this past weekend. Interested in commercial radio station tour? Email usafpilot AT rochester DOT rr DOT com… probably WHAM or WLGZ. RARA Picnic, June 21, Ellison Park Creekside Lodge, RSVP to wb2sxy AT arrl DOT net. June 28-29 RDXA Field Day at Webster Parks Campground. Monday Night SSB Net 144.260 9pm, N2MLH net op. CW Practice Nets starting sometime after Labor Day.

Check-ins: KC2SPY, K2LKK, KB2ZFJ, KC2GMV, AF2K, KC2PCD, WB2UAQ, K2MTH, N2QFL, W2JAA, KA2JRD, KC2MCB, KC2QZR, KC2NYW, N2AWA, WB2VMR, W2NWT, N2YRJ, W3OAB, N2MLH, KC2SWZ, N2KFE, KC2MWL, KC2NRU, KC2BTW, N2ZN, KC2MGH, KC2OTX, KC2HSK, KC2TJV, KB2CHY. (31 Checkins)

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May 25 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, May 25th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about FCC testing requirements and had a nice open debate. Aaaand, I wasn’t there for the rest of the net..

Check-ins: KC2SPY, AF2K, N2YRJ, KC2QZR, KC2TJV, AG4GD, N2AWA, KC2DCH, KC2PCD, N2MLH, K2MTH, N2KFE, KC2NRU, KA2JRD.

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May 18 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, May 18th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about the ARRL and its benefits to you (QST magazine, ARRL.org, the Technical Reference Service, ARRL manual, representation to government, more!) May 30-31 Rochester Hamfest at Dome Arena. Commercial Broadcast Station tour planned for the fall, interested, email usafpilot AT rochester DOT rr DOT com. Monday Night SSB Night 144.260, 9pm, N2MLH control op. ARRL Field Day June 28-29 at Webster Park Campgrounds, sign in on the Newbie Net sheet! RARA Picnic, Saturday June 21, for members of all Rochester clubs; Creekside Lodge, Ellison Park; RSVP wb2sxy@arrl.net. AntennaBuster™ Report: tommorow 20-30mph winds from W. CW Practice starting in September!

Check-ins: KC2SPY, KA2JRD, AF2K, KC2PCD, KC2QLJ, KC2QZR, W2DEW, KC2FHT, KC2DCH, K2MTH, W3OAB, K2SI, N2KFE, N2YRJ, N8YG, W2RLK, KC2NRU, N2QDK, NF2G, NY2U, W2XBS, KB2KFV, KB2CHY, N2TJM, WW2E.

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May 11 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, May 11th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about radio scanners, listening to police, sheriff, fire rescue, highway patrol, ambulance, air traffic, control, news media, space shuttle, NWS, and maritime operations. Radio scanner is a special receiver made to pick up a multitude of signals and sometimes simultaneously on different bands. Why do people have them? Public safety, neighborhood watch, natural disasters, and… they’re fun for curiosity! Dayton Hamvention May 16-18, Rochester Hamfest May 30-31 at Dome Arena, CW Practice begins in September on 88 repeater. Monday Night SSB net 144.260, N2MLH control op, 9PM. WHAM Tour this fall, any interested email usafpilot AT rochester DOT rr DOT com. RDXA Field Day at Webster Park, June 20-21?, newbie gathering at W2RDX field day.

Check-ins: N2UIO, KC2SPY, KA2JRD, K2DMG, AF2K, KC2PCD, W2BSN, KC2QZR, N2KFE, W2JAA, K2LKK, N2IZX, K2MTH, N2MLH, KB2CHY, N2QDK, KC2NRU, KC2FHT, KC2SCZ, W2XBF.

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May 4 WA2MYG Newbie Net

Sunday, May 4th, 2008
This week’s Newbie Net was hosted by K2FX, we talked about SWLing (shortwave listening), including DX listening in the US and around the world. Dayton Hamvention May 16-18; Rochester Hamfest, May 30-31, Dome Arena; CW Practice Net, beginning in September, copying CW and sending, too! Monday Night SSB Net 9pm, 144.260, N2MLH Net Op, most people Vertical Polarized. Field Day for RDXA, Webster Park, sign up sheet for newbies! Possible tour of radio broadcast station (WHAM) in the works for the fall.. Comments?: usafpilot AT rochester DOT rr DOT com.

Check-ins: KC2SPY, K2LKK, W2BSN, AF2K, KC2QLJ, N2MLH, W2JAA, K2SI, W3OAB, K2MTH, KC2QZR, WG2B, KC2FHT, N2KFE, KC2PCD, KB2CHY, WB2UAQ.

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