KB6NU's Column


Posted Aug 31, 2014 by KB6NU

KB6NUShould QSOs from remote stations be given DXCC credit? In July, the DX Advisory Committee Report recommended several rules changes for the DXCC program (http://www.arrl.org/files/file/About%20ARRL/Committee%20Reports/2014/July/Doc_27.pdf). Among them, was a recommendation that rule I.9 be changed such that a QSO is acceptable for DXCC credit only when the remote station and the operator’s home station location are no more than 200 km apart.

As with any rule change, this precipitated a lot of comment in the amateur radio community. A thread on the eHam.Net forum (http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,98348.30.html) got quite a few comments. N7NG had a nice blog post (http://n7ng.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/remote-control-dxing-and-dxcc/) on this controversy.

 

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Volusia County Skywarn Training


Posted Aug 24, 2014 by AJ4MQ

There is a Basic and Advanced Sky-Warn class at the beginning of September.

The details are below, but we will have a tour in between the classes.

Please bear in mind, that if there's severe weather the class may be postponed and/or cut short.

Date: 6th September 2014
Times: 10:00 - 12:00 Basic, 13:00 - 15:00 Advanced
Location: NWS Melbourne, 421 Croton Road, Melbourne, FL - 32935 - 1-321-255-0212

TS-2000X for sale by W1LVL


Posted Aug 19, 2014 by W1LVL

I have for sale a Kenwood TS2000X 160 meter thru 1.2 GHz all mode Transceiver. All bands work great. Has later PA Finals. Radio S/N# B2600036 and I am the original owner. Purchased from HRO Atlanta in fall of 2012 for 1950.00. Included is Book, Box, Inserts, MC-43S Hand Microphone, and Power Cable. Price is 1450.00 Plus 35.00 shipping/Insurance to US address. PayPal preferred.

73
George W1LVL

Daytona Beach Meeting Space Available


Posted Aug 18, 2014 by Julie Harris

To Whom It May Concern,

We have heard that several groups in the area are looking for places for their groups and clubs to meet weekly, for monthly tournaments, monthly dinners, etc and we have space available!

Our Daytona Beach Church is now open and available on various days/nights/weekends to groups and clubs for their weekly meetings, etc. We have a large Fellowship Hall, fully equipped kitchen area, tables and chairs and many rooms and classrooms available. Give us a call or email if you are interested! Thank you!

Julie Harris
Seabreeze United Church
501 N Wild Olive Ave
ChurchDaytona Beach FL 32118
www.seabreezeunitedchurch.org
(386) 252-6314
(386) 258-1243 (fax)

Look for W100AW/4 on-air, operating from the Huntsville Hamfest!


Posted Aug 16, 2014 by ARRL
W100AW/4

Look for W100AW/4 on-air, operating from the Huntsville Hamfest!

http://www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party

W100AW/4 knocking out the contacts at the Huntsville Convention #ARRL2014 pic.twitter.com/8gvr4IU1oV


AD5X Wins August QST Cover Plaque Award


Posted Aug 14, 2014 by ARRL

The winner of the August QST Cover Plaque award is Phil Salas, AD5X, for his article “Antenna Feed Line Control Box.”

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on theQST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the September issue today.

Canadian Radio Amateurs Will Join Special Event This Fall on 630 Meters


Posted Aug 14, 2014 by ARRL

Canadian radio amateurs will take part in the previously announced CW-only special event operation on 600/630 meters this fall. The Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS), which maintains the KPH/KSM commercial coast stations, also will participate in the event. ARRL 600 Meter Experimental Group Coordinator Fritz Raab, W1FR said the MRHS participants will conduct a mini “Night of Nights” operation, with special attention to MF operation.

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Local Area Nets


Posted Aug 06, 2014 by NW0LF

DBARA Elmers and newbies net.
Sunday at 2000 hr local time on the 147.15 repeater



Skywarn Training
Coming September 6th.
Elections Committee
Elections are just around the corner. More details if I get any.
Tropical Depression FIVE
...DEPRESSION MOVING ACROSS THE BAY OF CAMPECHE... As of 7:00 PM CDT Mon Sep 1 the center of FIVE was located near 20.5, -93.7 with movement NW at 12 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1008 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 30 mph.
DBARA Repeaters
K4BO145.330-127.3
K4BV147.150+127.3
Other Volusia County Repeaters
W4WE145.230-103.5
KJ4RYH145.380- 
KI4RF146.655-103.5
W4FPC146.715-123.0
KE8MR146.865- 
K4WDF147.045+ 
W4FPC147.075+123.0
KV4EOC147.240+123.0
KE8MR147.270+ 
WV4ARS147.315+ 
N4ZKF147.375+103.5
Simplex147.555+ 
K4VJ442.875+ 
KE4NZG443.825+ 
KE8MR444.050+ 
KI4RF444.175+103.5
KE8MR444.450+88.5
W4TAM444.850+127.3