August Club Meeting: The Magykal Art of Throwing One’s Voice Around the World (The Æther Whisper)

Propagation Prognosticator and Space Weather Wizard, Tomas Hood (NW7US), will reveal esoterica about the Sun-Earth connection, the ionosphere, and the propagation of short radio waves around the world. Whether you are a seasoned HF radio DXer or SWLer, or you are just starting on your life-long love affair with all things radio, this talk may inspire you to begin new adventures on shortwave radio frequencies.

Tomas will touch on Sun science and space weather and may even reveal what to expect in the next 11 years of ham radio on the high frequencies.

NW7US is the current propagation columnist for CQ Amateur Radio and The Spectrum Monitor magazines.

— Tomas Hood, NW7US

July Club Meeting

The July club meeting is July 10 at 19:30. We will meet at LI-COR (4647 Superior Street) – located near the intersection of Superior Street and North 48th Street.

Hamvention Update

It’s an annual tradition — including great music and drool-worthy equipment photos. If you guessed Joe Eisenberg’s (KØNEB) Dayton Hamvention update, you’re right! Joe will also share Hamvention history and a bit about other major hamfests, including why they’re so popular and why you should go to hamfests.

Field Day June 22-23

The Lincoln Amateur Radio Club will operate its official Field Day deployment from 1:00 pm Saturday, June 22, until 1:00 pm Sunday, June 23, at Mahoney Park in Lincoln, 70th and Fremont Streets. Contesting will be conducted on 6, 15, 20, 40, and 80-meter voice, and Morse Code (CW).

VE testing session will be held at 2:00 pm. Check in at the north picnic shelter.

The LARC picnic will be held at the north picnic shelter on Saturday at 6:00 pm. In Ham tradition, check-in is at 5:30 pm. The club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and drink. Members are asked to bring a salad, vegetable, or dessert to share. At 8:00 pm, enjoy cool slices of watermelon at the shelter.

The GOTA (Get On The Air) station will also be open and operating for 24 hours. GOTA coaches invite you and your family to stop by and try your “voice” on high-frequency (HF) bands as well as 2 meters.

June Club Meeting

The May club meeting is June 12 at 19:30. We will meet at LI-COR (4647 Superior Street) – located near the intersection of Superior Street and North 48th Street.

DMR Radio

The June club meeting is all about DMR: what it is, how it works, Ham-friendly dealers, networks, websites, and more.

George Bellairs, KBØZZT, president of the Bellevue Amateur Radio Club, Nebraska Section Official Observer, and Bellevue Police Department VIPER Unit Coordinator will fill us in on DMR and why you should get in on this new way to operate.