Meet the Candidates Forum
And LARC Board Elections
Mini-Program: Ham Radio Offers Many Opportunities
You may say, “I have my license and my radio. Now what?” You’ve gone through the class, you took the test, and you passed! You bought your first radio, too! Then you got your call sign in the mail. Wonderful! Now what?
You may have had something specific in mind when you started learning to get your ticket, but what else is there? We will cover a few popular options in a brief presentation at the December Club Meeting, after the elections! If you are new to the Ham hobby, you will want to attend this meeting to learn the many opportunities in Ham radio.
For example, Dr. Kim Elmore, N5OP, is a research meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and was principal Investigator on the project to develop the free “mPING” (mobile Precipitation Identification Near the Ground), as noted in CQ Magazine, April 2013. The opportunities available in Ham Radio are unlimited. It is up to you to decide how far you want to go, because the sky is the limit. Please join us December 11.
—Warren Werner, NØXLT
Anyone who has an interest in Ham Radio will learn something useful at this meeting, whether they are licensed or not. It is free and open to the public, except that the voting is for members only.
The ARRL 10 Meter contest, a great on-air event for those trying to increase their DX contries-worked totals or their WAS (Worked All States) totals, will be held the weekend of December 14-15, 2013. This is a chance for every class amateur radio operator to get on 10 meters and experience the great fun of HF operating!
10 Meters, of course, is a slave of sunspot activity on the sun. A high sunspot number provides propagation for world-wide communications on 10 Meters, even for the most modest of stations and antennas. Currently activity has waned somewhat (November 27 sunspot number is 47), down from its incredible high of over 270 less than two weeks ago (numbers we have not seen in over a decade!)
So, what’s the good news? Thanks to the rotation of the sun, conditions are always changing. We see the same face of the sun approximately every 27 days! NASA’s STEREO view of the sun shows that area of the sun that produced the amazing sunspot numbers in mid November is still active and is due to rotate towards earth again the weekend of the 10 Meter contest! Don’t miss this opportunity! If you participate and send your log to the ARRL, please be sure to list Lincoln ARC as your club affiliation to help us with our combined club score!
ARRL 10 Meter Contest http://www.arrl.org/10-meter
NASA’s STEREO project http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Greg KTØK email@example.com
Please note the new time and location for this month and all of 2014–7:00 PM at the Salvation Army Center, 2625 Potter St (one block N of 27th & Holdrege). This month only, to avoid conflict with Thanksgiving, we will meet on TUESDAY evening, November 26. (For all 2014 issues of the LOG, our Mail Prep evening will be Thursday.)
Please come and help get the December LOG ready for mailing. Folding, taping and labeling usually takes about an hour with a dozen or so willing workers, including you!
–Bob Mitchell, WBØRJJ
General Class Course Starts
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Union College, 49th & Bancroft
International Rescue and Relief Classroom
LOCATION CHANGED TO NINTH FLOOR
UNL HARDIN HALL, 33rd & HOLDREGE
Classes to prepare for the FCC General Exam began Tuesday, November 5, and will run for six weeks. The FCC Exam will be held December 10. All LARC classes are free of charge. Instructors are Reynolds Davis, KØGND, and Richard Mulder, ACØLN.
For additional information, contact Reynolds Davis, KØGND, 402/488-3706