Monthly Archives: January 2019

Presidents Letter

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Presidents Letter: I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and is recovered from all the festivities. We tend to overdo it so if you are like my family, you were probably looking forward to going back to work or school. It being a new year I want to remind you to send in your membership dues. It completely slipped my mind and I just recently sent them in. I also wanted to mention that elections are coming up next month and you need to be a paid member to vote or to run for office. Since I am also the Field Day chairman I wanted to mention that we will be holding our planning meetings starting next month. Check on the reflector for the upcoming meeting dates. We already have our location reserved thanks to Butch / W4HJL. On the radio… Read more »

Sunshine Corner

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Happy birthday to John KI4OWH, Justin KJ4LAS, Elizabeth KG4NXV, Chuck W4XP, John WA1STU, Ken KE2N, Ed WD4AVU, Ken KN4HHO and Woody N4MQ, hope you all have a great year! Thank you again to everyone that contributed to the Toys For Tots at the party, I dropped off a whole carload of toys at the fire department on my way home from the party. Please keep Fred N3KVV (Paul W4ZB is his brother) in your thoughts, he is recovering from a very serious car accident in December. 2019 is looking to be even busier with many activities. Please stay tuned to a new CW net and Saturday morning meetings to discuss ham radio! Hamfest meetings are well under way, contact Don WA2SWX and let him know how you will be able to help the club get ready for… Read more »

Happy New Year

VP’s Corner

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As we enter the new year, I’m reminded  of a quote my faculty adviser kept posted on his wall: “We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunity.” Opportunities abound at OVH for programs, projects, and people. Based on your inputs, here are some ideas for programs and projects. I’ve added a couple of threads (links) to tug on for each so you can explore them further online. (1) Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) http://www.arrl.org/direction-finding http://www.homingin.com/ (2) Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS) http://www.arrl.org/aprs-mode (3) Digital Modes http://wb8nut.com/digital/ (4) Morse Code http://www.arrl.org/learning-morse-code Jeff, K9VEG, has established a weekly CW net for those interested in polishing their skills. See the OVH reflector for details. (5) 6 and 10 meter FM and Digital Anyone interested in exploring the acres of unused RF spectrum there for mobile,portable, and emergency use? Interested in giving a presentation or chairing… Read more »