Over the next few months, Jim KA1ZOU, will be encouraging us to learn Morse Code. Below is an example of a text to CW generator that is sending characters at 20 WPM, but with more space between characters to reduce the average speed to 5 WPM. This is an example of the Koch (learn the character at the desired speed), and Farnsworth Method (send characters at full speed but with greater spacing at the beginning).
The following four folks were voted into membership at last nights meeting. Congratulations to you all. That brings the club membership to 115.
- Anita Brouse, Portsmouth, KC1IPS
- Leeds Mitchell, Bristol, WA1GJF
- John Soetbeer, Narragansett, (Pending Exam)
- Jim Kosinski, Portsmouth KJ6YKI
NCRC had three folks (WA1ABI, KA1BQP and WB4SON) participating in the ARRL’s April FMT a few days ago. The results put all three in the “Green Band” (less than 1 Hz error), and they placed 7th, 12th, and 18th out of the global contestants (John WA1ABI had the top score in RI). Their results had errors of around 12 parts per billion. These days the limiting factor is one’s ability (through luck and skill) to divine the influence of Doppler, caused by changes in the ionosphere, which shifts the apparent frequency by 200 parts per billion or more.
Our April Newport County Radio Club meeting will be held this coming Monday April 9 at 7 PM (KVH 75 Enterprise Ave, Middletown, RI).
In addition to our regular business items we have three new member applicants to vote in, plus discussion of our Winter Field Day results.
ED ED ED – CHANGE – Our postponement was canceled. Alan rushed back from a trip to give us his wonderful presentation on Ladder Safety. Thanks Alan!
Hope to see everyone there on Monday!