Please remember that Monday June 12 is our regular meeting at 7 PM, at KVH.
In addition to a brief business meeting, we will be discussing the final Field Day preparations. If you haven’t signed up for Saturday’s dinner yet, or even if you know you aren’t going, we would appreciate you taking a few seconds to fill out the form on this webpage linked below. Calling 100 members is quite a task, and those that fill in the form really help us out! If you aren’t going type a zero 0 in the number attending field.
Field Day 2017 – Please Sign Up for Dinner Sat June 24
After the business meeting, there will be the first of a number of reviews of logging software. Monday’s meeting will cover N3FJP’s Amateur Contact Log, which also happens to be the software we will be using at the GOTA station for Field Day.
Field Day is rapidly approaching. It will be June 23-Jun 25.
You can find out more details about Field Day by going to this website link:
PLEASE take a moment to sign up for dinner. Ed needs to get an estimate of those attending so he can purchase enough food. As a reminder, Saturday Dinner is open to all club members and their families, and is free of charge. Just let Ed know the total number coming. You can see that there is a form on the website given above that allows you to fill in the dinner reservation electronically. Again, that website is http://w1sye.org/?page_id=3287
Hard to believe it is meeting time again, but we will get together at 7:00 PM at KVH 75 Enterprise Drive, Middletown RI.
We will start our Field Day planning and have a short business meeting.
After the business meeting, Paul K1YBE, will have a demonstration of the Pixie transmit signal and how the standard filter does not attenuate the 2nd harmonic enough to produce a pure sine wave.
See you tomorrow night!
In addition to a short business meeting 7 PM Monday April 10 at KVH Manufacturing (75 Enterprise Drive Middletown RI), we will have our final Pixie build/test night. Four assembly stations will be available with mentors to help you complete your Pixie kit. Then we will have at least two test stations that can verify transmit and receive function or help debug your assembled kit.
We hope everyone has enjoyed this project and appreciate KVH for giving us so much support the past three months. Many folks have embarked on more ambitious QRP projects as well.
See you tomorrow!
The NEQP is a great time to check out antenna systems and offers a moderately paced opportunity to work new states and countries. You’ll find a wide variety of participants, from newcomers to experienced contesters, all interested in making contacts with New England stations.
We’re working to make sure that all of the New England counties are active again this year and would appreciate your help. Get on for at least an hour or two and join in on the fun. Please let me know if you can put in any time at all so we can work on activity from the rarest counties. Will you be QRV? Let us know which county you’ll be on from with a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh yes, the NEQP is also lots of fun when mobile. Every time you cross a county line the action starts over again. It’s amazing what a 100w radio and mobile whip can do.
The QSO Party is 20 hours long overall, in two sections with a civilized break for sleep Saturday night. It goes from 4pm Saturday until 1am Sunday, then 9am Sunday until 8pm Sunday. Operate on CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-40-20-15-10 meters. For each QSO you’ll give your callsign, a signal report and your county/state. Top scorers can earn a plaque and everyone who makes 25 QSOs and sends in a log will get a certificate.
Last year we had logs from 179 New England stations and 300 more from around the country and world.
The full rules are here -> http://www.neqp.org/rules.html