Field Day 2017 – Please Sign Up for Dinner Sat June 24

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
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NCRC Meeting Monday May 8 @ 7 PM KVH

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!

Don’t forget the Wed 80 Meter Net

NCRC, since last Fall, has been running a HF Net on 3.900 MHz on Wednesday nights at 7:30 PM local time.  Conditions have been excellent since the change to Daylight Saving Time, and its been fun hearing the participation increase each week.  Tonight, for example, we had 15 stations from RI, NH, MA and CT check in, almost all with excellent armchair signals.  Rich, KC1ARO checked in portable from his location in the White Mountains of NH using a 80 meter “Hamstick” on his car.

The other thing that is interesting is it is an opportunity to dust off some of the wonderful tube radios that we all have.  It is wonderful to hear a rig like the Drake TR4 or Swan 500 on the air with their sweet sounding audio.

So don’t forget, Wednesday nights, 3.900 MHz at 7:30 PM local time.  Hope to hear you soon!

PS:  check-ins for May 3 included the following:  KC1ARO, K1YBE, N1PSX, K1ECU, W1LY, WA1ABI, KC1HEP, WX1X, WB1CTP, W1DEC, AA1XQ, N1ENG, W1VAK, K1GHC, WB4SON