WINTERFEST – JANUARY 24th 2015

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Monthly Breakfast Gathering

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Stealth Gutter Antenna for Ham Radio or Short Wave

Have you ever considered using your aluminum gutter or down spout as an antenna?  Here are two interesting articles that just might tweak your interest.

http://www.qsl.net/wb3gck/spout.htm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=GhqzlvmlND4

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Morse Code Net, Tuesday evenings 8pm

icon talk is cheapSouth Mountain Radio Amateurs are pleased to announce our Morse Code Net, held Tuesday evenings at 8 PM.  Its purpose is to teach “real world Morse Code communication,” by one of SMRA’s best, N3SW – Scott Walker.

This is not a sit and copy format, but is designed to teach communication skills using current CW language, abbreviations, short cuts and pro-signs.

If you have ever wanted to learn Morse code, (or want to increase your speed and proficiency); or have always had an interest but need the motivation; this may be your opportunity.

Out of town or don’t live within the repeater footprint? Why not check in via Echo-Link using you smart phone or tablet app. We can be accessed at N3TWT-R, node 743026.  Sure beats watching TV!

Location frequency;  145.430 – Minus offset (600 kHz), 67 hz tone

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X-ray Event exceeded X1

Now you can panic!!!!
Space Weather Message Code: SUMX01
Serial Number: 106
Issue Time: 2014 Oct 24 2236 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2014 Oct 24 2107 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Oct 24 2141 UTC
End Time: 2014 Oct 24 2213 UTC
X-ray Class: X3.1
Optical Class: 3b
Location: S12W22
NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
NOAA Space Weather Scales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point.
Radio - Wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour.
 
 
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NOAA Space Weather Scales

NOAA / Space Weather Prediction Center   NOAA Space Weather Scales
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A strong, level X1.7, sunspot x-ray flare

ALERT: A strong, level X1.7, sunspot x-ray flare was produced by active sunspot region, NOAA AR #2192, peaking at 14:28 UTC. This caused an R3-level radio blackout on the sunlit side of the Earth, during the flare event. If a CME was released, it is likely heading toward Earth and will arrive anywhere between two and four days. That, if it occurs, will result in Aurora and degradation of shortwave radio propagation. Stay tuned! Don’t forget to share!
John Reynolds, W4IJJ
Communications Officer
American Red Cross
N FL Region
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Watch us Live! Streaming!

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Here is the list of race participants for the 2014 season.  Thanks to all of you for making the SMRA bike races a success.

 

4-May 22-Jun 24-Aug 7-Sep 21-Sep 5-Oct
KB3EJZ KB3EJZ K3HQI K3HQI K3HQI K3EYK
KB3ZLH KC3APE K4ITO KC3CEK KB3VAX K3HQI
KB3ZLI KC3CAS KB3ZLD N1NWU KB3VID KB3YDB
KC3APE N1NWU KC3CEK N1XGH KB3YDB KC3APE
KC3CEK N3ACP N3ACP W0BR KC3APE KC3CDJ
N1NWU N3ECF N3ECF W3ZRD KC3CEK KC3CEK
N3SW W3SMF W3ZRD KD4WMI N3CEF
W3HMS W3ZRD WA3USG N3ACP W3SMF
W3SMF WA3USG N3SW W3ZRD
W3ZRD W0BR WA3USG
WA3USG W3FMH
W3SMF
W3ZRD

 

If you see any mistakes, let me know. At the 10/21 meeting we will present a 2014 ARRL Handbook to a name drawn at random from this list.

73,
Bob
W0BR

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Are you an SMRA Member and not sure how to use our website?

Well go to this page and watch videos on how to use some of the features on our website! New videos covering features missing will be added over time.

Click Here! —>  http://n3twt.org/how-to/

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