Please join us this Friday for our General Meeting. We are planning to do a show and tell session. We are brining lots of HTs, FM, Digital (C4FM, DSTAR, DMR), Antennas, SWR Analyzers and planning to talk about features, repeater operation, PL, DCS, APRS etc. If you are looking for a radio to buy this is your chance to play with a few during the session and get a feel. If you have an HT bring it over and talk to us about it.
Just a quick note to remind everyone that the 2019 ARRL International DX Contest is happening right now! Get your radios ready, listen and participate. DX Contests are not just fun but also a great opportunity to train your ear!
When an emergency happens and all hams jump on the air. Your ability to tune your ear and listen to important messages is critical. DX contests are generally very busy. It is a challenge to pick certain operators in a pile up. Thus a great opportunity to a) see how far your station setup can get you and b) to advance your listening skills by writing down callsigns, RST reports and locations, messages that operators from around the world exchange.
The 20 and 40 meter bands are crazy active today. Your antenna setup (whatever that may be) won't stop you from hearing stations, don't hesitate. Tune in and have fun!