Digital Bulletin – 03-04-19

  • The missing girls were FOUND SAFE Sunday morning! Thank god!
  • https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2019/mar/3/sunday-update-search-two-missing-sohum-girls-conti/
  • **Good News**
    ka6ulg Bob is much better and back home with his radios!
  • Tuesday, March 5th is the regular monthly meeting of the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club. It will start at 1900L at 11th & E streets, Eureka.
  • Foggy Bottoms Run Sunday March 10th in Ferndale. VHF communicators needed.
  • Sunday, May 5th, Avenue of the Giants Marathon. VHF communicators needed.

 

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 02-25-19

  • Tuesday, March 5th is the regular monthly meeting of the Humboldt Amateur
    Radio Club. It will start at 1900L at 11th & E streets, Eureka.
  • Foggy Bottoms Run Sunday March 10th in Ferndale. VHF communicators needed.
  • Sunday, May 5th, Avenue of the Giants Marathon. VHF communicators needed.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1
    145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via
    Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 02-11-19

  • WARNING: 10,000 Humboldt homes lost power during weekend Storms. *Are you ready?* Some 7,600 homes are still dark this evening.
  • Ham Radio General License Class ongoing Monday nights in Eureka at 1900L at the Humboldt Bay Fire Training room on 6th street.
  • Second Tuesday workshop tomorrow, 1900L at 11th & E streets. This workshop will talk in-depth about repeaters.
  • Red Cross radio test Wednesday February 13th at 1100L.
  • License testing this Saturday, February 16th at 1000L at the Fortuna fire hall, 320 South Fortuna Blvd.
  • Foggy Bottoms Run Sunday March 10th in Ferndale. VHF communicators needed.
  • Jaye, ke6sls has two 6V 100Ah batteries for sale--$50 makes them yours (both batteries). Contact Jaye @ ke6sls@arrl.net.

 

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.
  • This ends the digital bulletin for February 11th.

Digital Bulletin – 02-04-19

  • Ham Radio General License Class ongoing Monday nights in Eureka at 1900L at the Humboldt Bay Fire Training room on 6th street
  • License testing third Saturday, February 16th at 1000L at the Fortuna fire hall, 320 South Fortuna Blvd.
  • Foggy Bottoms Run Sunday March 10th in Ferndale. VHF communicators needed.
  • Humboldt Amateur Radio Club's regular monthly meeting February 5th in Eureka at 1900L.
  • Second Tuesday workshop on "What is a Repeater". H.A.R.C. regular meeting location 1900L.
  • Jaye, ke6sls has two 6V 100Ah batteries for sale--$50 makes them yours (both batteries). Contact Jaye @ ke6sls@arrl.net.
  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.

Digital Bulletin – 01-28-19

  • Ham Radio General License Class on going Monday nights in January in Eureka at 1900L at the Humboldt Bay Fire Training room on 6th street. This will run for 7 consecutive Mondays. starting January 21.
  • Clam Beach Run is February 2nd. First race starts at 1230L. VHF communicators are needed
  • Humboldt Amateur Radio Club's regular monthly meeting February 5th in Eureka at 1900L.
  • HARC 2nd Tuesday Workshop

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 on 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 01-21-19

  • Jaye, ke6sls has two 6V 100Ah batteries for sale--$50 makes them yours (both batteries). Contact Jaye @ ke6sls@arrl.net.
  • Ham Radio General License Class begins Monday, January 21st in Eureka at 1900L at the Humboldt Bay Fire Training room on 6th street. This will run for 7 consecutive Mondays.
  • Winter Field Day will be January 26 & 27. H.A.R.C. is planning to participate setting up in th field Southwest of Blue Lake Casino. Previously, it was announced that there would be setup on Friday. This has been canceled. Monitor FWRA system starting Friday for further coordination.
  • Clam Beach Run is February 2nd. First race starts at 1230L. VHF communicators are needed.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 01-14-19

  • VEC testing January 19th in Eureka.
  • Far West Repeater Association general membership meeting will be held on Saturday January 19, in Eureka at the Humboldt Bay Fire Training Room on 6th Street between C and D Streets, from 12:00 to 1400 following VE testing at that location.
  • Ham Radio General License Class begins Monday, January 21st in Eureka at 1900L at Humboldt Bay Fire Training room on 6th street. This will run for 7 consecutive Mondays.
  • Winter Field Day will be January 26 & 27. H.A.R.C. is planning to participate setting up in th field Southwest of Blue Lake Casino. Setup will start Friday at 1000L.
  • Clam Beach Run is February 2nd. First race starts at 1230L. VHF communicators are needed.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.
  • This ends the digital bulletin for January 14th.

Winter Field Day 2019

Winter Field Day

Purpose:
To foster Ham camaraderie, field operation, emergency operating preparedness, and just plain on the air, outdoor fun in the midst of winter for American, Canadian and DX Amateurs. Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house… get out and play some radio!!

When:

Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday to 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Sunday. For 2019, the dates are January 26th and 27th. Station set-up may commence no earlier than 1900 UTC (2pm EST) on Friday, January 25th. Station setup may consume no more than 12 hours total. How & when you schedule/spend those 12 hours is up to you.

Bands: 
All Amateur bands, HF, VHF, & UHF except 12, 17, 30 and 60 meters.
Modes: Any mode… CW, SSB, AM, FM, DStar, C4FM, DMR, Packet, PSK, SSTV, RTTY, Olivia, Satellite, etc…

Where:
Join Anthony - KG6LHW at Blue Lake Casino

Contact Anthony - KG6LHW for more information

Winter Field Day Association

Digital Bulletin – 12-31-18

  • WARNING--HARD FREEZE TONIGHT--
    Keep your pets inside and keep the heaters on! Probably down to 30Deg tonight.
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome 2019. . .
  • It was decided by H.A.R.C. membership to have the next H.A.R.C. monthly meeting on January 8th instead of New Year's Day. QSL cards will be the topic of discussion after the regurlar business meeting and we will have a show and tell of QSL cards so bring your most valued QSL cards.
  • VEC testing Januart 19th in Eureka.
  • Winter Field Day will be January 26 & 27. H.A.R.C. is planning to participate setting up near Blue Lake Casino. More to follow.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com

Digital Bulletin – 12-17-18

  • We need a Net Control station for December 24th for both Eureka and Humboldt County VHF Nets. Contact me, WA6NBG, for more information or if you are willing to be Net Control.
  • It was decided by H.A.R.C. membership to have the next H.A.R.C. monthly meeting on January 8th instead of New Year's Day.
  • Winter Field Day will be January 26 & 27. H.A.R.C. is planning to participate setting up near Blue Lake Casino. More to follow

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 12-10-18

  • Anthony, KG6LHW is looking for photos of 2018 events to include in the December 14th Holiday Party slideshow. Email to: anthonywiese@yahoo.com.
  • H.A.R.C. Holiday Dinner, Friday December 14th at Humboldt Area Foundation off Indianola Road. Setup starts at 5:30. Main course provided, bring a side dish and/or dessert, utensils, and something to drink. White elephant gift exchange follows.
  • We need a Net Control station for December 24th for both Eureka and Humboldt County VHF Nets. Contack me, WA6NBG, for more information or if you are willing to be Net Control.
  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz

EmComm On-Air Drill

On-Air Drill – 10:00 AM | FarWest Repeaters

Drill will start at 10:00 AM start out on the Far West Repeater System  and break into sub-nets based on participation; the more hams , the more different things we can do.  Last time we did digital and HF nets, as well as VHF.  One ham was handheld walking his dog at Mad River Beach. All hams are welcome to join in.

2019 HARC | Amateur Radio Events List

  • Winter Field Day:  January 26-27
  • Clam Beach Run:  Saturday February 2, 12:30 PM start
  • Foggy Bottom Milk Run:  Sunday March 10
  • Avenue of the Giants Marathon: Sunday, May 5
  • Kinetic Grand Championship:
    • Saturday-Monday, May 25-27 (Pre-Race Meeting Thursday, May 23)
  • Tri-Kids Triathlon:  Saturday, June 1?
  • Tour of the Unknown Coast:  Saturday, June 8
  • Field Day:  Saturday-Sunday, June 22-23
  • Humboldt Bay Marathon:  Sunday, August 11
  • Redwood Empire Endurance Ride, Orick:  Saturday, August 17
  • Cuneo Creek Endurance Ride:  Saturday-Sunday, September 7-8
  • FWRA Picnic:  Sunday, September 8
  • California QSO Party:  Saturday-Sunday, October 5-6
  • Humboldt Redwoods Marathon:  Sunday, October 13
  • ARRL Phone Sweepstakes:  Friday-Sunday, November 16-18
  • Skywarn Recognition Day:  Friday-Saturday, December 6-7
  • HARC Holiday Party:  Friday, December ?

Here is a PDF of the listing. 2019 HARC Events List

I will be adding all these event to next years calendar.  You can add any event to your online calendar with one click on an event.

Digital Bulletin – 12-03-18

  • Anthony, KG6LHW is looking for photos of 2018 events to include in the December 14th Holiday Party slideshow. Email to: anthonywiese@yahoo.com.
  • Tuesday, December 4th at 1900L is the regular monthly meeting for the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club. There will be election of officers for 2019.
  • Humboldt County EmComm exercise on Saturday, December 8th at 1000L starting on the Far West System.
  • Saturday evening, December 8th is the Truckers Parade. Contact Dale, KF6QIB if you would like to help with communications.
  • H.A.R.C. Holiday Dinner, Friday December 14th at Humboldt Area Foundation off Indianola Road. Setup starts at 5:30. Main course provided, bring a side dish and/or dessert. White elephant gift exchange follows.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 11-26-18

  • Friday, November 30th and Saturday December 1st is Skywarn Recognition Day. Starts Friday 0000Z.
  • Tueday, December 4th at 1900L is the regular monthly meeting for the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club. There will be election of officers for 2019.
  • Humboldt County EmComm exercise on Saturday, December 8th at 1000L starting on the Far West System.
  • Saturday evening, December 8th is the Truckers Parade. Contact Dale, KF6QIB if you would like to help with communications.
  • H.A.R.C. Holiday Dinner, Friday December 14th at Humboldt Area Foundation off Indianola Road. Setup starts at 5:30. Main course provided, bring a side dish and/or dessert. White elephant gift exchange follows.

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

UPCOMING ARISS CONTACT

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2018-11-07 01:00 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and events:

Bishop O’Connell High School, Arlington, VA, telebridge via W6SRJ
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT
Contact is a go for: Thu 2018-11-08 15:56:28 UTC 51 deg

New English School, Jabriya, Kuwait, telebridge via K6DUE
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT
Contact is a go for: Tue 2018-11-13 10:08:08 UTC 50 deg

 

 

An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Bishop O’Connell High School, Arlington, VA

on 08 Nov. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:56 UTC. It is recommended that you start listening approximately 10 minutes before this time.The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

Bishop O’Connell High School is a diocesan Catholic college-preparatory high school founded in 1957 and located in Arlington, Virginia. Drawn from the diverse population of Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland, The student body of 1,200 represents a range of socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and religious heritage. The school offers a technology-infused, student-centered, learning environment, with an average class size of 17.

Unique learning experiences include robust curriculum choices in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)–including a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering curriculum–dual credit offerings with Marymount University, and an optional Global Studies program.

Our academic rigor is enriched through the opportunity for independent research projects and supplemental club activities and programs that infuse a strong STEM focus throughout our school.

Faculty at O’Connell collaborate through STEM-driven projects that include using innovative technology solutions and the use of big data to study our world. These activities include building and tracking satellites, small chip payload development, high-altitude balloon experiments, using big data to solve real-world problems, underwater robotics, coding, and Amateur Radio.

And lastly, we love exploring space and space-related activities at Bishop O’Connell!

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

1. In regards to the future of space travel, what will help us accomplish our

space goals the most, government or commercial space industry?

2. What is it like to float in space? Is it peaceful, is it nerve wracking?

3. When you arrived on the International Space Station, how long did it take

for you to adjust your sleeping habits and how long do you guys normally

sleep?

4. Does homesickness affect you (the astronaut) and if it does, how do you

cope with it.

5. Did you bring anything to remind you of your family?

6. What does a rocket launch feel like?

7. Will you use ham radio after leaving the ISS?  We hope we can talk to you

through our radio once you are back on earth.

8. How do you navigate your way through the space station if almost every

room looks the same?

9. What are your thoughts on humans visiting Mars? When do you think it will

happen, if at all?

10. What do you do in your free time?

11. How much replanning is happening in your workdays because the other two

astronauts are not there?

12. Can you see the leaves changing in the Northeast US? Elsewhere in the

world?

13. New satellites such as GOES16 produce incredibly detailed images which we

look at here on the Internet.  Do you use those images to help guide your

observations from ISS?

14. Of all those different nationalities, has anyone held worship services?

Aboard, or from the ground?

15. Is there static electricity in space?  How do you deal with it?

16. How are you celebrating NASA’s 60th anniversary?

17. Have you ever been on an EVA walk? If so, what was the task?

18. How much humidity is there on the ISS?  Is the air ever too dry or to

moist?

19. It snowed recently in the Allegheny Mountains not far from us, can you

see snow from space?

PLEASE CHECK THE FOLLOWING FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ARISS UPDATES:

Visit ARISS on Facebook. We can be found at Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS).

To receive our Twitter updates, follow @ARISS_status

Next planned event(s):

1.  New English School, Jabriya, Kuwait, telebridge via K6DUE

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT

Contact is a go for: Tue 2018-11-13  10:08 UTC

About ARISS:

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues.  With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums.  Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio.  For more informa
tion, see www.ariss.orgwww.amsat.org, and www.arrl.org.

Thank you & 73,

David – AA4KN

 

 

..If you are interested in applying for an ARISS contact, please go to http://www.ariss.org/apply-to-host-an-ariss-contact.html

The information below is from the ARISS webpage:

International Space Station Astronauts are Calling CQ ARISS Students
ARISS-US program’s education proposal window open Oct. 1 – Nov. 30, 2018

September 25, 2018: ARISS is seeking proposals beginning October 1, 2018 from US schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations (working individually or together) to host amateur radio contacts with an orbiting crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS) between July 1 and December 30, 2019.

Each year, ARISS provides tens of thousands of students with learning opportunities about space technologies, communications, and much more through the exploration of Amateur Radio and space. ARISS has been pleased of late, to be one of many possibilities of interest to educators during NASA’s A Year of Education on Station, which celebrates an almost 12-month presence of a teacher aboard the ISS. The ARISS program connects students to astronauts on the ISS through a partnership between NASA, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, the American Radio Relay League, other Amateur Radio global organizations and the worldwide space agencies. The program’s goal is to inspire students to pursue interests and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in Amateur Radio.

Educators report regularly that student participation in the ARISS program stimulates interest in STEM subjects and STEM careers. One educator wrote, “Many of the middle school students who took part in and attended the ARISS contact have selected science courses in high school as a result of that contact.” Educators are setting up ham radio clubs in schools and learning centers because of students’ interest.

ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed, exciting education plan. Students can learn about satellite communications, wireless technology, science research conducted on the ISS, radio science, and other STEM subjects. Students learn to use Amateur Radio to talk directly to an astronaut and ask their STEM-related questions. ARISS will help educational organizations locate Amateur Radio groups who can assist with equipment for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students.

The proposal window opens October 1, 2018 and the proposal deadline is November 30, 2018.
For proposal guidelines and forms and more details, visit: http://www.ariss.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact-in-the-us.html

Proposal webinars for guidance and getting questions answered will be offered October 11 and October 23, 2018, both at 8 pm Eastern Time. Advance registration is necessary. To sign up, go to: ariss-proposal-webinar-fall-2018.eventbrite.com/

ARISS Contact Applications (Europe, Africa and the Middle East)

Schools and Youth organizations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East interested in setting up an ARISS radio contact with an astronaut on board the International Space Station are invited to submit an application from September to October and from February to April.

Please refer to details and the application form at www.ariss-eu.org/school-contacts. Applications should be addressed by email to: school.selection.manager@ariss-eu.org

ARISS Contact Applications (Canada, Central and South America, Asia and Australia and Russia)

Organizations outside the United States can apply for an ARISS contact by filling out an application. Please direct questions to the appropriate regional representative listed below. If your country is not specifically listed, send your questions to the nearest ARISS Region listed. If you are unsure which address to use, please send your question to the ARISS-Canada representative; they will forward your question to the appropriate coordinator.

For the application, click here.
ARISS-Canada and the Americas, except USA: Steve McFarlane, VE3TBD
ARISS-Japan, Asia, Pacific and Australia: Keigo Komuro, JA1KAB, Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL)
ARISS-Russia: Soyuz Radioljubitelei Rossii (SRR)

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ARISS is always glad to receive listener reports for the above contacts. ARISS thanks everyone in advance for their assistance. Feel free to send your reports to aj9n@amsat.org or aj9n@aol.com.

Listen for the ISS on the downlink of 145.8Ø MHz.

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All ARISS contacts are made via the Kenwood radio unless otherwise noted.

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Several of you have sent me emails asking about the RAC ARISS website and
not being able to get in. That has now been changed to
http://www.ariss.org/

Note that there are links to other ARISS websites from this site.

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Looking for something new to do? How about receiving DATV from the ISS?
If interested, then please go to the ARISS-EU website for complete
details. Look for the buttons indicating Ham Video.

http://www.ariss-eu.org/

If you need some assistance, ARISS mentor Kerry N6IZW, might be able to provide some insight. Contact Kerry at kbanke@sbcglobal.net
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ARISS congratulations the following mentors who have now mentored over 100
schools:

Digital Bulletin – 11-05-18

  • Next monthly meeting of the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club is tomorrow, November 6th at 1900L, regular meeting location of 11th and E streets, Eureka. Some of the items on the agenda are election of officers and the schedule of events for next year.
  • No Tuesday night workshops in November or December. Enjoy the holidays.
  • H.A.R.C. Holiday Dinner, Friday December 14th @ 17:30.  Located at Humboldt Area Foundation.  Please bring hot food and more!

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

Digital Bulletin – 10-29-18

  • Next monthly meeting of the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club is Tuesday, November 6th at 1900L, regular meeting location of 11th and E streets, Eureka.
  • No Tuesday Night workshops in November or December. Enjoy the holidays.
  • Don’t forget to change time this weekend and Happy Halloween!

 

  • This and following digital bulletins will be available via Packet at W6ZZK-1 145.05 MHz.
  • Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net via Packet to WA6NBG@W6ZZK-1 or email to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.