Saturday, January 5, 2019

Technicians on HF and more (GO FOR IT) CHALLENGE

Technician Class Amateur Radio Operator you can do it all

here it is spelled out very clear Technician Bands
here is  what  you can  do  (Technician bands)

HF:   10(cw,data,rtty,SSB), 15(cw), 40(cw), 80(cw)

VHF:   6, 2, 1.2 (220)

UHF:  70(440), 33(900)   23:(1.2)

so Fire up your HF radio and lets make some contacts
I challenge all Technicians to make:
1 qso with 1 person from each of the 50 United States


on 10 meters (28 mhz - 28.000 to 28.500 - lots of bandwidth)
and with 10 meter WIDE OPEN every day

How fast can you do this?
then can I challenge you to another degree.... how about 1 YL (young lady in each state)
if you do this contact me right away i will personally get your certificate to you!

Niece KA1ULN@arrl.net


ps: I challenge all EXTRA class operators to Elmira/Elmer 1 person in 2018!

help me develop this.... please add your comments below

Friday, January 4, 2019

HF, UHF, VHF DIGITAL MODES everything is here


So you are getting bored with CW, SSB and listening to people on the radio.

here is a Challenge: get into HF or UHF or VHF digital modes

PSK31, RTTY, JT65, FT8, and many more (these are the more popular ones.)


here is a list of digital modes and what each mode sounds like.
SOUND SAMPLES OF DIGITAL MODES

all digital modes use USB (uppersideband even 160,80,40,30)

FLDIGI supports cw, FELD HELL, psk31, olivia, rtty, sstv and lots more

WSJTX supports JT65, JT9, WSPR, FT8 and others


dimension4 is what sync's your computer to everyone else on the frequency


***************************************************************
it is the easy thing you have done since you got your license
all you need is the following:

1. radio hf/uhf/vhf
2 computer if no soundcard then dollar usb thumbdrive soundcard works
3. antenna
4. FREE software: FLDIGI, WSJTX
5. FREE software: time sync
5. TNC this converts audio to digital and back digital to audio
Rigblaster
Microham
Signalink
***************************************************************
so download both pieces of software and check them out
and install them for your setup
even if you do not have all pieces stated above

ka1uln@arrl.net

73

WHERE TO FIND YLs - Amateur Radio Operators


This is where the YLs in the KNOW are!

1. Wednesday mornings  8:30 am  est  3.912     all yls
2. Facebook  yl  ham radio operators lots of yls on 24/7 Niece  KAONEULN
3. YL net wednesday  14.288  (YL  frequency)   Wednesday   at 09:00pm est  wb1aru  runs   the   net
4. YL op net   thursday  night  01:00 utc  8 pm  est  www.echolink.org come to ALARA conference  node
5. YLRL District 5 Oklahoma CONVENTION
6. www.YLRL.org
7. DMR WWYL talkgroup tg 955 saturday morning 10:00 am est
8. YL KK4EAO Monday echolink 68581 at 8 PM EST 444.100 repeater + offset and no tone.
9. slow code net 7.045 sunday evening 9 pm est we use www.netlogger.org
10. listen and watch for YLOA announcement YL's On Air

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iF I have forgot anything please forward it to me and
i will insert it with your credit and callsign

When attending any Amateur Radio Ham fest
please LOOK for the YL table.

always give YLs priority on all the bands.

tell em Niece (knee-see sent ya)

YLOA - Copyright © 2018 KA1ULN

updated 12/26/2018

Thursday, January 3, 2019

HOW TO START LOGGING/CONFIRMING QSO's ONLINE


GOAL: MAKE IT A POINT TO GET ALL HAM TO CONFIRM ALL QSO'S (yes even if you ragchew)

so remember there are hams who have been in this hobby for many many years
(that have been logging with paper and pen)
also remember there are brand new hams (we need a lot more of them
(kids/children/teenagers\yl's) who will not like
keep track of the qso's they have >>>>> so we must show them how to log online.
logging qso's are done so that some ham can achieve certificate,
meet new friends and lots more.



there are many ways of logging qso's (a contact between 2 or more ham radio operators.

one way (easy and free) QRZ.COM

here are the steps to start loggins qso's free and easy and
who knows achieve a certificate quickly.

Log into to QRZ.com
Look for the LOGBOOK Button in the right along side your CALL Button.
Click on the Logbook Button to enter your logbook.
If you agree with a QSO Record click on the green check to confirm it.


if you need more help KA1ULN@ARRL.NET









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