Finally! Upgrade classes scheduled!
de Barry W2CGX
Not only have Cherryville’s license classes
moved from Bridgewater to the Red Cross
building in Flemington; and classes will be held in the spring this
year, BUT, the spring class will be an upgrade class!
there have been a lot of changes to the education program. The upgrade classes
have been requested for a while now, and they’re finally coming. The new
classes will concentrate first on upgrading from Technician to General, then
move right into Extra class sessions near the end. Throughout the entire class,
Morse code will be taught, so for those of you who need element 1, you’ll be
able to get it this spring.
was found that one day a week of Morse code isn’t enough to learn even the 5
wpm speed. So we’re going to try something new: in addition to the code session
on the Tuesday class nights, we’re planning a code session on one of the
repeaters in the W2CRA system on Thursday evening, probably prior to the start
of the regular net. That should hopefully provide enough practice to master the
code and pass the element 1.
new sessions are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 19th, and
run for eleven weeks to April 30th. The VE testing would be
tentatively scheduled for May 2nd. All sessions are scheduled to be
at the American Red Cross chapter building on Main Street in Flemington.
Classes will begin at 6:30 and run until 9:30.
More information will be forthcoming, but if you want to help
the education committee out, please drop an email to Education Chair Barry,
W2CGX at firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate
what you want to upgrade from and to.
You can register for the class by calling the Red Cross Chapter House at
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DELAWARE VALLEY 2 METER FM SIMPLEX CONTEST FEBRUARY 2,
Don’t forget the second annual Delaware
Valley 2 Meter Simplex Contest to be held February 2, 2002.
The contest is open to all radio amateurs.
Stations within a 60 mile radius of Philadelphia's City Hall will exchange
their zip code and contact number. Stations outside of the 60 mile radius will
exchange their state and contact number.
The contest gives individuals as well as clubs
to participate in the event. Bonus points are being allowed for contacting
club stations/callsigns. Clubs wishing to enter a club callsign as a bonus
point contact station in the event are asked to send a note to WM3PEN@HARCNET.ORG.
by January 12, 2002. A complete list of all bonus stations will be published
by January 19, 2002.
Contacts can be made on any 2 meter FM voice
frequency provided there is no interference to repeater, digital, satellite, or
other activities taking place in the two meter band. Contacts on 146.52 will
not be permitted.
Awards will be issued to individual top
scores in a high and low power category. Club station awards will also be
issued in the high and low power category. There is also an opportunity for
Clubs to sponsor awards for their members in a high and low power categories.
An award will also be issued for the highest mobile score.
For further information contact
WM3PEN@harcnet.org or WA3PZO@harcnet.org.
SAMPLE CONTACT EXCHANGE
1. If you live in the 60 mile radius of
William Penn (Philadelphia City Hall)
KB3AKK de WA3PZO Pse copy Nr.1 zip 19136
2. If you live outside of the 60 mile radius
WA3PZO de N3EFN Pse copy Nr. 1 PA.
3. If you work HARC's club call WM3PEN
exchange your information and make a note that it is the sponsoring club call
and worth 3 points. Other club calls will be worth 2 points. All other contacts
count as 1 point. Final score will be the number of contact points X the number
of zip codes/states in high (10W or more) and low power (less than 10W)
categories. Individual, club station, and mobile awards will be issued. Clubs
can issue their own membership awards.
A list of zip codes up to 60 miles from
Philadelphia's City Hall is available.
ENTRY DEADLINE: All logs,
either paper or electronic should be received by February 28, 2002. Logs may be
sent to the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 6253, Philadelphia, PA 19136
or emailed to WM3PEN@harcnet.org.
AMSAT-NA Awards Manager
Bruce Paige, KK5DO, has announced a new Elmer Award to recognize those who
encourage and assist satellite newcomers. The award offers three
levels--beginner, intermediate and expert. For example, Paige said, to qualify
for the beginning level, a satellite operator would need to work: one school
club station; four female (YL) operators; four operators age 16 or younger; and
10 operators who have been licensed for less than two years at the time of
contact. Paige said qualifications for the intermediate and expert levels build
on the beginner level. Any Amateur Radio satellite may be used for contacts,
but contacts should be voice or CW only, and QSOs with the ISS, shuttle or any
other manned spacecraft are not eligible for this award. Contacts must be made on or after November
1, 2001. For more information, contact Bruce Paige, KK5DO, email@example.com .
ANTENNA MODELING IS
NEXT ARRL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM OFFERING
Building upon the
success of its emergency communication courses, the ARRL Certification and
Continuing Education (C-CE) Program will offer an on-line course in computerized
antenna modeling. Program Coordinator Dan Miller, K3UFG, said the new course
will open for registration soon.
At least initially, the antenna modeling
course will be offered once per month for up to 50 registrants. The course is
scheduled to take 12 weeks to complete.
The fee will be $80 for ARRL members and $120 for nonmembers.
While Miller doesn't expect demand for the antenna
modeling course to come anywhere near that for the emergency communications
series, he's hoping it will be popular enough to eventually spin off a
"live" classroom course.
Since the introductory Level I emergency communication
course was offered for the first time one year ago this month, the popular
series has expanded to three levels, with the addition of the intermediate and
advanced courses. Miller reports that
more than 1600 students have signed up for seats in one or more of the series,
and registrations for both on-line and live classes spiked in the wake of the
September 11 terrorist attacks.
"It exceeded my expectations of one year
ago," Miller said. He said he also was pleased to be able to offer the
Level II and Level III classes this year.
Next on tap for the ARRL C-CE Program is a
course on HF digital communications, which will become available early next
year. The Certification and Continuing Education Program is seeking HF digital
mode aficionados to beta test the course and to serve as mentors to students taking
the initial classes.
To learn more, visit the ARRL Certification
and Continuing Education Web page http://www.arrl.org/cce
and the C-CE Links found there. For more information, contact C-CE Coordinator
Dan Miller, K3UFG, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The January edition of the
Uplink was delayed due to an operating system upgrade on my computer that went
terribly wrong. As I write this, I am
crossing all my appendages hoping against hope that I finally have this mess
straightened out. My apologies for the
"Do what you can,
with what you have, where you are."
CRA II CLUB INFORMATION
The Cherryville Repeater Association II, Inc.
is a non-profit New Jersey Corporation dedicated to Community Service Through
Communication. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Flemington Baptist Church unless otherwise announced. Visitors are
always welcome! Also, everyone is welcome on the Thursday Night
Traffic Net, at 8 PM every Thursday, followed at 9:30 by the Swap-Net, and the
ARES-RACES net at 8:30 PM on the first Thursday each month (immediately
following the traffic net), all on the 147.375 repeater.
A CRA II Publication
Bruce Cunningham – email@example.com
KA2YYB, Denis Albisser –
Roberto Matos – K2PA@arrl.net
Many thanks to all those who have contributed
articles or information for this publication, including: WB2NQV, W2CG, W2CGX, KA2YYB, the ARRL, and all not mentioned for their help.
This newsletter is an open forum for the
Cherryville Repeater Association, II Inc. and its members, of general interest
Club and ham radio related interest items. The opinions contained herein are
those of the authors who have contributed their work. The officers and members
of the CRA II Inc. are not liable for its contents.
information are always welcome, and may sometimes be edited for content,
punctuation, grammar, and newsletter space.
submission for all issues is two weeks prior to the Board meetings.
THE CHERRYVILLE REPEATER
MEMBERS AT LARGE:
Traffic and Emergency Net
Thursday, 8:00 PM
1st Thursday, 8:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 PM
Thursday, 9:30 PM
Sunday, 7:30 PM
March 16, 2002
W2CRA Field Day
June 23, 2001