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Re: Arlington County Net 2020-03-03-24 stats

J.E.
 

Hi Mike and Benn, and all other hams in Arlington,
that was me (KN4YPD). Sorry that I did not make it clear.
I was licensed last year but was not active until recently. I was
very excited to join our net for the first time even though the
connection was poor and I could only hear 30% of what you are saying
using the rubber-duck antenna.
My name is Zhe Yuan, living in Rosslyn behind that famous Pho 75 noodle place.
I had attempted several times to join our net but failed because of my
misuse of the antenna. I did research again last night and finally
figured out that there are at least two sub-types of Nagoya-771 on the
market. The one I was using was designated for UV-5R but I was using
UV-XR. The two radios look quite the same but are a little different
on the edge of the connector (UV-5R is thicker and UV-XR is thinner).
I now give out two free NA-771 designated for UV-5R for our hams.
I then purchased several antennae designated for UV-XR last night.
Hope we can communicate more on the radio=)

73,
Zhe (Eugene) Yuan, KN4YPD

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 8:30 AM Benn Kobb <bkobb@...> wrote:

KN4YP? checked in. He said he was recently licensed, and this was his first net. If anyone copied his 2x3 callsign better than I did
One YL and 8 OM Virginia amateurs received KN4YP* callsigns in the last year.

He might be KN4YPD in Arlington:

https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=4202727


Arlington County Net 2020-03-03-24 stats

Michael Callaham
 

Seventeen stations checked into the 2020-03-24 session of the Arlington County Net on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater. This ties the high-water mark for 2020 to date.
KK4EBG, John, aired Amateur Radio Newsline report 2212 at 7 pm ET. When it ended, John called for check-ins. 

KC7TNU/M, Gary, checked in as mobile in Alexandria.

KI4BXU, Erik, checked in mobile from Landover.

KO4CVI, Craig, checked in mobile.

K4ZB,Al, checked in from Baileys Crossroads.

W2JWP, Jack, checked in from Ballston.

NW3V, Mike,checked in from Arlington.

WA4FXN, Joe, checked in.

KJ4EMI, Dave, checked in from Falls Church.

KN4JVX, Rande, checked in.

KN4MIB, Zane, checked in from Baileys Crossroads. 

KN4SYO, Jerry, checked in from Westover.

KD9XB, Kim, checked in from north Arlington.

KC5QCN, Gary, checked in pedestrian mobile from Shirlington.

KN4TSA, Sam, checked in from Westover.

K4FIO, Fio, checked in.

KN4YPD, Zhe, checked in from Rosslyn.
I thank Benn AK4AV and Kim KD9XB for research to elucidate the callsign KN4YPD.

73,--Mike, NW3V

Re: Arlington County Net 2020-03-03-24 stats

Benn Kobb
 

KN4YP? checked in. He said he was recently licensed, and this was his first net. If anyone copied his 2x3 callsign better than I did
One YL and 8 OM Virginia amateurs received KN4YP* callsigns in the last year.

He might be KN4YPD in Arlington:

https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=4202727

Arlington County Net 2020-03-03-24 stats

Michael Callaham
 

Seventeen stations checked into the 2020-03-24 session of the Arlington County Net on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater. This ties the high-water mark for 2020 to date.
KK4EBG, John, aired Amateur Radio Newsline report 2212 at 7 pm ET. When it ended, John called for check-ins.

KC7TNU/M, Gary, checked in as mobile in Alexandria.

KI4BXU, Erik, checked in mobile from Landover.

KO4CVI, Craig, checked in mobile.

K4ZB,Al, checked in from Baileys Crossroads.

W2JWP, Jack, checked in from Ballston.

NW3V, Mike,checked in from Arlington.

WA4FXN, Joe, checked in.

KJ4EMI, Dave, checked in from Falls Church.

KN4JVX, Rande, checked in.

KN4MIB, Zane, checked in from Baileys Crossroads.

KN4SYO, Jerry, checked in from Westover.

KD9XB, Kim, checked in from north Arlington.

KC5QCN, Gary, checked in pedestrian mobile from Shirlington.

KN4TSA, Sam, checked in from Westover.

K4FIO, Fio, checked in.

KN4YP? checked in. He said he was recently licensed, and this was his first net. If anyone copied his 2x3 callsign better than I did, please emailnw3v@...,
73,--Mike, NW3V

Arlington County Net March 31

Michael Callaham
 

March 31 is a fifth Tuesday. KD9XB, Kim, will air Amateur Radio Newsline at 7 pm on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater. When it ends, Net Control Station KN4JVX, Rande, will call for check-ins. Please join us. Thanks to Kim and Rande for volunteering.
Please join us tonight at 7 pm to hear KK4EBG, John, air Amateur Radio Newsline. When it ends, John will call for check-ins. Thanks to John for volunteering.
73,--Mike NW3V, Arlington County Net Co-Manager (with KC5QCN, Gary).

Arlington County Net March 31

Michael Callaham
 

March 31 is a fifth Tuesday. KN4JVX, Rande, volunteered today to be Net Control Station on March 31, and she said KK4EBG, John, volunteered to air Amateur Radio Newsline on March 31. Thanks to Rande and John for volunteering.
Please join us on 145.47 tomorrow at 7 pm for Newsline and net. KK4EBG will air Newsline and will be Net Control Station.
73,--Mike nw3v, Arlington County Net Co-Manager (with KC5QCN)

Submitting Virginia QSO Party logs

Michael Callaham
 

Kudos to all who participated in the 2020 Virginia QSO Party, which ended 8 pm ET today.
The last step is to submit your log (or logs, if you operated in more than one of the categories fixed, mobile, expedition).

Before you do, please check the 2020 VQP website
https://www.qsl.net/sterling/VA_QSO_Party/2020_VQP/2020_VQP_Main.html
which was updated yesterday.
Please remember, if you are a member of the Arlington Amateur Radio Club, or wish to support the club in this event, to specify in Cabrillo format:
CLUB: ARLINGTON ARC
73,--Mike nw3v

Erratum: The W1AW 80m CW frequency is 3.58150 MHz

Michael Callaham
 

The W1AW 80m CW frequency is 3.58150 MHz (not 3.38150, which is below the 80m band).
--Mike nw3v

ARRL W1AW 2020 Spring/Summer Operating Schedule published

Michael Callaham
 

On March 10, the ARRL W1AW 2020 Spring/Summer Operating Schedule was disseminated as Bulletin ARLB008-2020. You may view or download it at
http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive/ARLB008/2020

At this moment, W1AW is transmitting the weekly propagation bulletin on CW. I copy it clearly on the 80m CW frequeny 3.38150 MHz. Digital bulletins will follow soon.
73,--Mike nw3v

Arlington County Net 2020-03-03-17 stats

Michael Callaham
 

Seventeen stations checked into the 2020-03-17 session of the Arlington County Net on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater. This is the high-water mark for 2020 to date. The last time there were 17 or more check-ins was 2014, when there were 17 check-ins on four dates, most recently 2014-07-08, and 18 check-ins on 2014-01-21.
Stations checking in tonight, 2020-03-17, were:
KN4JVX, Rande, who was Net Control Station;
KK4EBG, John, who aired Amateur Radio Newsline report 2211 at 7 pm;
NW3V, Mike;
KJ4CLK, Cynthia;
KJ4EMI, Dave;
KG6NYS, Kelly;
KN4SFS, Kyle;
K4ZXB, Peter;
K4FIO, Fio;
K4KZR, Ken;
KN4QHL, Catherine;
KN4MIB, Zane;
KN4SYO, Jerry;
KD9XB, Kim;
KC5QCN, Gary;
KN4TSA, Sam; and
KO4CPT; Wayne.

73,--Mike NW3V

KN4JVX will be Net Control Station of the Arlington County Net on March 17

Michael Callaham
 

KN4JVX, Rande, will be Net Control Station of the Arlington County Net on Tuesday, March 17, and will call for check-ins after KK4EBG, John, airs Amateur Radio Newsline starting at 7 pm ET.
--Mike NW3V, Co-Manager (with KC5QCN) of the ARLINGTON County Net

March meeting canceled, home page updated, Net on Tuesday

Michael Callaham
 

The March meeting of the Arlington Amateur Radio Club has been canceled by AARC President Gary Sessums. The AARC home page at
www.w4wvp.org
has been updated with details.

There will be an Arlington County Net at  7 pm on Tuesday, March 17, a third Tuesday, which is not normally a net night. A Net Control Station has not yet been designated. If you wish to volunteer to be Net Control Station, please email
kc5qcn@...
or
nw3v@...
as soon as possible.
The updated home page also notes that the Vienna Wireless Society Winterfest has been postponed until further notice.
--Mike nw3v

Arlington County Net activity summary since February meeting

Michael Callaham
 

Since the February Arlington ARC meeting, there have been three sessions of the Arlington County Net. Date, Net Control Station, and number of check-ins are tabulated below:

2020-02-25  KK4EBG  11

2020-03-03  KC5QCN  10

2020-03-10  KN4JVX  11


73,--Mike NW3V, Arlington County Net Co-Manager (with Gary KC5QCN).

March 16 meeting presentation: Earth-Moon-Earth or "Moonbounce" communications

Michael Callaham
 

I have just updated our www.w4wvp.org website to note that the presentation at our Monday, March 16 meeting will be on the topic of Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) or  "Moonbounce" communications, as announced by AARC President Gary Sessums, KC5QCN, on the ArlingtonARC Yahoo group mailing list today.

--Mike nw3v

Arlington County Net 2020-03-03-10 stats

Michael Callaham
 

Eleven stations checked into the 2020-03-10 session of the Arlington County Net on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater:
KN4JVX, Rande, who was Net Control Station;KD9XB, Kim, who aired Amateur Radio Newsline report 2210;NW3V, Mike;KK4EBG, John;W2JWP, Jack;KN4TSA, Sam;K4ZB, Al;K4KZR, Ken;K4FIO, Fio;KN4SYO, Jerry; andWA4FXN, Joe.
--Mike, NW3V

KN4JVX will be Net Control Station of the Arlington County Net on March 10

Michael Callaham
 

KN4JVX has volunteered to be Net Control Station of the Arlington County Net on March 10. Thanks to Rande.

73,--Mike NW3V, Co-Manager (with KC5QCN) of the Arlington County Net

Next AARC meeting will be Monday, March 16

Michael Callaham
 

During the Arlington County Net last night, Arlington Amateur Radio Club President Gary KC5QCN announced that the March meeting of the club will be Monday, March 16 instead of the usual third Tuesday date.
I updated w4wvp.org to show the revised date.
--Mike NW3V

Arlington County Net 2020-03-03-03 stats

Michael Callaham
 

Ten stations checked into the 2020-03-03 session of the Arlington County Net on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater:
KC5QCN, Gary, who was Net Control Station;W2JWP, Jack, who aired Amateur Radio Newsline report 2209.
NW3V, Mike;KK4EBG, John;KN4MIB, Zane;KJ4EMI, Dave;K4KZR, Ken;K4FIO, Fio;K4ZB, Al; and
KN4TSA, Sam.
--Mike, NW3V

Who wants to be Net Control Station March 10?

Michael Callaham
 

Would you like to be Net Control Station of the Arlington County Net next Tuesday, March 10, at 7 pm ET? Old-timers and first-timers are invited to apply. There is a sample script on the club website at

http://www.w4wvp.org/net.php

and a veteran Net Control Station will be available for coaching and/or backup.
If you would like to volunteer, please email me at
nw3v@...
or volunteer on the net tonight, which begins at 7 pm on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater.
73,--Mike NW3V, Co-Manager (with KC5QCN) of the Arlington County Net

Arlington County Net 2020-02-25 stats

Michael Callaham
 

There were eleven check-ins to the 2020-02-25 session of the Arlington County Net on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater:KK4EBG, John, in Clarendon, aired Amateur Radio Newsline report 2208 and then, as Net Control Station, called for check-ins.KM4GKX, Josh, checked in from Alexandria.NW3V, Mike, checked in from north Arlington.W2JWP, Jack, checked in from Ballston.K4ZB, Al, checked in from Baileys Crossroads.K4FIO, Fio, checked in from north Arlington.KN4VZY, Pat, checked in from Alexandria..KN4MIB, Zane, checked in from Baileys Crossroads.KC5QCN, Gary, checked in from Arlington.KN4SYO, Jerry, checked in from Westover.KN4TSA, Sam, checked in from Westover.NCS closed the net at 1955 local time.