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Arlington County Net 2020-04-07 stats

Michael Callaham
 

Sixteen stations checked into the 2020-04-07 session of the Arlington County Net on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater.

At 7:00 pm W2JWP, Jack, aired Amateur Radio Newsline report number 2214, which ended 7:21 pm.
At 7:22 pm Net Control Station KC5QCN, Gary, called for check-ins. Stations checking in, besides KC5QCN and W2JWP, were
KK4EBG, John;
KC7TNU/M, Gary;
KJ4EMI, Dave;
KO4CVI, Craig;
K4ZB, Al;
K4KZR, Ken;
KN4MIB, Zane;
KN4SYO, Jerry;
NW3V, Mike;
KR4MU, George;
KK4LYY, Conrad;
W4JJ, Jack;
KD9XB, Kim; and
KU8V, David.

--Mike, NW3V


Dayton Hamvention QSO Party

Paul Wilson KI4PW
 

As mentioned on last evening's net:

https://wwrof.org/hamvention-qso-party/


Arlington County Net 2020-03-03-31 stats

Michael Callaham
 

Twenty stations checked into the 2020-03-31 session of the Arlington County Net on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater. The last time there were 20 (or more) check-ins was 2011-03-01.
At 7:00 pm KD9XB,Kim, aired Amateur Radio Newsline report 2213. It ended at 7:20 pm.

At 7:21 pm Net Control Station KN4JVX, Rande, read the net preamble and called for check-ins.
NW3V, Mike, volunteered to be backup net control station.
KC7TNU/M, Gary, checked in "mobile portable."
K4KZR, Ken, checked in from Shirlington as a mobile pedestrian.

KO4CVI, Craig, checked in using a handleld.
KI4BXU, Erik, gave NCS a signal report.
KB3TGP, James, said this is his first time on the net.
W2JWP, Jack, said he'll air Amateur Radio Newsline next week, the first Tuesday in April.
KI4PW, Paul, thanked Rande for running the net.
KJ4CLK, Cynthia, said she was short-time, no comments.
KE4WGI, Brian, checked in from Arlington Heights, no comments.
K4FIO, Fio, in Arlington Forest, said he was looking forward to the Dayton QSO Party.
KN4MIB, Zane, in Bailets Crossroads, said the net is a respite from telework.
Kim said this would be a good time for hams to learn to use digital modes. He recommended using FLDIGI software, which can be used to decode his Shortwave Radiogram digital broadcasts as well as for the New York NBEMS (Narrow-Band Emergency Messaging System) and Pennsylvania NBEMS. The
Shortwave Radiogram website is

swradiogram.net
(and it's on the w4wvp.org Resources page).
KC5QCN, Gary, had no comments but answered questions about virtual meetings. He said we're having one, and could arrange to share slides by Internet if needed.

KN4SYO, Jerry, said he discovered the CQ WPX contest last weekend and worked his first Russian station.

KK4EBG, John, thanked Kim and Rande and asked all to [stay out of trouble].

K4ZB, Al, had five days of quarantine left.

KJ4EMI/M, was mobile when he checked i.

KN4YPD, Zhe, was using a handheld near Courthouse.

73,--Mike NW3V


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