The CVARS WA7UHD Net meets Sunday at 8 PM local time on
145.430 MHz, – offset, 110.9 Hz tone. Preamble is at:
Net controllers are:
||Grant Gienger, KF7ZAO|
||Bill Harwell, AC7SR|
The February 5, 2020 General Meeting was called to order by Bill Harwell at
7:30 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag followed by people
introducing themselves with their first name, call sign, home town, and whether
they had seen enough snow this winter.
The attendance signin sheets were passed around.
The February calendar,
which is available at http://cvars.org/, was presented.
Bill Harwell summarized the recent Winter Field Day activity.
Leads and Needs:
─ Two people are interested in taking a General license class. James Van Ornum
took their contact information and announced that others interested in
a General class should contact him.
─ The ORCA (Oregon and California) Digital Net meets Tuesdays at 1930 Pacific Time
on 3.581 MHz uses FLDIGI, FLMSG, and FLAMP. Additional information is available
A new Western Digital Net is
starting Thursdays at 1930 Pacific Time on 3.581 MHz using MFSK-32.
Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO, talked about Telegraph Key Collecting
and learning International Morse Code. The ARRL website
has a collection of
web resources to help learn the code.
Farnsworth timing, where individual characters are sent with the target speed
timing and the time between characters is increased to slow down the words per minute,
is explained at
Kock learning method,
with accurately recognizing 2 characters (k and m) and adding 1 character
at a time.
Lynn also talked about various transmitting keys. Straight keys are available from
Nye Viking at
has a line of semi-automatic
(or "bug") morse code keys. Milestone Technologies
carries a broad line
of straight keys, bugs, and iambic paddles.
The meeting adjourned about 9:03 PM.
There were 35 people registering their attendance on the attendance sheet.