CLUB MEETING:

No meetings for August!

Montana Field Day 2000

Submitted by Bill Erhardt, K7MT

MTFD2K was truly a lot of fun with clubs from Bozeman, Great Falls, and Helena getting together June 24 - 25 at the Little Red School House in Helena. The Great Falls club ran CW and AB7UW truly had a great time learning how to contest with the help of Bob N7CZ. N7LT, Lyndel, and his crew from Bozeman almost matched the CW station in contacts. They were very glad they could use the Helena Club痴 tower trailer for their tri-band Beam and dipoles. The Helena Cub ran a digital station using PSK31. SSTV and RTTY. Initially we ran into some problems but logically stepped through the equipment and found a bad section of Coax. N7YO, Jim, was of great assistance helping isolate the problem. We did not get a chance to fly the kite this year as the winds were too high. Maybe next year.

All participants really liked the site selection and I was very pleased that everyone pitched in and kept the site clean. The Great Falls did a wonderful job in helping out with the Saturday pot luck and I have to thank Colleen and Kelly for their great work in preparing all the food.

I would like to thank N7MSI, N7OT, K7IZB, KC7VVZ, K7EBL, K7SYO, KC7KKH,and AB7UW for helping with the setup and take down. I apologize if I missed anyone. KL7MZ let us use his generator and I want to say, "thanks, Harry". AC7DE spent a tremendous amount of time operating the Digital station and I really appreciate his help. This year I did not ask for help for Field Day, for I wanted to see if club members would volunteer and the turn out was as expected.

All in all it was a wonderful learning experience for all with lots of fun, laughs, friendship and co-operation/sharing between Montana Clubs. Next year, well single op, single station, single band, and single mode and QRP sounds like a good plan.

Visitors = 57

Participants = 27

3A generator = 300 points

CW 690 X 2 = 1380 points

SSB 689 689

Digital 97 x 2 194

Novice SSG 102

Bonus = 600

Total is 5644 points!

 

Amateur Radio Spectrum Protection Act

Has our club or any of the members taken any steps to lobby for Spectrum
Protection Amateur Radio Act of 1999?
You can read the actual bills at http://thomas.loc.gov/
Search for HR-783 and S.2183
Rumor has it that wolf lovers want the ham freqs and want to shoot these bills down.
Just a rumor.

Cory Badgely KC7MRQ

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Just a short note to let everyone know that none of Montana's Senator's or representative have sponsored the Amateur Radio Spectrum Protection Act. It is Senate Bill 2183 and House Bill HR783. You can log into www.congress.com and let Montana's congressmen know that they need to support these bills to protect our Amateur Radio Spectrum. Just a short e-mail note indicating you want them to support it will let them know we hams need their support. So far only 40 of 3000 Montana hams have let our congressman know we want them to sponsor these bills.

Now is the time to take some positive action from the Ham Radio Community here in Montana. Action is louder than words. Lets flood our congressmen with e-mail indicating we need their support.........

Bill Erhardt, K7MT

 

Meeting Minutes June 1st, 2000

submitted by KD7FVR, Ron Schimpf

The May meeting was held at Sacajawea Middle School.

Most members of GHRC attended a presentation by the Great Falls Office of the National Weather Service. Members of the fire department as well as other emergency services personnel also attended this weather spotters training course.

The National Weather Service Great Falls office can be visited online at www.wrh.noaa.gov/greatfalls.

President Jim AA8Y chaired a brief business meeting. Don KC7EWZ took minutes of the meeting.

The August potluck hosted by Jack N7ODN is tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, August 12.

 

Upgrade Honor Roll

This is a new column to honor all who receive or upgrade their license! Those who upgrade will remain on this list for the rest of the year.

Congratulations to all who upgraded!

Tech class

Vikki Bohlman KD7HGY

Scott Graber KD7HGZ

Andy Macrae KD7HXA

Shelley Peterson KD7HXB

Melody Schimpf KD7HXC

Ross Snider KD7IEV

Kim Snider KD7ILW

Joshua Alzheimer KD7JBD

General Class

Andrew Jesaitis KD7EMO

Wendy Reeser KD7DYW

James Sweaney KD7DYU

Ron Schimpf KD7FVR
Darrell Berreth KC7NHF

Don Wilson KC7EWZ
Pat Sands N7SVI

Don Bissell K7DRB

Kurt Borge KC7PFG

Gordon Lister KD7HHA

William Loman N7PWC

Kent Rudolph N7WHL

Glen Gallier KD7AEP

Extra Class

Robert Williams N7ODM

Walt Baxter WB7USV

Ralph Bergantine KC7PFH

Ric Helvey KB7KB

John Nash K7YXU

Doug Peterson KK7VC

Don Regli KI7OJ

Larry Cronenwett KA7WXN

Dale Heidner W7NAV

Theodore Hundtoft KA7QCY

Willard Cox N7FMT

Greg Estep KC7SK

Jim Fuller N7VMR

Jerome McDonald W7FVB

Albert Zoller W6OTE

Darrell Berreth KC7NHF

Harley Leach KI7XF

Theodore Hudtoft KA7QCY

Michael McFeters KE7VQ

Albert Zoller W6OTE

Element definitions:

Element 1 = 5 WPM CW Test

Element 2 = Technician Class

Element 3 = General Class

Element 4 = Extra Class

 

VE Test Sessions

Test sessions are held at 9 am in room 632 at

Cobleigh Hall on the MSU Campus the first Saturday AFTER the first Thursday during the following months: December, March, June, September. This schedule may be revised. Make sure to check your newsletter each month for any changes to the VE Testing Schedule.

For more info: Contact Jack, N7ODN

2000 Testing Schedule

 

September 9th

December 9th

 

 

MT Ham Population

Submitted by Lyndel Thiesen, N7LT

 

Who Has the Largest Ham Population in Montana?

Have you ever asked yourself that question before? I sure have but no one has ever produced any numbers showing where our ham population thrives. Well, I just had to know! Here is what I found out and how I collected my data.

I decided the only way to retrieve this data easily was to search by cites and not include outlying areas. This is how the census bureau rates cities from largest to smallest so this is the way I decided to categorize the amateur population of Montana for convenience sake. I did not list cities with less than 25 hams.

I used the ARRL's callsign search engine available at http://www.arrl.org/fcc/fcclook.php3 for the current (07-17-00 through 5-11-00) look-up and the http://www.ualr.edu/htbin/callsign.exe search engine for the (11-16-99) look-up. It's interesting to note that Montana ham populations in each of the cities have generally gone down.

Here is the data:

# Of Hams # Of Hams # Of Hams # Of Hams Population

Rank City As of 07-17-00 As of 06-03-00 As of 05-11-00 As of 11-16-99 rank *

1 Billings 307 308 311 319 1

2 Bozeman 297 297 299 302 5

3 Missoula 245 244 244 245 3

4 Great Falls 244 242 243 241 2

5 Helena 211 212 210 209 6

6 Butte 125 126 125 130 4

7 Kalispell 123 124 123 126 7

8 Hamilton 87 86 85 86

9 Miles City 75 75 76 77

10 Livingston 66 65 65 67

11 Belgrade 50 52 53 50

12 Glendive 49 49 49 50

13 Libby 48 48 48 47

14 Stevensville 46 45 45 43

15 Anaconda 39 37 37 40

16 Whitefish 37 37 37 38

17 East Helena 35 35 35 NA

18 Wolf Point 29 31 30 31

19 Forsyth 31 31 31 NA

20 Colstrip 26 26 26 NA

 

Montana's total Amateur Population as of 11-16-99 was 3262. As of 7-27-00 the number was 3457. Go figure?

* Population Estimates for Cities with Populations of 10,000 and Greater (1998 Population Size)

Source: Population Estimates Program, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233.

If not ranked, then population is less than 10,000.

 

Cyprus okays anniversary prefixes

Amateurs on Cyprus have been granted permission use the special prefix 5B40 ("Five Bravo Forty") until November 30, 2000, to celebrate the 40 years of the Republic of Cyprus. Use of the special prefix is optional.--Spyros Stavrinides, 5B4MF/CARS

 

DXCC List to arrive soon

 

The ARRL DXCC Desk says the October 2000 issue of The ARRL DXCC List should be arriving by the first week in August.--DXCC Desk

Happenings Page

August 2000

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If you have any events you would like to see posted here, please email or mail them to the Editor for inclusion in the September newsletter. Deadline is June 23rd.

 

Schedule of Events

August 1st 146.88 Net at 8 PM

August 3rd - No Club Meeting

August 5th - Ham and eggs at 4-corners cafe 7:30 AM.

Sweat Pea race from 7am to 9:30am.

August 8th - 146.88 Net at 8 PM

August 12th - Ham & eggs at 4-corners cafe 7:30 AM.

Bridger Ridge Run.

August 15th - 146.88 Net at 8 PM.

August 19th - Ham and eggs at 4-corners cafe 7:30 AM.

August 22nd - 146.88 Net at 8 PM.

August 26th Ham & eggs at 4-corners cafe 7:30 AM.

August 29th 146.88 Net at 8 PM.

Hamfests & National Amateur Radio Events

HAMFEST

The 3rd ANNUAL GALLATIN HAM RADIO CLUB

HAMFEST

OCTOBER 14, 2000 IN BOZEMAN, MT.

Talk in: 146.88/146.52/447.7

Hours 9:30 AM 3:00 PM

Contact Don Wilson, KC7EWZ for more information

 

N7ODN, Jack, will host the August get together at his home again on Saturday evening August 12, beginning about 5:30 PM. He will have barbecue grills ready. Bring your own meat. Those with call signs ending in A through M, bring salad - N through Z bring dessert.

Montana Amateur Radio History

 

10 years ago August 1990

SM Pete Peters, Congrats to a new ARC in Colstrip: Wolf Mountain ARC. Officers are pres N7DLK, vp KB7KMS, Secy WA7HPL, treas K7SZF. The 146.16/76 rptr in the Helena area has been replaced by 147.82/22. A picnic & test sess near Hardin at the QTH of WB7SWH was attended by over 100 people.

20 years ago August 1980

SCM Robert Leo, W7LR, WA7OBH has WAZ & 236 countries. RACOM VHF mtg Helena May 10th. Results: K7GQI, chmn; WB7ETT, vice chmn; W7WYG, secy./treas. K7NM presented link plan and plan for 220/450 tests 26 July & 9 Aug 1PM. MDST. WB7UTJ, N7AFE & many others had yard & bake sale near Glendive & Sidney for their repeater fund. W7IDK Havre reports c.d. base improvements. On May 9 N7ANR, N7AIK, KB7BJ, W7LR QSY to Steamboat Mtn for work party. KA1EA reports lots of 2 & 6 mtr activity with Es. He has 29 states and received Oscar 1000 award, FB. WB7FWB designed FB QSL for Gallatin hams & ham club, expects printing 19000! Butte & Bozeman clubs plan MT QSO party 4 to 6 Oct.

 

 

MAY YOUR SATURDAY MORNINGS BE SPECIAL

 

The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it's the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it's the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable. A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward
the basement shack with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other.

What began as a typical Saturday morning, turned into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time. Let me tell you about it. I turned the dial up into the phone portion of the band on my ham radio in order to listen to a Saturday morning swap net.

Along the way, I came across an older sounding chap, with a tremendous signal and a golden voice. You know the kind...he sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business. He was telling whomever he was talking with something
about "a thousand marbles". I was intrigued and stopped to listen to what he had to say.

"Well, Tom, it sure sounds like you're busy with your job. I'm sure they pay you well but it's a shame you have to be away from home and your family so much. It's hard to believe a young fellow should have to work sixty or seventy hours a week to make ends meet. Too bad you missed your daughter's
dance recital."

He continued, "let me tell you something Tom, something that has helped me keep a good perspective on my own priorities." And that's when he began to explain his theory of "a thousand marbles." "You see I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic. The average person lives about seventy-five years. I know, some live more and some live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years."

"Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900, which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire lifetime. Now stick with me Tom, I'm getting to the important part."

"It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail", he went on, "and by that time I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays. I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them left to enjoy."

"So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had. I ended up having to visit three toy stores to round-up 1000 marbles. I took them home and put them inside of a large, clear plastic container right here in the shack next to my gear. Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away."

"I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the really important things in life. There is nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to help get your priorities straight."

"Now let me tell you one last thing before I sign-off with you and take my lovely wife out for breakfast. This morning, I took the very last marble out of the container. I figure if I make it until next Saturday then I have been given a little extra time. And the one thing we can all use is a little more
time."

"It was nice to meet you Tom, I hope you spend more time with your family, and I hope to meet you again here on the band. 73 Old Man, this is K9NZQ, clear and going QRT, good morning!" You could have heard a pin drop on the
band when this fellow signed off.

I guess he gave us all a lot to think about. I had planned to work on the antenna that morning, and then I was going to meet up with a few hams to work on the next club newsletter. Instead, I went upstairs and woke my wife up with a kiss. "C'mon honey, I'm taking you and the kids out to breakfast."
"What brought this on?" she asked with a smile. "Oh, nothing special, it's just been a long time since we spent a Saturday together with the kids. Hey, can we stop at a toy store while we're out? I need to buy some marbles."

Author Unknown

 

 

FCC Reduces Fine for Former Amateur

NEWINGTON, CT, Jul 20, 2000--The FCC has substantially reduced a $17,000 fine that it proposed to levy on a former Houston, Texas, amateur. On July 12, the Commission issued a Forfeiture Order telling Leonard D. Martin, formerly KC5WHN, that he should pay $4000 for repeated unlicensed operation and for failing to allow the FCC to inspect his radio equipment.

Martin first ran afoul of the FCC two years ago. In May 1998 the Commission received a written complaint alleging that a station identifying as KC5WHN was operating on frequencies not authorized by Martin's Technician class license. FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Radio Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth sent Martin a Warning Notice in November 1998. In a subsequent telephone conversation with Hollingsworth, the FCC says, Martin "generally denied the unauthorized operation."

In February of last year, an FCC agent using mobile automatic direction finding equipment observed voice transmissions on 27.545 and 27.535 MHz--channels allocated to the US government and the Industrial Radio Service respectively. The FCC says the station failed to identify but responded to the name "Leonard." The FCC agent determined that the source of the transmissions was an antenna at Martin's residence.

The following month, the FCC monitored voice transmissions on 27.370 MHz--a CB "guard channel"--again identified with the name "Leonard." An FCC agent tracked the source of the transmissions to Martin's residence, but Martin reportedly refused to let the agent look at his radio equipment. The agent advised Martin that operation on the 27 MHz frequencies was illegal because he had no FCC license to operate on those frequencies, and that his refusal to allow an inspection was also a violation.

The FCC's Houston Office issued Martin an Official Notice of Violation last April. In his reply, Martin said that he understood that operating on the frequencies in question was a violation and that the FCC has full inspection authority. He also promised that "no further action by the Commission" would be necessary to ensure his compliance with the FCC rules. In July, Martin turned in his Amateur Radio license for cancellation. The FCC used the occasion to again warn Martin about unlicensed radio operation.

Last October, following up on complaints of RF interference to a telephone in Martin's neighborhood, the FCC again tracked transmissions on 27.535 MHz to Martin's residence. At the same time, the agent also observed the RF interference on the neighbor's telephone. Later that same month, the FCC tracked voice transmissions on 27.455 MHz to Martin's residence.

Once again, Martin reportedly refused to let FCC personnel inspect his transmitting gear. The FCC says Martin told the agent he believed he was being "unfairly targeted for enforcement" because many other operators also transmitted on unauthorized frequencies.

The FCC's Houston Office sent a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture to Martin on March 3 of this year for "repeatedly and willfully" violating Section 301 of the Communications Act by operating without an FCC license and refusing to allow an FCC inspection.

In responding to the NAL, the FCC said, Martin did not deny the violations but requested cancellation of the fine arguing that he was unable to pay it. The FCC said Martin submitted copies of his tax returns for 1996, 1997 and 1998 as proof. He also told the FCC that he would dismantle and sell all of his radio transmitting gear and antenna and forfeit proceeds to the FCC or to charity and would permit FCC personnel to inspect his residence to insure all equipment has been removed.

The FCC said that while "in view of his past history, we cannot rely on Mr. Martin's promises of remedial action" it could reduce the size of the proposed forfeiture given Martin's "limited ability to pay the full amount." The FCC said the $4000 fine is justified in light serious nature of the willful and repeated violations, some of which followed FCC warnings and Martin's promises to comply.

The Order, signed by FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief David H. Solomon, gave Martin 30 days to pay the fine.

FCC Enforcement in the area!

 

CHEYENNE, WY: The FCC wrote Frank J. Pinkley Jr on May 10, 2000, canceling his Technician class Amateur Radio license, KC7DUZ. On March 13, the FCC had requested that Pinkley retake his examinations under the supervision of FCC personnel by April 30, 2000. The FCC says Pinkley did not appear for reexamination. As a result, it was canceling his Amateur Radio license. FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Radio Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth warned Pinkley that continued operation of Amateur Radio transmitting equipment after receipt of the FCC's letter would be a violation of federal law and could subject him to criminal penalties and seizure of equipment.

Wanted:

7 to 10 amp power supply to run a mobile 2 meter rig.

Also, plastic battery case for a deep cycle marine battery.

Call Terry, N7GDM at 587-7400.

 

Hams Needed For Sweet Pea And Bridger Ridge Run

Submitted by Kay Newman, N7ZHN

 

The Big Sky Wind Drinkers will again be asking Ham Operators for help with communications in their upcoming summer events. The Sweet Pea Run will be held Saturday, August 5th. Your help would be needed from 7 AM until about 9:30 AM or whenever the last runner gets in. About 4 operators would be sufficient. The Bridger Ridge Run is August 12th and most positions involve a longer period of time. Six operators are probably enough. Some of the Bridger Ridge Run volunteers will have to do some hiking. Call Kay, N7ZHN, at 586-5543 if you can help.

Fluxes & Indexes Used For Forecasting

- A- and K-index: Geomagnetic activity indexes, high indexes (K:>5 or A:>20) means stormy conditions with an active geomagnetic field. The more active, the more unstable propagation with possible periods of total propagation fade-out. Especially around the higher latitudes and especially at the polar regions, where the geomagnetic field is weak, propagation may disappear completely. Extreme high indexes may result in aurora propagation, with strongly degraded long distance propagation at all latitudes. Sporadic-E is strongest during low indexes. Low indexes result in relative good propagation, especially noticable around the higher latitudes, when transpolar paths may open up. Maximum K-index is 9, and the A-index can exceed well over 100 during very severe storm conditions, with no maximum.

- Background X-ray level: This may vary from B (very low), C (low to moderate), M (moderate to high) to X (high to extremely high), the higher the number after the letter, the stronger the X-ray radiation. So an X0.1 is stronger than an M9.9. High amounts of X-ray radiation causes intense ionization of the D-layer, resulting in strong absorbtion of HF-signals. Solarflares are commonly measured in the amount of X-ray radiation.

- Solar Flux: This flux number is measured from the amount of radiation on the 10.7cm band (2800MHz). It is closely related to the amount of ultraviolet radiation, which is needed to create an ionosphere. The lowest possible number for this solar flux is 63.75. Single hop propagation already starts at 70 in lower latitude areas. Worldwide long distance propagation (DX) may turn up already with a solar flux at 120. However not proven, but from experience, a solar flux of 160 seems to be ideal for 11m band DX, with a good posibility to reach every possible part of the globe, even those areas in the blind zone, with backscatter propagation.

- T-index: This index is used and developed by IPS Radio & Space Services in Australia. In this index all other indexes are used, so it's a very general index for forecasting propagation.

Newsletter Articles Needed!

As your newsletter editor, I壇 like to ask the age old plea for articles and information. Anything you might have that would be of interest to other hams is what I知 looking for to include in our monthly newsletter.

If each of you could contribute just one thing once a year, I壇 have enough material to fill every page of this newsletter.

Some of the things you could write about are: Antennas, Dxing, Emergency Services, Public Service, License upgrade experiences, Operating experiences, Contesting and the list goes on.

Contributions from magazines and other electronic media are also welcome. If you find something that you feel would be of interest to our club from the Internet, please forward it to me and I値l see if we can get it in the Newsletter for everyone to enjoy.

Please send your newsletter articles and information to:

Newsletter Editor,

Lyndel Thiesen N7LT

1679 Remuda Dr.,

Belgrade, MT 59714

Email: n7lt@arrl.net Phone: 388-9531

 

National News

College adds ham radio licensing class: After the Amateur Radio Club of Parker County (Texas) sponsored a continuing education class in Amateur Radio at Weatherford College, the school decided to add the class to its fall catalog. Students attending the class will qualify for continuing education units as well as a ham ticket. Lilburn Smith, W5KQJ, wrote the Technician study course after downloading the question pool and editing extensively to provide a student study guide. He also produced transparencies for each class that help to explain the study questions, and he generated five lessons in all. Smith reports that 19 people signed up for his initial course, 18 stuck with it through the examination, and 16 got their licenses. The Tech class will be complemented by a new General course. It will include Morse code instruction.--Lilburn Smith, W5KQJ

Australia makes 5 WPM official: Australia officially has adopted a 5 WPM Morse code examination requirement for full access to the HF amateur bands. In an announcement in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on July 12, the Australian Communications Authority changed the amateur regulations for the VK Intermediate grade license that requires 5 WPM Morse code proficiency. By that action, the ACA lifted the previous HF band restrictions on Intermediate licensees, who now may use all bands below 30 MHz. The change had been anticipated following a submission to the ACA in March by the Wireless Institute of Australia seeking a lowering of the code speed. For the time being, Australia will maintain its Unrestricted license--which requires 10 WPM Morse proficiency--but only to satisfy the needs of reciprocal licensing agreements. The HF operating privileges and conditions for the Intermediate and Unrestricted licenses now are identical. WIA Victoria President Jim Linton, VP3PC, says that by adopting the lower Morse requirement, Australia joins Denmark, Sweden, the UK, the US, South Africa and Gibraltar. According to Linton, others including New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Kenya and countries in Europe are in various stages of seeking to lower the code speed to 5 WPM. For more information, visit Linton's "Morse code watch,".--Jim Linton, VK3PC/WIA

California PRB-1 bill update: The California effort to incorporate the essence of the limited federal preemption known as PRB-1 into state law continues. The California Assembly's Local Government Committee acted favorably on the bill, SB-1714, on June 28. The vote was 9-0. The measure now has been referred to the Committee on Appropriations, which has scheduled a hearing for August 8 in Sacramento. ARRL Pacific Division Director Jim Maxwell, W6CF, is urging California amateurs to express their opinions on bill to their Assembly representatives. It's not known when SB-1714 might reach the floor of the Assembly. The bill already passed the California Senate 39-0. Maxwell requests copies of any correspondence to Assembly members to w6cf@arrl.org. Maxwell notes that correspondence to Assembly members should reference SB-1714. (The bill carries a Senate Bill number because it originated in the Senate.)--Pacific Division Update newsletter.

These boots are made for talking: A British company is testing boots that can power a wireless handset battery while the user walks. The military reportedly is interested in these boots, made by the Electric Shoe Company and Texon International, that now are undergoing trials in Namibia. They use a concept similar to that employed by athletic shoes that flash lights as the wearer walks, but they are much more powerful.

--news reports

 

NET CONTROL

August 1 (open)             Sept 26 KD7FVR
August 8 KC7EWZ         Oct 3 KI7XF
August 15 (open)            Oct 10
August 22 (open)            Oct 17
August 29 (open)            Oct 24 K7CUB

Sept 5 N7LT                   Oct 31
Sept 12 (open)                Nov 7 N7LT
Sept 19 (open)                Nov 14 N7GS

 

If you致e not signed up as a net control operator yet, please do so! As members of the GHRC, each of us should take a half an hour each month to run the net. This is a very small sacrifice of time which greatly enhances the quality of our net and club.

If you致e never run the net before, contact KC7EWZ, Don for info on running the net. It痴 really easy! Running the net is a great experience which will help prepare you for participating in emergency communications.

The net is every Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM on 146.88.

W7ED

Gallatin Ham Radio Club

P.O. Box 4381

Bozeman, MT 59772

Email: w7ed@arrl.net

Web Site://http://ghrc.bizland.com/

Dues: GHRC dues are $20/person, $25/family, $10/student

EagleHead: $30/year