Posted by k8mlh on March 7th, 2014 at 2:21pm:
2014 Fox Hunt Schedule
Posted by ka8ebi on December 31st, 2013 at 4:51am:
Hunt 1 May 10
Hunt 2 June7
Hunt 3 July 12
Hunt 4 August 9
Hunt 5 September 13
Hunt 6 October 11
JOIN THE FUN !!!
What: MCRCA Foxhunt
When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:00 am 12:00 pm
Where: American Red Cross (where we have our monthly MCRCA meetings)
1645 N Dixie Hwy
Monroe, MI 48162-5231
Who: MCRCA members, friends, family, curious onlookers, or anyone interested in foxhunting
Equipment necessary: 2 meter radio set to 146.46 MHz (simplex)
Advanced equipment could include (but not limited to limited only by your imagination):
Map of Monroe County
Protractor and straight edge for drawing on the map
o We will start in the parking lot at the Red Cross where you will be given instructions for the foxhunt.
o We will divide into teams in a random fashion.
o Each team will be given a sealed envelope make sure it stays sealed!!
o Inside this envelope will be the location of where the fox is located.
o Your job is to find the fox without reliance on these instructions.
o If you open the envelope you will receive the same points as those who do not find the fox.
o On the outside of the envelope, write the call signs of the member of your team.
o Use the names of individuals who are not licensed.
o Write the starting mileage on your vehicle to the nearest 1/10th of a mile.
o If your odometer does not support 1/10th mile increments, use your trip odometer.
o The fox will transmit on 146.46 at one minute intervals (1 minute on and one minute off)
o Determine the direction of that transmission and find the location of the fox.
o When you find the fox, record your ending mileage on the envelope (the one that is hopefully still sealed)
o You will be given instructions for a place to go so others do not see you.
o The team that finds the fox in the least amount of mileage is the winner regardless of how long it takes (within the time limit of the hunt).
o Points will be awarded to each member of the team as follows:
1st-----------7 This team will be the fox at the next hunt
4th and up----2
o If you dont find the fox by the end time of the hunt (12:00 pm) open the envelope and go to the fox.
o Points awarded will be accumulated for the season contest.
We are here to have fun. Be safe. Promote amateur radio to those who may not have their ticket yet.
Hope to see you all there !!!
What is the Centennial QSO Party?
Posted by ka8ebi on May 17th, 2013 at 5:44am:
The ARRL Centennial QSO Party is a year-long operating event that celebrates hams making contacts. In the end you will have accumulated points, worked new stations and made new friends all over the world.
The Centennial QSO Party is made-up of two main activities: (1) W1AW operating portable in each state and most territories; and (2) The Centennial Points Challenge which is the accumulation of points from qualifying contacts made throughout 2014. To have a score listed online in the Points Challenge competition, logs must be submitted through the Logbook of the World (LoTW) system.
W1AW will be on the air from every state and most territories, and it will be easy to work WAS working only W1AW portable operations. This is the first ARRL-sponsored operating event where every member is worth at least one point, so work as many points as you can during 2014! Earn awards based upon points, working all states or working W1AW portable in every state and territory. This is an on-the-air event like no other.
The 145.31 Monroe Repeater is up and running and open to the public with no Pl tone. This repeater is sponsored by Dave W8YZ and is located in the city of Monroe. Please feel free to use this repeater.Posted by ka8ebi on January 18th, 2013 at 4:22am:
Anyone wanting to play on 2 meters SSB lets plan as in the past starting at 8:00pm local Friday on 144.220 and after that call on top of each hour, 9, 10 11 and so on.. I also made an announcement on the 146.720 net and also at the MCRCA meeting about our Friday night 2 meter ssb fun.
Updates will be emailed and announced on 443.300mhz.
New for this weekend I will be using a 3 element beam at 20 feet. I will swap out antennas after getting a couple of signal readings.