Nov. 2020 Chattering Relay Newsletter

posted Nov 24, 2020, 7:50 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Nov 24, 2020, 10:08 AM ]

FT Roundup- Dec 5 & 6th

posted Nov 23, 2020, 6:27 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC

Amateurs worldwide contact and exchange QSO information with other amateurs using FT4 or FT8 on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands. 
Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band regardless of mode (FT4 or FT8).

Elmering Day

posted Nov 19, 2020, 1:35 PM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Nov 19, 2020, 1:36 PM ]

The Cuyahoga Falls ARC will be starting a new activity in December 2020-- “Elmering Days.”

Elmering Days are online sessions designed to help hams interested in a new aspect of Amateur Radio operating and activities.
Sessions will focus on one activity or a group of related activities.
Sessions are not just passive presentations; instead, participants will be doing hands-on activities such as installing and configuring software, programming a radio, building an antenna, etc.

Our first Elmering Day will be Sunday, Dec 6th, at 4:30 PM (hopefully after the Brown’s game has completed).

We are setting aside 3 hours to cover the topic, help everyone and answer questions thoroughly.

The topic will be N1MM+ Contest Logging Software

Hopefully, the session will have something for everyone.  This session is open to both members and non-members of Cuyahoga Falls ARC. We encourage both newbies and even seasoned N1MM+ users to participate. If you are interested in participating, please register at this link

N1MM+ is a free program that runs on Windows computers (Mac and Linux can be supported if running

a Windows emulator, such as Wine- link).

Planned activities for the day include:

  • Installing N1MM

  • Configuring N1MM

    • Setting up your station information

    • Choosing N1MM sub-windows to View

    • Connecting to your radio

    • Connecting to accessories

  • Setting up the software for a new contest

    • Creating new Databases

    • Creating new Logs

    • Configure contest exchange

    • Configure Function Keys

  • Configure Helpful Features

    • Setup & configure Bandmap

    • Setup & configure Telnet

    • Super Partial Check window

    • Contest History Text Files

    • Multiplier windows

  • Learning Your Way Around

    • Contact Entry Window

    • The Log Window

    • Logging Essentials

    • Editing Contacts

    • Bandmap Usage

  • Voice/CW Exchange Keying

    • Interface N1MM to send CW from keyboard & macros

    • Setup Voice Memory keying

      • Recording Voice responses

    • Adjusting Keying Macros

  • Using N1MM with WSJT-X for Digital Contesting

  • A Simulated On-Air Mini-Contest to practice everything

  • Post Contest Activities

    • Creating Cabrillo Log to send to contest sponsors

    • Export Contacts (.ADIF) to Import into your…

      • Station Log

      • LoTW

      • eQSL

  • Advanced features

    • Fonts & Colors

    • Spectrum Map

    • Statistics & Log Analysis

  • Questions & Answers 

Free Online Tunable SDR Receivers

posted Nov 12, 2020, 9:03 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Nov 12, 2020, 9:09 AM ]

There are hundreds of radios, around the world, waiting for you to use.
  • Listen on bands that you do not have a radio or antenna for
  • Listen to hear your own signal from another state or around the world
  • Tune into Amateur Operators and commercial broadcasters worldwide

ARRL Webinar

posted Nov 3, 2020, 12:55 PM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Nov 3, 2020, 12:55 PM ]

Free Online- Introduction to Amateur Radio Contesting

2020 Field Day Results Posted

posted Nov 2, 2020, 9:16 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Nov 2, 2020, 5:39 PM ]

Spreadsheet from summer, now with complete scores for CFARC submissions- link

Free Online Ham Bootcamp November 7th,

posted Nov 2, 2020, 8:57 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Nov 2, 2020, 8:57 AM ]

Ham Bootcamp is a series of activities designed to help newly licensed Technician and General class license holders...

November 7th, 10 AM

The Nashua Area Radio Society (NARS) will again be hosting their wildly successful Ham Bootcamp, recently featured on the cover of QST magazine, on Saturday, November 7th via Zoom.

Ham Bootcamp is a series of activities designed to help newly licensed Technician and General class license holders get on the air and use their amateur radio license, or for prospective hams who are interested in seeing what the hobby has to offer, including:

  • Radio Programming Tutorials and Help
  • Getting Started with EchoLink
  • Joining a Repeater Net
  • Putting together a Station for Repeaters
  • Building an HF Station including simple HF Antennas
  • Putting up an HF Antenna, Feedline, and Ground
  • Getting started with WSJT-X and FT8 Digital

... and more!

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, November 7th
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST (UTC-05:00)
  • Cost: Free

The SARC Communicator: November-December 2020 issue

posted Nov 1, 2020, 5:37 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Nov 1, 2020, 6:01 AM ]

This issue with over 110 pages of projects and news about Amateur Radio, and readers in over 120 countries!
We take a special look at the changing face of the hobby.

Check out the article on page 30 from a local author. 
Another article to check out is "Measurements With The NanoVNA"- Establishing the characteristics of
unknown toroids on page 51

KDKA’s 100th Anniversary Commemoration

posted Oct 29, 2020, 3:48 PM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC

2020 is broadcast pioneer KDKA’s 100th anniversary. To celebrate this great milestone there will be a month-long special event operation put on 
by multiple Western PA clubs! Look for special callsigns K3A, K3D and K3K. Also, look for special callsign W8XK – KDKA’s callsign before it was KDKA! 
W8XK, originally 8XK, was the experimental call sign of Dr. Frank Conrad of Westinghouse.  It was  Dr. Conrad's experiments with wireless transmission that got the interest of Westinghouse, which led directly to the establishment of KDKA, the first licensed broadcaster in the world.  W8XK was also the call for the KDKA shortwave transmitters until the late 1930's, when they became WPIT.

There will be portable operations from Saxonburg, where it all started. Operators will be operating right next to one of the original tower piers! 
There are great special QSL cards and a certificate if you work all four callsigns. QSL information will be posted on the respective callsign QRZ pages.

The special event stations will be on the air from November 1 thru November 30, 2020. Frank Conrad's amateur callsign was 8XK, later assigned the "special amateur" callsign of 8ZZ, eventually to become KDKA.
A detailed history is available here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KDKA_(AM)

Oct Chattering Relay Newsletter

posted Oct 26, 2020, 9:41 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Oct 26, 2020, 9:42 AM ]

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