SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC.
*Serving Amateur Radio Since 1974*
|Updated: May 16,
* Club Meeting!!*
Tuesday, May 14th, 7:00PM
Ponchatoula Community Center
(300 North 5th Street, Range
Talk-in 147.00 (-600) w/107.2Hz Tone
SELARC officers at the e-mail links below:
If you have not already renewed your membership or if you would like to become a member of SELARC, please print out and complete the application/renewal form and return it with your check to: P.O. Box 1324, Hammond LA 70404. Thanks!
Armed Forces Day (AFD) Military/Amateur Annual Crossband Communications Test for military/amateur radio communications in celebration of the 63rd Anniversary of Armed Forces Day will be conducted May 11, 2013. Military-to-amateur crossband operations will take place on the dates and time in UTC on the frequencies listed for the Army, Air Force and Navy/Marine Corps and Coast Guard MARS stations. Voice contacts will include operations in single sideband voice (SSB); some stations will use CW to provide the opportunity to check in by Morse code. Depending on propagation and staffing, some stations may not operate the entire period. Participating military stations will transmit on selected military MARS frequencies and listen for Amateur Radio stations in the amateur bands. Schedules, frequencies of participating military stations and QSL details can be found in PDF format on the web at http://www.usarmymars.org/home/announcements
LA Special Olympic Games will be held on May 25-26 on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University; ham volunteers will assist with communications. To volunteer contact Bob Priez WB5FBS at email@example.com
Hammond VE Group - ARRL/W5YI tests are scheduled for the last Sunday of each month [with the exception of holiday conflicts] in Room "B" of the North Oaks Medical System Diagnostic Center at 2:00pm with $15 testing fee. Bring photo ID and any appropriate CSCE. For more information contact VE Liason firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Birthday greetings go out to Jack Stang N5XVJ, Fred Mayer K5FMM, George Swan AE5FK, Walter Sarrat N5RYI and H.P. Forbes KC5KJ on their May birthdays! If we missed your birthday, please let us know.
Congratulations to Jeff Henkel KF5TPX who upgraded to General class and to David Carroll who earned his Technician license at the April VE session in Hammond! Both hams are from Amite.
The meeting was called to order at 7:04pm by President Carol Redmond KE5GOC. She introduced visitors in attendance and announced that business would be brief so that all could enjoy the friendship and meal. Minutes of the March 12th meeting were accepted as published in the "Hamster". The financial report was m/s/passed as presented by Treasurer Dave Catania N5QOX.
Attendance: Carol KE5GOC, Walter N5RYI, Al KF5IBW, Ronnie N5QVZ, Bob WB5FBS, Mike KF5JSO, David N5QOX, Jim WB5LSH, Kathy KF5HEE & Eddie Eichaker, and guests Dr. Daniel Reed and Raymond Flory.
Committee Reports:REPEATER (Bob WB5FBS) – Forrest, KD5PKS, has not been able to run checks on the 147 repeater site due to his work schedule; hopefully that will be taken care of by the next meeting. ARES (Bob WB5FBS) – the 2nd quarter schedule of net control stations for the Monday night net has been sent out. During the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans in March, he attended a dinner with National Weather Service personnel and Skywarn and ARES representatives of Southeast Louisiana.
Old Business: (1)Dave N5QOX reported that the funds from sale of the hamfest grand prize sold on eBay have been deposited in our checking account. (2) Bob WB5FBS reviewed plans for the Strawberry Festival event on April 13-14, with VHF/UHF from the fairgrounds QTH of Kathryn N4UWS, and the HF operation from the club station at the community center. Sign-up sheet for volunteers for setup and operation was circulated.
New Business: Carol KE5GOC presented details for the purchase of SELARC caps from The Sign Man of Baton Rouge, which was m/s/passed; more details at the May meeting.
Round Robin and Announcements: After individual comments about the meeting and good food, the meeting closed at 8:15pm.
It seems that our member interest has been slipping lately in attendance, participation
and keeping dues current. We do understand when there are other
commitments/family/health issues, etc., but May and June are busy months
for us – Special Olympics and the big ‘Field Day’ event.
SELARC looks forward to our members attending and
The weather was excellent, but the bands were not as good! It turned out to be a weekend of poor propagation on HF for the SELARC hams who turned out at the community center club station for our annual Strawberry Fest activity, but they made the best of it -- and unfortunately, the DOUGHNUTS were the BEST of it. The VHF activity at the QTH of N4USW across from the fairgrounds fared somewhat better. The QSL cards will be sent out shortly to ‘those lucky few’ who managed a contact.
Ham operators who participated and/or visited the event were: Al KF5IBW, Walt N5RYI, Steve KC5SAS, Ronnie N5QVZ, Jim WB5LSH, Ralph K5CAV, Bob WB5FBS, Patti KE5NG (& OM Mark), Kat WZ5K, Leon N5LAZ (& son Alan) and of course, our host at her home, Kathryn N4USW. (By the way, Kathryn’s new published book Long Way from Lonely is now available at Bohning’s Supermarket in Ponchatoula and other local book stores.)
Washington Parish Communications District and Washington Parish Government – Office of Homeland Security announces an open house to celebrate the opening of the Washington Parish Emergency Operations Center E911/Multi Agency Facility on June 1, 2013 from 10am-2pm at 54100 Dollar Road in Franklinton.
Butternut/Bencher HF9V for sale... kept in attic for years by former owner, not weathered. I am living in an apartment with a 20x20 fenced back yard and not able to set up, with PDF file for manual and instructions. EHam.net has it rated in the high 4's... asking $325 cash - Tom W5PGS, 985-630-2200, Mandeville email@example.com
About 100' of LM400 coax, good condition... will discuss price; also a Boost Mobile HTC evo 4G Android phone with box, book, hip saddle holder, etc. that was bought several months, asking $100 - Rick KR1K firstname.lastname@example.org
YAESU FT-950, won at the 2013 Jackson hamfest. All manuals, included accessories and blank warranty card are enclosed. Radio is double boxed, non-smoking environment, $1,200.00 + shipping/insurance. AND Ameritron AL-811 3-tube 160-10 meter amp... low hours, clean, non-smoking environment, full power output. $500.00 + shipping/insurance - Charlie WD5BJT 228.832.8061 email@example.com
Spaulding HDX-40, 40' free standing tower... medium/heavy surface rust, good for Vhf/UHF antennas or small HF yagi, $200.00. Also, 150 ft. of Rohn 25g tower, mild to moderate surface rust on most sections, a few cutoff or defective good for setting in concrete, 1 top section. $50-$80 per section - no Haggling. AND Yaesu, FT-221 2m all-mode w/ Yaesu ext. digital display, cables, mic and manual $250. Also Regency 18 amp. power supply - freshly rebuilt, $85, and 2 each Standard commercial Hi-Band 10 channel, mobile radios - programmed with ham frequencies. $50.00 each. (will program with your choice of repeater pairs) - TYRONE J. BURNS SR, N5XES 985-687-2139 firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLINS S-LINE; HP Spectrum Analyzer 20mhz dual trace scope all in exc. to mint shape, a lot of NOS Parts: tubes, caps, res., plugs, sockets etc. Good for guy who likes to build! Ed K5AH 985-264-4239
==> President Obama Nominates Financier and Former Telecom Executive Tom Wheeler as FCC Chairman - On Wednesday, May 1, President Barack Obama announced that he has nominated Tom Wheeler to be the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. If the Senate confirms the nomination, Wheeler will replace Julius Genachowski who announced his resignation from the FCC in March. Pending Wheeler's confirmation, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn -- the agency's soon-to-be senior Democrat -- will serve as the Commission's acting chairman. Wheeler, 67, has served as an informal adviser to Obama in recent years and has been a major fundraiser for his political campaigns. He has a background as a venture capitalist and as a lobbyist for the communications industry. Currently, Wheeler is Chairman of the FCC's Technological Advisory Council and Chairman of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP).
==> Hurricane Watch Net Seeks New Members for Net Control Stations - With the 2013 hurricane season approaching, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami and the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) are gearing up for what could be a very active storm season. In preparation for the upcoming season, the HWN is currently seeking new members who can serve as net control stations. The HWN provides on-the-ground, real-time weather data from Amateur Radio operators who volunteer their time to monitor their calibrated home weather stations. The stations report that data to the HWN, who in turn reports it to WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the NHC. The HWN primarily operates on 14.325 MHz, but Graves said that given the current solar activity, the HWN is looking for new members who can help with net control station duties on the low end of the 40 meter phone band. While HWN membership is required to serve as a net control station, radio amateurs do not need to be an HWN member in order to participate as an HWN reporting station that provides observed or measured weather reports, or relay assistance as required by HWN net control. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Hurricane Watch Net, please visit the Membership Information page on the HWN website at http://www.hwn.org/.
==> Changes to FCC Radiotelegraph Operator Certificates Coming - Effective May 20, 2013, the FCC will no longer accept applications for First (T1), Second (T2) or Third Class (T3) Radiotelegraph Operator Certificates. In addition, the FCC has consolidated the T1 and T2 Radiotelegraph Operator Certificates into a new license class called the Radiotelegraph Operator License (T). According to the FCC, this change takes effect upon renewal: T1s and T2s that are renewed on or after May 20, 2013 will be renewed as Ts, but existing T1s and T2s will retain their current license class for the duration of the current license term. The Commission also consolidated theT3 with Marine Radio Operator Permits (MP); T3s renewed on or after May 20, 2013 will be renewed as MPs, but existing T3s will retain their current license class for the duration of the current license term.
==> Radio Amateurs Provide Communication Support in Boston Marathon Bombings - As has happened many times in years past, over 200 Amateur Radio operators participated in communications for the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. Unlike prior challenging situations such as very warm weather for the runners or other weather-related challenges, this year's marathon will be remembered for the bombings that took place at the finish line. Despite this heinous act, professional first responders, medical volunteers from the American Red Cross that staffed the route, and Amateur Radio operators performed magnificently in the face of adversity. Within minutes, cell phone systems became overloaded and making phone calls and text messages was difficult. Amateur Radio operators performed communication duties under duress and performed admirably. No Amateur Radio volunteers were injured on the course in this terrible act.
W1AW 2013 Spring/Summer Operating
Schedule - The complete W1AW Operating Schedule for Spring and
Summer may be found on the web at
--The ARRL Letter and The American Radio Relay League
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N4USW Martin, Kathryn
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SELARC is proud to have partnered with Southeastern Louisiana University to serve the university and community for over 35 years. Through our association with the Tangipahoa parish Office of Homeland Security, Project LION and Southeastern radio station KSLU-FM we have been an active component in the communications plans for Homeland security and disaster management for local and regional events including severe weather incidents, train derailments, and evacuations. The campus amateur radio station located in the facilities of KSLU is an integral part of radio communications for campus emergency management.
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