SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC.
*Serving Amateur Radio Since 1974*
|Updated: October 15,
Club Meeting & Refreshments!
Tuesday, October 14th 7pm
Ponchatoula Community Center
(300 North 5th Street, Range Road)
Talk-in 147.00 (-600) w/107.2Hz Tone
Contact SELARC officers at the email links below:
Hammond Hamfest 2015 sponsored by SELARC will be at the Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The 34th annual hamfest will be the same as last year (and still FREE admission) at 2000 S. Morrison Blvd. in Hammond, just off of Exit 28 from I-55. More info
LA ARES Simulated Emergency Test – The 2014 SET will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11th, between 9am and 12noon. The scenario will involve a severe weather event and will effect the various ARES Regions during the SET exercise time. Please mark your calendar and plan to participate with our local ARES on VHF, HF and Digital modes that you are capable of using. SELARC and Tangipahoa ARES members should monitor the SELARC 147.00 repeater for a call-out at some point after 9am.
Amateur Radio Club of Central Louisiana Hamfest will be October 18th at the Pineville Community Center, 708 Main Street, from 8am-1pm. More info from 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 2pm with $15 testing fee. Bring photo ID and any appropriate CSCE. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthday wishes in
October go to Allen Pierson W5EGG, Bill Borstel KB5SKW, Al Baker KF5IBW,
Ralph Shaw K5CAV and Jerome Labat KD5GUQ! If we missed your birthday,
please let us know about it!
The meeting was called to order at 7:03pm by President Jim Valega WB5LSH. Minutes of the August 12th meeting were accepted as published in the "Hamster" and Treasurer David Catania N5QOX presented the financial report, which was m/s/passed as presented.
Attendance: Bob WB5FBS, Ronald N5QVZ, Pete WB5ERM, Jason KD5WDH, Leslie KE5ILT, Mike KF5JSO, Jim WB5LSH, Bruce KA5LLJ, Carmen KF5VXO, Janessa (no call), David N5QOX, Ralph K5CAV, David W5NPV, Keith KF5VLX, Walter N5RYI, Todd KB5MD, Kathy KF5HEE, Al KF5IBW, James K5QNT, Carol KE5GOC, Kay ex-WA3ZCE, Francis KF5YNN, Jerry N5GKJ, Scott KD5PCK, John KG5DVN.
Committee Reports: REPEATER (Bob WB5FBS) – the 444.250 UHF repeater which had been temporarily moved to a new location has been moved back to the North Oaks site. The receiver sensitivity is poor and the hospital tower provides better local coverage. ARES (Bob WB5FBS) – Tangi ARES participated in the New Orleans Region 1 Hurricane Drill with the National Weather Service and was linked into the 146.82 repeater. Bob also issued the ARES membership cards to the currently enrolled ARES members.
Old Business: (1) David N5QOX reported on the Morse code class progress and encouraged more to join in. (2) It was m/s/passed to hold the SELARC Christmas party at the Husser Fire Station on Tuesday, December 2nd with “pot luck” dishes and the “Dirty Santa” gift exchange. This is a week earlier than the usual club meeting night. (3) Bob WB5FBS presented additional information about the Oct. 4-5 MS bike tour for which we will provide communications assistance. He asked members to indicate the day and time that they could participate.
New Business : (1) Mike KF5JSO discussed prices for hamfest prizes and after discussion of the hamfest budget, it was m/s/passed that the Hamfest Committee should meet and obtain the prizes. (2) New member applications were received from Carmen Bray KF5VXO, John Bankson KG5DVN, Francis Minor KF5YNN and Randy Wesley KG5BVM and will be voted upon at the October meeting.
Round Robin and Announcements: The meeting was adjourned at 8:10pm.
1)AMERITRON HF Amp, 160-10m, 600 watts solid state,
no tone, Model ALS-600; with linear power supply ALS-600PS. Has factory
module with Ameritron ARI-500 amp/radio Interface and RS45 cables. Mint
Condition with manuals, $1,000 FIRM.
Technician: David Alleman – Pierre Part
If you like Facebook, then you can "like" SELARC at www.facebook.com/SELARC !! (Thanks to Scott KD5PCK for making that possible)
A great big “Thank You” and “Job Well Done” to the 31 ham radio volunteers for the splendid display of amateur radio and public service during the 150-mile Multiple Sclerosis bike tour that took place October 4 & 5. Ham operators covered the six rest stops along the route, ambulance unit and the north and south terminals providing communications to ensure the safety and well-being of the 1,200 cyclists on the road. In addition to medical and logistics issues, the hams provided status updates to MS staff and the many friends and family members of the cyclists. The amateur radio operators were praised for their capable, timely and accurate handling of the many messages that were handled over the two days of the ride from Hammond, Louisiana, to Percy Quin Park in Mississippi and back to Hammond.
operators who participated were: Al Baker KF5IBW, Bob Priez WB5FBS,
Carmen Bray KF5VXO, Carol Redmond KE5GOC, Carolyn Haney KF5TQG, Dave
Cantrelle KF5WMS, David Muller W5NPV, David Oehler K4BHY, Dean Melancon
KG5AAE, Debbie Barnes KE5UTC, Don Olson WA5W, Donnie Haney KD5RGT, Fred
Mayer K5FMM, George Swan AE5FK, James Redmond K5QNT, Jason Liuzza
KC5WDH, Jeff Henkel KF5TPX, Jeffery Winborne N5ZNT, Jerry Burg N5GKJ,
Jim Valega WB5LSH, Joe Glorioso N5OZG, John Conn KI5MW, Keith Barnes
W5KB, Leslie Liuzza KE5ILT,Mandy Balke KG7BXR, Mike Ansalve KF5JSO, Pete
Liuzza WB5ERM, Ralph Shaw K5CAV, Scott Hernandez KD5PCK, Steve Holmes
KD5WYM and Susie Cantrelle KF5YNF.
The ARRL has launched a new online resource that allows users to take randomly generated practice exams using questions from the actual examination question pool. The ARRL Exam Review for Ham Radio (www.arrl.org/examreview ) is free, and users do not need to be ARRL members. The only requirement is that users must first set up a site login (this is a different and separate login from your ARRL website user registration).
Hamilton Carter KD0FNR (at http://copaseticflows.appspot.com/hamtest ) has written a set of free online FCC ham radio license exam practice tests with randomly generated practice exams for all three license classes in the U.S. as well as for the Canadian and New Zealand ham radio exams. Users can track their test scores, as well as a count of how many of the question pool questions they’ve practiced over time. Online help topics are provided for many of the exam questions.
==> ARRL Takes Issue with NTIA's WRC-15 Proposal for 5 MHz with the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) stance of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) with respect to an upgraded 60 meter Amateur Radio allocation. In response to WRC-15 agenda item 1.4, the NTIA has called for no change at 5250-5450 kHz. The League said in comments filed September 24 in IB Docket 04-286 that while it concurs with the NTIA's view regarding 5250 to 5275 kHz -- allocated to the radiolocation service for oceanographic applications at WRC-12 -- the rest of the agency's proposal is "unsupportable in light of actual domestic and international practice and contains assertions of incompatibility that are demonstrably not correct." The US has authorized Amateur Radio secondary operation on five discrete channels in the 5275-5450 kHz range for more than a decade, the ARRL pointed out, with no instances of unresolved interference to primary users.
==> Actor Tim Allen Gets His Ham Ticket For Real - Tim Allen now not only plays an Amateur Radio operator on television, he is one! Allen got his Technician ticket on September 4, but did not release the news until this week. In his weekly ABC comedy TV show "Last Man Standing," Allen plays Mike Baxter, KA0XTT, and the show, which starts its new season October 3, has featured ham radio in some episodes (Allen's TV wife Mandy Baxter is KF0XIE). "Last Man Standing" producer John Amodeo, NN6JA, told ARRL that the agreement with Allen was that "we would not publicize his license until he approved it." Allen subsequently revealed to Tom Medlin, W5KUB, for one of Medlin's webcasts that he had passed his Technician license test but, per Allen's request, did not mention his call sign, Amodeo said. The call sign has since been disclosed elsewhere. "The Amateur Radio operators on the crew of 'Last Man Standing' are delighted that Tim has taken and passed his Technician exam and received his own, real call sign," Amodeo said. "It took more than 3 years to make it happen, and it started with Tim's personal interest in radio technology and his request to make the Mike Baxter character an Amateur Radio operator." The ham shack on the show is a working station.
==> Ham Radio Saves the Day in the Yukon - According to a Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) report, Amateur Radio bridged the gap recently for members of a search-and-rescue team attempting to locate a missing teenager in Canada's Yukon Territory. SAR team member Terry Hauff, VY1MAP, was unable to contact the team's headquarters in Whitehorse during the September 21 activation. He was out of cell phone range, and the satellite phone the team had was not working. VY1MAP was, however, able to reach a 2 meter repeater from his mobile station. Hauff reached out to Ray Fugard, VY1RF, and Ron McFadyen, VY1RM, on the 146.88 MHz repeater in Whitehorse, and they were able to relay a report on the search status from the SAR command center some 35 km north of Whitehorse at Lake Laberge. The missing teen was eventually located unharmed. According to the RAC report, this marked the second time in as many months that Amateur Radio and Yukon Amateur Radio Association members and repeater infrastructure had proved invaluable in an emergency.
==> Marte Wessel, K0EPE, and Pete Wessel, W0CM, SK - A well-known Kansas Amateur Radio couple has passed on. Martha "Marte" Wessel, K0EPE, of Liberal, Kansas, died September 23. She was 89. Her husband Walter "Pete" Wessel, W0CM, died 6 days later on September 29 at age 101. Both were ARRL members. Marte Wessel was on the DXCC Honor Roll. She oversaw the annual scholarship drive for the Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL), to which she belonged for 55 years and served on the President's Advisory Committee. The scholarship campaign she headed raised nearly $4600 this year. An Ohio native, Marte Wessel belonged to the Ohio Ladies Amateur Radio Club (Buckeye Belles), the Quarter Century Wireless Association, Young Ladies International Single Sideband System, and the Quarter Century Wireless Women. She also was an avid bowler, a Red Cross "Grey Lady" volunteer, and a Camp Fire Girls leader. The YLRL has invited donations in memory of Marte Wessel to its scholarship fund to Linda Hynan, AC5QQ, 1312 Western Ridge Dr, Waco TX 76712.
Pete Wessel, W0CM, a Nebraska native, was well-known as a low-band DXer and also was on the DXCC Honor Roll. A US Navy veteran, he was licensed in 1928 as 9EYE, and subsequently held W9EYE, W9JYW, and W0LYW. In addition to the League, Pete Wessel belonged to the Old Timers Club and was a Life Member of the Southern Plains Amateur Radio Klub. Pete and Marte Wessel had been married for 69 years.
--The ARRL Letter and The American Radio Relay League
Members Listed by Callsign
Call Last Name First Name
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AC5LH Yenni Jr, Salvador
AE5FK Swan, George
K4BHY Oehler, David
K5AZU May, Ray
K5CAV Shaw, Ralph
K5FMM Mayer, Fred
K5QNT Redmond Jr., James
KA5LLJ Simmons, Bruce
KB5SKW Borstel, Bill
KC4LOS Hunter, Jason
KC5IJF Sale, Benjamin
KC5WDH Liuzza, Jason
KD5GUQ Labat, Jerome
KD5OLG Castello, J. Henry
KD5PCK Hernandez, Scott
KD5PKS Clark, Forrest
KD5WWJ Manning, Harvey
KE5GOC Redmond, Carol
KE5NG  Faurie, Patti
KF5HEE Eichaker, Katherine
KF5IBW Baker, Albert
KF5JSO Ansalve, Michael
KF5TPX Henkel, Jeff
KF5TQT Cutrer, Ricky
KF5UHM Nieto, Ken
KF5VLX Samrow, Keith
KF5VXO Bray, Carmen
KF5YNM Minor, Dorothy
KF5YNN Minor, Francis
KG5AAE Melancon, Dean
KG5BVM Wesley, Randy
KG5DVN Bankston, John
N4USW Martin, Kathryn
N5GKJ Burg, Jerry
N5HAY Simpson, Tom
N5OQT Wiginton, Louis
N5OZG Glorioso, Joe
N5QOX Catania, David
N5QVZ Newcombe, Ronald
N5RYI Sarrat, Walter
N5XES Burns, Tyrone
N5XVJ Stang, Jack
W5ESV Vance, Edward
W5IC Boudreaux, Gerry
W5NJJ Olivier, Jerry
W5NON Fowler, Addison
W5NPV Muller, David
W5PGS Grant, Tom
W5TVW Blaize, Sandy
WA5RRN Fischer, Chris
WB5ERM Liuzza, Peter
WB5FBS Priez, Robert
WB5LSH Valega, James
WB7NCW Brown, Kennith
WD5BJR Miyares, Manuel
WD5CZJ Lecompte, Vincent
WD5HLE Rogers, Larry
WX5RN Lacey, Mark
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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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