SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC.
*Serving Amateur Radio Since 1974*
|Updated: June 4,
* Eating Meeting *
Contact SELARC officers at the email links below:
ARRL Field Day will be on June 27-28 and SELARC will participate by operating from the club station at the Ponchatoula Community Center. Details will be finalized at the June meeting … come join the fun!
Slidell Hamfest will be on Saturday, July 18, at John Slidell Park, 105 Robert Blvd sponsored by the Ozone ARC. For information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Birthday wishes in June go to Dean Melancon KG5AAE, Scott Hernandez KD5PCK, James Redmond K5QNT and Jason Liuzza KC5WDH! If we missed your birthday, please let us know.
Our wishes for a speedy recuperation go to Ken Nieto KF5UHM, Tom Simpson N5HAY and James Redmond K5QNT following their recent bouts of ill health.
Tangipahoa Parish ARES and SELARC amateur radio operators provided communications support for the state Special Olympic games in Hammond on May 22-24. In addition to the excellent job of providing communications assistance to the medical & logistics teams and health & welfare needs of the 700+ athletes, the ham radio volunteers were an important part of the overall plan to ensure the safety and well-being of the athletes, families and spectators. Their expertise was very much appreciated!
Thanks to the following ham radio volunteers:
Mike Ansalve KF5JSO Al Baker KF5IBW
Judy Guthans AA5UZ John Guthans AA5UY
Leslie Liuzza KE5ILT Bruce Simmons KA5LLJ
Dean KG5AAE & Mary Melancon John Bankston KG5DVN
Keith Samrow KF5VLX Jeff KF5TPX Henkel & Family
Dottie Minor KF5YNM Frank Minor KF5YNN
David Muller W5NPV Jerry Burg N5GKJ
Fred Mayer K5FMM Pete Liuzza WB5ERM
Jason Liuzza KC5WDH Joey France KF5JEL
Tom Crais KF6QJQ Bob Priez WB5FBS
Following sales of door prize tickets by Vice-President Mike Ansalve KF5JSO, President Jim Valega WB5LSH called the meeting to order at 7:10pm with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. It was m/s/passed to approve minutes of the April 14th meeting as published in the "Hamster". Secretary Bob Priez WB5FBS presented correspondence, which included the insurance reimbursement for the repeater duplexer. In the absence of Treasurer Dave Catania N5QOX, Bob also presented the financial report, which was accepted as presented.
Attendance: Mike KF5JSO, Jim WB5LSH, Keith KF5VLX, Albert KF5IBW, Sandy W5TVW, Frank KF5YNN, Carmen KF5VXO, Bob WB5FBS, David W5NPV, Scott KD5PCK, Jeff KF5TPX, James K5QNT, Judy AA5UZ, John AA5UY, Carol KE5GOC, Walter N5RYI, Ronald N5QVZ, David K4BHY, Ken WB7NCW, and Tom KF6QJQ.
Committee Reports: Repeater (Bob WB5FBS) - the duplexer insurance reimbursement has been received. The Board of Directors recommends the most economical path is to purchase the Telewave 4-cavity duplexer which will cost us only $300 or so. After discussion, it was m/s/passed to do so. It was also m/s/passed to begin a regular budgeted amount annually for Repeater Maintenance Fund. Discussion of the amount was tabled for future decision. ARES (Bob WB5FBS) –thanked all of the volunteer ARES Net Control Stations for their services on the Monday night nets, and also thanked those of have volunteered to serve as a substitute NCS when needed. More volunteer NCS folks are always welcome! Hamfest (Mike KF5JSO) – presented update on the contract for the Magnuson Hotel; it was m/s/passed to pre-pay the entire amount rather than just a deposit. Discussion included possibility of getting Hamfest prize tickets to members earlier to boost pre-sales.
Old Business (1) New member applications were voted and approved for John Guthans AAUY and Judy Guthans AA5UZ. Welcome to SELARC!! (2) Bob WB5FBS passed around volunteer sign-up sheet for the Louisiana Special Olympic Games in Hammond on weekend of May 22-24. (3) David N5QOX, chairman, discussed Field Day (June 27 & 28) plans. Operations will be from noon 'until' from the club station. There will be a ‘work party’ on Saturday, June 13, to repair all antennas & radios at the club station. (4) Scott KD5PCK presented more details for the Special Event station K5R on 10th anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. Operation will be Aug. 29 (& maybe 30th), 9am-3pm from the Community Center. (5) David W5NPV presented the options for the June 9th ‘Eating Meeting’ – after discussion of locations, it was m/s/passed to meet at Don’s Seafood in Hammond (across from the Hamfest location).
New Business: (1) Jim WB5LSH reported that the nominating committee will present a slate of candidates at the June meeting for the July 14th election of officers. Further nominations will be accepted from the floor at the time of the elections. (2) SELARC membership application was received from Tom Crais KF6QJQ and will be voted on at the June meeting.
Announcements: The winner of the Baofeng UV-5R dual band HT door prize was Keith KF5VLX. Another door prize will be available at the June meeting.
Congratulations on the upgrade to a General Class license go to Lambert Michel KG5DDW.
W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, made the first W100AW contacts at the start of the ARRL Centennial year in 2014. US stations that worked W1AW/p and W100AW during the Centennial may request QSL cards via the Incoming QSL Service on the Centennial QSO Party web page. This is a one-time only use of the QSL Bureau for this purpose, and those who want to receive cards via the Bureau should ensure that their accounts are sufficiently funded, because cards will not be held. Cards destined for stations outside the US will be sent via the QSL Bureau. Participants also may request cards directly, providing one SASE for up to six cards per envelope. W1AW/p and W100AW will not confirm every contact on the traditional paper QSL cards, but will confirm QSOs for each mode and on most bands on a single card for each weekly operation.
Kenwood TS-570s HF and 6m Radio
to sell in a complete package with
The power supply has a few slight light scratches on the front but it works perfect. Everything works as it should and in great condition. Pricing out each component puts the price well over the $1000.00 that I am asking. --- Randy Wesley firstname.lastname@example.org
The recent severe weather events that
brought us so much rain over the past month are a good reminder that Hurricane Season
will soon be upon us. Now is the time to review your emergency
operations plans and to review or take for the first time the FEMA
recommended IS-100 and IS-700 online courses. Links to them, and other
training materials, are posted at
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(Thanks to Scott KD5PCK for making that possible).
==> Amateur Radio Volunteers Muster for "Unprecedented" Weather Event - When extremely heavy rainfall hit Texas and Oklahoma over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and SKYWARN volunteers scrambled to assist local emergency operations centers and National Weather Service (NWS) offices. Severe weather has continued into this week. The fierce, torrential rainstorms were in stark contrast to the severe drought the region had experienced in recent years. The floods they generated over the weekend struck with what Texas Gov Greg Abbott called "tsunami-type power." The extreme flooding stranded hundreds and has resulted in several deaths. Abbott has declared a state of emergency in Texas and designated some three dozen counties as disaster areas.
==> ARRL Field Day packet - The complete 2015 ARRL Field Day packet is now online at http://www.arrl.org/field-day There are no rule changes for 2015. Field Day takes place June 27-28.
==> Revisit 29MHz Satellite Band? - Universities and other scientific
research institutions are using portions of the amateur spectrum for
their CubeSat’s which has caused the 145 and 435 MHz amateur-satellite
band segments to be very crowded, leading to an increasing number of
satellite builders to explore alternatives. For many, such as those
requiring single-channel bandwidth greater than approximately 12,5 kHz,
the best answer will be found in the microwave bands. However, for those
who can use it, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) satellite
frequency coordination process has now opened another alternative: 29
==> China Set to Launch Several Amateur Radio Satellites This Summer - CAMSAT has announced that the CAS-3 amateur satellite system is nearing completion, and six Chinese amateur satellites will be launched in mid-July. CAMSAT said a Long March-6 rocket will carry the satellites into orbit. The launch will take place at Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. CAS-3A will have sun-synchronous orbits of about 450 km, while the other satellites have sun-synchronous orbits of about 530 km. Meanwhile, AMSAT News Service has reported via Mineo Wakita, JE9PEL, that Beijing will be launching other satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads in July. According to AMSAT-UK, the CAS-2A1 and CAS-2A2 satellites will be combined into a binary star system for Amateur Radio communication and education. "There will be a radio link between the two satellites when the satellites are in suitable positions in their orbits, so that Amateur Radio communication coverage can be extended," AMSAT-UK reported on its website.
==> ARRL Insurance Plan Administrator Changes - The ARRL-sponsored equipment and club liability insurance plans have a new administrator as of May 26. All program administration, including policy application, issuance and claims administration, is now being handled by Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage. The ARRL programs will be administered from the Risk Strategies office in Chicago, Illinois. This move was based on the results of numerous comments from ARRL members relative to the former administrator, Hays Affinity Group. Plan participants will retain their current insurance policies, and the details of the coverage and the cost of coverage will remain unchanged, as will the insurance company, Hanover Insurance Company. All current participants in the programs will receive an e-mail describing the changes and what, if anything, they need to do to access their online information. The web address for the programs will be the same, www.arrlinsurance.com, but the site will take on a new look with improved functionality. The toll-free numbers to contact the new administrator also remain unchanged. There will be a short delay in bringing up the new site once the programs have been transferred, and we appreciate your patience while Risk Strategies makes the programs operational.
==> Got Grids? June VHF Contest is Just Ahead - Summer is nearly here, and that means it's time for the ARRL June VHF contest, June 13-15! Participants in the US and Canada (and their possessions) work stations in as many different Maidenhead grid squares as possible, using the bands above 50 MHz. Stations outside the US and Canada may only work stations in the US and Canada (and their possessions). Stations in KH0-9, KL7, KP1-KP5, CY9, and CY0 count as W/VE stations and may be worked by DX stations for contest credit. The June VHF Contest occurs at the start of the summer sporadic E season, and intense openings on 6 meters and even 2 meters are possible. It's a whole new world of propagation possibilities that also include tropospheric ducting, aurora, and even meteor scatter and moonbounce. With many HF transceivers on the market equipped for 6 meters and sometimes for other VHF/UHF bands, getting on the air for this event is easier than ever
--The ARRL Letter and The American Radio Relay League
Members Listed by Callsign
AA5UZ Guthans, Judy
AC5LH Yenni Jr, Salvador
AE5FK Swan, George
K4BHY Oehler, David
K5AZU May, Ray
K5CAV Shaw, Ralph
K5FMM Mayer, Fred
K5QNT Redmond Jr., James
KC5IJF Sale, Benjamin
KC5WDH Liuzza, Jason
KD5GUQ Labat, Jerome
KD5OLG Castello, J. Henry
KD5PCK Hernandez, Scott
KD5PKS Clark, Forrest
KD5REW Turner, Donald
KD5SUB LeBlanc, Louis
KD5WWJ Manning, Harvey
KE5GOC Redmond, Carol
KF5HEE Eichaker, Katherine
KF5IBW Baker, Albert
KF5JSO Ansalve, Michael
KF5TPX Henkel, Jeff
KF5UHM Nieto, Ken
KF5VLX Samrow, Keith
KF5VXO Bray, Carmen
KF5YNM Minor, Dorothy
KF5YNN Minor, Francis
KG5AAE Melancon, Dean
KG5BVM Wesley, Randy
KG5DDW Michel, Lambert
KG5DVN Bankston, John
N4USW Martin, Kathryn
N5GKJ Burg, Jerry
N5HAY Simpson, Tom
N5OQT Wiginton, Louis
N5QOX Catania, David
N5QVZ Newcombe, Ronald
N5RYI Sarrat, Walter
N5XES Burns, Tyrone
N5XVJ Stang, Jack
W5EGG Pierson, Allen Jr
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
WB5RTW Turner, Roy
WD5BEM Keen, Tim
WD5BJR Miyares, Manuel
WD5CZJ Lecompte, Vincent
WD5HLE Rogers, Larry
WX5RN Lacey, Mark
Stay Radio Active - See you at the Meeting!
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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