Barron County Amateur Radio Net Announcements
Upcoming Amateur Radio Test Sessions:
01/16/2016 | Cottage Grove MN 55016
Location: Zion Lutheran church
Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
01/21/2016 | Duluth MN 55811
Sponsor: Arrowhead Radio Amt Club
Location: Living Stone Fellowship
Time: 5:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
Those generals looking to go for extra now is the time, the question pool is about to get a little more difficult come July so start studying those questions if you’re interested in the extra class license.
Gear For Sale:
Ed W9ABA is selling a Kenwood 180s it covers 160-10 meters. It comes with a 30 amp power supply, MFJ-925c versa tuner with manual, and Hand microphone.
Mario KD9MAR has a very nice Yaesu FT 857D for sale with brand new TCXO unit and Collins 2.3 Khz SSB filter. This radio was manufactured in January 2009. Also have an LDG YT-100 autotuner and FT meter that goes with the rig. Also have a OBP MH-31 hand mic, as well as a stock MH-31 and a MD 100 desk mic that’s also brand new. Also have the original box, separation kit, mounting bracket and associated hardware. Rig has full output on all bands. Aside from a few marks on top of the unit, there are no issues whatsoever, unit works as it should, from a non smoking home.
ASKING $900.00. I will not separate items.
NOAA Weather Change
If you’ve been using NOAA Weather Radio to monitor the changing forecast, get ready for a new voice to deliver the meteorological message to you.
What does the weather sound like? Starting Jan. 11, whether the outlook is sunny or stormy, the forecast is going to sound a whole lot different. NOAA Weather Radio is about to deploy its first upgrade in 15 years of the system that produces its broadcast programs. And that upgrade will change the voice listeners hear delivering observations, warnings, watches and forecasts. A number of weather service offices, including the ones in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, will be involved in an operational test and evaluation period following the launch this month. NOAA hopes the new voice, generated by a new computer system, weathers the flood of feedback it expects during this period, which is likely to last several months. If all goes well, the new system will have a nationwide rollout later in the year on all transmitters. Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
North American QSO Party, SSB Jan 16
Minnesota QSO Party Feb 6
Wisconsin QSO Party Mar 13 – Mar 14
ARRL Field Day Jun 25 – Jun 26
Polk County Amateur Radio Association has their weekly net on Monday nights at 7PM on the Balsam Lake Repeater frequency of 147.195 + (110.9).
Burnett-Washburn Radio Association has a net that meets every Wednesday night at 8 PM on 3 linked repeaters.
They are located in Lampson, north of Spooner on the frequency of 146.655 MHz, Barronett on 147.045 MHz, and Siren on 146.625 MHz. n All use a PL tone of 110.9.
Tri-County Repeater Association has a net that meets Thursday nights at 8:00 P.M. on the 145.470 repeater with a tone of 110.9.
Red Cedar Repeater Association net is on Monday Nights at 6:30 pm on the 146.610 repeater with a tone of 110.9 located in Menomonie.
And that will do it for this weeks announcements if you have announcements you’d like to submit to us please head over to bcham.org and fill out our contact form and we will get them added. With that I’ll send you back to net control.