Need Help with White Rock Classic Run, Hams volunteer your skills and learn!
The Annual white rock run up and down the mountain is happening Feb 7th. We need a dozen volunteers to help the race with safety. Its a great way for you to learn how to help and get used to your go kit for emergencies while you and other hams work together. Their website is http://www.runarkansas.com/WhiteRockClassic.htm.
Here are the major points:
- Volunteers will meet for a convoy starting from the Mcdonalds in Rogers on Walton (next to Lowes) at 6:30am sharp.
- The Convoy frequency is 146.550 simplex.
- Volunteers may also meet at the Turners Bend Store, HWY 23 near Cass, at 8:00am sharp.
- Race starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm
- We will convoy home.
- I will call volunteers if the weather is bad either by phone or the radio, so check it about 6:00am Feb 7th!! But if the roads are good, they will race REGARDLESS.
Again, this is a really fun event and if you have not volunteered and want to please contact Loren or Mel during the Thursday night net at 7pm on 145.290-110.9 and let them know.
Thanks and 73 - N5PUV
I ran across a good video explaining basic HF propagation. I thought it might be interesting for some less experienced Hams. My experience has had me scratching my head at times. In the early summer, I would hear 20M open up and night and station from all over the world could be heard. Later in the year, during the month of December, 20M seems to die shortly after dark. Why? Recently AmateurLogic Episode 73 was posted to YouTube and has some good basic information. The link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV-cYFGSNHw
The Propagation information starts at about 21 minutes into the video.
Good Luck and 73! - K5UNX
Club meetings are held at the Rogers Public Library in Rogers at 7 PM on the second Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise specified. That address is 711 S. Dixieland Rd. Rogers.
Everyone is welcome, Ham or not, meet some friendly ham radio members.!
The BCRO Repeater is 145.290 - 110.9
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