High Desert Amateur Radio Club of NM

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Outback New Mexico
Thursday, May 20th - 11PM - 2PM
Traveling into the Foothills of the Manzano Mountains, east of Belen. Located at 34.7060, -106.4613
Use 145.33 (-) PL 100.0 Hz tone , to coordinate

This is an off-road expedition.
Vehicles with 4x4 vehicles and back country tires, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Email Ed Poccia for more information and your intention to participate.


Trip to Glorieta Pass/Pecos, May 22
This will be the inaugural trip for a new program for the club that I am calling “Hamming Around New Mexico”.  We will be going to the Glorieta Pass/Pecos area. At this first event we will hand out raffle tickets at the end of the day and one lucky participant will receive a Brand New Dual Band Radio!!!!  So, watch for the details in upcoming emails but be sure to SAVE THE DATE.  “Hamming Around New Mexico” may not be a monthly event, but as we can, we will put things together.
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ARRL Field Day June 26-27
The COVID-19 pandemic-modified ARRL Field Day rules from 2020 will continue this June with the addition of a power limit imposed on Class D (Home Stations) and Class E (Home Stations-Emergency Power) participants.

Class D stations may work
all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points. This year, however, Class D and Class E stations will be limited to 150 W PEP output.
Information Coordinator Jim Faulkner, KO5V is the HDARC's Information Coordinator.
Event Schedule – Click Here to access the online contest schedule, Contest Calendar

New DSTAR Net Bob Longoria, N5JH and Mark Goodrum W5MHG are announcing a new weekly net starting on Wednesday, June 10th.  This net will be called the DSTAR Simplex Net.  Its purpose is to build up a DSTAR community on the air and to help people get established on DSTAR. The frequency for the net will be 441.0 digital voice simplex and will take place on every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.  So, if you are a DSTAR user, check in for some great and interesting DSTAR discussions.  Hope to hear you then.  For questions or help, please contact Bob Longoria at n5jh@arrl.net or Mark Goodrum at w5mhg@outlook.com.


VE Testing Continues
Jim Kajder AF5FH is testing from his residence.
The Next Ham Radio License Testing Session will be on January 16, 2021 in small groups with 45 minutes test sessions between 11 AM and 2 PM.

Anyone wishing to take an exam may contact him at af5fh@arrl.net
SSTV Images from the ISS
members have posted the SSTV images they have decoded from the ISS as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of ARISS.
CLICK HERE to view those images in the ISS SSTV Photo Album.