High Desert Amateur Radio Club of NM

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ARRL Field Day June 26-27

I'd like to get a tentative head count as to how many members are planning on attending out field day site.  Bob Wien KG6RJW is our Field Day coordinator and he is currently finalizing use of Tingley Beach for Field Day. He and I both have reconnoitered the location and it should be a great venue.  We will be allowed the exclusive right to camp in RV's overnight at the park Friday and Saturday nights. No Hook-ups. Bill Mader will be giving the presentation on June 19th on all aspects of field day prep and activation.  Bob has asked for help with the prep for field day.  Please contact me to be added to this list.  n6sik@arrl.net.  I'd like to have a zoom meeting with the volunteers next week. Here is a photo of the areas that look best for our use.

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Follow the diagram below for setting the proper table for dinner during Field Day.
It's best to chill the salad fork.

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Field Day Notes: 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.

Satellite Bonus Points: The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) cross-band repeater will be available for ARRL Field Day, June 26 – 27. Contacts will count toward Field Day bonus points as satellite contacts and Field Day contacts. Details about ISS Pass Predications will be posted closer to Field Day.
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.