In the News 

NEW Club Net Frequency Announced!!
Our club meets every Saturday of the month at 10am. 
The third Saturday is our Presentation Saturday on Zoom.

Our new net frequency is 147.100 + PL 100 located at the west end of Northern in Rio Rancho.  It is owned and operated by the Sandoval County Amateur Radio Service.  Thanks to Gary Surad K5BIQ and all the guys for allowing us to use the system for our weekly nets.

Slow-Scan TV Event from International Space Station Set

A slow-scan television (SSTV) event from June 21 – 26 will focus on amateur radio on the Space Shuttle, the Mir space station, and the International Space Station, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced. Transmissions will be on 145.800 MHz FM using PD120 SSTV mode.

“The ARISS team will be transmitting SSTV images continuously from June 21 until June 26,” ARISS said in announcing the upcoming event. “The images will be related to some of the amateur radio activities that have occurred on the space shuttle, the Mir space station, and the International Space Station.”

Transmissions will start at or about 0940 UTC on Monday, June 21 and will end by 1830 UTC on Saturday, June 26. “Those that recently missed the opportunity during the limited period of MAI transmissions should have numerous chances over the 6-day period to capture many — if not all 12 — of the images.

The ARISS SSTV blog will post the latest information. Signals should be receivable on a handheld with a quarter-wave whip antenna. Use 25 kHz channel spacing if available. Pass time predictions are available on the AMSAT website.


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ARRL Field Day June 26-27
CLICK HERE for Bill Mader's Field Day presentation.

CLICK HERE: for a video of Bill's FD presentation.

David Ham reports; We will be gathering at Haynes Park located just up the hill from the APD station where we meet and across the street from INTEL.  There are rest room facilities available.  Google Haynes Park for all the amenities.  We will be first come first serve for space.
I would like someone to arrive and meet with me at about 8:30-9 in order to select a space.  I would like that person to stay to hold the space.  I would like all participating transmitters to arrive about 10-11 for set up.  Operations start at noon.  The park closes at 10pm.  So an energetic operator could get 10 hours on the books.  There are all kinds of food opportunities near by.  Much more detailed information as folks RSVP and the time draws closer.
PLEASE RSVP your plan to attend.  I need a head count so I can buy stuff for those attending.

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 or Mark Goodrum at


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
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.