BOY SCOUT AMATEUR RADIO MERIT BADGE
The ARCA is requesting that operators be available this coming Saturday, 18 August, between 5 and 7 pm on the 145.490 repeater to assist a local scout troop in getting their Amateur Radio Merit Badges. Chuck, WD5BKT, is taking a local scouting trip on a weekend camping trip in local area. As part of the trip, they are going to complete the requirement for each scout to be on the air for at least two minutes in order to get their merit badge. There will be 15 scouts participating in this event. If any operator is going to be available during that time period, please stay near your radio so that you can talk with the scouts for a few minutes each and help them earn their merit badge!
ARCA WORKED ALL STATES CONTEST
The contest is underway! It will run until the next club meeting August 21st. The goal is to contact as many different states as possible during the contest period. No QSL cards required just fill out the official log and turn it in at the August 21st meeting for award consideration. Awards will be given for 1st & 2nd place. The results will be posted here on the web site and in “The Splatter.” If you missed the July Club meeting, you can download the “Official Contest Log & Rules” on the W4DV.club Website starting Saturday July 21st. Go to the “President’s Corner” under the “Info” tab to download.
NORTH AMERICAN QSO PARTY – SSB
The SSB portion of the North American QSO Party will occur on 18-19 August. Like the CW portion it will only be 12 hours and run from 2PM on Saturday to 2AM on Sunday morning. Great opportunity to get those needed states for the ARCA WAS Contest using HF SSB. For complete rules, go to the w4dv.club web site and look under the “Events” tab and click on “more info.”
The Shelby, NC Hamfest will be Friday 31 August thru Sunday 2 September. For detailed information go to the events tab on the w4dv.club web site. You can also download a Hamfest flyer that includes a ticket application request.
PLACE ITEM ON W4DV.CLUB WEB SITE
If you have an announcement, event, or Items for sale or trade that you would like to see posted on the club web site and/or announced by our evening net controllers, go to the “info” tab on the web site and scroll to “Web Content Request”. Fill out the interactive from and submit. The Web master will place your item on the appropriate page.