LOUISIANA SECTION MANAGERS NEWSLETTER MAY 2020
Richard “Buddy” Brown, N5BUD
Jeffrey J. “Jeff” Tircuit, N5SOE
Mary McDonald, WB5LBR
NEW HAMS: Welcome!
Report for 2020-05-04
Kenny J Skidmore, KI5IUO
Metairie, LA 70003-1139
Mark A Ferreira, KI5IVH
New Orleans, LA 70118-1917
David G Vansomeren, KI5IWA
Slidell, LA 70461-2007
NEW/RENEWED ARRL MEMBERS: Welcome/Welcome Back!
Report for 2020-05-04
Brandon D Willmott, KI5IPD
Kenner, LA 70065-3219
Mark S Poche, N5GFK
Meraux, LA 70075-2812
Thomas A King, KJ4TAK
Saint Bernard, LA 70085-5020
Richard J Harris, W3GLE
New Orleans, LA 70122-6132
Luke A Cressionie, K5ALL
Gheens, LA 70355-2216
Michael E Galler, WD5JTZ
Morgan City, LA 70380-2803
William H Rogers, KG5TQP
Covington, LA 70433-8854
Elisha B Wilson, KI5ADM
Covington, LA 70435-2246
Daniel J Williams, KA5RFS
Robert, LA 70455-1818
Raoul D Breaux, W5OIM
Lafayette, LA 70503-4755
Jason T Olivier, K5DZL
Arnaudville, LA 70512-3527
Kevin C Thompson, KE5ZZG
Lafayette, LA 70598-1021
Ryan P Phillips, KI5FWJ
Lake Charles, LA 70605-0616
Joshua M Johnson, KC5JMJ
Lake Charles, LA 70607-0931
Roger L Shellenbarger, W5RNJ
DeRidder, LA 70634
Robert A Tarver, KD5ZTW
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739-5438
Kirk N Brown, KN1B
New Roads, LA 70760-2803
Ann Brown, W5ANB
New Roads, LA 70760-2803
Louis F Melancon, KA5TSZ
Paulina, LA 70763-2320
William P Sellers, KB5SCW
Baton Rouge, LA 70810-1152
Greg G Cobb, KA5UCH
Baton Rouge, LA 70810-3406
Dorothy Arceneaux, W5DCA
Baton Rouge, LA 70815-1016
Gary A Fulton, KG5TBN
Baton Rouge, LA 70817-2800
Joyce L Thompson, KB9TFE
Shreveport, LA 71107-8598
Eros, LA 71238-8375
Mark F Kelley, AG5DT
Pineville, LA 71360-5496
Will D Butterfield, KI5IPJ
Pollock, LA 71467-3942
FROM THE ARRL:
RSGB’s RadCom Magazine May Edition Available to All Online
As another facet of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) “Get on the air to care” campaign, the May edition of RadCom magazine is being made available to radio amateurs around the world online as a sample edition. A number of International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-societies have taken similar steps. — Thanks to RSGB General Manager Steve Thomas, M1ACB, via IARU
Ham-Com Cancels 2020 Show
Ham-Com will not take place in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “While we have held out hope that this year we would be able to host Ham-Com 2020 as a light at the end of the long tunnel of the COVID-19 virus, it is with great sadness that we must inform all that we are canceling Ham-Com 2020, with the event postponed until June 17, 18, and 19, 2021,” Ham-Com Board of Directors President Bill Nelson, AB5QZ, said in a statement. “Payments made to Ham-Com for the 2020 event for general admission, vendor booths, and flea market tables will also be rolled to the 2021 event. Thank you for your understanding and we are looking forward to the next Ham-Com.”
AMSAT Solicits Nominations for the 2020 Board of Directors Election
AMSAT is soliciting candidate nominations for the 2020 Board of Directors Election set for later this year, to fill the seats of three incumbent Directors whose 2-year terms expire in 2020: Tom Clark, K3IO; Mark Hammond, N8MH, and Bruce Paige, KK5DO. AMSAT members may further elect up to two Alternate Directors for 1-year terms. Valid Director nominations must be in writing and require either one “member-society” or five current individual members in good standing to nominate an AMSAT member.
Send written nominations — in electronic form, including email, or electronic image of a paper document — including the nominee’s name, call sign, and contact information, as well as the nominators’ names, call signs, and contact information, to AMSAT Secretary Brennan Price, N4QX, 300 Locust St. SE, Unit E, Vienna, VA 22180-4869, with a copy to AMSAT Manager Martha Saragovitz. Fax transmissions cannot be accepted, because the AMSAT office is closed.
Petitions must be received no later than June 15.
Planning Your ARRL Field Day 2020 Operation
For most of us, ARRL Field Day 2020 is going to look quite different than it did in past years. Considering the impact of social distancing due to the pandemic, many radio clubs and large groups will not gather in their usual Field Day locations this year. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a Field Day first-timer, there are many questions about how to participate in amateur radio’s largest annual on-air event under these unusual circumstances. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you plan this year’s operation.
Don’t Forget 6 Meters
Remember, Field Day is a non-adjudicated operating event and not a “full speed ahead” contest. It is also not an HF-only event. All amateur radio bands above 50 MHz may be used during the event too.
This includes 6 meters, which often offers significant propagation enhancements in the summer months around Field Day weekend, to help you make contacts. The band is available to amateurs holding a Technician-class license or higher. If you have an HF/VHF/UHF multi-mode transceiver, try making SSB, CW, or digital contacts on 6 meters. You don’t need fancy beams or large antenna arrays. A simple vertical or dipole will allow you to experience operating on the “Magic Band.”
Activities for Techs
One suggestion for clubs to consider in order to increase participation among their Technician-class members is to schedule specific times where these club members will monitor designated VHF and UHF simplex frequencies for Field Day activity. Keep in mind that the published national FM simplex calling frequencies should be avoided, and the use of repeaters is prohibited for Field Day contacts. This way, members who have equipment capable of VHF/UHF-only operation may be able to participate from their homes or vehicles. Your club can choose a list of frequencies and scheduled times in advance, and publish them in the club newsletter, or via email or other electronic means before the start of the event.
On the HF bands, Technician-class licensees have CW privileges on 80, 40, and 15 meters, as well as RTTY/data and SSB phone privileges on 10 meters. If you aren’t a CW operator, try calling CQ on 10-meter SSB in the late afternoon and early evening on Saturday and see if conditions are favorable for long-distance communications. Try experimenting with a simple wire antenna for 10 meters. You might discover that the band can offer plenty of unexpected propagation.
Get Set Up for Digital Modes
You might want to explore one of the newer FT4/FT8 digital modes on 10 meters, 6 meters, or even the VHF/UHF bands. These modes offer an opportunity to make weak-signal contacts when band conditions often do not support voice communication. There have been reports of some great 6-meter openings in recent weeks, and these are likely to occur more frequently as the summer months approach. If you’ve never experimented with digital modes, perhaps this year is an opportunity to give them a try.
Setup is relatively straightforward. You’ll need a computer and a digital interface to connect the radio to the computer, and you’ll need to download one of the digital mode software packages such as the free WSJT-X suite, which incorporates FT8 and FT4. Many modern transceivers have built-in support for digital modes, so in those cases, all you’ll need is the proper cable to connect the radio to the computer’s USB port. You’ll need software that supports the ARRL Field Day exchange (WSJT-X version 2.0 or later, for example). ARRL’s book Get on the Air with HF Digital (2nd Edition) is also a great primer for anyone beginning to explore the digital modes.
The Excitement of Ham Satellites
Another area you might wish to explore is operating via one of the amateur radio satellites, or “birds,” as they’re often called. Many hams have had success making contacts via the FM satellites by using a VHF/UHF handheld radio and a small handheld directional antenna, or a multi-mode VHF/UHF transceiver for the linear (SSB and CW) satellites. You’ll only be able to work the satellites when they are overhead, so you’ll need to know when they will be visible at your operating location. Visit AMSAT’s Online Satellite Pass Prediction page to see which ones will be orbiting overhead, and at what times they’ll be visible. You can find many satellite operating tips and resources on the AMSAT website too.
An Opportunity for Learning
ARRL Field Day 2020 may be the year you decide to participate solo, or with other members of your household. You may want to focus on expanding your knowledge base and experiment with new modes or bands that you never thought of using before. If you’re a mentor to a newer ham, Field Day can be an opportunity to share some of your knowledge, and for you to expand your own operating horizons. This might be the year to leave your Field Day comfort zone and try something new!
FROM AROUND THE SECTION:
Region 2: As always “The Ascension Airwaves” latest edition is full of information, please go to K5ARC.ORG to see it.
The Ascension Amateur Radio Club will meet on Zoom on Wednesday June 3rd at 19:00 local. Everyone is welcome to attend from the comfort of your home.
Ascension Amateur is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Ascension Amateur’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jun 3, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 812 1390 0476
One tap mobile
+13462487799,,81213900476#,,1#,858446# US (Houston)
+16699009128,,81213900476#,,1#,858446# US (San Jose)
Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Meeting ID: 812 1390 0476
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kct6eOuOB
Elmer Tatum, N5EKF
Region 2 PIO
From: Volume 60, Number 05 ACADIANA AMATEUR RADIO ASSOC., INC. – May 2020
VE Test Session April 25, 2020 73, de Greg ~ K5LFT
April 25th was a successful Saturday morning for AARA VE testing. 3 VEs were able to organize a test session that would meet FCC VE rules as well as comply with the CDC social distancing guidelines. The location was not an ideal one. Some folding tables and lawn chairs spaced apart inside a garage. Even with those conditions three candidates jumped at the opportunity to test. So it was during a humid morning with a drone of weed eaters and lawnmowers that all three candidates were able to get the license they had studied for. And the results are in. Adam Melancon ~KD5QZG~ upgraded to Extra; Jeremy Hoof ~KI5GIY~ upgraded to General; and Kathleen Boudreaux of Lafayette got her Technical License. VEs present were Galen Wilson ~KF5BET, Charles Morrison ~N5WE, and Michael Cavell ~KI5ARX. Best of luck, Michael Cavell ~KI5ARX
Dennis Charles Butler N5OTH – Silent Key
Dennis Charles Butler born on March 29, 1949 in Wichita, Kansas as the first child born to the union of Joe and Lois (Hamm) Butler. A resident of Carencro, LA, Dennis passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020. After graduating from Delhi High School (1968) in Delhi, LA, Mr. Butler was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. His time was served honorably as a member of the military police. Upon his detachment from military service and with the support of his father, Mr. Butler began working for Michigan Wisconsin Pipeline. His intelligence coupled with a no-nonsense work ethic paved the way for a successful career in the natural gas industry. He survived a multitude of company buyouts and eventually retired from El Paso. Whether at work or at home, Mr. Butler chose to live life on his terms. Although he selected a life of solitude, his friendship circle included those who respected his private life and supported his peaceful way of living. He enjoyed the simple qualities of life; such as camping and fishing with his dearly departed friend Brenda; having a couple of drinks and solving the countries issues with his deceased friend, Buddy; early morning Facebook sessions with his close friends and family members during his morning coffee ritual; daily drives to the post office to see what he would be throwing away today; and his weekly drives to pick his nephew up from school. He gave generously and loved endlessly.
05-01 KB3THK David
05-06 W4HVH John
05-11 Deborah KC5VDH
05-18 KE5HSY Linda
05-24 KC5HNO Ramona
05-26 KD5TJZ Kathy
06-05 KE5RPI Karen
06-07 K5VXX Joseph
06-11 KE5KJF Sandy
Crockpot Ribs 3-4 Lbs. Pork Ribs 1 Cup Ketchup ½ Cup Molasses 2 Cups Chicken Broth 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Garlic Powder ½ tsp Hot Sauce 1-½ Cups BBQ Sauce Cut into individual ribs. Spray a 6-quart or larger slow cooker with non-stick spray. Add ribs in an even layer. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and pour over ribs. Cover the ribs and cook for 8 hours, until they are tender. Serve immediately. You can use spare ribs, baby back ribs, or country-style ribs. I found that if you season your ribs the day before, and seal them in a Ziplock bag, the flavor goes through and through. I also tried this method with a large chuck roast, cutting the meat into 2-by-2 squares. Talk about tender and falling apart.
Recently, our club in Lake Charles (SWLARC) held two virtual exam sessions.
Examiners were KI5EE, AE5LB and me.
The first test was administered in the morning to KC5JMJ, who successfully upgraded from technician to general class. The second was in the afternoon with KI5GZO who also upgraded from technician to general class.
Our aim was to ensure the integrity of the testing as we required that we had good vision of the applicants’ surroundings before as well as during the tests. The exam itself was secured before, during and after the exam – from when it was placed in the applicant’s hands until it was graded by three examiners and subsequently mailed to the ARRL. (Should you wish to know these exact precautions and procedures, I can detail them for you.)
From: The BRASS KEY May 2020
A Publication of the Central Louisiana Amateur Radio Club
Words from our President, John Dempsey, N5CM
May 2020 I feel a bit like Abraham Lincoln as I’m writing this on April 22, 2020 at 10:00 PM local time by the light of a lantern. This is the second time this week that I’ve had to resort to the use of an indoor antenna for 2-meter communication due to foul weather. When we have lightning, I disconnect feed lines to antennas and for a really intense electrical storms such as the one tonight, I unplug the power supplies from the 120- volt wall receptacles. I learned years ago that lightning cannot read. It was a bit worse tonight as we had a tornado pass through Woodworth. No damage here at N5CM or at W5LD (also in Woodworth) other than a few limbs down. An indoor antenna is very handy if you are far enough away from the repeater site that your handheld won’t quite make the trip. Mine is a home brew ground plane (a/k/a TDTMODVR [Temporary Deployment Two Meter Omni-Directional Vertical Radiator]). It works well when connected to my hand held radio and gives solid contact into the 147.330 repeater. Plans for it are on the CLARC website. If you’re a little farther out, you might want to look into a yagi (a/k/a “beam). These can be home brewed as well. It you don’t have a metal roof, you could install one in your attic. Due to unavailability of our Kees Park meeting space, we had to cancel our May meeting. Hopefully, the current Covid-19 crisis will be far enough behind us in June to resume normal operations. As I write this, we have about two full months until Field Day. What are your thoughts on conducting our normal Field Day exercise? Please email me with your comments: email@example.com Stay well. Vy 73 es DX, John, N5CM
CLARC Members Host Repeater Scanner Feeds Kevin Walker, KG5SGI
I’d like to share with you some information about the CLARC Repeater Scanner Feeds that I’m hosting on RadioReference.com and Broadcastify. I’ve been hosting two of the feeds since 2016. You can use them when you have internet access and no radio handy to listen, or if you are out of the area and would like to listen to the nets or traffic hosted by CLARC repeaters. Those feeds can also be helpful if you are checking your transmitter and would like to hear how you are transmitting. There is about a 30 second delay for the transmission from my scanner to the Broadcastify host. You can hear the feeds via web browser, Android or IOS Apps. Using your web browser can access the scanner Feeds at the following address: https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/1148 I often use the Android App, Scanner Radio to listen on my phone. This app is also available for IOS devices. Currently I am hosting three Amateur Radio feeds: *The first Feed Alexandria and Pineville Area Amateur Repeaters monitors the 147.330, 147.375, 443.3, 53.23, 147.105, and 444.975 MHz frequencies. *The Second Feed KC5ZJY, 147.3300 MHz CLARC Repeater monitors the 147.330 MHz Frequency. *My newest and third feed is the KC5ZJY, 145.470 MHz Salt Grass System CLARC Repeater and it monitors the 145.470 MHz Frequency which is usually on the East Coast Reflector. Some of the hardware and software that I use to host these feeds are Windows Laptops, Windows Operating system, Raspberrypi 3 computer, Raspian Operating system (Linux), Radio Shack Pro2026 scanner, Uniden BCT15x scanner, and a Whistler WS1010Wp scanner. It’s not complicated to become a feed provider, you just need a stable internet connection, some hardware, and to fill out an application at RadioReference.com. Here are some of the benefits of becoming a feed provider: *A solid, scalable broadcast platform designed to support tens of thousands of listeners per Feed. *An audience of over 500,000 registered RadioReference members and tens of millions of smartphone users. *A RadioReference.com Premium Subscription worth $30 a year when your feed is online. *Access to detailed charts and statistics about your feed, including listeners per hour, uptime,and max listeners. *A full 180 day archive of all of your feed’s content split into 30 minute mp3 file chunks and readily available for download. *A feed provider badge on your RadioReference forums profile. *Active promotion of your feed to the RadioReference and social media community when something newsworthy occurs on your feed. * A lot of grateful listeners and a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart! If there is an interest, I can provide the mp3 archives of most of the 2020 Sunday ARES/RACES TRAINING NET and Prayer Nets and can make them available for download. My thanks to KF5YRN, Kenneth, who provides one of the computers that is used to broadcast. Please contact me if you have any further questions.
73s and I hope you enjoy the feeds.
Kevin Walker, KG5SGI firstname.lastname@example.org
Worked a Light Bulb on a Dead Band John Dempsey, N5CM
I’m trying my best to complete 5-Band Worked All States (WAS) on CW. Qualification for the 5-Band WAS award requires a confirmed contact with at least one station in each state on the “legacy” bands, 10, 15, 20, 40, and 80 meters. So far, I have worked all fifty states on 160, 80, 40, and 20 meters on CW, but I still need a few on 10 and 15 meters. I call CQ on 10 and 15 meters just about every day. Given that the Sun has steadfastly refused to enter Cycle 25 with any gusto whatsoever, calling CQ on 10 and 15 meters is about as productive as fishing for crappie in my neighbor’s kiddie pool. OK, I do get an answer once in a while, but these are few and far between. Even if you do get an answer, there is no guarantee that it will be from a state you need… NE, WY, VT, RI etc. So, on March 30, 2020 at 15:31 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), I get an answer from K8AQM. His signal wasn’t stellar, but it was OK. I sent him a report, my name, QTH, and SKCC (Straight Key Century Club) number. He came back, but his signal was as weak as a kitten. I did not get his name or QTH but was able to copy his SKCC number. I told him I was unable to copy anything but his number. Well, then he came back with a solid 579 signal. Huh, what’s going on? Later that day, I got the following e-mail: “Hi John, I happened to be working on the computer at that station and nearly fainted when I heard your CQ today. Here is the cool part…I had the “light bulb” (really) antenna on the rig and forgot but you were Q5 copy. I quickly answered you and it wasn’t until you said you lost every thing but my number because of QSB that I realized I was on the lightbulb. I switched to the two element yagi at 70 feet and even switched on the KPA 500 for my final 73 and tnx. Just thought you’d get a kick out of knowing you worked a light bulb antenna on a “dead” band! — 73, Ted K8AQM/VE9AQM”
Special Events Commemorate the End of World War II
Several special event stations are on the air to mark 75 years since the end of World War II. In the UK, GB4VVV (“V for victory”), and G0SFJ will operate through May 11. Listen for GB75VET through May 28. The Guernsey Amateur Radio Society is operating GU75LIB May 6 – 12 to mark the liberation of Guernsey in World War II. The RSGB Contest Club will field special call signs GB1945PE, GB1945PJ, and GB75PEACE through May and again during August 1 – 31 to mark victory in Europe and Japan. From Norway, LI8MAI celebrates the end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945. Operation will continue through the end of May. From Israel, 4Z75V and 4X75V will be on the air until May 10. From Serbia, listen for YT5DP until May 31. Many Russian stations will use special prefix RP75 until May 9. The letter P stands for “pobeda,” which means “victory.” This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of special event stations marking the end of World War II. — Thanks to The Daily DX
The SELARC “Hamster”
Vol. 47, No. 5 ……………………. May 2020
Hammond VE Group – ARRL/W5YI – Testing usually scheduled for the last Sunday of each month at North Oaks Diagnostic Center has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.
Club Membership Rolls
A club membership roll was posted in the April newsletter, but the following updates and corrections are made since “Hamster” No. 4a of April 2020:
+ Correction: Thank you to KG5WQI – Roper, Roger who also sold 20 tickets in January.
+ Dues paid for: KE5GOC – Carol Redmond; KD5GUQ – Labat, Jerome
Special Events, Other Hamfests & VE Sessions
2020 ARRL Field Day – June 27-28, 2020
Birthday Wishes for May go out to – Walter N5RYI
Get Well Soon —
Best wishes for continued recuperation go to SELARC members Tom Simpson N5HAY and Homer Jones KA5TRT. We look forward to hearing you on the air!
The club received a donation of $400 towards the repeater funds thanks to the Priez Family, Bob WB5FBS, in celebration of his birthday.
There are still items from Walter Sarrat’s equipment donation for sale — please contact Ernie Bush for details:
Kenwood 281 2m Mobile
Yaesu FT 2800 Mobile VHF Mobile $35.00
MFJ 6 Position Manual Coax Switch with some connector Cables $20.00
Tentec Corsair II Base, Tuner & Power Supply / Tuner all in operating condition. $350
VE Session Results
2 May. 2020 Special VE Session – Hammond VE Group
Congratulations to the following new Amateur Radio Operators and upgrades!!
Ronald Page – Holden, La.
Cid Dillard – Baton Rouge, La.
Stephen Fortunato – Covington, La.
Timothy Zenner – deville, La
Johnny Shaw / KZ7TUE – Covington, La.
Bruce Eilts / KD5GRC – Baton Rouge, La.
Gilbert Rodriguez-Cruz – Hammond, La.
Charles Richardson / KI5IU – Holden, La.
Lawrence J. Arena / KF5FNT – Opelousas, La.
John Young / W7JDY – Prairieville, La.
Many thanks to the VEs who attend to support this session and to AmVets Post #68 in Springfield, for the use of their facility!!!
Stay safe es 73
Tyrone Burns – N5XES
VE Liaison – Hammond VE Group, Hammond, La.
Section Traffic Managers Report:
Sessions QNI QTC QTR
- 557 38 642
Jimmy Lewis AB5YS
Louisiana Section Traffic Manager
Section Emergency Coordinators Report:
ARES Monthly Section Emergency Coordinators Report
- ARRL Section LOUISIANA
- Month MAY
- Year 2020
- Total number of ARES members 413
- Number of DECs/ECs reporting this month 9
- Number of ARES nets active 57
- Number of nets with NTS liaison 1
- Calls of DECs/EC reporting: W4NDF NS5W KD5BNH KE5BMS AG5LR KD5DFL W5GAS KD5IGZ KE5GM
9a. Number of exercises & training sessions this month 33
9b. Person hours 321
10a. Number of public service events this month 0 10b. Person hours 0
11a. Number of emergency operations this month 0
11b. Person hours 0
12a. Number of SKYWARN operations this month 9
12b. Person hours 75
13a. Auto Sum 9a, 10a, 11a, 12a 42
13b. Auto Sum 9b, 10b, 11b, 12b 396
Please remember that the Louisiana Section is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram:
May Section Giveaway Winners:
ARRL Books: Washington ARC Affiliated Club & KD5L Mark Brown of Homer ARRL Member.
Wouxun Radio and Surge Protector (bonus) is David Pechon, KC5DP of Tickfaw.
Congratulations to our May winners!
***Beginning June 1st, I will start accepting nominations for the 2020 ARRL Louisiana Section Amateur of the Year. I will accept nominations until August 31st. The winner will be announced at the Slidell Hamfest October 10th. Email me to get your nomination form and instruction sheet.***
Amateur Radio Gulf Coast Hurricane Special Event 2020
ARRL Mississippi Section Manager Malcolm P. Keown (W5XX) announced in May that Larry Morgan (AG5Z) has organized the Gulf Coast Hurricane Special Event 2020.
Dates: Wednesday, 2020 May 27 through Friday, May 29
Frequencies: 3.862 MHz, 7.240 MHz, 14.255 MHz, 21.300 MHz
Purpose: To recognize the following:
1. To bring attention to, and awareness of, the beginning of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season on 2020 June 1.
There is already one tropical storm off the coast of North Carolina called Arthur with winds to 50 mph
2. The 15th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in 2020.
Event Plan: Special Event Stations for the five states (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas) most often impacted by Gulf Coast Hurricanes will be operating on the frequencies listed above. Certificates will be available for working these stations. QSL cards will be handled by AG5Z with SASE (Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope). More info on www.ag5z.net.
None of the SATERN Nets will be actively engaged in this event, but please inform other who may be interested.
SATERN 20m Net Manager
John Mark Robertson