20210425 ham radio enthusiasts weekly report

Amateur Radio, Weekly Report

Weekly net

Please join us 7:00PM Sunday for the Five County Ham Radio Enthusiasts net on the Carolina 440 network. You will be able to find your closest repeater here If you are not close to the repeater or are unlicensed or you would like to just listen on line try here. Tony Hall (WW4TCH) is our regular net control station.

If you have thought you would like to serve the community during an emergency the best way to get ready is to learn to call a net. Let me know if you are interested in becoming a net control operator. This net is checkin driven meaning you can bring up other subjects like, building models or astronomy.

Thanks to the Carolina 440 net for the use of the repeater. If you would like to help out or join the group click on the link.Tell them FCHRE sent you.

Are things opening up?  May activities for hams every Saturday 

FCVET no charge amateur radio monthly testing May 1 or Thursday May 20. Must register here. We’ve had a couple of people postponing their exam until June.  This may be the calm before the storm. I am happy to announce two deputy team leaders. K7RLH and WA2KQY.  They will be able to do most of the things I do with the VE team when administering exams.  This will help out In June because I will be taking off for the first exam in June for the Virginia Fone Net convention.  The operation should be seamless. 

AB4OZ Hamfest

AB4OZ hamlets is on May 8 at 10:00 AM setup for tailgating 9:00 AM. Weather permitting. Pleasant Valley Shopping Center Parking lot,6200 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC

JARS Picnic 5/15/2021 

The Johnston Amateur Radio Society is holding a Multi Club Picnic May 15th, 2021 at the Farm of Todd Lee(N4USS). The address is 298 Allen’s Crossroads, Four Oaks, N.C. 27524.

The picnic is from 11am – 3 pm. Please let us know you are attending so we may be able to provide everyone with hotdogs and hamburgers. Sign up at JARS.NET.

See the images from last year’s field day at the same site on N4MQU’s website.

SWARC Swapfest

May 22 from 8:00 AM until NOON.Golden Corral 3551 Grinnell St Raleigh, NC.  

W4CEC Technician Class

May 21-22-23, 2021 at Camp Durant in Carthage, NC must register at W4CEC. See photos from last years class here.

Astronomy Events

Take a look up at the night sky sometime. Not really astronomy but you never know what you might see.  Did you know we can see launches from the cape in the Five County area?  Randall Edge (KO4MSN) and Larkin Folsom (NC4AU)  sent me their video’s from yesterday’s launch.  Thank you Randall and Larkin!  The two video’s show an interesting perspective. The first one is from the Raleigh area and the second one is from Mebane. 





With full moon on April 26 not much to look at except the moon.  Take a look at it with binoculars.  Have you tried to look at it through your telescope with different filters?  Here is a look back at the total lunar eclipse video I made in 2019.


Thanks for reading.

73 and Clear skies

Mark Gibson (N4MQU)