March 7th at 7:30pm

We had an good turnout for the February meeting...hope to see everybody again for this meeting.
Reminder: Clubhouse will be open early for those wishing to use the club's HF station!!

A generous donation brings new opportunities to HSARC

With the completion of "Phase One" renovations on the clubhouse, not only do we have a new ceiling, new paint and new lighting to enjoy, we also have Wi-Fi.

The gift of wireless internet was made possible by a generous donation from Dave Dewsbury (KD0USU). Dave donated the equipment and it was installed after the completion of the renovation project.

New IOTA “Ice DXpedition” to Inakari Island

A new Islands on the Air (IOTA) island — Inakari Island (EU192) — now is being activated for the first time until Monday, February 11, 0600 UTC, by a small international team. Kataja/Inakari Island was added to the official IOTA list last fall. Martti, Laine, OH2BH; Nigel Cawthorne, G3TXF; Niko Halminen, OH2GEK, and Gerben Menting, PG5M, will be travelling by snowmobile several kilometers over the frozen surface of Bothnian Bay to set up camp on the Finnish part of Inakari Island, where they will use an abandoned fisherman’s refuge.

Brief ARRL Website Outage Planned for Wednesday, February 13

Some services on the ARRL website may be interrupted briefly on Wednesday, February 13, sometime between 1100 UTC and 1300 UTC. This outage is to accommodate a hardware test of the existing failover system for all systems behind the Rackspace firewall. Affected systems are the main website, including the ARRL Store and contesting-related pages. Logbook of The World (LoTW), e-mail, and all Headquart

ISS Packet Radio System is Back in Operation with New Equipment

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet system is back on the air with new equipment. The replacement gear arrived last November and had been awaiting unpacking and installation. ARISS hardware team members on the ground were able to locate a functional duplicate of the old ISS packet TNC module that had been in operation for 17 years and had become intermittent. Crew members installed the new module on February 2; the RF gear remains the same.

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