April 4th at 7:30pm

Since weather forced the cancellation of the March meeting...hope to see everybody for this meeting.
Reminder: Clubhouse will be open early for those wishing to use the club's HF station!!

Shawn (WØFW) will open the clubhouse one hour prior to the meeting for those of you interested in seeing the club's new digital mode station.
The station will be operating on the newest digital mode called JS8 and Shawn will be answering questions related to working all digital modes.

Dennis (N7HRO) will be doing an after meeting presentation on DX.
Discussion on what DX is, where to find them and how to get them into your logbook.

HSARC now has an HF station dedicated to digital mode operations

The Hot Springs Amateur Radio Club now has a new Yaesu FT-450D radio that will be used as a dedicated HF station for club members to enjoy operations on digital modes.

This station was made possible by a VERY generous donation from Mr. Robert Phares (KAØROB) of Hot Springs.
Mr. Phares also donated some other items to HSARC, which include a Yaesu FT-2800M 2 meter mobile radio, a Vertex VX150 handheld radio and an Astron RS-20M power supply.

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.

3Y0I DXpedition Team Reports It has Departed for Bouvet Island

The 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition website has announced that the team of operators — led by Polish DXpeditioner Dom Grzyb, 3Z9DX — set sail on March 19 from Cape Town, South Africa, for the remote Antarctic island on board the MV Atlantic Tuna.

“The 3YØI Bouvet Island Expedition has officially begun,” the announcement said. “If everything goes well, we should reach Bouvet in 7 days around March 26. Landing on the Island will be strictly dependent on weather conditions met upon arrival.”

More Mentors Needed for New ARRL Emergency Communications Course Sessions

High interest in the recently announced updated ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communications (EC-001) course is prompting a call for additional class mentors to help meet the demand, which ARRL Lifelong Learning Manager Kris Bickell, K1BIC, says “exceeded our projections.” As Bickell explains, the course is designed to be interactive, with volunteer mentors guiding each session.

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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