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January 16, 2022


Thank you to all who checked in to the Morning Brew.  The following are answers to some of our recent daily questions.

We asked the following questions.   As always, only answers with a tally of 2 or more were included below.  Thanks to Derby Dan (KD2VNU) for his hard work in logging the answers and tallying the results after each net.

Q:  If I were to look into your car or truck interior, would I think you are a neat person or a messy person?
A:  Neat 34 | Messy 22

Q:  Hotsauce... Which is your favorite?
A:  Frank's Redhot 16 | Tabasco 12 | None 9 | Cholula 6 | Louisiana 4 | Texas Pete 3 | Homemade 3 | Sriracha 3

Q:  If you have indigestion, which medication do you prefer?
A:  Tums 14 | Pepto Bismol 11 | Ginger Ale 6 | Prilosec 5 | None 4 | Milk 3 | Alka Seltzer 2 | Coca-Cola 2
     Gaviscon 2 | Mylanta 2

Q:  What one food could you live on for the rest of your life?
A:  Pizza 11 | Chicken 7 | Steak 4 | Tacos 4 | Spaghetti & Meatballs 3 | Fish 2 | Lasagna 2 | Potatoes 2

Q:  What takes up too much of your time?
A:  Work 10 | YouTube 9 | Driving 6 | News 3 | Procrastination 3 | Social Media 3 | Computers 2 | Radio 2
     Retirement 2 | School 2

Q:  Chevy, Ford, Dodge, or Import?
A:  Import 23 | Ford 17 | Chevy 13 | Jeep 4 | GMC 3 | Dodge 2

Q:  Which of your five senses would you say is your strongest?
A:  Taste 17 | Hearing 14 | Smell 8 | Touch 4 | Sight 3

Q:  What was something that you wanted as a kid that you never thought you'd get, but you actually ended up getting one?
A:  Motorcycle 7 | Radio Equipment 6 | Wife 5 | Boat 4 | Ham Radio License 4 | Anything I want 4 | Car 4 | Gun 3


The following hams are celebrating a birthday over the next two weeks.  Happy Birthday to you all!

KY4WIN, Garett of Evarts KY, has a birthday on January 22nd
KA4WHT, Paul of Pembrook Pines FL, has a birthday on January 26th
KD2JPP, Bob of Gallatin TN, has a birthday on  January 26th
KO4BMU, Mason of Harvest AL, has a birthday on January 28th
KO4UMQ, Woody of Baxter KY, has a birthday on January 28th
W2PMS, Peter of Cortland NY, has a birthday on January 29th

Would you like your birthday recognized in the Newsletter and on the air during the Tech Net?  Just send an email to Michael, K2SHF, with your callsign and birthdate.  Your birthday will then be added to our spreadsheet.


We have a 40 meter HF net every Saturday at 10:00am ET on 7.245 plus or minus.

We are also in the ECR Zoom room at the same time as the net is going.

The nets were originally on Monday evenings but due to gray line and time changes, we had to move to Saturdays.

This is a controlled, but relaxed net with no specific questions or topics.

Please join us this coming Saturday.


Congratulations to Lucca KD2YHZ and Aiden KD2YFO on upgrading their licenses to General class!


Have something ham radio related for sale ?  Looking for something ?

Next scheduled Swap N Shop is January 19th at 8pm

Clear out your ham shack of unwanted or little used ham radio related items and try listing it in the Zoom Room Swap n Shop.

Arrive early so you don't miss anything that is offered.

Taken from The ARRL Letter dated January 12, 2023

Just a month ahead of its big event in Florida, Orlando HamCation® has announced the 2023 HamCation Award winners.

Ken Lyons, KN4MDJ (left), is a 2023 Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award winner. Photo courtesy of HamCation.

Ken Lyons, KN4MDJ, and Jim Storms, AB8YK, are the 2023 recipients of the Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award. The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to educating and advancing youth in amateur radio. It was first awarded at HamCation 2019 to its namesake, Carole Perry, WB2MGP, in honor of her work as an educator teaching students about ham radio.

Lyons is an ARRL Southeastern Division Assistant Director for Radio Scouting, and is the trustee of WB4SA, the Central Florida Council's Radio Scouting program, for activities and opportunities in both the Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs covered by Division 2. The program includes 30,000 scouts in nine counties. Lyons has been licensed since 2018 and now holds an Amateur Extra-class license. On receiving his award Lyons said, "I was not expecting the award but I'm honored to receive it."

Jim Storms, AB8YK, is a 2023 Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award winner. Photo courtesy of HamCation.

Storms is a co-founder and a current team leader for the Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure. He co-founded the Youth DX Adventure in 2010 with Dave Kalter, KB8OCP, (SK). He has been licensed since 2007 and holds an Amateur Extra-class license. He is also an ARRL Member and General Chairman of 2023 Dayton Hamvention®.

John Bigley, N7UR, is the 2023 HamCation recipient of the Gordon West Ambassador of the Year Award. This is the first time the award has been presented. The award honors its namesake, Gordon West, WB6NOA, in honor of his contributions and inspirations to the amateur radio community.

John Bigley, N7UR, is the 2023 Gordon West Ambassador of the Year Award winner. Photo courtesy of HamCation.

Bigley is the ARRL Nevada Section Manager and was chosen as the 2014 ARRL Pacific Division Ham of the Year. He has been licensed since 2003 and holds an Amateur Extra-class license. Bigley's reaction to receiving the award was, "Surprised? Absolutely!"

Orlando HamCation has been sponsored by the Orlando Amateur Radio Club since 1946, and is held annually on the second weekend of February. HamCation has grown to become the second largest hamfest in the world. 2023 HamCation is February 10 - 12 and will host the ARRL Southeastern Division Convention at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park in Orlando. Visit www.hamcation.com for more information.

Taken from The ARRL Letter dated January 12, 2023

On Tuesday, December 27, 2022, the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) conducted its latest ionospheric experiment of bouncing radio signals off an asteroid passing near Earth's orbit (see the ARRL News story from December 23, 2022).

A frosty landscape surrounds antennas at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program site in Gakona, Alaska, on December 20, 2022. [JR Ancheta, UAF/GI, photo]

Amateur radio operators and radio astronomy enthusiasts were invited to monitor the test and send their results to HAARP for analysis. While the results of the experiment will take several weeks, Jessica Matthews, HAARP Program Manager, said the help was greatly appreciated. "So far we have received over 300 reception reports from the amateur radio and radio astronomy communities from six continents who confirmed the HAARP transmission."

HAARP officials say the results of the experiment could aid efforts to defend Earth from larger asteroids that could cause significant damage.

"We will be analyzing the data over the next few weeks and hope to publish the results in the coming months," said Mark Haynes, lead investigator on the project and a radar systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. "This experiment was the first time an asteroid observation was attempted at such low frequencies," he said. "This shows the value of HAARP as a potential future research tool for the study of near-Earth objects."

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) operates HAARP under an agreement with the Air Force, which developed and owned HAARP but transferred the research instruments to UAF in August 2015.

YACHT NEWS for January 14, 2023 - By Ed KG8CX

Young Amateurs Communications Ham Team, K8KDZ, Sailing Through Radio Waves
Connecting Young Hams, Creating Friendships, Expanding the Voice of Youth in Ham Radio
Inspiring Youth with Enjoyment & Technology of Ham Radio
We can be found on Facebook, evening chat sessions & Saturday youth net, YACHT News

Saturdays 2pm CST YL SSB system youth net 14.332.00 - N.C. NC8R, KE0ZNV, KF0JNE, KQ4AKR, K04PPD
YACHT Youth net 5pm CST 14.327.00 +/- qrm KE0ZNV is N.C.

NET REVIEW... 1st session of 2023 brought in 22 stations, 2 of which had no audio response.  Checking in were:  K0NNK, 2W0KYH, KQ4CCE, N8JJM, N8RCL (chat box) KN6ULC, KD9HGO, KC3RAP, KQ4AKR, NC8R, J72IMS, KE0ZNV, KJ7MPQ, KJ7MFU, VA3BHT.  WE also heard from AB3TY, K7JKA (chat box), KN4VKX, KS8O, N8GEE

*Note* Youth N.C. for Thursday is Cameron KD9VGV.
Monday: 5 stations onboard with all youth ops.  Tuesday:  6 stations connected.  Let's try for at least 10 connections as we finish the week.

NEW MEMBERS... We welcome Lili from Hungary as our 3rd new youth member for 2023 http://www.qrz.com/db/ha2ly
Also we welcome our 4th new youth member E70AW Amar from Bosnia & Herzegovina  http://www.qrz.com/db/e70aw
Both were recommended by Mily YS1YXI who met them both last summer in Croatia. She also has recommended a young ham from Ireland that may become another new youth member.

MEMBER UPGRADE... Congratulations to Lucca KD2YHZ/AG for passing his General upgrade on Monday.

MEMBER QRZ VIEW... Mily YS1YXI has updated her page with some new photos and text. She is the youngest ham in El Salvador and one of our most outstanding young operators.  Check it out  http://www.qrz.com/db/ys1yxi

POTA PEOPLE IN YACHT... YACHT has a number of operators who are POTA-active.  One of them is Joshua http://www.qrz.com/db/n8jjm  Check out his newest certificates and POTA activity.  Nice to see all those contacts.

NEW EMAIL SERVICE... from Collin
Hey guys, this is Collin K0NNK, I have started a service called Radiogeek Hosting that offers cool ham radio email forwarding addresses. We will soon offer web hosting as well. You can get a email in this kind of format FOR FREE! callsign@hamradio.win or callsign@radiogeek.xyz. ​Visit our website here https://radiogeek.xyz and click sign up. When you request a email forwarder all emails sent to your new radiogeek address will be forwarded to your existing email address. Thanks and though I'd share this with y'all!!


SKYHUB LINK... Following the YACHT chat session on Friday is the DYG youth net run by Collin K0NNK.  It starts whenever we conclude the YACHT session and is also linked in to the Skyhub system in Colorado which covers a large area throughout CO and WY, and into UT, NM, WA, Sask, and more Check out their webpage https://skyhublink.com/
You will see this a HUGE system.

SCOUTING PROFILE... Ken Lyons, KN4MDJ is a very busy Scout official for the Florida section and ARRL in the S.E. section of the U.S.  He is also familiar and has connected up with us  on echolink.  His latest recognition is being a co-winner of the prestigious "Carole Perry Educator of the Year" at the Orlando Hamcation.  Congratulations to Ken.

YOUNG HAM LENDS A HAND AWARD... This award by Carole Perry and RCA is given at the Youth Forum during the Hamvention in May.  Anyone in YACHT that would qualify?  https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=547328797421566&set=a.460070822814031

VOICE KIDS SING ABBA... 6 contestants sing tunes from the world famous ABBA.  https://youtu.be/R85Jn-NRfHA

JIMMY PLAYS HARMONICA... Listen to Jimmy KF4RHZ play a wild "Blue Suede Shoes"  https://www.facebook.com/1776712303/videos/56075904591141

CW ON THE REBOUND... Read this story on morse code  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/morse-code-back-looking-ditch-twitter-180981309/

THE NEW WORLD OF AMATEUR RADIO... This ARRL video was made in 1987 but still applies today.  Note some famous hams in their younger years.  It runs about 27min. but is worth your time to watch.  I found it enjoyable

A B.G.T. PERFORMANCE... This 12 y. o. captured the heart of the judges and audience with her rendition of this Tina Turner song...watch it and feel her spirit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aii62acsp_E

Ed Engleman KG8CX



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