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July 2023




ECR BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

Below is a list of our July birthdays.  Happy Birthday to you all!

W4LAC, Charles from Arab AL, has a birthday on July 1st
W2RBC, Randy from West Seneca NY, has a birthday on July 2nd
W8PTM, Minh from Boynton Beach FL, has a birthday on July 3rd
K8ATG, Andy from Letart WV, has a birthday on July 4th
9Z4DX, Bertrand from Trinidad and Tobago, has a birthday on July 6th
2E0XXN, Luke from Lincolnshire England, has a birthday on July 7th
W4YEE, Bud from Beverly Hills FL, has a birthday on July 7th
KD2ZDY, Neil from Lindenhurst NY, has a birthday on July 9th
K2LAT, Jim from Huntsville AL, has a birthday on July 11th
WB7VPI, Wilt from Gresham OR, has a birthday on July 12th
KE3GK, Tom Tom from Glen Burnie MD, has a birthday on July 13th
WA5SON, Brian from Hockley TX, has a birthday on July 14th
VK6VRO, Richard from Western Australia, has a birthday on July 16th
KC5RJL, Louis from Houston TX, has a birthday on July 16th
N7WZI, Alan from Lubbuck TX, has a birthday on July 19th
WQ9V, Ken from Brownsville TX, has a birthday on July 19th
N9AIM, Bob from Brownsburg IN, has a birthday on July 21st
KO4DKN, David from Boynton Beach FL, has a birthday on July 24th

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.



MORNING BREW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Below are a few of the questions we asked on the Morning Brew over the past month.  Here are the number of people that gave each answer.  Only answers with a quantity of 2 or more were counted.

Q:  What is your favorite car brand?
A:  Ford 16 | Chevy 15 | Toyota 13 | GMC 6 | Jeep 3

Q:  Do you know CPR?
A:  Yes 65 | No 5

Q:  As a second career, which would you choose... Carpenter, Plumber, or Electrician?
A:  Carpenter 25 | Plumber 7 | Electrician 32



EAST COAST REFLECTOR 40 METER HF NET - By Tom KE3GK

We have a 40 meter HF net every Saturday at 9:00am ET on 7245 KHz.  We are also in the ECR Zoom Room at the same time as the net is going.  This is a controlled, but relaxed net with no specific questions or topics.  Please join us this coming Saturday.



EAST COAST REFLECTOR 20 METER NET

Please join us every Tuesday at 9AM ET on 14.317 as Roger KO4QMM hosts this net.  If you can, come in the Zoom Room during the net to enhance your experience.  Come have some fun with us!



ECR YOUTH NET - By Dan KD2VNU

Please join us on Fridays at 7PM ET for the East Coast Reflector Youth Net.  Your hosts are Lucca KD2YHZ, his brother Aiden KD2YFO, and Damian KD2ZGC.  They always come up with an interesting question for all people checking in to answer.  If you have any youth that are not yet hams, let them check-in with you as 3rd party!



NEW NET ON THE ECR - By Michael K2SHF

I'll take "Ham Radio" for $200 Alex.  That is referring to the late Alex Trebek on Jeopardy, of course.  But another Alex, W7FTM, is the host of our newest net on the ECR.  The ECR Trivia Net runs every Saturday at 11PM ET.  So far we have had two nets and they were a whole bunch of fun.  Alex has a different question in a multiple choice format for each participant.  I personally like the multiple choice questions just in case I have no idea what the answer is!  Alex throws some humor into many of the questions and answers, So if you're looking for some fun on Saturday evenings, listen to the  ECR on Saturday nights at 11PM ET and make sure you check in.



RECENT YACHT NEWS ARTICLES - By Ed KG8CX

Young Amateurs Communications Ham Team K8KDZ
Connecting Young Hams, Creating Friendships, Expanding the Voice of Youth in Ham Radio
Inspiring Youth with Enjoyment & Technology of Ham Radio
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Website https://qsl.net/yacht-arc/home.html

KE8LQR Hamcation Presentation... This was given in February and was widely enjoyed by many.  Note the section on YACHT.  https://youtu.be/n_C34r9b7pk
Katie is an accomplished speaker and a great promoter for youth and YL's in ham radio.

YOTA SUMMER CAMP... Summer camp will be in Ottawa, Canada in July.  As of now, I am aware of the following YACHT members attending, Katie KE8LQR, Grace KE8RJU, Andrew KO4TZK, and Adam VA3BHT,  Any others?  Let me know if you will be heading for YOTA Summer Camp 23.

65 GREAT THINGS ABOUT HAM RADIO (21-30)... 21.  A good way to learn about any virtual topic  22. A good way to bridge the generation gap  23. A good way to keep tabs on elderly/infirm people 24. People named Joe (Walsh, Rudi, Taylor)  25. How many of your non-ham friends have actually talked to someone in some remote place such as CapeVerde or the Seychelles? 26. How many of your non-ham friends might have talked to an astronaut aboard the space station.  27. How many of your non-ham neighbors might have a satellite uplink station in their basement or in the palms of their hands.  28. How many of your non-ham neighbors might have a TV studio in their garage  29.  What other hobby group has designed, built, and had launched its own fleet of communications satellites  30.  Where else can you play with meteors.

ONE LARGE HAM FAMILY... Check out the Mol Amateur Radio Association. http://www.qrz.com/db/k8mol
Almost half are YACHT members.  They are truly one of our largest "hamilies"

NEWSLINE YOUNG HAM OF YEAR GOES TO YACHT MEMBER... Congratulations to Kees Van Ossbree W0AAE. http://www.qrz.com/db/w0aae He is youth member #271.  His interview is here. https://www.arnewsline.org/
Among other YACHT past award recipients were:  Audrey KM4BUN, Chris KD8YVJ, Dhruv KC9ZJX, and Bryant KG5HVO.  Received a nice email reply from Kees, he hopes to connect up on our Saturday youth net.

YOTA... Check out info here for upcoming Youth On The Air activities. https://youthontheair.org/
As of now, there will be 7 YACHT members attending, July 16-21 in Ottawa, Canada.  Listen for their special event station on HF.  There will also be young hams from Argentina, Germany and Croatia attending.

YOUTH AND HAM RADIO FROM LZ1KAK... Check out this page to see youth enjoying ham radio in Bulgaria. [link]

YOUTH DX ADVENTURE...
Any youth interested in this special youth station operation??

The Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure is proud to announce that the special event station, W3Y, will be in operation on July 29, 2023. The K3LR contest group is hosting this event at their station and the trip is being sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association. This is the first time the Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure special event station will be hosted in the USA. K3LR is considered to be one of the largest stations in the world, and this adventure is expected to be truly special for the Dave Kalter kids and their parents. The Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure is an organization that sends young hams, ages 12 to 17, and a parent on a summer DXpedition. The organization is named in remembrance of Dave Kalter, KB8OCP (SK), who passed away in 2013. Listen for W3Y on July 29 for an opportunity to make QSOs. The team is currently being formed, and more information will be available soon. The organization is anticipating a team of 4 to 5 youth operators.
Please contact Jim Storms, AB8YK, at ab8yk@hotmail.com with any questions.

NEW YOUTH MEMBERS... Kylee KQ4JKT age 10 and her brother Philip KQ4JKS age 12 both from Hickman, KY, same town where the Rudy family lives.  We also signed on their Dad, Chris KQ4JKR.  Thanks to Ben Rudy for directing them to us.  Hickman, KY now has 7 YACHT members, 4 youth and 3 adults.

65 GREAT THINGS ABOUT HAM RADIO (31-40)... continued list:  31. Moonbounce 32. Informal way to improve technical skills  33. Informal way to improve communication skills  34. Introduce a variety of career paths  35. Offers unparalleled opportunities for career networking 36. Opportunities for competition in contesting and foxhunting  37. A good way to collect really cool postcards from around the world  38. Nearly endless variety of different things to do on and off the air  39.  Hamfests   40. Dayton


73, Ed Engleman KG8CX

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