DELARANEWS

Club News

Bands are hopping - and so are our members! Reports are seen almost daily on our DELARA email reflector of band openings galore! Particularly on 15 meters we’re watching reports of JA’s and other stations around the globe being logged by our operators. Not only are the bands hopping again (there were some of us who wondered if they ~ever~ would!) but our members are getting out there as well. Literally. AE8Q Ed, N8QL Alex and myself KE8QPI are planning a POTA "test run" on May 14th. We scoped out a spot at the Alum Creek Boat Ramp at 4505 Africa Rd a few weeks ago and have decided to meet there at 9am Saturday May 14th. We will be setting up several portable radios including a YAESU FT-891 and a YAESU FT-991a (and possibly something else) and we also have 4 or 5 antennas to choose from including an EFHW (from Dr. Bob's antenna building clinic at the ARC), Buddipole, Wolf River Coil and several others. The 3 of us are new to POTA and will use this day for a 4 or 5 hour Park activation to see where we lack and what could be improved to better make contacts. We will be registered on the POTA website and expect many contacts. Again, this is a test run of our equipment and a learning experience we will gather data with and use it to improve our skills for the Bigger July 16th/July 17th POTA weekend later this summer (and others I'm sure!) I will be bringing my Solar Panels and LiFePo battery set up to power a station and there will be other forms of power for our radios there as well. Anyone is welcome to stop and see what we are up to and man a radio and make a contact or 3. Bring a chair if attending as we will be packing light. We will have a canopy, table for the radios etc. Our spot is just off the water, just down a hiking trail, all the way in and off to the right. Go past the brick restroom several hundred feet. We are off to the left of a frisbee golf course. I will see if I can put up markers to follow if anyone arrives after we are set up. We are hoping for Beautiful weather! If you need more info, contact any of the 3 of us or comment here, Group Reply. 73 All! Alum Creek Boat Ramp 4505 Africa Rd Lewis Center 43035 MAY 14th 9am - 2pm-ish

Exhibit A - “Bands are up!”

Made 9 contacts on 10m tonight. One of those was Grant, KE8UNQ ! Others were in Georgia, Florida and Mexico. Had an amazing QSO with Mexico. It was like the guy was next door. Actually it was better than that, because he came in stronger than Grant. It was great to see the band so active. - Mike W8MDC

Mobile App Available to Navigate 2022

Dayton Hamvention®

Dayton Hamvention® is offering a free mobile app for smartphones and tablets to help attendees navigate the large-scale event, which runs May 20 - 22 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. The app, which was introduced in 2019, is offered in a collaborative effort with ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio®. The ARRL Events app is now available and already includes Hamvention's full program, so attendees can browse and schedule forums, find affiliated events, and preview the extensive list of exhibitors. During the event, attendees can use other app features to follow the hourly prize drawings populated by the Dayton Hamvention Prize Committee, and browse building and site maps. Use this QR code to get the ARRL Events app. You will be redirected to the appropriate app store, or redirected to the web browser version: www.tripbuildermedia.com/apps/arrl The app is available for Apple and Android smart devices, or access the web browser version which is optimized for nearly any browser or other type of mobile device. Visit your app store to download the app (search "ARRL Events") or access the links available on the ARRL EXPO web page.
Look for the DELARA tables at Hamvention!
DELARANews

Club News

Bands are hopping - and so are our members! Reports are seen almost daily on our DELARA email reflector of band openings galore! Particularly on 15 meters we’re watching reports of JA’s and other stations around the globe being logged by our operators. Not only are the bands hopping again (there were some of us who wondered if they ~ever~ would!) but our members are getting out there as well. Literally. AE8Q Ed, N8QL Alex and myself KE8QPI are planning a POTA "test run" on May 14th. We scoped out a spot at the Alum Creek Boat Ramp at 4505 Africa Rd a few weeks ago and have decided to meet there at 9am Saturday May 14th. We will be setting up several portable radios including a YAESU FT-891 and a YAESU FT-991a (and possibly something else) and we also have 4 or 5 antennas to choose from including an EFHW (from Dr. Bob's antenna building clinic at the ARC), Buddipole, Wolf River Coil and several others. The 3 of us are new to POTA and will use this day for a 4 or 5 hour Park activation to see where we lack and what could be improved to better make contacts. We will be registered on the POTA website and expect many contacts. Again, this is a test run of our equipment and a learning experience we will gather data with and use it to improve our skills for the Bigger July 16th/July 17th POTA weekend later this summer (and others I'm sure!) I will be bringing my Solar Panels and LiFePo battery set up to power a station and there will be other forms of power for our radios there as well. Anyone is welcome to stop and see what we are up to and man a radio and make a contact or 3. Bring a chair if attending as we will be packing light. We will have a canopy, table for the radios etc. Our spot is just off the water, just down a hiking trail, all the way in and off to the right. Go past the brick restroom several hundred feet. We are off to the left of a frisbee golf course. I will see if I can put up markers to follow if anyone arrives after we are set up. We are hoping for Beautiful weather! If you need more info, contact any of the 3 of us or comment here, Group Reply. 73 All! Alum Creek Boat Ramp 4505 Africa Rd Lewis Center 43035 MAY 14th 9am - 2pm-ish

Holiday Party 2019

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