The 2020 Winter Field Day results are posted. Congratulations to YCARS for placing 2nd nationally in the 2O category!
As discussed during our April Business Meeting, YCARS members (and anyone else reading this) can help in the fight against COVID-19 and other diseases using their computers at home.
Join the fight by navigating tohttp://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/ and download the free program. A few settings allow you to determine when the application runs and how much computing power it uses.
Don’t forget to join the York County Amateur Radio Society (YCARS) team and monitor your stats! Currently, our team is in the top 5%.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me.
– Darcy Pach, K4DQP
Due to the current executive order preventing gatherings, the VE Test Session scheduled for April 18 is cancelled.
Our next scheduled testing session will be held on June 20 at the YCARS Clubhouse. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Beginning Monday, April 6, we will be transitioning back to the K4YTZ repeater for the YCARS nets. We’ve spoken with SCHEART and the state EOC and they do not believe there is a pressing need to keep the SCHEART repeaters clear of non-essential traffic at this time. It is not expected that an emergency net will be needed over the next several weeks. Returning to K4YTZ will allow us greater coverage.
We will be continuing the 11am daily nets for the foreseeable future. We encourage all members to check-in, say hello, let us know you’re doing OK, and let us know if there is anything that you need.
We will be having a business meeting this coming Thursday, April 9, at 7:30pm. The meeting will be 100% online, and will not be on our public YouTube channel as last month’s was. You will be receiving an invitation email to the meeting. It will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. There will be a link in the email to join the meeting. Upon clicking the link, you will be asked if you would like to download the Teams client application to connect (it’s free, and is the full-featured experience) or if you would like to join the meeting through your web browser. Either will work fine.
Once connected to the meeting, Teams will default to your default camera, microphone, and speakers of your computer. If you want to change your audio device, you can do so from within the meeting settings.
We will be on the K4YTZ repeater beginning at 6:45. If anyone has any issues connecting to the meeting or configuring your audio devices once connected, please call W3SPC on the K4YTZ repeater and he will be available to help walk you through getting connected to the meeting.