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.
The March presentation meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30pm. It will be presented live from the YCARS clubhouse. However, to practice social distancing, we ask that no members come to the clubhouse in person.
The presentation will be streamed live on the York County Amateur Radio Society YouTube channel. Chat will be monitored for questions. We will also have a net running during the presentation on the KD4EOD repeater. Attendees can radio in questions through the net.
Please join Daniel Boyer online and learn about Skywarn! Again, please do not attend in person unless specifically asked to do so to assist with video production.
Fellow members and York County Ham Radio Operators,As the situation continues to evolve with the current outbreak of Covid-19 here in the US and in particular our immediate surrounding counties, the club leadership is trying to be proactive in our response and support of membership.
The first concern we have is for our membership and their immediate families.
We will be moving all York County Amateur Radio Society nets to the KD4EOD, 147.225+, PL 110.9 repeater until the SC state of emergency is lifted. We will also be resuming 11am daily nets, again on the KD4EOD repeater. The purpose of the 11am net is predominately health and welfare. Let us know you’re OK. If you need anything, let the net know. YCARS will be doing everything possible to ensure that our ham family has what they need to get through this time of need. Especially our older members who are in the higher risk categories for COVID-19, please do not hesitate to ask for help.
Join YCARS for the SC QSO party on February 29, at the YCARS clubhouse, from 10am – 9pm EST.
We will have two stations on the air. We will be operating 160 – 10m from the YCARS clubhouse and hope to make loads of contacts across the state and across the country!
This is a fun contest. YCARS’ participation this year will be focused more on fun than on winning. We encourage all members who would like experience and practice operating under contest conditions to come out and get on the air!
Darcy Pach, K4DQP recently set up a Raspberry Pi to catch NOAA weather satellite images directly from space. Below are some of the images recently captured from NOAA 15, 18 and 19. He’ll be presenting at the April 2020 program meeting on how to set up your own weather satellite station.
A huge thanks to the YCARS members who came out and helped fellow member, KN4JYY, raise a new BuckMaster OCF dipole and dual band antenna at his home. We had a great turn-out and the result is fantastic.