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Annual On-Air Meeting
The annual on-air meeting of the GSSA was Tuesday. The meeting was short...can you say train?....and the officer/board slate remained almost the same with the exception of the election of Frank KN4QJ as a board member. Current officers as well as all the net controls are listed under the "officers and net info" tab down the left side of this page.
K2BSA Will Be On the Air During National Scout Jamboree
The Boy Scouts of America station K2BSA will be on the air during the 2017 National Scout Jamboree, July 18 to July 28, from the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia. The K2BSA operation will demonstrate Amateur Radio to several thousand Scouts and fulfill the Radio merit badge requirement for QSOs.
We need you on the other end of the contact, the BSA announcement said.
All information for making a contact with K2BSA during the Jamboree is on the K2BSA website. It lists frequencies, repeaters, EchoLink, and D-Star options. K2BSA will also publish live updates on Facebook and Twitter of active frequencies. K2BSA will host a nightly net at 2330 UTC (7:30 PM ET) on EchoLink Conference Node *JAMBO*. You can also access the net via the repeaters at the Summit.
The Scout campers plan to
launch at least one balloon from the Jamboree that are expected to navigate
around the globe. Post-launch online tracking is available. The Jamboree
Logbook has information on how to request QSL cards. An Amateur Radio
on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with an International
Space Station crew member has been scheduled too, date and time pending.
ECLIPSE AND HAM RADIO
The optical effects of an
eclipse are relatively obvious and well-understood. Partial solar eclipses
are fairly common and lunar eclipses even more common. Not many of us
have witnessed totality, but most people have seen some type of eclipse.
What very few people have observed is the effect an eclipse has on radio
propagation. As you might imagine, this level of change coupled with
a major solar event has the ham radio community pretty excited. Read
all about the upcoming August 21st event here.
Atlantic Hurricane Season Underway
This outlook is a general guide to the expected overall activity during the upcoming hurricane season, the National Weather Service (NWS) Climate Prediction Center says. It is not a seasonal hurricane landfall forecast, and it does not predict levels of activity for any particular location.
The official NOAA 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook indicates a 45% probability of an above-normal season, a 35% probability of a near-normal season, and a 20% probability of a below-normal season. This outlook calls for between 11 and 17 named storms. This already includes the pre-season Tropical Storm Arlene, which occurred in April. Of these named storms, between five and nine of them could reach hurricane intensity, with between two and four of these becoming major hurricanes Category 3 or above.
Here are the names for 2017 Atlantic Storms: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince, and Whitney.
The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center points out that the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook is produced in collaboration with hurricane experts from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Hurricane Research Division (HRD). The Atlantic hurricane region includes the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico.
Byron Fall Tailgate
The Byron Tailgate will be
held on September 9, 2017 from 8AM to Noon.
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