Category: Club News

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Temporary Rule Waivers for ARRL Field Day 2020

With one month to go before 2020 ARRL Field Day, June 27-28, the ARRL Programs and Services Committee (PSC) has adopted two temporary rule waivers for the event: 1) For Field Day 2020 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.      Field Day rule 4.6 defines Class D stations as “Home stations,” including stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power. Class D stations ordinarily may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E, and F Field Day stations, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows Class D stations to count contacts with other Class D stations for QSO credit.      2) In addition, for 2020 only, an aggregate club score will be published, which will be the sum of all individual entries indicating a specific club (similar to the aggregate score totals used in ARRL affiliated club competitions).      Ordinarily, club names are only published in the results for Class A and Class F entries, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows participants from any Class to optionally include a single club name with their submitted results following Field Day.      For example, if Podunk Hollow Radio Club members Becky, W1BXY, and Hiram, W1AW, both participate in 2020 Field Day — Hiram from his Class D home station, and Becky from her Class C mobile station — both can include the radio club’s name when reporting their individual results. The published results listing will include individual scores for Hiram and Becky, plus a combined score for all entries identified as Podunk Hollow Radio Club. The temporary rule waivers were adopted by the PSC on May 27, 2020.

A Message From Club President Dave G. K8DEG

Just to keep everyone up to date. We are planning on having a Tech class. The class will be either online using Webex or ZOOM, or after all of this is over and we feel we can do it safely, in person. If you or anyone you know would be interested in an online training class, please reply to this or send us a message. We are also looking into doing some videos and posting them to our own YouTube channel. There are a few subjects we want to cover, but if you have suggestions please again let us know. We are having a Thursday night Net at 7:30 pm on our 147.120 repeater. Informal Net just to keep the radio busy 🙂. Andrew is working on a rewrite of the CCARA webpage and it looks great! That all I have right now, more to come. 73 K8DEG Dave

CCARA Receives Friend Of HARA Certificate

CCARA incoming President Dave Gordley (K8DEG) was presented with an award for the CCARA from the Highland ARA.  CCARA has had  along standing friendship with HARA and many members are Co-Members in both clubs.

Clinton Memorial Hospital donates surplus laptops to Local Amateur Radio Groups!

Mark Atwell, From Clinton memorial hospital donated laptops to the Clinton County Amateur radio Association, The Laurel Volunteer Examination Team, And the Highland Amateur radio Association at the regular monthly meeting of the Clinton County Amateur radio Association. These will be used for various amateur radio activities in communications exercises and emergency preparedness training. The Volunteer Examiner Team leaders laptop will be used in administering FCC examinations which are free to the public. The Picture from left to right is Mike Boyle WF8B Laurel VE Team Leader, Paul Jellison K8IO President of CCARA, Mark Atwell KD8DGH representing CMH, Jim Hause K8CUH President of HARA.