Weather Spotter Class March 5, 2019

McHenry County Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service will host a Severe Weather Spotter Training on March 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm, at the McHenry County Mental Health Board

620 Dakota St, Crystal Lake, IL 60012.

Training is FREE just register at https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-government/departments-a-i/emergency-management.

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WINLINK- RMS Station Gateway is Here K9ESV-10

McHenry County ihas established  Winlink-RMS packet gateway on 145.610 Simplex No PL.  More information on the Winlink system can be found at the link for the Live System Information. Stations, status and frequence information are all at this link.  https://winlink.org/RMSChannels. Also these test stations are on HF:

  • NC9IL will now be operating Winmor P2P indefinitely on CF 3571.5 for testing purposes.
  • K9LJB will now be operating ARDOP P2P indefinitely on CF 3571.5 for testing purposes.
  • W9DSR will operate as an PACTOR/ARDOP/Winmor RMS on CF 3595.0 during the day, most days.

Per Frits Bock (WD9FMB): As these are testing platforms, there will be times when they will be down for maintenance, resets, or re-purposing.

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2018 Field Day QSO Results

Here are the QSO results from Field Day 2018, including a comparison to the 2 previous years. Great job by everyone who participated! Lots of opportunity to improve even more next year. We’ll start discussing that at the August meeting.

Points Category Year
2016 2017 2018
CW/DIGITAL QSOs
160M 0 0 0
80M 112 41 65
40M 256 216 363
20M 465 366 405
15M 130 126 100
10M 9 88 54
6M 0 0 0
2M 0 0 0
70cm 0 0 0
PHONE QSOs
160M 0 0 0
80M 22 24 50
40M 52 122 54
20M 57 94 34
15M 10 32 10
10M 0 1 0
6M 0 0 0
2M 1 0 0
70cm 0 0
SAT 0 0
Total QSOs 1114 1110 1135
Year-to-Year NA -0.36% 2.25%
CW/Digital QSOs 972 837 987
Year-to-Year NA -13.89% 17.92%
Phone QSOs 142 273 148
Year-to-Year NA 92.25% -45.79%
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