Next Radio Practice: Saturday. August 8, 2015

July 23rd, 2015 by Peter Leave a reply »

Greetings 2 Meter Critical Mass Radio Practice Friends,

Our next radio practice will be Saturday, August 8, 2015.

Golden Gate Park, Spreckels Lake, 36th Ave. and Fulton St.

Mark this date down in your calendars, now!

We are all going to learn how to participate in a 2 Meter QSO FM Party amateur radio contest! (translation: lot of talking, listening, frequency changing and fun. QSO — A conversation between two radio amateurs.).

Robert, AD6I, with the help of others, will explain what a QSO Party is, the rules, the procedures; and then we will get to practice, practice, practice.

And what is even better, later, on Saturday, August 29th, the San Francisco Radio Club is sponsoring a real 2 Meter FM QSO Party that we can all participate in from our homes or wherever we are; using just our 2 meter HT radios!

Take a look at the attachment, ( http://www.sfarc.org/timeline082915.html ) and don’t worry; everything will have been explained to us at the 2MCM practice on August 8th; so by the 29th, we will have already “worked” a QSO Party! Or I should say Partaay!

For those of you who have not been able to come to the 2MCM Practices for a while and those who have not had much radio practice lately, this is the time to come to a 2MCM Practice.

Now, regarding the attachment:

Page 1 is the SFRC’s official announcement. Everything on it will be explained to us.

Page 2 & 3 are the contest rules. These will be talked about, so we will understand them.

Print out all three pages and bring them with you. Read them before the practice.

Also bring the standard clipboard and tablet of paper, and pencils/pens.

Arrive by 1000 hrs.

As an added bonus, Joe WA3TSP, the creator of an easy to use contest logging program, written just for this particular contest, will be at our practice to explain it. The program will be available to all of us. Reporting your contacts to the contest administrator is not required, but it is a part of the event experience and will be made easier with this program that he wrote. The SFRC will issue Certificates to participants who submit a log!

I look forward to seeing you at the Lake,

Peter McElmury AA6SF

2MeterCriticalMass.com

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