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Maryland-DC
Contact:
Marty Pittinger KB3MXM
Daytime Phone:
443-326-1783 (Cell)
Evening Phone:
410-326-1783 (Home)
Email:
KB3MXM@ARRL.ORG

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MDC Section News
Vol. 15, No. 08
Friday, August 16, 2019
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* MDC SECTION-WIDE ECHOLINK NET FRIDAY AUGUST 16TH
* YOUR SECTION MANAGER MOMENT
* 2019 ARRL FIELD DAY
* UPCOMING HAMFESTS & CONVENTIONS
* RADIO EVENTS, ACTIVITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
* T-MARC COORDINATION REPORT
* MDC SECTION ARES REPORT
* SECTION TRAFFIC MANAGER'S REPORT

==> MDC SECTION-WIDE ECHOLINK NET FRIDAY AUGUST 16TH

This month's MDC section-wide EchoLink® net will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET on the EchoLink® *WASH_DC* Node 6154. The MDC Section EchoLink® net is always held on the third Friday evening of every month at 8:00 PM eastern local time. Next MDC Section monthly EchoLink® Net is scheduled for September 20th.

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EchoLink® Link Repeaters for Net
If you would like to join in on RF, the following repeaters and IRLPs have linked in for EchoLink® nets:
- KA2JAI-R operates through the KB3CMA repeater 442.300(+), PL 107.2 Hz, in Annapolis, MD
- WB3GXW-R, 147.225(+), PL 156.7 Hz, located in Calverton, MD
- N3HF-L, 443.45(+), PL 151.4 Hz, located near Ocean City, MD
- N3HF-R, 443.45(+), PL 156.7 Hz, located near Silver Spring, MD
- W3ICF-R, 146.73(-), PL 141.3 Hz, located near Frederick, MD
- K3CAL-R, 146.985(-), PL 156.7, located near Sunderland, MD
- N3RO-L, 145.545, Simplex, Frederick Co, MD
- W3SMD-L, 147.51, Simplex, St Mary's County, MD
- KB3JQQ-L Pikesville, MD
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Repeater owners are encouraged to join our MDC Section EchoLink® Net group and link your repeater - TU !

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Everyone is encouraged to join in and give any updates on what is happening in your part of the ARRL Maryland-DC Section. If you do not have EchoLink® on your Computer, Tablet or Smartphone, you may download the free software from: http://echolink.org/register_data.jsp or your App Store online.

As always, we thank John Creel, WB3GXW, for making the *WASH_DC* EchoLink® server and his WB3GXW-R repeater available for the EchoLink® nets.


==> SECTION MANAGER MOMENT

Hiram Percy Maxim -
This year is the 150th anniversary of Hiram Percy Maxim birth, born on September 2nd, 1869 in Brooklyn, New York. He is buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery, in the Hamilton family plot belonging to his wife's family at the oldest public cemetery in Washington County Maryland. The W1AW, Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station represents both the legacy and the future of our wonderful fellowship.

ARRL Announces “Happy 150!” Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration - ARRL will hold an operating event to celebrate HPM’s legacy, getting under way at 0000 UTC on August 31 and continuing until 2359 UTC on September 8. It is open to all radio amateurs.
http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-announces-happy-150-hiram-percy-maxim-birthday-celebration

W3CWC - Antietam Radio Association, Hagerstown, Maryland is sponsoring a special event station on Aug 31 - Sept 2 commemorating the 150th birthdate of Hiram Percy Maxim. HPM as you may know is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

~ We need your help ~

How would you like to be a special event operator from your home for several hours for this event? You would log the calls that you receive so we can send out special event QSL cards to those who send a report with a SASE.

Openings currently available are
- Saturday, Aug 31: 1PM to 3PM, 5PM to 7PM, and after 7PM.
- Monday, Sept 1 (Labor Day): 1PM to 3PM, 3PM to 5PM, 5PM to 7 PM, and after 7 PM.
- Tuesday, Sept 2 (HPM's Birthday!) 1PM to 3PM.

We/you would be operating on 20m, 40m, or 80m. It would be neat if we had CW operators, too, as that was probably the mode that HPM worked the most.

If you are available and can help, please contact Garry W3GTL gtlaing@yahoo.com


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ARES Connect! - https://arrl.volunteerhub.com/

Please view and sign up for available opportunities to educate the public about the Amateur Radio Service, welcome newcomers, encourage self-training and skill advancement and bolster a nationwide emergency communications network.

The new ARES Connect volunteer management system provides many valuable features that will truly enhance the experience of emergency communication volunteers. Those features include: a robust event management feature that allows you to create events, register users, log hours; a more automated reporting system based on user input, so that, instead of filing reports, you will be able to generate reports based on the events users register and log hours for; enhanced roster management capabilities; and embedded communications tools that will allow you to send email and text messages to volunteers.
Web link for Video instructions. http://bit.ly/2Xcru8s

If you have any questions, please contact the ARRL HQ ARES Connect Support team at aresconnect@arrl.org

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73,
Marty, KB3MXM
Maryland / DC Section Manager, ARRL

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More Mentors Needed for New ARRL Emergency Communications Course Sessions.
http://www.arrl.org/news/more-mentors-needed-for-new-arrl-emergency-communications-course-sessions
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==> RADIO EVENTS, LICENSE EXAMS, ACTIVITIES, OPPORTUNITIES & SPECIAL RADIO EVENTS

For this month our MDC SM adds On-Air Events. For our section members interested in other types of RF communication, events and activities related to the RF spectrum. Please send your upcoming ARC events, suggestions and comments - include our ARC Events, too. You may view upcoming Hamfests which are being held in the MDC Section and nearby in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and northern Virginia area by clicking on either: MDC SECTION Hamfests or the ARRL's Hamfest, Field Day and Convention Calendar. I, as the MDC Section Manager, Marty Pittinger, KB3MXM, and/or a designated ARRL representative(s) plan to attend your ARRL Maryland-DC Section events. We hope to see you there and bring a fellow Ham and friend. Starting in May 2019, the following Web-links will replace the Section New list of MDCs HAMFEST, EXAMS, & CLASSES announcements: http://www.arrl.org/hamfests-and-conventions-calendar

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Upcoming Hamfests -

10/5/2019
Location: Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept. Bingo Hall, Hollywood, MD
Sponsor: St. Mary's Co. Amateur Radio Assoc.
Website: http://www.k3hki.org

10/6/2019
Location: Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
Sponsor: Columbia Amateur Radio Association
Website: http://www.carafest.org
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10/27/2019
Location: Sportsman's Hall Roller Skating Center, Upperco, MD
Sponsor: Carroll County Amateur Radio Club
"Website: https://k3pzn.net/hamfest/ "

12/7/2019
Location: American Legion Youth Camp, Cheltenham, MD
Sponsor: American Legion, Prince George's County Emergency Radio Association
Website: http://www.pgares.org/
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VEC Amateur Radio FCC License Examine
http://www.arrl.org/exam_sessions/search/page:1/Location.section_id:MDC/model:Event
http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session
https://www.laurelvec.com/
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9/7/2019 1:00pm MARC-MD1 Rockville, MD
Rockville Memorial Library
21 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
https://www.marcclub.org/mweb/education/exams/index.html

9/7/2019 2:00pm BVET Catonsville, MD
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
905 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
http://veteam.org/

9/14/2019 12:00pm AARC Davidsonville, MD
Davidsonville Family Recreation Center
3789 Queen Anne Bridge Rd
Davidsonville, MD 21035
http://www.w3vpr.org/

9/24/2019 5:45pm MMARC Linthicum Heights, MD
National Electronics Museum
1745 West Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
https://sites.google.com/site/marylandmobileers/ve-testing

7/28/2019 9:00am CAFR Westminster, MD
Training Center
50 Kate Wagner Rd.
Westminster, MD 21157
http://frederickarc.org/

10/5/2019 2:00pm BVET Catonsville, MD
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
905 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
http://veteam.org/

10/12/2019 12:00pm AARC Davidsonville, MD
Davidsonville Family Recreation Center
3789 Queen Anne Bridge Rd
Davidsonville, MD 21035
http://www.w3vpr.org/

10/19/2019 10:00am NEMARC Forest Hill, MD
Jarrettsville Manor Memorial VFW (Post No. 8672)
1714 Morse Rd
Forest Hill, MD 21050
http://www.nemarc.org/
http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-class

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Shortwave Radiogram transmission schedule - All via WRMI Radio Miami International except for transmissions marked

Day UTC Freq kHz Transmitter site
Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule

Start Freq kHz Location
2330 UTC 9265 WINB PA USA
1300 UTC 15770 WRMI FL USA
1500 UTC 15120 WINB PA USA DRM*
0230 UTC 9265 WINB PA USA
0800 UTC 5850 WRMI FL USA
0800 UTC 7730 WRMI FL USA
2330 UTC 7780 WRMI FL USA Shortwave Radiogram transmits digital text and images on an analog shortwave broadcast transmitter. This weekend’s show is in the usual MFSK32 and MFSK64, with text and pics.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram
Program # 113, 18-21 July 2019, in MFSK modes as noted:
- MFSK32: Program preview
- Decline in freshwater megafauna population
- MFSK64: Comet 67P/C-G had a tiny, temporary moon*
- Steam-propelled CubeSats control one another in space*
- This week’s images*
- MFSK32: Closing announcements
* with image(s)

https://swradiogram.net/

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Daily posts via MDC Section:
Twitter @MDCARRL https://twitter.com/MDCARRL
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ARRLMDC/
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==> T-MARC COORDINATION REPORT

July 2019 Applications in Process:

For anyone wishing to attend, the next TMARC Board of Directors meeting will be held at the IHOP in Jessup, MD on September 5th at 6:30 PM. Address 7371 Assateague Drive, Jessup, MD 20794

July 2019 Applications in Process:
WA3YOO – Received application for second location for 443.9000+ repeater. Sent proposed to neighboring coordination groups. Sent Construction. Coordination for additional location in Germantown, MD.

KP4IP – Received application for narrow-band UHF pair in Baltimore, MD. Sent proposed to neighboring coordination groups. Sent Construction. Coordination for 441.6500+

On Air Status Requests sent to: 448.2750- K3CUJ Baltimore, Md.

T-MARC
The Mid-Atlantic Repeater Council
www.tmarc.org

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==> MDC SECTION ARES® REPORT

2019 July MDC SEC Narrative Report

EmComm Events and Comments from around the Section

de Section Emergency Coordinator WB3KAS:

Reporting

Nine of the 17 appointed ECs submitted their monthly ARES County reports this month.

How can we improve the desire to provide what is requested by the League regarding you sphere of influence?

Use the fillable pdf ARES-002 (1/17) monthly report form to send me your county activities every month. Download it at:

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Public%20Service/2017%20Forms/Monthly_DEC-EC_Report.pdf

Save the file in the form as follows: YYYY-MM<4-ltr cnty code> EC Report.pdf and sent it to me. It is important that you follow this convention. This makes it extremely fast and easy for me to do my work. We have a few who are not using the format requested, thus making more work for me; and now have one county that still needs to convert over to the fillable form.

It's extremely important that your constituents hear what is going on relative to EmComm in their community. If nothing more, tell us what meetings you hold, when, where and what repeaters you can be found on. I'd like to hear from the rest of you. At a minimum, tell us the details of where you hold the ARES meetings; nets you hold, VHF/UHF or HF; any weekend breakfasts or other social gathering.

Two MDC DEC positions (Western, and Central) are now are now vacant and would like to have some one step forward and consider heading up the Western or Central DEC position. If interested let me know and I will send you the DEC Position Description.

There are eight counties that do not having an Emergency Coordinator. They are ALLE, BACI, CARO, DORC, KENT, QACO, SOME and WORC. As you can see 6 out of the 8 are on the Eastern Shore and is a grave concern from a Wx perspective. They dodged a bullet this time with Florence, but what about the next one?

I say this every month because this is gravely important this time of year. If you live in any of these counties, please consider getting involved with emergency communications and sign up to assist the hospitals in your area. Contact me for more information.

In the future, selected County ECs will be dismissed due to inactive required monthly reporting and neglecting to respond to SEC emails. It is important that we hear your commitment to supporting your community.

SEC Presentations

If your Group is interested in getting started with Winlink 2000, or perhaps a refresher session, please let me know.

Wanda, KA3AHI, and I continue to schedule visit to as many ARES and club groups as possible. We have two presentations I think would be worth your while to hear. One on Section Interoperability and the other is the Section Health Care EmComm Program. If you have interest in this, and have room on your meeting agenda for us, please contact me. I have an Introduction Winlink 2000 Lecture and a Winlink Class where we get you set up to run Winlink Telnet and obtain a Winlink account- - -all for free!

MDC Section Reflectors - SEC Report

We introduced a new MDC Section reflector, ARRL MDC Section Winlink Training Group for P2P and Hybrid networks, or MDCQRV for short. Please make use of this tool to sharpen skills and fine tune your configuration files. Located at: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MDCQRV/info.

The new ARRLMDCSection Yahoo Reflector is now available. If you are not a member. . .you should be!! I encourage you to use this to stay informed or keep in touch with the rest of your fellow ARES members. With the wide distribution of this newsletter coming out only once a month, this Yahoo Site will keep you up to date with late breaking news, including a possible disaster call up. There is very little traffic to clog your in box.

I don't know if all the DECs and ECs are subscribing to the Yahoo Reflector. If you are not, please do. This is going to be the quickest way possible to inform MDC Section ARES of current incidents and impending disasters. Please do it now.

You can join at: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ARRLMDCSECTION/info.

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Meetings and Gatherings

June 20: Attended the MD Medical Region V After Action Session. This was held to brief all the players and any issues they, the Evaluators had with the Exercise. The Report highlight the ARES contribution and support in a very positive manner and included the SEC's input to the process at the end in its entirety. Bravo Zulu to all contributed to the success of the Exercise.

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Future Events:

2019 SET

We haven't had a Section Wide SET since 2017 and 2013 before that. Both concerned hurricanes. Both State wide. I feel the need to continue along this path.

I received an email from Emergency Operations Maryland Department of Human Services, Baltimore, looking for support to an exercise end of September. I responded and proposed that ARES be a participant. We have many resources to offer. I am waiting to hear back. No guarantee that they will have us play.

We can take two approaches from here: Go ahead and plan locally for a hurricane drill at the county level in case nothing develops at the State level. Second option would be if the State does have interest in an ARES involvement, all the local planning might be able to roll over and support the function at the State level without much rearranging the local intent.

So, proceed as you wish and I will get back, hopefully with some news that night we can go forward with.

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de ANAR County KA2JAI

Winlink training part 2 & group texting for activation & other use instituted at ARES meeting. Final prep meeting with county for Mass Care Shelter functional exercise. Exercise conducted Jul 31, 12 AAC + 1 PG ARES = 13 ARES participants simulated EOC & 2 shelters, used Winlink & WebEOC. Public Service: METavivor triathlon., Endless Summer run, & Severna Park Jul 4 parade. SKYWARN® activations on 8 different days. All county assets designated for ARES use accounted for and verified with county. ARES meetings 3rd Sat 9 AM EOC Glen Burnie. Weekly nets Sun 8 PM 146.805- 107.2 repeater Millersville MD. Email ka2jai@arrl.net for more info.

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de BACO AJ3X

BaCo Auxiliary Communications Service has 18 core Team Members, and 6 Reserve Team Members, 4 of which are also enrolled in ARES. Numbers reported here are for ARES Team Members only. BaCo ACS will be holding training sessions in September. These sessions are open to all regardless of affiliation.

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de CALV County N3AE

Our July meeting focused on getting volunteers per-assigned should we be activated during this hurricane season. If the county activates us, we usually are asked to man the shelter at Huntingtown High School to provide backup communications to the EOC. A preliminary roster was completed for the initial call-up and for their relief. Typical of most plans, it probably will not survive the first hour, but better to have some plan than none at all. Calvert AUXCOMM is suffering from a malady that we suspect is fairly common within the section. Our members are getting up in age and only a core group of them consistently attends meetings or exercises. We desperately need some younger membership that can also be counted on to support exercises are real activations. There are not many active younger amateur radio operators in the county. We may have to "grow or own" by reaching out to potential new blood and offering some license courses. Recruiting ideas from other EC's would be most welcome. Given the new ARRL training requirements for ARES, we could see a significant decline in members certified at Level 2 and above.

Our monthly meetings are on the third Tuesday at the Calvert County Services Building, Main Street, Prince Frederick. The EC is still working on an alternate location for future meetings, possibly a volunteer fire department.

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de CECI County KB3LJB

July 2019 ARES activities in Cecil County slowed down now that Field Day has passed by. The largest events consisted of participation in the weekly Sunday evening ARES Nets held at 2000 (8:00 pm) on the CBRA 146.850 repeater in Port Deposit, MD. We are also preparing for the Susquehanna River Running Festival coming up on September. This is a good-sized event with 4 competitions taking place. This takes place starting in Havre de Grace, turning around at Perry Point in Perryville, Cecil County, and returning to Havre de Grace. Because of the distances involved, we are recruiting for all the help we can get.

CBRA monthly meetings are held at Mason-Dixon American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun on the third Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.

The WA3SFJ-R EchoLink Node 585690 is up and working well.

Our next VE test session will be on the morning of Saturday, August 3. The VE test sessions are given at the Mason-Dixon American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun, MD. Check the listings on the ARRL web site or contact me at KB3LJB@ARRL.NET for details on upcoming test sessions.

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de GARR County WA3EOQ

I am presenting a primer slide show on Amateur Radio to the general public at the Accident, MD library at 5PM on August 14.

Potomac Edison engineers finally located a loose connection causing severe intermittent RFI at this location. I was only two poles off; I let them climb through the vegetation to get the exact pole. After a month, the local lines people haven't fixed it. At my request, engineering has bugged them to get it done.

GCARES meetings are taking a summer break. The next GCARES meeting will be held on Monday, September 9 at 7PM at the Southern Garrett Rescue Squad facility, Oakland, MD. The meeting will cover planning for support of the Savageman Triathlon.

Net every Sunday evening at 8PM Local on 146.805, PL 123. Linked to the TARGET System (Cacapon, WV on 146.745, etc.) and sometimes to a WAN system. Checking into the MDD net most every evening.

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de HARF County W3YR

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- The Susquehanna River Running Festival is scheduled for 28 September. Approximately 30 operators will be required to support this charitable event. The need for operators is still a hard requirement and is being advertised throughout the area. K3BYC completed a detailed 40-page communication plan for the event. There currently is a plan for an Amateur Radio Operator on a bicycle, with an APRS hand-held, to identify, in near real time, the GPS location of the last runner in the race.
- Current projects include the installation of a 2m radio FM analog radio and 440 packet radio at the Upper Chesapeake hospital, replacement of the Harford County 2m FM analog repeater, and the addition of a dual P25/DSTAR 440 repeater.
- SKYWARN® training is tentatively scheduled for this this fall.

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de HOWA County de N3AWP

Conducted five routine weekly nets, and one training activity to build and test field deployable off-center-fed 40m dipole antenna, and to test/tune antennas that folks brought to the "antenna party".

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de PRGE County WB3KAS:

PRGE ARES Web Page: http://www.pgares.org
PRGE ARES Internet Forum: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PG-AresRaces/

Nets: Regularly scheduled monthly training VHF nets on the K3ERA Repeater, 145.23MHz pl 110.9 on Tuesdays at 1930L and EchoLink node KA3POX-L. The monthly HF Hospital Net is held the Wednesday following the third Monday of the month on 3820kHz at 1900L. NCS rotates.

Meetings: Monthly meeting held the 3rd Monday of the month at the Fire Services Building, 6820 Webster St, Landover Hills, MD at 1930.

The new 440 repeater, K3ERA is now ready for install at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, MD. Waiting for our 'repeater guy' to free up some time to fine tune the install. Stay tuned.

Light month for July. . .too hot to do anything productive! July meeting centered around 2019 NNO for the county. Hoping for a good turnout.

K3ERA 2m Repeater EchoLink is now on the air via KA3POX-L Node 896210. As Mikey would say, "Try it, you'll like it."

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de STMA County KB3FWW

Submitted stats with no comments.

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de WASH County NI2W

No activities/nets occurred in July due to my current medical situation. activities are planned to resume in August beginning with the Ft. Ritchie triathlon in August 4, 2019.

We wish a speedy recovery and back in the saddle real soon Butch --WB3KAS

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de KA3AHI MDC Section ASM for the Health Care EmComm Program:

July 17 HF Hospital Net had 26 check-ins. Very pleased with the turnout; thank you all for supporting the event.

HF Hospital Nets are conducted on Wednesday following the third Monday of the month on 3820kHz +/- at 1900L. So, give us a hollar! If you don't hear us look downstream 5-8 kHz.

I'd like to hear more check-ins from our MDC Section.

Next HF Hospital Net is Aug 21. NCS is TBD at the moment. Sep HFHN is scheduled for the 18th.

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Signature: Jim Montgomery
Call sign: WB3KAS
Maryland-DC SEC
Email: wb3kas@arrl.net
Please send to ARRL HQ, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111 by 10th of the month
FSD-96 (1-04)

/EX

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==> SECTION TRAFFIC MANAGER'S REPORT

FOR THE MDC WEB SITE 1907

MDC NTS NETS:

MEPN 1907 W3YVQ QND/31 QNI/348 QTC/44 MINS/615 BTN 1907 AB3WG NO REPORT MDD 1907 AA3SB QND/60 QNI/232 QTC/112 MINS/490 MSN 1907 N3AEA QND/28 QNI/88 QTC/7 MINS/455

PSHR: KK3F 150, W3YVQ 135, K3IN 110, N3JET 100, AA3SB 100, WB3FTQ 100, NI2W 54;

TFC: KK3F 1588, K3IN 152, WB3FTQ 87, AA3SB 70, N3JET 48, W3YVQ 45, NI2W 7

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HF PROPAGATION

MEPN: The net NVIS propagation was functional throughout July, 2019, with good signals after 1800L most evenings.
Due to the low solar activity, the afternoon and early evening propagation suffered with the sunset later as we passed solstice.
This resulted in higher absorption and less effective NVIS propagation between 1730L and 1800L, often with the residual E layer from the daytime high sun angle obscuring the F1-F2 layers overhead. Signals tended to improve after 1800L. The MEPN DTS stations continue to also provide liaison with the national digital messaging services including DTN and Winlink.

MDD: NVIS propagation for local MDC stations on MDD early and late (and on RRI/3RN/C4 nets) was greatly improved. As July progressed, the higher sun angle allowed the MUF to remain above the net frequency on most nights.

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CW OPERATORS NEEDED

Additional CW operators are needed for liaison to MDD and to the higher nets, and Net Control Stations are also needed on MDD and 3RN/C4. The evening NTS and RRI nets in Cycle
4 nation-wide are conducted on CW.

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MEPN/MDD/3RN ECHOLINK

MEPN representatives check for EchoLink check-ins starting at net call daily via the WB3GXW-L link node (or *WASH_DC* conference node backup if the -L node is not available).

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MSN CW TRAINING

We are very sorry to report that the MSN Net Manager, Bruce, W8CPG, became SK in June, 2019. The Net and Section sincerely appreciate all the work he did to help keep the net going, and all the work to help so many newcomers. Bruce will be sorely missed. The net will continue to operate and serve nightly at 1930L on 3563 kHz. Ron, N3AEA, is stepping up to fill the Net Manager´s role. Thanks, Ron.

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BTN LOCAL NTS TRAFFIC AND TRAINING NET

The BTN continues to meet on 145.33/R (no tone) daily at 6:30PM local time. The BTN was established to provide a welcoming place for newcomers to the Amateur Service, and their first exposure to directed traffic nets and message handling. The NM, AB3WG, has initiated plans for broader cooperation between BTN and MSN to foster more awareness between operators using the respective modes. Instructive message swapping and liaison duties are in effect.

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Thanks to all the Section traffic net NCS stations, RRI/DTN and WL2K stations, liaisons, and traffic handlers for the continuing effort to keep the nets running and traffic moving.


Thank you for your continued support of MDC integrated ARES(r), RRI, and NTS operations.

73, W3YVQ, MDC ASM, STM
w3yvq atsign arrl dot net
w3yvq atsign winlink dot org from WL2K

/EX


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The "Maryland-DC Section News" is published monthly by the ARRL Maryland-DC Section Manager Marty Pittinger, KB3MXM, 4 Pegram Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117-2116; landline 443-326-1783.

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Maryland-DC Officials

  • Martin Pittinger

    Section Manager

    Martin J. Pittinger KB3MXM

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  • Robert Bruninga

    Technical Coordinator

    Robert E. Bruninga WB4APR

  • Eric Berman

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Eric Berman KC3GDV

  • Wanda Montgomery

    Assistant Section Manager

    Wanda A. Montgomery KA3AHI

  • Herman Niedzielski

    Assistant Section Manager

    Herman A. Niedzielski K2AVA

  • David Prestel

    State Government Liaison

    David J. Prestel W8AJR

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  • Joseph Nollmeyer

    Section Traffic Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Joseph A. Nollmeyer W3YVQ

  • Jim Montgomery

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Jim Montgomery WB3KAS

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  • Joseph Dorffner

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Joseph C. Dorffner KC3KFG

  • Scott Bauer

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Scott G. Bauer W3CV

  • Kenneth Reid

    Assistant Section Manager

    Kenneth B. Reid KG4USN