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July 2012

QCWA Nutmeg Chapter 149 Summer Luncheon


QCWA Nutmeg Chapter 149 Summer Luncheon
Saturday, August 11, 2012                 
The Hideaway Restaurant
19 Halls Road Old Lyme, CT 06371(860) 434-1455
11:30 AM  to  3:00 PM
This will be a buffet style meal.
Meal cost remains at $18.00 per meal.
Cash Bar for those interested!

Remember way back when we hams built our own ??
You may not have realized it but we were way ahead of our time.
We were the forerunners of today’s MAKER'S MOVEMENT which is catching on and attracting young and old nationally.

Guest speaker is our own MARK MOKOSKI, K1PU who will narrate a presentation on its potential impact on modern ham radio!
Please send your check to: QCWA Chapter 149, c/o Gary Awsiukiewicz, K1MQ
261 Woodfield Crossing, Rocky Hill, CT. 06067.
Make your check out to:   Nutmeg Chapter 149 QCWA
Directions:  I-95 Exit 70 to Route 1.  The restaurant is located in the Old Lyme Shopping Center located directly on Route 1 also known as Halls Rd.
Hope to see you there!
73, Gary K1MQ

Summer 10-10 QSO Party Kick off Net

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There will be a Castle Craig Chapter Net on Friday, August 3rd, 2012  on the club net frequency of 28.375.  The purpose of this net is to kick off the 10-10 Summer QSO Party.  I hope that all club members will join in.  Even if you do not have a 10-10 number you are worth 1 point to the rest of us who do and are submitting logs.  The QSO party runs from 0000 UTC August 4th, 2012  to 2359:59 August 5th, 2012 .

Because of my high noise level issues I would like to ask everyone to listen for stations that I may not be able to hear.

If you are a paid up 10-10 member your support of the club, and our chapter would be appreciated.  Please make as many contacts as you can, and submit your log for credit.  Remember to mention that you would like to credit Castle Craig Chapter of 10-10 with your score.

We will start taking check-in’s at 7:45 PM local time, (23:45 UTC), and I will be the Net Control.  I would like a station to help with relays if needed.  The procedure is simple.  At 8 PM local time, (0000 UTC Aug. 4th), we will start from the top of the list, (myself), and I will give my 10-10 information, that is Call, Name, QTH (state), and 10-10 number.  The next station will be called and that person will give their information and then stand by.  We will proceed to the bottom of the list.

The procedure is then repeated from the top to bottom of the list, except you will call all stations that you heard and QSL their information.  If you need a repeat on any information this is the time to ask for it.

Once the last station is called they should have no calls to make because everyone has called them.

I expect that this net should last no more than about 20 minutes.

Even though we seem to be a low for sunspot activity and 10-10 participation you can never tell what 10 meters will do and there may be some surprises in store, but you have to be around to catch them, so I encourage everyone to check 10 meters during the weekend.

Please plan to attend and get the winter 10-10 QSO party off to a rousing start!

-73-   Al  N1API
Castle Craig Chapter Certificate Manager
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