Winter Field Day 2020

Due to circumstances beyond control, and time constraints precluding revised plans, our participation in WFD 2020 has been cancelled. if members remain interested/available, we’ll plan to participate again in 2021. ——————————————————————————————— SIARA will, once again, participate in Winter Field Day in 2020. Our friends at Bloominglabs have graciously agreed to… Continue reading

CWops – Homework Files

Lesson One (Tuesday, December 3)

  • PDF File
  • Practice File (open in your browser and turn up the volume)
  • Text being sent: TAN TAN TAN TAN TAN NAT NAT NAT NAT NAT VAN VAN VAN VAN VAN NET NET NET NET NET TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN VENT VENT VENT VENT VENT TEA TEA TEA TEA TEA TEEN TEEN TEEN TEEN TEEN NEAT NEAT NEAT NEAT NEAT VET VET VET VET VET TAN TAN TAN TAN TAN NAT NAT NAT NAT NAT VAN VAN VAN VAN VAN NET NET NET NET NET TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN VENT VENT VENT VENT VENT TEA TEA TEA TEA TEA TEEN TEEN TEEN TEEN TEEN NEAT NEAT NEAT NEAT NEAT VET VET VET VET VET TAN TAN TAN TAN TAN NAT NAT NAT NAT NAT VAN VAN VAN VAN VAN NET NET NET NET NET TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN VENT VENT VENT VENT VENT TEA TEA TEA TEA TEA TEEN TEEN TEEN TEEN TEEN NEAT NEAT NEAT NEAT NEAT VET VET VET VET VET

Lesson Two (Wednesday, December 4)

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  • Text being sent: s s s s 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 1 o o o o I I I I ten ten ten ten ton ton ton ton tin tin tin tin tie tie tie tie toe toe toe toe not not not not note note note note it it it it at at at at one one one one none none none none neat neat neat neat stone stone stone stone tease tease tease tease noise noise noise noise one neat note one neat note one neat note no noise no noise no noise tie it tie it one ton stone 1 ton stone one ton stone 1 ton stone 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 4 Callsigns: N4SI NE1T VE1SIO VE1SIO VET VET VET

Lesson Three (Thursday, December 5)

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  • Text being sent: TT EE NN VV AA NN OO II SS 11 44 AN AN NA NA TE TE ET ET OI OI OI IO IO VV 14 14 41 41 SI IS SI IS ONE ONE NEAT NEAT TAN TAN EATEN EATEN ATE ATE TEA TEA SANTA SANTA VET VET TENT TENT TOSS TOSS SEAT SEAT TEST TEST VOTE VOTE OVEN OVEN VEST VEST one neat note no noise tie it 1 ton stone

Lesson Four (Tuesday, December 10)

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  • Text being sent:  sole she shed team soil near the then tan van void radio radios said sad head dan dean ted ten n5ois n9rdr ve5aa n2td treason reason ant another a tall hill she is here he is late all tell shed lead late she her his tortoise antenna radio had 9 rst 599 rst 529 rst 559 sole she shed team soil near the then tan van void radio radios said sad head dan dean ted ten n5ois n9rdr ve5aa n2td treason reason ant another a tall hill she is here he is late all tell shed lead late she her his tortoise antenna radio had 9 rst 599 rst 529 rst 559

Lesson Five (Wednesday, December 11)

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  • Text being sent: chat chair chin chart heart ouch couch touch ten net door road rain such teach reach son sun hold told sail rail tail nail oil soil sold soil coil rain cause tell sell neat van void drone drones 249 149 rst 559 rst 599 rst 549 rst 429 that hurts at the hall hole in one hole in 1 sail on sailor tell all

Lesson Six (Thursday, December 12)

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  • Text being sent: The and is are here de then this that she he it the their there then radio antenna when? where? what? who? rain wet net The and is are here de then this that she he it the their there then radio antenna when? where? what? who? rain wet net loud noise static cold clear cloud wire wires wired solder soldered receiver received tuned antenna tuner ladder line loss lossless name The and is are here de then this that she he it the their there then radio antenna when? where? what? who? rain wet net The and is are here de then this that she he it the their there then radio antenna when? where? what? who? rain wet net loud noise static cold clear cloud wire wires wired solder soldered receiver received tuned antenna tuner ladder line loss lossless name

Lesson Seven (Tuesday, December 17 )

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  • Text being sent: you toy foot tooth root cute 13 noise larry roy ton teeth feet yet they say ray hay your fair fare far fur furry hw? F5IN YO1AR HH5H NO3M AA3 U S52R 1512 3316 is this fair? yes it is the fur flies she is shy I say no she says yes cute said raid stir him feet hw?

Lesson Eight (Wednesday, December 18 )

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  • Text being sent: f f f f f y y y y y 3 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 6 6 p p p p p g g g g g 7 7 7 7 7 9 9 9 9 9 / / / / / page paper pepper glad glare large ledge george geo chas chase change peg pug pig pen pencil pipe pit gain garage guard gas gus chug yes yet yonder coy G4AN/3 N1AR/5 W9UCA/9 W3/PY2AA F6/N6AM 2N2222 7423 14253679 he is a pro she is near do not drive he is at 19 glen street page glare ledge george pen pit G4AN/3 N1AR/5 W9UCA/9 W3/PY2AA F6/N6AM 2N2222 7423 14253679 go to her read the page what page?

Lesson Nine (Thursday, December 19 )

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  • Text being sent: bland blow BV2AA BA1RO WB2AE N6RB/4 W2/VE1AR VE2/K2LE 6146 5514 name is bob name is bill name is ted name is Vinnie ur rst is 559 ur rst is 459 vote valve bed best BV2AA BA1RO WB2AE N6RB/4 W2/VE1AR VE2/W2LE 6146 5514 name is bill name is art ur rst is 579 ur rst is 449 b b b b b v v v v v k k k k k j j j j j 8 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 jack jay john jim jerry back rack tack tech tach reach each teach help high hill fact face far fear then their him her his hers them they their switch line ant dipole vertical ohms home away test asia Africa K1JD N1AR W2TT K2UMU N2NW VE3NE VA3KP K4BAI N5KO 807 3500Z 4250A hw is he? name is joe name is john name is jim ur rst is 579 ur rst is 339 sri no cpy jack tach reach each fear his ant K1JD N1AR W2TT K2UMU N2NW VE3NE VA3KP K4BAI N5KO 807 3500Z name is fred name is tom name is john name is bob ur rst is 549

Bonus Weekend Practice – Week 3Common Words

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  • Text being sent: the and is are here de then this that she he it the their there then radio antenna when? why? who? what? where? rain wet cold snow hot cool temp weather cloudy clouds clear windy 73 OM YL

Lesson Ten (Thursday, December 26 )

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  • Text being sent: k k k k k j j j j j 8 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 x x x x x q q q q q z z z z z wl ur ok hw? qrx rig wx ant pwr kw name Memphis nyc sf dallas Houston nm nj ca ut al ar il in me ma ct co qrm ne sd nd pa ky fl nc sc sdgo lax la on sk mb nt ab qc nb ns nr rst uk usa Tokyo paris London hamburg Sydney ZL2TT VK4OM JE1TRV BA1CW KH6LC AL2A AA3B 8044 7400 73 u hv qsb u hv qrm name? qth? qth is ny qth is paris pse qsy to 7054 wl ur ok qrx rig wx ant pwr kw qrz qth qrs qro qrp ZL2TT VK4OM JE1TRV BA1CW KH6LC AL2A AA3B 8044 7400 73 ur rst is 579 qth is nr Tulsa name is barry ur rst is 559 qth is Dayton oh name is john

Lesson Eleven (Thursday, January 2 )

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  • Text being sent: CQ CQ K7JOE de k6rb hw? K7JOE de K6RB. RR. ur rst 579 nr sf name rob hw? K7JOE de k6rb k : N9FRS de n3jt ur rst is 5nn qth mclean va ? mclean va op is Matt de n3jt : NQ9L de w1rm ur rst 569 569 in ct name is pete bk Sending : k6rb de K9IU – ur rst 57n in Bedford IN – name is Ryan btu k6rb de K9IU k n3jt de KD9JKD– ur rst 56n in Bloomington, IN – name is Cheryl – n3jt de KD9JKD k w1rm de N9OIU – ur rst 45n wid QRN in Bloomington, IN – name is Anthony – w1rm de N9OIU

Lesson Twelve (Tuesday, January 7 )

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  • Text being sent:
  • Cq CQ DE KD9JKD KD9JKD KD9JDK K
  • KD9JKD de k6rb. UR RST 579 579 near Anaheim, CA Anaheim, CA wx is cldy temp 58 running 100 w to vertical ant Name is Jane Jane. So Hw? KD9JKD de k6rb k
  • K6rB de KD9JKD. RR. UR RST 559 wid QSB. QtH is Bloomington, IN. Name is Sheryl Sheryl WX is cold, 33F. Running 80W to a dipole. Rig is a kenwood TS820S. BK K6rB de KD9JKD K.
  • RR Sheryl, Pse QSL as I need IN for my WAS. Tnx for QSO es must QRT for dinner. 73 for now es c u l. 73 KD9JKD De K6RB
  • OK FB Jane. TU FB QSO. CU AGN soon. Best 73 es gud dx. K6rb de KD9JKD.
  • N9OIU de n3jt wx rain temp 42 rig is k3 es ant is 4 el yagi – age is 65 ok? de N9OIU :
  • KD9IUJ de w1rm wx snow temp 24 rig is IC 7300 pwr is 1 kw es ant is dipole age is 70 hw? BK
  • NQ9L de N9DHX –name is Russ. WX is sunny temp 82 – rig runs 5 w to a vertical – QRP QPR. Wx is cool. So hw? NQ9L de N9DHX k
  • n3jt de K7JOE– wx is cold and rain. temp 54. rig runs 100w to an OCF DP – age is 22 hw? n3jt de K7JOE k
  • w1rm de WB9TLH – wx CLOUDY temp 70 – rig is Kenwood TS-520S. Ant hr DP DP. – Been ham fer 48yrs. Age is 69 hw? w1rm de WB9TLH k

Learn CW Over the Air This Winter

Long winter evenings are the perfect time to learn a new radio skill. To that end, Joe Fitter (K7JOE) has offered to conduct a series of CW Academy  lessons over the air.  The lessons will cover all the Morse Code characters – the basic building blocks of CW.

What: CW Academy lessons over the air, with K7JOE

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 9:00pm – 9:20pm (Eastern)

Starting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Where: Over the air! 146.64 (- offset, 136.5 tone)

No special equipment is required to get started. You just need a radio (or access to one) and your ears. Some people might like to have paper and a pencil handy to make notes.

Note: No sessions on holidays. Tune in or check here for scheduling updates.

All hams in range of the repeater are welcome to participate. 

November 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order 6:05pm Introductions all around Club Business: unanimous vote in favor of accepting constitution changes proposed last month by Anthony (N9OIU). N9OIU & KD9JKD (Club secretary) will meet to integrate the changes and publish the updated document. K7JOE volunteered to start CW academy sessions in December. Will… Continue reading

September 20, 2019 SIARA Meeting – Mobile Install show & tell.

The September Agenda includes: Brief club business meeting SIARA Name Tag orders Discussion about the upcoming Monroe County Hamfest October Park Activation Show & tell + Q&A session about members’ mobile installs.  This part of the meeting will be held around members’ vehicles in the Parking Lot just East of… Continue reading