NJDXA to host Joe Taylor, K1JT

Submitted by KA2PBT on Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:37

North Jersey DX Association will be hosting guest speaker Joe Taylor, K1JT. Joe is a Nobel Prize winner in physics.

Joe has developed JT65, JT9 and co-developed FT8. He is also the developer of WSJT and leads a team that developed and maintains WSJT-X.

WSJT-X and FT8 have become very popular with HF digital operators.

Joe will be speaking at the North Jersey DX Association May meeting on Friday May 11, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Technician License Class

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 14:41

Wayne Radio Amateur Emergency Team (WRAET), with the help of the American Red Cross Amateur Radio Club (ARC2), is sponsoring a Technician license class.

The class will take place on the weekend of May 5th and 6th at St. Joseph's Wayne Medical center starting at 8am.

If you know someone who may be interested in getting a ham license and in joining the greatest hobby ever, please forward this to them.

There will be a VE exam for students at the end of the class.

ISS SSTV EVENT April 11-14 2018

Submitted by controlop on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:24

Slow Scan TV images will be transmitted from the Russian Module on the International Space Station from April 11 at 11:30 UTC through April 14 ending at 18:20 UTC.

The downlink is 145.800 MHz
(+/- 3khz Doppler Shift, the signal will appear higher as the station approaches and lower as it departs)

A list of all possible passes for NNJ can be seen here: http://nnj.arrl.org/ISS042018 (all times UTC)

New Technical Specialist

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:38

We would like to welcome our newest Section Technical Specialist Randy Smith, WU2S. Randy's technical specialty is AREDN Mesh Networking. His activities with mesh networking include participating in a number of local events where capabilities for Voice-over-IP, text messaging and video surveillance are demonstrated to public officials. Randy continues to test new versions of AREDN firmware on a wide variety of gear. He keeps us informed about AREDN developments through personal contact and presentations.

COMEX 18-1

Submitted by KA2PBT on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:53

The Joint MARS/Amateur Radio Service Communications Exercise, (COMEX 18-1), will take place from 8:00am Tuesday 2/20/18 through 8:00pm on Friday 2/23/18.  Once again The premise is a long-term denial of cyberspace throughout North America.  As in past exercises, the goal is to solicit and collect County Status/Infrastructure reports from all 83 counties that make up New York and New Jersey.  MARS members will be using all available means to make contact with the Amateur community including, HF, UHF an