10 April Weekly Net:

33 Check-ins, 35 Minutes

 

Announcements:

There is no member-only content on-site yet, so member logins haven't been setup.
The login dialog has been disabled.

PLEASE NOTE:  We now have a Groups.io site for ARES - RACES members.
You may have to set up your password for total access.

QRP Day on the Noontime Net

Saturday November 25th will be a QRP day on the Noontime net. The Idea is to use 10 watts or less on LSB and 5 watts or less if checking in by CW.

Starting Time is 1000 hours local time (10 AM) for the early portion, and the Formal Portion starts at 1200 hours (Noon).

This is on 40 meters at a Frequency of 7283.50 KHZ.

QRP Day on the Noontime Net has been held for about the last four years.  The purpose of QRP day is to see what Low power can do! Depending on the Antenna and location, some operators have been able to check in with as little as 5 watts on LSB.  QRP Day was designed by the Net Manager and other net control operators as a fun activity to hold once a year.  It's not an ARRL contest.

To participate in QRP Day, you need a General class liscense or better.  Or you may operate as a third party from someone else's station who holds a general class or better license.

The Noontime net is a traffic net with the (NTS) National Traffic System. Anyone is welcome to check in and there are no requirments for membership. Band conditions are not always favorable. Hopefully the band will be good for operating from the weekend of November 25th through December 3rd.

We'll be listening for you.

contributed by: Lyle Loshbaugh

DATE CHANGE: October Digital Workshop

The Second-Saturady Digital Workshop for the month of October has had a DATE CHANGE due to other county training happening at the Fire Training Center this weekend.  The October Digital Workshop will now be held on Saturday October 21st, at the Fire Training Center.

Please make a note of it.

Welcome to the New Web Site

Greetings, and welcome to our new web site.  The hope for this new site is to keep the ARES / RACES membership informed and up-to-date using a new blog-like format as well as provide information about emergency communications and other information through the menu system and links.

The site is constantly evolving and you may find some things haven't reached the point we'd like them to yet. With that in minde, here are some of the things we are working on:

  • Setting up the security certificate for a better web experience
  • Testing the email system
  • Getting logins set up for all members to access member-only content and to submit articles or links
  • Frequently used Frequency List (2m, 70cm, HF, including voice and Winlink)
  • Feedback form

Please bear with us as we continue to get things going.

Thank you

Asa  Jay - W7TSC

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Okay, the Photo insert didn't have an option to upload a photo.

I went to the "Images and Links tab and was able to upload a new photo and select it for the article Intro, then I selected another for the "Full Article."  Let's see what happens when I publish.

Okay, so here is what happens:

The INTRO photo is -only- on the front page.  When the user clicks the blog headline, they are taken to a new page where the Intro image is NOT displayed, but the Full Article image is.

That's something to remember.  It's probably best to use the Full Article image insert.  There may also be another editor that can insert photos better than this one being used.  I need to look into that.

Asa