Wednesday, January 28, 2015

W1AW 2015 Winter Operating Schedule

Morning Schedule:

Time                  Mode     Days
-------------------   ----     ---------
1400 UTC (9 AM EST)   CWs      Wed, Fri
1400 UTC (9 AM EST)   CWf      Tue, Thu

Daily Visitor Operating Hours:

1500 UTC to 1700 UTC - (10 AM to 12 PM EST)
1800 UTC to 2045 UTC - (1 PM to 3:45 PM EST)

(Station closed 1700 to 1800 UTC (12 PM to 1 PM EST))

Afternoon/Evening Schedule:

2100 UTC (4 PM EST)    CWf      Mon, Wed, Fri
2100  "      "         CWs      Tue, Thu
2200  "  (5 PM EST)    CWb      Daily
2300  "  (6 PM EST)    DIGITAL  Daily
0000  "  (7 PM EST)    CWs      Mon, Wed, Fri
0000  "      "         CWf      Tue, Thu
0100  "  (8 PM EST)    CWb      Daily
0200  "  (9 PM EST)    DIGITAL  Daily
0245  "  (9:45 PM EST) VOICE    Daily
0300  "  (10 PM EST)   CWf      Mon, Wed, Fri
0300  "      "         CWs      Tue, Thu
0400  "  (11 PM EST)   CWb      Daily


                         Frequencies (MHz)
                         -----------------
CW:    1.8025 3.5815 7.0475 14.0475 18.0975 21.0675  28.0675 147.555
DIGITAL:  -   3.5975 7.095  14.095  18.1025 21.095   28.095  147.555
VOICE:  1.855 3.990  7.290  14.290  18.160  21.390   28.590  147.555

Notes:

CWs = Morse Code practice (slow) = 5, 7.5, 10, 13 and 15 WPM
CWf = Morse Code practice (fast) = 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13 and 10 WPM
CWb = Morse Code Bulletins = 18 WPM

CW frequencies include code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW
bulletins.

DIGITAL = BAUDOT (45.45 baud), BPSK31 and MFSK16 in a revolving
schedule.

Code practice texts are from QST, and the source of each practice is
given at the beginning of each practice and at the beginning of
alternate speeds.

On Tuesdays and Fridays at 2330 UTC (6:30 PM EST), Keplerian
Elements for active amateur satellites are sent on the regular
digital frequencies.

A DX bulletin replaces or is added to the regular bulletins between
0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Thursdays and 0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Fridays.

Audio from W1AW's CW code practices, CW/digital bulletins and phone
bulletin is available using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server
named "W1AWBDCT."  The audio is sent in real-time and runs
concurrently with W1AW's regular transmission schedule.

All users who connect to the conference server are muted.  Please
note that any questions or comments about this server should not be
sent via the "Text" window in EchoLink. Please direct any questions
or comments to w1aw@arrl.org.

In a communications emergency, monitor W1AW for special bulletins as
follows: Voice on the hour, Digital at 15 minutes past the hour, and
CW on the half hour.

All licensed amateurs may operate the station from 1500 UTC to 1700
UTC (10 AM to 12 PM EST), and then from 1800 UTC to 2045 UTC (1 PM
to 3:45 PM EST) Monday through Friday.  Be sure to bring your
current FCC amateur radio license or a photocopy.

The W1AW Operating Schedule may also be found on page 91 in the
January 2015 issue of QST or on the web at,
http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-operating-schedule .

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

American Sniper ... a review ... #Patriot #tweko

There's plenty to be said about the movie, American Sniper.

One reviewer has already said "The taciturn Texan has a clear, vigilant view of that job"

The movie is intense ... even more than the movie Unbroken.

As I suspected, it was an emotional movie, one that, in parts, made me laugh and in others mad me sad.

I am not a SEAL.  I did not serve in the Armed Forces (though, for a time I did serve in a USERRA-protected unit).  My military buddies tell me the training is arduous.

As I mentioned, the movie is intense.  The crowd laughing was punctuated by silence.  In fact, the final parts of the movie reminded me ... literally ... of quiet reverence at a funeral.

Clearly, an R-rated movie is not something for children.  It is not a family movie.

It is a tribute to a hero.



 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Formidable Footprint - Nationwide Community / Neighborhood Exercise - 2015 Schedule





Nationwide Community / Neighborhood Exercise Series

The 2015 Formidable Footprint exercise schedule for community, neighborhood and faith based organizations has been set and now is the time for you and your team to participate in one or several of the up-coming exercises.

Exercise Name
Date
Scenario
Recommended Participants
Community / Neighborhood Preparedness and Response
1/31/15
Emergency Management Agency
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Neighborhood Association
Community Based Organization
Faith Based Organization
Medical Reserve Corps
2/28/15
3/28/15
4/25/15
5/30/15
6/27/15
7/25/15

The Formidable Footprint exercise series has been developed in accordance with FEMA's Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) protocols.

The objective of each exercise is for participants, working as part of their organization's team, to enhance their emergency management knowledge while strengthening their disaster preparedness and response capabilities.

There is NO CHARGE for participation in any of the Formidable Footprint exercises.

For additional information and register for an up-coming exercise please access the following web site today:  

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Just In Time Disaster Training Library
Neighborhood Preparedness

The Just In Time Disaster Training Library – Neighborhood Preparedness Section has an informative series of neighborhood preparedness and response videos designed to help local officials in preparing neighborhood residents for the next disaster.

You are encouraged to access and view each of these videos.


Please Share This Important Disaster Exercise Opportunity With Others



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