Ham Radio of Juneau County, Wisconsin

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Next Net Meeting Jan 20th 2021,

@ 7:00 PM

146.850 Repeater, 123 PL



When you buy at Amazon remember to include our club in your purchase    Thanks

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Dear Juneau County Radio Club Members;

     First of all, Happy New Year hope  it will be a very good year for all. This last year has been trying for most. If anyone has fallen ill to the virus, please take care and our prayers are with you.

    This year we would like to address the antenna at the South Tower Site. Currently this is a 2 bay antenna that was given to us by Jeff Rogers. We have had discussions about the loss in coverage of the repeater. One issue is that the antenna is only at 140 feet in height. the old repeater had a transmit and receive no duplexer. also we were able to have a transmit height at the top of the tower. before receiving the current antenna we had prices of a 4 bay antenna of aprox $1500. I will look into this again and bring a proposal to the members.

     Thanks to all who use Amazon Smile!

    When the virus subsides we will again have fundraisers, and test sessions.

   I will be scheduling new test session Feb, April, June and November.

Please include an email address and phone number, when sending your dues.

   President.jcarc@gmail.com or treasurerjcarc@gmail.com .

Thanks

John KC9ILO


Next test session

Feb 13th, 2021 @

the Mauston Ambulance Building

For more info contact

                        treasurerjcarc@gmail.com.


FCC 'paperless' Amateur Radio license policy now in effect

Starting February 17, the FCC no longer routinely issues paper license documents to Amateur Radio applicants and licensees. The Commission maintains that the official Amateur Radio license authorization is the electronic record that exists in its Universal Licensing System (ULS), although the FCC had routinely continued to print and mail hard copy licenses until this week. In mid-December, the FCC adopted final procedures to provide access to official electronic authorizations, as it had proposed in
WT Docket 14-161 as part of its "process reform" initiatives. Under the new procedures, licensees will access their current official authorization ("Active" status only) via the ULS License Manager. The FCC will continue to provide paper license documents to all licensees who notify the Commission that they prefer to receive one. Licensees will also be able to print out an official authorization - as well as an unofficial "reference copy" - from the ULS License Manager. "We find this electronic process will improve efficiency by simplifying access to official authorizations in ULS, shortening the time period between grant of an application and access to the official authorization, and reducing regulatory costs," the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) said. According to the WTB, the new procedures will save at least $304,000 a year, including staff expenses. ARRL

From the International Space Station:

The image below was received via SSTV from the International Space Station as it flew overhead on February 1st, it was a very good pass and the signal was very strong. The caption below the image reads : 80 years since the birth of Yuri Gargarin, who is the first Russian cosmonaut. The ISS was transmitting a series of 12 pictures via SSTV over the weekend.

ISS Image Feb 1st

Brian-WD9HXC