Field Day 2020 This year MCRCA will not be operating from Vienna Park as a group due to the COVID requirements for groups. Instead the club will be asking each member that wants to operate Field Day do so from their own stations at home. You can operate from emergency power, batteries, or directly from normal power lines. Important changes to Field Day rules include that "D" stations can work other "D" stations for points, and that individual stations using their individual call signs submit their scores separately; entries using the same club name (make sure everyone agrees on the same exact spelling) will be aggregated under that club's name in the results. Most stations will use one of the standard logging programs such as N3FJP. These logging programs will allow you to use all your contact information to format your log submission in Cabrillo format. When you make your submission sheet you will be asked for a group or club name. We want you to use the following name: Monroe County Radio Communications Association Be sure to use this exact name. ARRL will use this name to combine all of the separate scores into one group and provide this information under the club name when the final scores are tabulated. This is exactly the same as the Michigan QSO Party does to take each member logs and provide a club score. The important things to remember are: Use a logging program set up for Field Day 2020 Use the program to write your log submission in Cabrillo format Submit your log on the ARRL Field Day website http://field-day.arrl.org/fdentry.php Be sure you use Monroe County Radio Communications Association as your club/group Normally we will find out the results published in QST November or December issue. If anyone has questions they can get in touch with Paul Trouten W8PI.
Unfortunate news – The MCRCA Board of Directors came together recently to discuss the fate of Monroe Hamfest 2020. The Board decided unanimously that cancellation of this year’s Hamfest has become necessary. Monroe Hamfest: The Monroe Hamfest / Swap Meet will NOT take place June 21st, at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. With regard for the safety of attendees, our members, hamfest staff, and enforcing CV19 cooperation, will make it impractical to continue at this time. It is our belief the probability of large public gatherings will not be probable by June 21st.
CQ CQ, Some local nets going on. Monday night 9:00pm 6 meter FM. 53,110rx 52.110tx PL103.5 TMRA repeater Thursday night 9:00pm 6 meter ssb. 50.225usb Friday night 8:00pm 2 meter ssb. 144.220usb Saturday night 9:00pm 900 fm 927.025/902.025 with 131.8 pl TMRA repeater Sunday night 7:00pm 2 meter simplex 146,420 Have some fun ! 73, Frank/n8uas
Online MCRCA meeting Due to the latest Covid-19 Stay Home restrictions the MCRCA will be conducting the May 21st Meeting using an on-line conferencing platform called Zoom. Contact an officer if you would like to join in.
Check out the club calendar under the Club Info link in the blue ribbon or the calendar snippet in the right-hand column of the homepage. It shows this year's upcoming events for MCRCA, ARPSC and RRRA.
Check out the Monroe Hamfest Videos in the Galleries under the Club Info link.