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June Meeting 

June 22nd 2023 (7:00 to 9:00 PM)

Smithville Fire Station

341 Park Drive, Smithville Mo

Across the Street from Quick Trip on 169Hwy.

Bring your HandHeld and know-how to program your radio. (Small Exercise)




  •  Griding the NorthLand 


ARLX001 National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio Station Annual Test

QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 1  ARLX001
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 16, 2023
To all radio amateurs

ARLX001 National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio Station Annual Test

The amateur radio station of the National Hurricane Center, WX4NHC
(NHC), located on the campus of Florida International University in
Miami, will conduct their on-the-air Annual Communications Test on
Saturday, May 27, 2023, from 9 AM - 5 PM EDT (1300z-2100z).

This is the NHC's 43rd year of public service. NHC Amateur Radio
Assistant Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R/WX4NHC, reports that the
purpose of this event is to test amateur radio equipment and
antennas at the NHC as well as operators' home equipment, antennas,
and computers prior to this year's hurricane season. The 2023
hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.

This event is good practice for amateur radio operators worldwide to
practice amateur radio communications during times of severe

Ripoll said WX4NHC will be on HF, VHF, UHF, 2- and 30-meter APRS,
and Winlink. To contact the NHC's amateur radio station send an
email to, wx4nhc@.... The subject of the email must contain

The Hurricane Watch Net will try to stay on 14.325 MHz for most of
the time, as well as 7.268 MHz depending on propagation. They may
also change frequencies due to potential QRM.

You may be able to find WX4NHC on HF by using one of the DX spotting
networks, such as the DX Summit website at, http://www.dxsummit.fi .

The VoIP Hurricane Net will also be active from 4 PM - 5 PM EDT
(2000-2100z), on IRLP node 9219/EchoLink WX-TALK Conference node
7203.  Visit their website at https://voipwx.net for more

WX4NHC will also make a few contacts on local VHF and UHF repeaters,
as well as the Florida Statewide Amateur Radio Network (SARnet)
system to test station equipment.

QSL cards are available via WD4R with a self-addressed stamped
envelope. More information about the NHC is available at their
website https://w4ehw.fiu.edu/ .

ARES Members,

2022 is going to be another great year for Northland ARES, so please take a couple of minutes and mark your calendar with our monthly meeting Dates;

January 26th  

February 23rd

March 23rd

April 27th 

May 25th  

June 22rd

July 27th 

August 24th 

September 28nd

October 26th

November 23th 

December (Dinner Meeting Local Restaurant)  

Will see you at the meeting.


Remember we have 2 weekly radio nets,

Tuesdays Nights; 

7:00 PM Voice Primary Net on 146.790 -600 PL 107.2


Sunday Nights;

8:00 PM Digital on 147.330 +600 PL 151.4

I look forward to hearing you on the Air.

Thanks for your volunteerism




NEW HF Digital Data training net  

MO Digital training net following the MESN on Sunday's, Starting Nov. 27th. Starting after the MESN net, at Approx. 2:30 PM

Plan to use a frequency of 3598 KHz,

tone center frequency of 1500 Hz.

From: Neil Preston W0NRP <w0nrp@yahoo.com>

Subject: HF Digital Data training net

Date: November 25, 2022 at 11:42:03 PM CST

To: "W0NRP@winlink.org" <w0nrp@winlink.org>

Reply-To: Neil Preston W0NRP <w0nrp@yahoo.com>


We will attempt the first MO Digital training net following the MESN this Sunday, Nov. 27th.

This will be an exploratory and introductory session to find out what propagation characteristics are and what modes may be practical.

I am expecting to focus on the NBEMS software suite programs FLDigi, FLMsg and FLAmp.  If you do not have the most recent version of these programs, see the list below, download them and install them on your computer.  A Windows 10 system is recommended, as that is most common and well known.   We may need to discuss configuration of the programs for the first session or two.  For other hardware and OSes, you may need to find another user for assistance.

To make this easier, we will use a Zoom session to coordinate operations and discuss our objectives and methods.  We can deal with questions, configurations, and operating practices. 

Zoom meeting will be available after about 2:20 PM.  Here is the info to participate:

Nov 27, 2022 02:20 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

Meeting  837 5424 7697
Pass code  055867
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

When we are ready to run the net, I plan to use a frequency of 3598 KHz, with a tone center frequency of 1500 Hz.

I will open with a net call and information preamble, after which I will call for digital check-ins.  In this first session, the main purpose will be to verify that all participants have their station up and running, or help participants to achieve it. By this method we can also investigate the prop characteristics.   In future nets, I expect to explore modes and capabilities of the software and develop the skills that I listed in the previous email.

I  hope to hear you then!


Neil W0NRP

Lee's Summit MO

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