ZOOM TEST OR FOR CLUB MEETING ZOOM INFO

Well the ZOOM test went rather well, would like to have seen more sign in, but that’s the way it goes, may have been when I sent e-mails to member’s they did not recognize my address, and did not open I don’t know, but I will be sending members a e-mail again soon, but first I will be calling those member’s to tell them what we are doing.
We are doing a GCARC virtual meeting via zoom August 24th at 7:00 PM.
GCARC is a GOOD club, ham radio is hear to stay, and all of it’s new way’s to make contact’s, we need to get the younger generation involved and anyone that has interest, but with this virus it’s a little rough to I hope soon the virus will be gone!!!
So I ask you to join the club, be a payed member, and help get the word out about HAM RADIO.
If you wish to become a payed club member of GCARC, you can catch this link. http://gulfcoastarc.org/download/gulf-coast-amateur-radio-club-brochure/# it has the application and mail it with dues to GCARC P.O.Box 595
New Port Richey, FL 34656-0595
Denny
K8DLH E-MAIL dennishammond506@yahoo.com

There is no July 27TH ,2020 GCARC meeting, the next meeting will be August 24TH, 2020, at 7:00 PM , it will be a virtual meeting on Zoom, if you are a payed GCARC member, get your e-mail address to me, if you have not done so as yet most have. dennishammond506@yahoo.com

2020 DUES ARE DUE

GCARC Membership dues are due also, these due’s help us to keep going, and the other most important event’s that are a must for us to survive, if you have a event that you think can help, bring it to the club, I believe we can try anything to keep us above water, and again talk the club up, get folk’s interested!!!, There are for kinds of membership’s,, Regular, a licensed amateur, a Junior 18 or under, Associate not licensed ,open to all, and of course Family of a regular member, I know the dues are $25.00 for Regular members, if someone will let me know about the other’s, I have also made Membership Card’s up for 2020 you that have paid please let me know at the January meeting and get your card!!
Denny Hammond K8DLH

Update Technician Privileges in a Digital World

ARRL Reply Comments Stress Need to Update Technician Privileges in a Digital World

05/01/2019In reply comments to the FCC (comments on comments already filed) on its Petition for Rule Making (RM-11828), ARRL has stressed that updating HF privileges for the entry-level Technician license “is the sole subject and intent” of the petition. ARRL filed its reply comments on April 29, urging the FCC to disregard comments irrelevant to its petition and maintaining that Technician privileges must be relevant within the context of today’s technological environment.

 

“[T]he increasingly rapid pace of change in communications technologies, coupled with the national need for self-training in science, technology, engineering, and math” necessitate the rule changes requested, ARRL asserted. “ARRL made its request because of the gap between today’s digital technologies and the privileges accorded the current entry-level Technician license.” ARRL characterized its proposal to update the rules as “balanced and modest.”

 

“If adopted, there would be no change to the operating privileges for all licenses classes other than those of the Technician class,” ARRL said. ARRL in 2018 asked the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, and 15 meters. The FCC invited comments on the proposal in April.

 

ARRL pointed out that some comments filed on its petition address subjects related to other open proceedings rather than expanding Technician privileges, citing comments cross-filed in such proceedings as WT Docket 16-239, RM-11708, RM-11759, and RM-11831. “Those filings should be considered in the proceedings that they address, rather than here,” ARRL said.

 

ARRL said some opposition appears based on fears of increased interference potential due to additional digital operation by Technicians. “It is improbable that all, or even a majority, of Technician licensees suddenly would develop a passion for the same digital technology,” ARRL said. “Our hope and expectation is that many will engage with digital modes on the high-frequency spectrum at issue, but it is unrealistic to suggest that every Technician licensee blessed with new privileges would suddenly appear on the same band.”

 

The comments note the development of very efficient digital modes such as FT8, which occupies just 90 Hz of spectrum per signal. “The experience with FT8 clearly demonstrates the attraction of the digital modes and the spectrum efficiencies that can be achieved,” ARRL said. “This is why opening up limited digital opportunities to new radio amateurs so clearly would serve the broad public interest as well as the specific purposes of Amateur Radio in experimentation and innovation, as enumerated in the governing FCC rules.”

 

ARRL further said that comments regarding disagreement on the definition of encryption for masking the content of certain digital transmissions also are “out of place in this proceeding” and “should not delay initiation of a proceeding” proposing to update Technician privileges.

 

“Technology has changed dramatically in the Amateur Radio domain, and the ARRL believes the requested Technician license enhancement would foster the regulatory goals for the Amateur Service and continue to increase amateurs’ historical experimentation and service in a meaningful way,” ARRL concluded.

Intro to amateur radio presentation

 

A Basic ‘What is Amateur radio’ presentation was held at the Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club’s club house on Sunday. 03-11-2018. A non-ham Florida club “Florida III% Patriots” was in attendance. For the past couple of months I have assisted on helping members get licensed by getting them Tech manuals from A.R.R.L. We now have 3 new hams. Two techs and a General.

PSK Digital Class

PSK Digital Mode Class

When: September 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm (1300 hrs)

Where: GCARC Clubhouse (see About Us)

Instructor: Ralph McCullough WA3YFQ

 

Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club will be presenting a PSK Digital Mode class at the clubhouse on September 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Ralph McCullough WA3YFQ will be the instructor.  IF you’ve been thinking about learning PSK this will be your opportunity.